What We Do

Axis Music Academy offers private music lessons and classes inside our academy or in the comfort of your own home. We teach all instruments, all ages, and all skill levels. Our private programs use a customized curriculum, as no two students learn in the same way. We are open six days a week and are available all year long to either begin or continue your musical journey. 

Our History

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.

Our Instructors

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.

Notable Alumni

American Idol Runner-Up Jena Irene
Recording Artist Callaghan Belle
Jessica Hernandez
Recording Artist Ali McManus