Girl Piano RockFounded in 1996, Axis Music Academy is Michigan’s premier source for music education. We offer private music lessons and classes in our academies (located in West Bloomfield and downtown Birmingham) or in the comfort of your own home.  We teach all ages, style and levels of music and instruments.  All private programs use a customized curriculum, as no two students learn in the same way.  Day, evening, and weekend music lessons are available all year long.


Explain the fundamental concepts of music in a clear and concise manner. Provide the knowledge and materials necessary to achieve any musical level. Teach theory, reading, vocabulary, and technique. Ensure that our students are always having FUN!


Established in 1996 in Southfield, Michigan, Axis Music began as a tiny, four-studio guitar lesson business. Over the following few years, founder and Musicians Institute graduate John Antone molded what is now known as Axis Music Academy, expanding to new lesson programs, over 10 other instruments, 40 private lesson studios, a media lab and much more. John and our staff developed a modern, proprietary method to teach you everything that you need to know to become a great musician. Our primary goal is to help you reach your own goals. While maintaining all the necessary elements of proper music education, we deliver a fun and effective learning experience by customizing the content of each lesson just for you.


Our academies are modern, clean, well-lit, and comfortable. No more basements, dark warehouses, or back rooms, and equally importantly, no distractions or sales pitches while you’re learning to play. All of the music materials and gear you need are available to you at any time. Practice rooms and organized practices are available by appointment every day. We use only state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and learning tools, from books and videos to digital music files and specialized gear.


All of our skilled instructors are thoroughly screened, tested, trained, and certified in the Axis Method, to provide an excellent learning experience for every one of our students. Not only are Axis Instructors world-class performers, they know how to explain concepts and enjoy music with students of all ages and levels. At Axis Music, your teacher will be friendly, patient, professional, and FUN! We even offer an exclusive Compatibility Guarantee – if you are ever unsatisfied with your teacher, for any reason, we will transfer you to someone more suitable to your learning style.