Why is Courtnay & Rowe considered the best in-home teaching service in Atlanta?

Our guarantee. Our Teachers. Our Performance Opportunities. Our Clients. Our Results.

For 30 years, our family has taken pride in getting to know each of our client family’s needs and then matching a fabulous teacher(s) to ensure that we help meet their students’ musical goals.
And we guarantee that you will love your teacher – or we will make it right.

Each one of our teachers goes through a three step interview and audition process, and have been carefully screened to include a thorough background check, personally interviewed by a family member, and measured on reliability, consistency, accountability and positive attitude. Our teachers also periodically go through continuing education and teaching methodologies. We have an extensive lending library for our teachers to ensure that they have access to the latest music and best teaching tools. To obtain and keep such fine teachers associated with us, we pay above-market salaries to get the very best. And, we only have teachers that love to teach, will do what it takes and want their students to succeed!

We are proud to offer an optional performance opportunity every other month: Open Mic Nights (virtual and in person), Spring and Holiday Recitals, Summer Concert Series at St. Angelo’s Pizza where your student has the stage and can invite friends and family to their own “show”. We also perform at the Spring and Fall RevFest and other local festivals.

Courtnay and Rowe In Home Music Academy has proven over the years that our teachers and methods get results. We have students that excel academically in school and college as well as school music and theater programs, their careers (whether that is performing arts, music, medicine, business, or other), and in family life. Music lessons and playing an instrument builds confidence, builds the brain and translates to success in many areas of life, as well as just being a fabulous skill to have. Let us guide you or your student to success on their musical journey!

What age do you reccomend that children begin weekly private lessons?

Most children are ready for private weekly lessons after age 5, but they’re never too young for group lessons. We offer Ms. Jennifer’s Music Together for infants through 4 years, and children ages 4 and 5 love our Intro to Music. Early learning creates an amazing foundation for your little ones and sets them up for success when they’re old enough for weekly private lessons.

Do you teach adults as well as children?

We do and have a wonderful adult community here! We offer multiple group and individual performance opportunities for our adult students.

How long are lessons?

We have available 45-min lessons, 1 hour lessons (for two instruments or two children), 1 ½ hour lessons (2 to 3 children) and 2-hour lessons (3 to 4 children) or whatever suits your needs. Initially, we recommend a 45-min lesson as a starting point, and if you feel you need more time (or have more than one instrument studied, i.e. piano/voice, piano/guitar, etc.), the lesson length can be adjusted accordingly. Because many of our talented teachers play more than one instrument, we can many times provide one teacher that can teach several subjects all within the same lesson time, therefore saving you money and time.

Do I have to purchase an instrument before my first lesson?

We have instruments available for you to try initially to get a feel for what you might like. Once you’ve decided on an instrument, we recommend visiting our good friends at Sam Ash on Cobb Parkway. We have a longstanding relationship with them – be sure to mention that you’re a student with us to receive a special discount.

What performance opportunities are available to students?

We are thrilled to offer multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. We host Summer and Winter recitals, join RevFest Music festival twice yearly as well as other events and festivals, and also offer additional opportunities for Open Mic nights every other month at our favorite neighborhood pizza spot, St. Angelo’s Pizza! We also have our Destination Performance Series that we started in 2022, where students perform at historic venues in fabulous locations. Our first location was the Graceland stage in Memphis, TN, and next up is The “Fabulous” Fox!

Do you have a location?

Our service is all about convenience and the best use of your time. The greatest part is our wonderful, qualified teachers come to you! However, if you would prefer to go to a location or if it is just as convenient to come to us, please check out our fabulous location at 4895 S. Atlanta Rd. Atlanta 30339, The Music Studio Atlanta. We offer private and group lessons, as well as Intro to Music for four and five year olds, and Music Together Family music for children three to infant.

Who are the Courtnay & Rowe teachers?

We pride ourselves on having the best talent in town! The teachers associated with Courtnay and Rowe Corporation are all professionally trained musicians and educators who have been selected for their talents, personal integrity, positive attitude and teaching skills. Most hold college degrees and include graduates of the nation’s top music schools, or are in process of completing their music degree at fine colleges of music here in Atlanta. Most of our teachers are active performers and many are recording artists. Every one of our teachers is carefully screened and is subject to a comprehensive background check. And because we have approximately 40 experienced teachers on our roster, you can be assured we will match the perfect teacher with you or your child.

What if my teacher isn’t the right fit?

Not to worry! We understand that sometimes personalities, teaching styles, etc. may not match up and that’s okay. We are happy to accommodate your needs and find you the BEST teacher to guide you on your musical journey.

What if I want to change instruments?

No problem at all! Many of our teachers play multiple instruments, so it’s even possible that you may be able to continue lessons with the same teacher.

How are lessons billed?

We bill monthly on the 1st of each month via credit card authorization. We must have a valid card on file for your account for this automatic tuition charge. For safety, we do not accept cash.

Do you offer an online portal for communication and account information?

We have a convenient online portal located in the top right corner of this page under “Parents”. Your client portal is your main point of communication to the Music Studio as well as a hub for all your account information.  We also utilize Google Docs and provide a special document that you and your teacher can share links, assignments, questions and more.

What if my bill is incorrect or I have an issue with my credit card?

No problem at all! Please contact the front desk with any billing inquiries or with updated credit card information  at 770.690.9968.

Are there contracts for monthly lessons?

We do not require contracts of any kind. However, if you would like to stop lessons we simply require that you fill out a withdrawal form by the 15th of the last month that you would like to take lessons. For example, if you wanted to stop lessons as of September 30th, we would need your withdrawal form by September 15th.

Where can I donate my musical instrument?

If you have musical equipment you don’t need anymore, consider donating it! Your gift can empower a child who might otherwise not be able to play. Donate to The Music Studio Atlanta at Info@TheMusicStudioAtlanta.com

Other instruments: http://giftofmusic.org/instrument-donation

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