Welcome to Spokane Music Institute


Spokane Music Institute offers the most innovative and personalized approach to music instruction in Spokane. Whether you are seeking lessons for recreational playing or looking to make music a vocation, or exploring an academic foundation for an advanced music degree, your instructor will work with you to develop your own coursework and pathway. Currently offering lessons in guitar, bass, violin, viola, voice, piano, percussion, music theory, and music production.



Individualized curriculum is fresh, topical, and engaging. Our goal is to link theory with practical application. Musical stylings are as varied as the songs played on the radio around the world. We help you to hear and understand the nuances of your favorite songs...for instance, did you know that a legendary classic rock band like Led Zeppelin has many songs based on or influenced by Middle Eastern Maqam and East Indian Ragas? Without exploring interdisciplinary stylings your own playing may be flat and your songwriting stale.

Spokane Music Institute balances learning to help you achieve your intellectual, creative, and professional goals. We help you with performance and songwriting and provide opportunities for collaborative learning (AKA jam sessions so you can test your chops with other students). We offer clinics from world class musicians, workshops and recording opportunities. Instead of recitals, we connect students to opportunities to perform at live venues throughout town.

Spokane Music Institute is a member of The National Association of Schools of Music. We teach adults and children at any level from introductory music lessons to advanced performance and theory. Parents can appreciate that every instructor has received a background check and student learning can be measured by narrative-style evaluations for every 12 weeks of instruction. And while we all like to have fun and use humor, we also conduct ourselves in a professional manner.

While quality instruction is worth every penny, we also understand that many people never see their talents realized due to lack of funding. With that in mind, we are partnered with S.A.Y. Music, a local outreach in music who provides payment for lessons and instruments based on availability. If you or someone you know needs some financial assistance for lessons, just let us know and we'll try to get you hooked up!