Music Lessons & Classes
Start your musical journey today!
Let’s Play Music & Make Art has been offering excellence in music education in the Southern, NH community since 1993. Our family run studios in Manchester, Derry, and Hudson NH offer a creative, fun and encouraging learning environment for students to succeed in their musical education. We don’t just offer lessons, we offer a vibrant musical community with opportunities for students to grow and fall in love with music!
Our program is designed with your needs in mind! Additionally, our methods are implemented studio-wide, so regardless of which instructor you have, you can be assured that the learning experience you’re getting is up to standard. All of our instructors are vetted for not only their musical knowledge, but their ability to develop a strong with students. We seek to ensure that students are matched with teachers who can inspire and engage, and we follow-up to be sure the chemistry is just right!
Joining group programs at Let’s Play Music is a great way to build a musical community for you or your child while enhancing the overall music experience and developing musical skills.
Our experience shows that when students make music with others, their enthusiasm soars, they practice harder, and they are much more likely to be successful with their music goals! We work hard to ensure that our program provides a fun and educational environment for students to expand their creativity and musical abilities.
We have over a dozen rock groups that meet weekly to accommodate different ages and playing levels. Because these bands meet frequently, students learn quickly how to play with others while developing performance skills and social opportunities. In addition to community venues, we feature our bands at our annual showcase and at the New England Music Festival.
All Let’s Play Music students are welcome to join a band at any time! We have many rock bands that meet throughout the week that vary in age, skill level, and musical style. All instruments are suitable for a rock band. Ask our office to find the perfect fit for you!
Choral Groups & Musical Theater Classes
Let’s Play Music vocal groups are run by our experienced vocal and musical theater coaches. Students who participate in vocal programming are given many performance opportunities throughout the year. These vocal groups teach students the art of performance and greatly enhance their vocal skills while having a blast and making new friends!
Let's Play Music Recitals
Let’s Play Music offers a Spring Recital in March and a Fall Recital in November which are held in Derry in the Calvary Church Chapel right above our Derry studio. All Let’s Play Music students are encouraged to perform, our recitals consist of a variety of ages, skill levels, instruments, and music selection!
Participating in recitals and competitions help students gain confidence and work harder to achieve their musical goals. Sharing your hard work and musical talent with others boosts confidence greatly. Getting the chance to per- form within a musical community is incredibly rewarding.
Having a goal to work towards, such as learning, memorizing and perfecting a piece of music for performance or competition increases students technique and playing level greatly. It also gives students an incentive to practice harder and push themselves to be the best they can be!
New England Music Festival & Competition
Once a year in early April, Let’s Play Music participates in the ATAM New England Music Festival & Competition in outside of Boston in Newton, Massachusetts. This event typically features more than 3,000 entries and 800 contestants from all across New England. The NE Music Festival builds musical community and provides a fun and supportive environment for students to grow musically and share their talents!
All Let’s Play Music students are welcome to participate in the annual NE Music Festival & Competition! The festival has over 100 competitive and non-competitive categories to choose from including solo categories for various music styles, group categories duet categories, Battle of the Bands, and more!
What Makes Our Program Great?
Award Winning Lesson Program
We’ve spent years developing our lesson program into the best it can be! Our methods have been proven to bring students success and help to develop a love and appreciation for music. Our lesson program has been repeatedly voted best in the greater Derry and Manchester area and our methods are published worldwide.
All of our lessons and classes are open enrollment, which means you can join the fun any time! We offer lessons and classes all year round and have availability Monday – Saturday. We understand that life is busy! That’s why our office works with you to try and find the best possible time and day for you!
Vibrant Musical Community
Let’s Play Music & Make Art has worked hard to develop a learning environment that provides robust group programming and community for optimal musical growth.
Our experience shows that wehen students make music with others, their enthusiasm soars, they practice harder, and they are much more likely to be successful with their musical goals.
Professional & Fun Instructors
All of our educators are exceptional at what they do- making music fun while providing the best atmosphere for musical growth. Each teacher works with students to set attainable goals and customize students’ learning experience to their needs.
Music Mastery Achievement System
Celebrate your musical progress and wear your accomplishments proudly with our Music Mastery Levels! During the first two years of lessons, students can earn wrist bands when they reach music goals on their instrument or voice. Students have opportunities to earn multiple promotions as they move through the levels until they achieve Gold Level status.
Recitals & Competitions
Our studio offers semi-annual recitals, participation in local competitions, band shows, and fun performance opportunities! Participating in recitals and competitions help students gain confidence and work harder to achieve their musical goals. Sharing your hard work and musical talent with others boosts confidence greatly.