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Business Address

Indianapolis Music Academy

5703 S. East St. 

Indianapolis, Indiana


Are we the right school for you?

Music Lessons in South Indianapolis.

  • Music Lessons are #1 with us and our students are our Top Priority.
  • Our hope is that your child feels that playing an instrument is fun and that they are good at it.
  • We are not a musical instrument retail store with some tiny lesson rooms stuck in the back of the store.
  • We are a music school with university trained teachers and teachers with 30 years or more of performance experience.
  • We specialize in teaching music, not in sales.
Guitar Lessons Greenwood

Teachers at Indianapolis Music Academy were named among the best guitar teachers in Indianapolis by Expertise.com and Best Guitar Lessons in Indianapolis by Thumbtack

Fun, easy, step by step music lessons in Indianapolis, Indiana for any age whose goal is to learn Beethoven on piano, learn to sing the National Anthem or rip the solo for Sweet Child of Mine.

Learning a musical instrument builds a foundation of skills for a lifetime of success. Give them the gift they'll treasure forever.


We are on the south side of Indianapolis, one mile south of the 465 exit on US31 about 2 miles north of Greenwood, Indiana. We teach guitar, drums, piano, bass guitar, violin, cello, voice ukulele, mandolin and more. Lessons are private 1 on 1 and are normally 30 minutes long. Read about our lessons for kids.

"My teacher is a very knowledgeable guitar player and has taught me a lot of theory that I was lacking. I continue to learn a lot with each lesson and would recommend him to other players looking to improve their skills." -Aaron F.

"This is the 3rd place I've taken piano lessons. I've learned more from these lessons than any I've taken. The lesson plans are well thought out and written down perfectly. They do a good job of teaching the students what they want to learn. I highly recommend Music Lessons of Indianapolis for anyone needing music lessons in Indianapolis. So glad to find great piano lessons near me". - Dawn G.

"My son's teacher is awesome, my son (9 yrs old) has been taking lessons for the last 2 years and the teacher is extremely patient with him and works with him at a level my son understands. He encourages him to try his hardest and recognizes the work when my son has practiced." - Abbey L.

For Questions

(317) 719-7020

Private music lessons in south Indianapolis in our lessons studios. We have large teaching rooms and a large waiting area for parents.

Guitar and music lessons for kids and adults on a variety of instruments.

We teach Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Piano, Drums, Voice, Cello and Violin.

What we offer at The Indianapolis Music Academy

Flexible Hours

We have a lot of available times for you to schedule your lessons. We are open from 11am to 9pm Monday through Saturday.

Who we teach

We have students as young as 5 years old learning to play or sing. About 1/3 of our students are adults between the ages of 25 and 65 The majority of our students are beginners of all ages, but we do have a few students who have been playing guitar for several years and have hit a plateau with their learning and need some guidance and motivation. 


Lesson length
Most music lessons are 30 minutes and given 1 time per week. I recommend that all beginners start with 30 minute lessons. Some quick learners may want to increase lesson times to 45 minutes or an hour. I have several advanced guitar students who appreciate being here for an entire hour weekly. It gives them time to review, learn new things and spend a large amount of time just jamming and working on lead improvisation.
What we teach

Piano, Drums, Violin, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Acoustic Steel String or Nylon String Guitar
Electric Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, All Brass and Woodwinds Instruments.
Classical guitar lessons with standard repertoire from the Hal Leonard Classical Method.

Rock, blues, pop music, classic rock, metal, classical, gospel, contemporary worship.
Blues, rock, metal solo improvisation. We have standard voice instruction, we have rock and roll singing lessons, you can learn rhythm guitar, you name it and we'll teach it to you.

Reading Music including Tablature, Standard Notation and Chord Charts.
Music Theory - Primary chords in every key, chord theory, Nashville Number System, chord families, scales, modes, improvisation.

Every student is different and we strive adapt to each student's individual learning styles. We also strive to teach the student in the style that they desire to play or sing.

