Music Lessons, Online Music Lessons


We have been providing high quality music classes for over four decades.  Our amazing faculty represents over two hundred years of combined teaching experience. Every teacher has a music degree and many have post graduate musical studies. FMI teachers are all accomplished musicians. We have choir directors, performers, composers, arrangers, band directors and music curriculum authors! You will be hard pressed to find a more accomplished music faculty anywhere.  Meet our teachers (About our Teachers).

Music Class, Online Music Class
Music Class, Online Music Class
Music Class, Online Music Class
Mr. Ed Kelly

Our Philosophy

Musicality is first and foremost in our approach. Students will work to produce a pleasing tone with a sense of timing and style. Our ensembles are also based on the musicality first approach and our performances are known for their tone quality, tuning, musical balance, phrasing and style. Our Award winning Honor Band has achieved 27 outstanding and superior ratings at music festivals.

We believe the best way to learn music at school is in small groups and we schedule these by compatible age, instrument and experience. In our school programs, we schedule ensemble rehearsals for students who are ready for this experience. Most importantly, each lesson is tailored for the way the class learns best. Performances reflect that careful planning we take to ensure every student has the best opportunity to grow and learn.

Trombone LessonsMany students have preferred Online Music Classes

Students who take music lessons online usually have chosen private lessons (online small groups can be arranged if you have a freind(s) that want to pair up with you). In this setting, students are able to learn the type of music they are most interested in.  While online, our teachers can focus 100% of their attention on that one student to ensure that hand positioning, posture or the understanding of a particular concept are correct.  If a student has a particular difficulty in one area, the teacher can work on it more easily. Also, if a student is excelling in one area, the teacher can introduce music that interests that student. We offer 30 minute and 1 hour lessons.  

Using this format (School classes at select locations and flexible Online music lessons), our program is equipped to offer music lessons for students of all ages and abilities. 

Learn to Play an Instrument with At – School or Online Music Classes

Fundamental Music Instruction offers multiple ways to learn to play a musical instrument. We offer private online lessons and small group music lessons through the school that a student attends.  Read more about the programs we offer.

Everyone Can Benefit from Music Lessons  

We never want people to be unable to learn to play a musical instrument because of money.  Music can benefit everyone! We offer group discounts, family plans, and monthly payment options. Find out more about our easy payment options.


The benefits of playing music are indisputable. In young music students, music class is proven to increase I.Q, and enhance learning outcomes. For adults, learning music with online music class protects the brains cognitive capabilities.  For all of us, music decreases stress levels and increases happiness. No wonder we are so committed to music instruction! 

Music classes have the power to change us – to make us better people. 

Music Instruction effects the brain

Mr. Kelly

Directing Administrator, FMI

Mr. Brendan Stavris

Instructor: Saxophone, Guitar, Piano

Mrs. Kathy Scalfaro

Instructor: Instructor: Flute and Piano
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