(512) 231-8999
3918-C Far West Blvd,
Austin TX 78731
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Voted “The Best Place for Music Lessons”

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Voted Best Place for Music Camps 2016

Are We the Right School for You?

At Orpheus Academy of Music in Austin you will experience a musical learning environment that is nurturing and professional with the highest artistic standards. Our teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. As you are researching which music school is best for you, please consider the wide variety of programs at Orpheus, including guitar classes, piano classes, violin classes, singing and voice lessons, and summer music camps for children of all ages. Also consider if our unique approach will work for you. We understand that we are not the right school for everyone in Austin and therefore we take the time to interview each potential student to ensure that their music lesson experience is both joyful and helps them reach their highest potential.

Latest News: Orpheus raises over $1,000 for CASA of Travis County!
One parent’s experience:

Faculty Concert

Guitar Ensemble at Faculty Concert

“We so enjoyed the Faculty Concert!  Thank you for including Michael!  Watching Michael perform has become a joyful experience!
It was a pleasure to watch the teachers at Orpheus preform and be reminded just how talented you all are and realize how fortunate we are to be taught by such an esteemed group!
We are so glad he has music in his life to help him see that he is a successful person right now.  The Faculty Concert came at the right time for him.  Being selected to play gave him a confidence boost. Practice time has allowed him to realize that if he puts the effort into whatever task he is responsible for then he will eventually be successful. Being on stage has given him that platform to shine!
Thank you!

Featured Instructor: Olivia Wise, Piano

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Olivia Wise Ridgway began studying piano at age 6, and started teaching piano lessons in 2005. She quickly realized her passion for sharing music with her students and decided to pursue a career as a piano teacher. In her undergraduate studies at John Brown University, Olivia was a three-time finalist in the Honors Recital. In May 2016, she earned her MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Baylor University where she gained experience in teaching private lessons and group classes. While studying at Baylor, Olivia completed her Musikgarten certification and taught Musikgarten classes at Baylor. Upon graduation, she served on the staff of McLennan Community College as their choral accompanist, taught Musikgarten classes, and continued to teach her private students. As a teacher, Olivia strives to make piano lessons a joyful learning experience for each of her students.


What makes lessons at Orpheus different from traditional lessons?

The most qualified music faculty in Austin

Making music fun and giving you the tools to express yourself begins with great music teachers. Guitar Lessons in Austin may be available through various tutorial providers, but because Orpheus has developed an international reputation for excellence and innovation, teachers apply to teach for us from around the country every week. We study videos of their teaching, review their references and conduct multiple interviews to ensure that your child will be able to enjoy making music right from the start. We have eighteen music teachers for you to choose from, including five guitar teachers, six piano teachers, three violin teachers, three singing teachers and a drums/percussion teacher (most of whom moved to Austin explicitly to teach for us) with at least a Masters degree in music and hundreds of hours of educational training beyond their degree. Why have our teachers gone to such lengths to study the art of teaching? Because they are passionate about teaching excellence. Our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you in a way that will foster a love of music and lifelong musical skills. Read More>

Five Surprising Things Every Parent Should Know About Music Lessons.

Private lessons on piano, guitar, violin, and voice at Orpheus Academy of Music are taught in a way that meets the needs of each student, whether age 4 or 95!  Children and adults alike enjoy the fun and innovative teaching that comes with working  with some of the most qualified music teachers in Austin. In group classes children experience an interactive place to make music with friends while learning music history, theory and performance skills. Our unique approach to teaching guitar to young people has been a model that has become popular among tutors providing guitar lessons, Austin and is now used around the country.

Music lessons on any instrument consists of a combination of singing, movement and visuals that help a student become more musical very quickly while maintaining a sense of fun and excitement. The guitar students at our music school become highly skilled musicians by playing the music they love, learning the best technique, how to play music by ear and how to read music and improvise. Our piano students benefit from a musical approach often referred to as “Sound to Symbol” in which they sing, move, and visualize every musical note before they play it.

We realize you have a choice between several different music schools for guitar, piano, violin, drums or voice. All music studios are not the same. We constantly renovate and improve our facilities and provide ongoing training to our staff to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best lesson experience possible. We have the finest pianos in each room and even keep a registered piano tuner on salary to tune our thirteen beautiful pianos once every two weeks. Not only do high-quality, in-tune pianos help us attract the best music teachers, but they also have a profound affect on the development of young musician’s ears and that is why we invest in providing the finest musical instruments available.

A great first experience in music lessons will give a music student of any age or level the confidence to pursue music for a lifetime.

There are several different music schools in Austin to choose from. We invite you to compare all of the features and options to see why our school has been the right choice for so many music students. Our unique style of teaching guitar lessons, in Austin helps us connect to the community that is the Live Music Capital of the World.  But the primary thing that makes lessons at Orpheus special is the quality of the teachers. For each of our Guitar, Piano or Violin teachers we watched videos from dozens of teachers from around the country before even beginning the interview process. Read More>

Orpheus Academy of Music Mission Statement

It is the mission of Orpheus Academy of Music to provide the finest music education available. It is our belief that a great learning environment is only possible when certain conditions are met:

  • Each student is treated with respect for their unique, individual talents and learning styles.
  • That the whole musician is nurtured and developed through a wide variety of engaging and inspiring experiences.
  • That the student is drawn to music in a joyful and enthusiastic manner.


If you are ready to sign up for guitar, piano, violin or voice lessons at Orpheus Academy of Music in Austin, TX please give us a call at (512) 231-8999 or send us an email at admin@orpheusacademy.com. Or you may Request More Information.

Thank you for making music with us!

Klondike Steadman and Wendy Kuo, Directors

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Orpheus Academy

Music Lessons in Austin, Texas with Piano, Guitar, Voice and Music Camps
Orpheus Academy 3918 Austin, TX 78731
(512) 231-8999
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