Experience The Expressions Music Academy Difference
Expressions Music Academy is the leading and most preferred music school in the Metro Detroit area with an active enrollment of over 1,100 music students of all ages and levels between our Novi and Troy locations. We have been passionately growing and caring for our students and families since 2010, and we invite you to join our community!
Why Choose Expressions
Lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums, violin, cello, saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, horn, tuba, and trombone in addition to early childhood music classes, show-choir groups, and band and ensemble groups all in ONE location.
Our families enjoy convenient options of scheduling multiple different types of popular lessons on the same day, saving time and money. We have many students of all different ages and levels of experience, from beginners looking to get started on their musical journey, to students who are looking for a more serious atmosphere with performance and competition opportunities, to those who are just looking to explore and have fun trying something new!
Opportunity to learn from the largest and most qualified teaching faculty in the Metro Detroit area.
We have over 50 music teachers, all with many years of teaching experience and most with multiple university degrees in their instrument. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least three music teachers for most of our instruments, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and are dedicated to teaching you the style of music you want to learn in your lessons.
A variety of after-school, evening, and weekend lesson times all year round, and unlimited private make-up lessons for when life gets busy.
We have many after-school and evening options on the weekdays and morning and afternoon options on Saturdays. We are open all year round, including the summer. And if you need to change your lesson time, no problem! As long as we have availability, we are happy to help you adjust your lesson time as your schedule changes.We understand that our students have very busy lives! As long as we are given 24-hour cancellation notice, our students are allowed unlimited private make-up lessons with their instructor (or another instructor if they like!) all year round at a variety of schedule options.
Option to participate in professional and fun recitals twice every year.
Our twice-yearly recitals are optional for our students, but most choose to participate every recital season in June and December! Students want to feel motivated to practice, and parents want to see progress, and regular recitals accomplish both of these objectives. We always offer at least 20 recital time options during each recital season spanning multiple weekends so you can choose the ideal time to fit into your busy schedule. We pride ourselves on our well-organized, warm, supportive performance events which never last longer than an hour… and they’re entirely free for all involved!
Signature Black Belt motivational program only available at Expressions.
We call this program our Black Belt Achievement program, and our students have been happily climbing from levels 1 through 10, earning ribbons, stickers, special recognition and access to our elite ensemble groups since we launched it in 2012! This program is completely free (and optional), and our students have never been more motivated to practice!
Competition opportunities available for all instruments, ages, and skill levels.
We are members of the American Guild of Music (AGM) which allows all Expressions teachers to send their students to nearby regional competitions if they so desire. Our students who attend AGM always feel excited and motivated to practice and compete again the next year. Competitions are always optional and we never require our students to perform or compete.
Professional office staff six days a week to serve you.
Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher or owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have a team of administrative professionals who are available at the front desk to assist our students warmly and effectively. We think you will quickly find we are one of the most organized companies you have ever worked with!
Spacious parking lot, beautiful facility, and clean and well-stocked lesson rooms.
We are so incredibly proud of our beautiful, clean, and spacious facilities! Most studios hold their lessons in small almost closet-sized rooms, but we think it is important to learn in an open, airy, inspiring environment with natural light and tasteful decor! We believe learning music should be seriously fun, and we like for our facility to represent both the serious and fun natures of what we do! And there is always plenty of parking right on site.
Comfortable and entertaining waiting rooms available for both parents and children.
We have spacious and comfortable waiting areas for our families with free WIFI, magazines, water, and hot coffee and tea. For the younger students or siblings, we have our Music Lab with fully-loaded music education iPads, music movies, music coloring pages, music books, music games, and a practice keyboard. Our students and their families LOVE the Music Lab!
All lesson materials provided so students never have to pick up their own book.
All of our students are given an official Expressions binder and tote bag to carry all of their materials and keep them organized. And when your instructor notifies us that you need the next book or an additional book, we will order it for you and deliver it to you at your next lesson!
Conveniently located in Novi and Troy.
Due to its central location, our Novi and Troy locations attract students from Novi, Northville, Wixom, Walled Lake, Commerce Township, Livonia, Farmington, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, South Lyon, Brighton, Milford, Canton, Troy, Rochester Hills, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Clawson, Sterling Heights, Royal Oak, and Madison Heights.
Month-to-month lesson structure.
No long term yearly or semester-long commitments. Students are only committed to a month at a time! Still not sure if this is for you? No worries! You are not required to maintain your enrollment any longer than one month at a time. If you need to withdraw, just let us know any time before the 1st day of the next month, and we will take you off the schedule.
Free Trial Lesson for all new students.
We invite all new students to check out for themselves why Expressions is the most popular music school in the Metro Detroit area! Call or e-mail us to schedule a free, 30 minute trial lesson with one of our instructors. We will give you a friendly and informative tour of our facility, introduce you to an instructor we feel would be a good fit for you, and send you home with your very own “Welcome Book” packed with all the information you would ever want to know about us. If you enjoyed the trial lesson, you are welcome to enroll in weekly lessons with that instructor. This is a no-obligation, no-pressure way of seeing for yourself whether we are the right fit for you or your child.