Salem Academy of Music

Salem Music is a musical academy, recording studio, and retail store founded in 2016.


The Salem Academy of Music offers music lessons in:

At Salem Music, we pride ourselves in offering lessons for a wide variety of instruments and styles. Our academy is staffed with some of Winston Salem's finest musical talents.



$25.00 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week. Our standard lesson for most students.

$39.00 per 45 minute private lesson held once a week. Provides extra time for students working on specific projects, auditions, theory, etc.

$49.00 per 60 minute private lesson held once a week. Recommended for more advanced students.

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Academic Success

“Researchers at the Boston Children’s Hospital worked with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and found early musical training enhances the areas of the brain responsible for executive functioning. Children with at least two years of private lessons showed enhanced cognitive control, with aids in information retention and behavior regulation. “Musical training may actually help to set up children for a better academic future,” said Senior Investigator Nadine Gaab, PhD, of the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience.”

Language Development

“When you look at children ages two to nine, one of the breakthroughs in that area is music’s benefit for language development, which is so important at that stage,” says Luehrisen. While children come into the world ready to decode sounds and words, music education helps enhance those natural abilities. “Growing up in a musically rich environment is often advantageous for children’s language development,” she says. But Luehrisen adds that those inborn capacities need to be “reinforced, practiced, celebrated,” which can be done at home or in a more formal music education setting.

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