Plato once said that music “is a more potent instrument than any other for education”.

You will find many music teachers who would agree with him. Recent research has found that music uses both sides of the brain simultaneously, a fact that makes it valuable in all areas of development. Music affects brain growth academically, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

The Fox River Academy’s music classes provide private, semi-private and group sessions for preschoolers through teens, adults, and seniors. Enrollment includes opportunities for students to participate in theory classes, community recitals and events, evaluated performances, and other programs.

In addition to our main campus, the Fox River Academy also has classes available through our partnership with the Oswego Family YMCA.

Private lesson tuition is $28 for 30 minutes,  $42 for 45 minutes, and $56 for 60 minutes., with $18 lessons (30 minutes) through our Internship Mentoring Program. Discounts are available for multiple lessons/family members and military servicemen/women.

Art Classes

Click the link below to peruse our current and upcoming Art Classes, Workshops, and Camps.


Private Lessons

Research shows the profound affects of music on learning and on our lives. At the Fox River Academy, we are proud of the many dynamic, passionate, and experienced educators we have to offer our students private music instruction.


Theory Classes

Theory Classes are designed to reinforce students’ understanding on theory concepts learned in private lessons, such as rhythm, note-reading, musical terms, listening, etc. Classes are taught in a fun and comfortable group setting.


Ensemble Programs

After getting started with your instrument, you may want other ways to extend your music study. In addition to private music lessons, the Fox River Academy has several opportunities for students to help enhance other areas of music performance.


Evaluated Performances

Twice each year for one week, our studio has Evaluated Performances for our students. Evaluated Performances provide the opportunity for students, teachers, and parents to receive valuable input regarding student progress on their instrument.


Preschool Programs

Our preschool classes focus on creating an exciting and fun environment for children to explore and learn the fundamental concepts of creativity in the arts. Classes are designed for specific training and experience in areas of preschool education.


Oswego YMCA Campus

The Fox River Academy offers music lessons in a second location, through a partnership with our hometown Oswego Family YMCA. Our YMCA campus facility has sound-proofed music studios available for private and group classes.