Lessons are scheduled by appointment, once scheduled the student will have the same lesson time weekly.  The teaching hours are generally 1:00pm until 9:00 PM or later, Tuesday through Saturday.

Located on the south side on Indianapolis in US 31, The Mike Middleton Guitar Academy offers private music lessons in guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, Piano, brass, woodwinds, mandolin and banjo to students of all ages.

You don't need an acoustic piano to get started on piano lessons. Many students begin with a keyboard that can be purchased inexpensively. Later they may upgrade to a nice digital piano. The important thing is that the students get started with something.

Drum students can begin with a set of drumsticks and a practice pad. Acoustic drums can be very noisy so many students get an electronic set of drums to start with. Headphones can be used with electron drums. Modern electronic drums emulate the feel and sound of real drums very well. Some electronic drums are made with mesh heads which replicate the feel of an actual drum head.

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Consider the benefits of becoming a student at Guitar Lessons Indianapolis, Mike Middleton Guitar Academy and find out why we are rated among the best guitar lessons in Indianapolis and the metropolitan area.
6 Benefits of becoming a Mike Middleton Guitar Academy Student:

1. We teach more than just guitar.


We offer Guitar lessons, piano lessons, violin lessons, cello lessons, singing lessons, drum lessons, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, clarinet, flute, oboe and all other brass and woodwinds in our Indianapolis studio.
We are the only school in Indianapolis who can offer these instruments: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, piano, drums, violin, cello, voice and Ukulele for a very reasonable price. We are teachers who have taught at much larger music stores and guitar programs in Indiana.  Learn about our guitar lesson program.

2. Extremely qualified teachers. Our instructors have formal music education, many have been playing music since the early 80s, teaching since the 90s and perform professionally.

Our teachers have many years of professional performance experience who are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. Our teachers love meeting new students are friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson. Visit our teacher bio page.

2. Ample room.
We have room here for parents or guests to either sit in on the lessons or to wait in another room.

3. We are in south Indianapolis.
We are fewer than 2 miles south of the 465 Exit to US 31. We are conveniently located to anyone on the south side of Indianapolis and with easy access to 465 and US 31. We are not a long drive from downtown Indianapolis. If you need guitar lessons in Greenwood, we are a short drive north of Greenwood on US 31.

4. Shopping and dining choices.
You will find great shopping and dining near our guitar academy along US 31 to the north and to the south toward Greenwood. The Greenwood Park Mall is about 7 minutes directly south of us on US 31. If you'd like to grab dinner before or after your lesson there are numerous restaurants close by. 

5. Month to Month lessons.
The Mike Middleton Guitar Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. You can even take 1 paid lesson before committing to your first month of guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo or bass guitar lessons.

6. A comfortable waiting room for parents.
We have a spacious and comfortable waiting area for parents. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, we have a nice waiting area for you with wi-fi, we have toys for kids, coloring books and games. We also provide large observation windows for every room so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer, you can sit in on the lessons at anytime.

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

It's easy to take the next step:
Lessons are first come, first serve 
so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

629 Barbados Drive, Apt. 6, Indianapolis, Indiana

Business hours:
Monday-Saturday 1pm to 9pm


Offering quality music lessons in:

Guitar • Bass • Banjo • Mandolin • Ukulele • Violin  • Cello  • Voice  • Rock singing lessons

Learn the songs you want to learn!

Are you looking for the best guitar lessons in Indianapolis?

Do you need guitar lessons in Indianapolis, Indiana?

Are you at a point that you need some guidance on guitar?

Are you frustrated with your lack of progress and need the help of a professional teacher?

Are you a beginner, unsure where to start or unsure about the fastest most effective method of learning?

Picture yourself being the guitar player that you want to be. Imagine playing the songs you would like to play.

The best way to overcome your obstacles is to work with a professional teacher who has the experience to help you, a teacher who has taught and helped hundreds of others to reach their goals. A teacher who will help you to become the guitar player that you want to be. 

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