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Happy Students Testimonials

The Garrett Music Academy is a great place to learn to play music. Their instructors are very invested in their students, their lessons are FUN, and the school is well organized. Highly recommend!

~ Mary Ruth

We love our teacher at the Garrett Music Academy. He’s a great teacher and we appreciate all he has done to help our daughters excel in their musical skill and technique!

~ Michelle

I highly recommend The Garrett Music Academy. My daughter has taken voice, piano, guitar and drums with them. Each teacher has been knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. More importantly they have all been so encouraging. The academy is top notch!

~ Denise P

The dedicated and talented professionals at Garrett Music Academy will make you, your child, and siblings feel welcome and ready to learn from the first lesson!

~ Lezlie R

The coolest place to learn music! Everything about my experience has been top notch.


The staff and owners have done an amazing job guiding young performers and helping them discover the best way to reach their musical dreams by catering to their individual style and goals. lt has been such a pleasure to watch so many local artists emerge from Garrett Music Academy with the knowledge, skills and positive attitude that is needed to become a successful music professional. Bravo!!!


I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for Garrett Music Academy. My son has autism and one of the therapeutic things they recommend is drums. After looking up so many other different types of therapies that cost thousands of dollars, I finally called [The Garrett Music Academy]. That’s when my son got to meet Mr. Devin. He has truly been a blessing to us and patient as can be. Some days my son has very bad days so Mr. Devin rolls with it. Other days he has great days and he challenges him. I can go on and on!!!! Absolutely love them and am blessed to have them around!


Garrett Music Academy truly cares for their students and go the extra mile to provide personalized instruction. They are committed to continuously expanding their knowledge and working hard to give their students the best possible musical education. The care that they put into every lesson ensures that you are in good hands. They are anything but boring and it’s well worth the time to explore music lessons through their school. Highly recommend!!!

Easy Instrument Rentals For Students and Music Creatives

Virtual Music Lessons for Anyone, Anywhere

GMA offers virtual lessons as an alternative to in-person sessions.  Virtual music lessons are perfect for you if you:

  • aren’t local to the SOMD/Chesapeake region.
  • prefer to learn from your own space at home or elsewhere.
  • have a busy schedule which doesn’t permit an extra commute.
Innovative Music Interventions For Children With Developmental Disabilities

Innovative Music Interventions For Children With Developmental Disabilities

Learning the art of music is a powerful tool for children who have cognitive or developmental disabilities.

That’s why we’ve partnered with mental health professionals to develop the most innovative music programs to help children with special needs. And we have experts who specialize in teaching music gently to children who need more focused attention with specialized lesson plans and goals.

Our unique program is perfect if your child has ADHD, autism, or other cognitive/learning disabilities.

Hey Grown-Ups, Music is For You Too!

Yes, we’re talking to you. You CAN learn everything you’d ever want to know about music with our music instructors because Garrett Music Academy isn’t just for children – it’s for everyone.

Do any of these statements resonate with you?

  • I’m entirely new to music, and I’ve been thinking about picking it up.
  • I dreamt about playing an instrument as a child but never had the chance to do so.
  • I’m retired, and I’d like to pursue music as a new hobby.
  • I’d like to learn how to record music. Where do I even start?
  • It would be amazing to sit down and write music, can I do that?

No matter where you’re at in your musical journey – you can do whatever you set your mind to. And you’ll find that the instructors at Garrett Music Academy will be your guide to musical excellence.

Hey Grown-Ups, Music Is For You Too!
Easy Instrument Rentals For Students and Music Creatives

Easy Instrument Rentals For Students and Music Creatives

Did your child recently join a local school’s band or orchestra and need an instrument?

Or are you looking for an instrument without having to worry about breaking the bank?

We’ve got you covered. We have partnered with Music & Arts to supply instrument rentals all year long.  Easy signup, easy repairs, and convenient account management.

Still have questions?

Contact The Garrett Music Academy by giving us a call at (410) 286-5505 or visit us in-person at our studio located at 10425 Southern Maryland Boulevard, Dunkirk, MD 20754.

The Crescendo Behind Garrett Music Academy

The heart, vision and dedication to building a musical academy focused on lessons for everyone, everywhere over the years is all thanks to our founder, Krista Garrett.

The Crescendo Behind teachers

In 2004, Krista founded Garrett Music Academy to provide musical guidance and education to all in Maryland and beyond. No matter your skill level, no matter your age, she wants everyone to have the opportunity to learn music with professionals in a safe and welcoming space.

She also believes that we can use music for more than just establishing a tone or learning a new skill. It’s all about learning more about yourself, having a supportive community, finding your voice, and embracing the music.

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