Music Lessons

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(616) 454-2934 Located @ 949 Wealthy Street SE, Suite 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Tap HERE to Book Your FREE Lesson! 

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Academy of Music Grand Rapids, Southtown Guitar, Piano Cottage 


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Interested in what our students and staff are up to?

Songwriting student, Rachel Wright, recorded this amazing track with John Mayer’s touring sound engineer, Bill Chrysler! Under the mentorship of award-winning Triumph teacher, Karisa Wilson, Rachel has accomplished a beautiful sound and an even better song. Her vocal lessons have really paid off!

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Triumph student band, TAKE3, recorded their own rendition of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Voodoo Child” @ RIVER CITY STUDIOS (where we host the top recording lessons in Grand Rapids) and burned down the house when they played at Billy’s in December. Keep an eye out for these boys!


Triumph launched the first episode in a new video series call WHAT IT TAKES , where we ask musicians about the stuff that enables them to play a live show. This video features Alex, guitarist of the band RED LEGS, who takes guitar lessons and songwriting mentorship with James.


Triumph has partnered w/ 5IVEIT ENTERTAINMENT (Rick Chyme & producer Nixon) to create West Michigan’s first ever Hip Hop Program! Tap the image below to read all about the new program in REVUE MAGAZINE’s article that was released this month.





Academy Director James Forrest Hughes and Triumph Kids! teacher, Carmen Maret, sat together with FOLIAS for an incredibly candid/interesting Podcast on being a professional touring musician. Tap the image below and put your headphones on to experience this enlightening conversation between these heavy-hitters in West Michigan music. Carmen and Andy’s band is FOLIAS.

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Karisa Wilson is an amazing singer/songwriter from Grand Rapids, who is also an equally talented teacher here at Triumph. She recently sat down with journalist Stephanie Doublestein of Rapid Growth to discuss the lifestyle of being a professional musician. Tap the image to check out this interesting read!

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Our MISSION is to provide the highest quality music lessons experience through the guidance of real professional musicians, offering individualized programs that bridge the gap between musical dreams and the reality of their achievement.