43 Trending Music School Businesses [2024]

Updated: January 18th, 2023
Start A Music School

If you have a passion for music and love teaching, starting an online music school can be a great way to kickstart your music tutoring business.

This not only helps you connect with local customers but also opens up opportunities to reach a global audience.

Moreover, starting an online music school gives you the freedom to work from anywhere and at your preferred time.

Whether you are brand new to teaching music online or you have been teaching online but are looking for some fresh inspiration, you can incorporate it into your online music school. examples include:

  • Teaching church music online
  • Teaching children’s choir
  • Youth & adults’ choirs
  • Teach live video sessions using online meeting platforms
  • Choir, band & orchestra

Looking for some examples of a music school?

Interested in case studies of a successful music school? Check out our full list of success stories.

1. Art Splash Academy of Fine Arts

How much they make: $24K/year
Where they're located: Chennai
How much did it cost to start: $9K
Current team size: 12

How I Left My Job To Start A Music, Vocals, Dance And Art Academy

Former IT professional Meenakshi started Art Splash Academy of Fine Arts, offering Keyboard, Guitar, Violin, Rock & Pop vocals, Indian Music, Carnatic vocals, Bharatnatyam, Certified Jazz, Arts, Yoga, and Tabla courses for all ages with an investment of $9,000, and now manages it successfully with 80% of customers enrolling in online classes during COVID-19.

Meenakshi started Art Splash Academy of Fine Arts over 8 years ago
Meenakshi grew the business to $2K/month
It cost Meenakshi $9000 to start the business
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2. The University of Maryland

Where they're located: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Website traffic: 6.49M/month


Learn more about starting a music school:

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-> How much does it cost to start a music school?
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4. Georgia State University

With seven campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world-class faculty and more than 51,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.

Where they're located: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Website traffic: 4.24M/month


5. University of Cape Town

Website traffic: 5.2M/month


6. صدا وسیما

Website traffic: 1.55M/month

7. Home

UC Santa Barbara is a leading center for teaching and research located on the California coast - truly a learning and living environment like no other!

Where they're located: Cotosaz, Pastaza, Ecuador
Website traffic: 3.19M/month


8. Colorado State University

Where they're located: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Website traffic: 2.59M/month

9. The University of Iowa

Join a global community of renowned artists, pioneering scientists, and faculty dedicated to student success at the University of Iowa.

Where they're located: New York, New York, United States
Website traffic: 3.52M/month


10. University of Oregon

Oregon's flagship institution tucked into the scenic Willamette Valley.

Where they're located: Portland, Oregon, USA
Website traffic: 2.1M/month


11. ANU

Website traffic: 3.05M/month


12. University of North Texas

Where they're located: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Website traffic: 2.17M/month


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Where they're located: Cotosaz, Pastaza, Ecuador
Website traffic: 1.34M/month

14. Berklee College of Music

Berklee is the premier institute of music and the performing arts, offering degrees at its campuses in Boston, New York City, and Valencia, Spain, and online.

Where they're located: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Website traffic: 1.31M/month


15. Denver Public Schools

Where they're located: Denver, Colorado, USA
Website traffic: 620K/month


16. UCO: The University of Central Oklahoma

Located in Edmond, University of Central Oklahoma is one of the top public regional universities in Oklahoma City's thriving metropolitan area and the U.S.

Where they're located: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Website traffic: 620K/month


17. Hoffman Academy

Discover your child's musical potential with Hoffman Academy's award-winning online piano lessons for kids. Start playing today! Perfect for kids 5+.

Where they're located: Portland, Oregon, USA


18. Eastern Kentucky University

Where they're located: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Website traffic: 830K/month


19. Home

The Royal Conservatory is one of the largest and most respected music education institutions in the world.


20. School of Rock

Join the best music school in the World. School of Rock combines private music lessons with team band practice to prepare you for the stage. Sign-up today.

Where they're located: Memphis, Tennessee, USA


21. Merriam Music

Since 1988 Merriam Music has been Toronto's best reviewed piano stores and music schools. Servicing Mississauga, Oakville, Toronto, Vaughan, & the GTA.


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Icon Collective is an Online and Los Angeles music school with world-class programs in music production, vocal training, songwriting, and music business.

Where they're located: Los Angeles, California, USA


23. Detroit Public Schools Community District / Homepage

Where they're located: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Website traffic: 240K/month

24. Music Production & DJ School

Award-winning music production, sound engineering & DJ school with courses up to Bachelor Degree level. Voted Best Music Production and DJ school by DJ Mag. Additional courses in Radio, Singing & more.

Where they're located: Los Angeles, California, USA


25. Stanton's Sheet Music

Stanton's offers sheet music for concert band, jazz, choral, vocal, piano, guitar tabs, methods, solos & ensembles. Sheet music downloads available online.

Where they're located: Columbus, Ohio, USA


26. Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

Everything in music! Since 1958 we've been selling guitars, drums, brass, woodwind, DJ gear, lighting and stage, pro audio, recording gear, orchestral strings, and much more. We offer service for almost every instrument, educational rentals, and school & government sales. Please call us at (301) 946-8808 for more info.

Where they're located: Washington D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
Website traffic: 110K/month


27. The Juilliard School

Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama, and music.

Where they're located: Manhattan Community Board 1, New York, USA
Website traffic: 210K/month


28. Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University is a liberal arts-based college offering bachelor's and master's degrees, certificates and professional education programs.

Where they're located: Columbus, Ohio, USA


29. Atlanta Institute of Music & Media College

The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media offers Associate Degree Programs and Certificates in Audio and Music Production. Discover our Atlanta College now.

Where they're located: Atlanta, Georgia, USA


30. Musicians Institute Hollywood

Musicians Institute offers a wide range of music degrees for students. Visit MI.edu to learn more about music programs and degrees.

Where they're located: Los Angeles, California, USA
Website traffic: 230K/month


31. Manhattan School of Music

Where they're located: Manhattan Community Board 1, New York, USA


32. Bach to Rock America's Music School

Lessons for any instrument plus camps, birthdays & early childhood classes. Serving students of all ages across the US.

Where they're located: Jacksonville, Florida, USA


33. Majoring in Music

MajoringInMusic.com empowers students, parents, music educators and college counselors to make smart decisions about majoring in music and pursuing music careers.


34. Dusty Strings

Dusty Strings is a manufacturer of fine lever harps and hammered dulcimers, and runs a Seattle-based acoustic music retail store and music school.

Where they're located: Seattle, Washington, USA


35. Old Town School of Folk Music

Founded in 1957, the Old Town School of Folk Music provides a wide range of music, dance, theater, and visual arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Whatever one's interest, the Old Town School provides broad access to more than 700 accredited class offerings, private lessons, and workshops that span an array of artistic genres.

Website traffic: 60K/month


36. The Hochstein School


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Where they're located: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA


38. Curtis Institute

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Where they're located: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


39. Esom School of Music

For lessons in piano, guitar, vocal, production, sound engineering and among other courses. We teach students of all ages irrespective of age, gender or background. Find us along Rubaga Road opp Kobil, Kampala UGANDA.


40. Pyramind

With over 20 years experience as a music production school in San Francisco and online, we know what it takes. Let us help you evolve your sound.

Where they're located: San Jose, California, USA


41. CRAS

Searching for the Top Audio Engineering, Sound, and Music Production Schools? Learn Why Students Choose CRAS

Where they're located: Phoenix, Arizona, USA


42. Hear And Play

Piano lessons teaching piano by ear. Piano lessons for adults, ear-training, music theory.

Where they're located: Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA
How much did it cost to start: $70