About Desert Ridge Music Academy

In the planning and design of Desert Ridge Music Academy ,the owners based their business ideas to go against two flaws in the traditional lesson experience. First, lessons aren’t always enough. Students need a place to meet and perform with other musicians. Second and equally as important, the lessons need to happen in an environment that favors education over retail sales. With these key ideas in mind, Desert Ridge Music Academy was born.

Every aspect of building and growing the Academy has always been approached with the intent of living by our Mission Statement: Learn.Create.Perform. Since opening our doors in 2008, not only have we consistently provided quality lessons for all ages and skill levels, but we also immediately began hosting weekly Jam Sessions, concerts and recitals on our in-house stage. Our one-of-a-kind environment has resulted in students forming their own bands, many of which can boast paying gigs. This, in conjunction with our carefully hand-picked staff, has made DRMA the fastest growing music facility in the Valley.

What people say about us

We have two children going here and we love it. Everybody is really nice and encouraging, which helps with kids who are just starting. We;ve seen a lot of improvement and excitement from our kids. We would highly recommend DRMA.

Phillip Scott Knapp

Google Review

So glad we found this place. My daughter has been taking drum lessons here for almost 4 years. She loves going and her teacher makes it fun…she is rockin’ out, now 12 years old, and is going to add guitar lessons too. We love DRMA!

Rachel T.

Yelp Review

his studio is by far hands down the best studio in Phoenix. I am a parent who has been taking my daughter for both guitar and voice lessons since she was six years old. Great teachers!

Toni Marie

Google Review

Jessica teaches me how to sing, encourages me and helps me sing correctly to reverse the techniques that I learned from other studios that could have potentially damaged my voice. AWESOME JOB, DRMA!!! Keep up the great work!

Elsa B

Yelp Review

The knowledgeable staff members at this school are always courteous and encouraging. As a working adult with kids, I appreciate that my money goes to these fine folks. I also greatly appreciate this school’s hours and the flexibility when rescheduling. This is a great school for any skill set, any instrument.


Google Review

We absolutely love the Desert Ridge Music Academy (DRMA).  They make playing piano fun, are nurturing and encouraging, which keeps my girls wanting to come back each week!
We never had a musical substitute teacher we didn’t like.

Antigone Norgaard

Yelp Review