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  • Our Mission

    At Joe Ferrante Music Academy, located in Old Town Monrovia, California.  We pride ourselves on providing private lessons by a carefully selected teaching staff.  The majority of our degreed teachers are professional performers who often compose their own music. Private lessons enable our teachers to create custom lesson plans to best suit each student’s unique tastes in music and to make learning fun. Still think your neighborhood teacher is the same as ours?

    Studying at JFMA means that that you learn about musical performance only from the best; it’s part of what makes the Joe Ferrante experience so unique!

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A glimpse into Joe Ferrante Music Academy

Take a tour of our world-class facility and highly trained instructors.

Need A Lesson Instrument?

Your first lesson includes a quality instrument for each student for most instruments. Once a student decides to continue with us we offer instruments for purchase at educational prices.

  • "Thank You Melissa for helping with my confidence in singing and also telling me that I am capable of hitting those notes!"

    - Chloe

Learn More About Taking Music Lessons at JFMA

At our music school in Monrovia, CA you can enjoy a warm, friendly, and comfortable environment with a terrific staff of degreed, professional musicians ready to guide you along your musical journey. Our lesson studio in beautiful Old Town Monrovia features gleaming baby grand and upright pianos, soothing decor, and a comfortable waiting room with free wi-fi.

Our music lesson curriculums and unique progress reporting system (called STEP) help our music students excel while also having a blast. In addition to custom-tailored music lessons, we host multiple themed recitals a year, such as our recent Glow In The Dark Recital, holiday recitals, and more. Parents, students, teachers, and community members talk about what memorable, lasting memories they enjoy from these events.

Accommodating Flexible Schedules for Music Lessons

We understand that our music students and their families have busy and ever-changing schedules. The Joe Ferrante Music Academy in Monrovia is open 7 days a week and offer morning, afternoon, and evening music lessons to accommodate different schedules. Just contact us or speak with your teacher in your trial lesson to determine the right scheduling options for you.

FAQs About Music Lessons at JFMA

  • Do you teach adult students?

    Absolutely! We have taught students into their 80s. No one is too old to take music lessons. It is all about following your interests and making time to learn.

  • How old does my child have to be to take music lessons?

    Children as young as 3 years old can join our music school. Young children will begin with fun lessons on the fundamentals of music before progressing to piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, or other instruments.

    We recommend children be at least 4 to 4 and a half years old to start taking piano or violin lessons, and at least 6 years old to start guitar lessons.

  • Who is a good fit for music lessons?

    Anyone who has an interest in learning! Whether you or your child are looking for a fun hobby, looking to pursue a career in music, or somewhere in between, our music lessons are for you. Our music teachers and programs are designed to meet your specific interests, musical tastes, and learning styles.

  • What can I expect when taking music lessons with you?

    When taking music lessons at Joe Ferrante Music Academy in Monrovia, you can expect to study with top-of-the-line professional musicians. All of our music teachers hold degrees in music, many years of experience, and enjoy professional careers, including performing, composing, and more. But they are also here to help our students find joy in music and explore their own natural gifts.

    Music lessons will be held weekly, and most lessons will last for 30 minutes (although longer lessons are available as well).

Raquel O.
Raquel O.
2023-02-13
My 5 year old son wanted to take piano lessons so we reached out to JF music academy. They were running a special for January plus a free introductory class. Ms Lorraine is our sons teacher and he's really enjoying his sessions. He is enjoying his sessions so I'm hoping he will continue his Interest in learning.
Lili M.
Lili M.
2021-12-17
Nicest people in the world! I brought my niece for her first guitar and the teacher was great, along with the young lady who helped us out in the front. My niece is loving the lessons and I couldn't be happier about who amazing they are l, and the level of professionalism.
Sam S.
Sam S.
2021-08-05
I started taking guitar lessons with Alex about 2 months ago. It has been fantastic. Everyone at the school is incredibly nice, and it really has a low-key small town community type atmosphere. My lesson is one of the best parts of my week and I look forward to it every time. Most of the students are children, but I'm not. If you think you are too old to start an instrument or to take music lessons, you are incorrect! It's never too late to strike up the band. Give it a try, you will be glad you did.
Mitch M.
Mitch M.
2021-01-26
They're really professional there. I got to take piano lessons while in high school, and although I didn't appreciate it then, it was a great experience. I later took guitar and piano lessons there as an adult, and I was happy with their teachers. The staff was always accommodating. When I have kids, I will definitely be taking them there. The teachers are great!
Kathleen S.
Kathleen S.
2020-06-01
Online zoom call lessons have been working great. Patient teachers, service oriented front desk staff, charter school payment allowed. This place has been excellent for my 3 children. We took guitar, song writing, mandarin, piano, and tried out a music application type class for our youngest preschool age child.
Mark O.
Mark O.
2019-03-09
The spring performance was amazing and Joshua had an extremely wonderful experience with Mariah as his vocal coach.
Richard V.
Richard V.
2018-11-16
I'm very happy to be here. All the instructors have been excellent. Sad to see Denise go but looking forward to my new instructor. I have been here for 30+ lessons and will continue to come. The staff is great and Mario is a class act.

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