Our Programs

Adam Sears' piano studio is accepting students for the 2020-2021 school year! 
Amelia Thornton's violin and viola studio is accepting students for the 2020-2021 school year!
Sign up for Songwriter Club (8 sessions for $120) or for Chamber Music Coaching ($15 per rehearsal)

Private Violin/Viola Studio

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Amelia Thornton's studio focuses on repertoire for classical violin and viola, fiddling (bluegrass, Irish, old-time, and country), and electric rock improvisation.  All students learn healthy technique and are offered performance opportunities and projects based on their level.  High school students are also assisted with audition preparation for colleges, competitions, and summer camps/festivals.  Click HERE for more information on the violin/viola studio.

Private Piano Studio

Beginner piano lessons

Adam Sears' studio focuses on repertoire for classical piano.  Students will learn music and technique appropriate for their age and level, and will be offered performances opportunities.  High school students are also assisted with audition preparation for colleges, competitions, and summer camps/festivals.  Click HERE for more information on the piano studio.

chamber music coaching

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Students may opt to be placed into an ensemble (duo, trio, quartet, or piano trio) or sign up their existing ensemble for coaching on Friday afternoons by appointment.  The ensembles will be coached by both Adam Sears and Amelia Thornton depending on availability.  This is a great option for students preparing for District and State Music Festival or those interested in local, regional, and national competitions.  While we don't place an age limit on ensembles, coaching is only offered for motivated students who are capable of organizing their own separate ensemble rehearsal times.  Click HERE for more information on chamber music coaching.



Electives will be offered periodically throughout the fall and spring terms.  These include Masterclasses with guest artists, Music & Movement dance classes, Music Business & Entrepreneurship seminar, and College Prep for Musicians seminar.


We also have a new class called "Songwriter Club" with limited registration by invitation of 8 spots (until Covid 19 risk is lessened).  Registration is $120 for 8 classes this fall term.  Please indicate in Registration if your child is interested and Amelia will be in touch to confirm placement.  *Note: If this class gets sold out immediately, Amelia will attempt to create a second group! 

This class is led by Amelia Thornton but will take place at Jessica Catron's Grow Music Missoula studio, which has a HEPA Air Filter and enough space for 8 students to safely sit socially distanced with masks.  Registrants should RSVP for each class one week ahead of time, so that if there is a planned absence by one of our registrants, there will be walk-in attendance available for $20 per class.  This class is all about songwriting, learning chord changes, experimenting with guitar, keyboard, electronic instruments, and voice.  At least one class per month will have a guest instructor come to discuss their careers as songwriters, demonstrate, and lead students in songwriting activities!   



Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-7:30pm

Friday: 10:00am-6:45pm

Saturday-Sunday: closed except by appt.



Private home studio in Missoula's Westside Neighborhood

near St. Patrick's Hospital

Address available upon registering for lessons

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Amelia Thornton - Strings



Adam Sears - Piano



Missoula, MT

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