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Fall River Arts Academy

Open for In-Person and Online Lessons!

We Offer Lessons For: Piano, Drums & Percussion, Guitar and Bass, Ukulele, Voice, Violin, Brass, Woodwinds and Rock Band!

Fall River Arts Academy is Fall River's #1 Choice For Music Lessons!

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About Fall River Arts Academy:

Fall River Arts Academy started as a small music store in 1997 called Tj's Music, providing music lessons to just a few students. We are now the largest independently owned music school in Bristol County, teaching over 400 students from ages 5 to adult each week!

Whatever instrument you or your child wish to play, odds are we teach it: Piano, electric and acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Voice (Singing), Ukulele, Violin, Cello, Trumpet, Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet - all taught under one roof!

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Instruments & Instruction In:

Piano, Drums & Percussion, Guitar (Acoustic, Electric, Bass) Voice, Violin, Brass, Woodwind and Rock Band!
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Top 14 Benefits of becoming a Fall River Arts Academy Student!
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1. Lessons for Guitar, Bass, Voice, Drums, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Ukulele, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet and Trombone - in one location.

This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day. Other studios offer multiple instruments, but we are the only one to offer all of the most popular instruments in a high quality, convenient environment.   We welcome all beginners and all levels--no matter what your age!

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2. The most qualified teaching faculty in the area!

We have 25 music teachers, who we've handpicked so your student can have the right personality and the right teaching style that works for them. All our teachers have teaching experience, a degree in music or extensive performing experience, and most importantly, a fun, motivating personality that you're sure to love! No matter what your musical goals are, we want to help you reach them! Our goal is to inspire your student--and that's the best teaching method of all!

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3. A wide range of lesson times available, sure to fit any busy schedule!  Open 7 days a week!

11:00 am - 8:00 pm - Monday-Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Saturday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Sunday

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4. A proven track record of excellence.

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. We have a proven track record of offering quality guitar, voice, singing, piano and drum lessons in Fall River, MA, year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons, trusted by thousands of families for 20 years.

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5. A comfortable waiting room for parents.

With over 2,000 square feet, we have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in Fall River. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, or a cramped hallway, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, free wi-fi, magazines and bottled water service. We also provide large observation windows for every room so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer, you can sit in on the lessons at anytime.

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6. Fully stocked lesson rooms.

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for lessons, including amps, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos, and more. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio for everything you need for music lessons!

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7. Free, all inclusive recitals.

Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it is to have their child participate in a recital. In June and December, many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. Our recital location has a grand piano, so piano students are not playing on just a keyboard. Our sound system ensures a quality experience for all! Unlike other schools, parents never have to pay admission or any related fees for these recitals.

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8. Professional office staff to serve you.

We strive to bring you the best customer service possible. We are continually adding hours to ensure that our desk staff is able to assist you when you call or come to the studio! Most music lesson providers do not provide front desk staff, but we have full time desk staff who are available at the front desk to assist you during ALL lessons, quickly and professionally. Excellent customer service is what sets us apart!

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9. Conveniently located on South Main St in Fall River!

Due to its central location, our school is convenient and draws students from Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, New Bedford, Dartmouth, Westport, Little Compton, Berkley, Assonet, Warren, Bristol, Dighton, Rehoboth, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Freetown, Lakeville, Adamsville, Seekonk. We are easy to find, right off Columbia St., with shopping and restaurants close by.

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10. Discounts

We are the only music school that offers discounts for our students, which saves you money all throughout the year. You don't need to worry about finding and purchasing music books, instruments and accessories. All of our current students receive discounts that saves them money on all of their music supply needs. We're here to help-- and save you the time it takes to find these items, so you don't have to!

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11. Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.

We are the only music school in Bristol County that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies and certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

More importantly, when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here. We also specialize in music lessons for adults. We don't think learning music should be boring - it should be fun!

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12. Picture Day

We are the only music school that offers a picture day for their students! Every six months, we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. We want to celebrate your music and share that memory through pictures. Examples pictured on this page! Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

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13. Lunch time and early afternoon lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

We are able to be a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 11 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.

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14. Month to Month Lessons!

Our desire is to inspire our students with the love of music. We do this through teachers and music that our students love. Unlike other programs, we do not require semester minimums for lessons.  You can begin anytime! To stop lessons, we just need a 30 day notice.

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Fall River Arts Academy is the only music school in Bristol County that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests with the Musical Ladder System®. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder System®” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they
practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins!

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A message from the Director

Fall River Arts Academy started as a small music store in 1997 called TJ’s Music providing lessons to just a few students. We have since grown to be the largest music lesson provider in the area - currently teaching over 400 students!

TJ Salpietro
Director
Fall River Arts Academy

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Music Lessons: piano, guitar, voice, drums & more in Fall River, MA.

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We are the #1 choice in Fall River, MA!

Youth & adult lessons and classes! All skill levels!

Serving Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, Tiverton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport, New Bedford, Dartmouth, Westport, Little Compton, Berkley, Assonet, Warren, Bristol, Dighton, Rehoboth, Fairhaven, Acushnet, Freetown, Lakeville, Adamsville, Seekonk.

Offering quality Guitar, Bass, Voice, Drums, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Ukulele, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet and Trombone lessons in Fall River MA.!

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My son absolutely loves playing drums and Eric does a great job of bringing the inner rock star out of him!  ;o) Times are tough during this pandemic and his weekly lesson is definitely something he looks forward to!

"For some one my age to be able to connect with a teacher who is old enough to be my son and make me feel like I’m a person who can learn no matter what age is awesome. Nolan is so knowledgeable and encouraging and I couldn’t ask for any better."

- Lisa Norbut

"We have enjoyed our time at the Fall River Arts Academy so much! Our kids have fallen in love with piano, large in part because of their teachers, Giulia and John. We are so grateful for the love of music they have instilled in our kids!"

- Emily Gerdts
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Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first served so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!​

Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduled once a week.

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School is open as follows:
Monday-Thursday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
​Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM