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A Personal Investment:

A customized experience, tailored to perfection with personal attention.

Students of Black Hills Studios of the Arts walk away from instruction with a life-long skill. Whether you are looking to perfect an instrument, or learn a new art, music is the gift which keeps on giving.

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Ask about our military, law enforcement and first responder discount. Cannot be applied with any other discount.

Refer and get a month of free lessons!*

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Special Programming


Open to ages: 7-12

Time: 9-10 Tuesday morning (weekly)

About: Beginner ukulele class. Students must bring their own instrument.

for all 11 weeks!



Open to ages: 12+

Time: 10:30-11:30 Tuesday morning (weekly)

About: Beginner guitar class. Students must bring their own instrument.

for the littler musicians..

Carnival of the Animals

for all 6 weeks!


Open to ages: 6-8

Time: 9:00-9:30 Friday morning (weekly)

About: Who doesn't love animals? Camille Saint-Saens wrote this fun suite (group) of 14 short (1-4 minutes long), animal-themed movements. Children will create, sing, and move in this exiting class. Basic musical concepts including dynamics, tempo, timbre, and tone color will all be explored.

Peter and the Wolf

Open to ages: 6-8

Time: 9:45-10:15 Friday morning (weekly)

About: Peter and the Wolf is a classic story used to teach children about several different kinds of instruments while also teaching about character. Children will watch the movie and participate in a variety of activities created to help them learn about different orchestra and band instruments while also helping them to develop valuable listening skills.

Creative Composers

Open to ages: 6-8

Time: 10:30-11:00 Friday morning (weekly)

About: Did you know that Beethoven was deaf or that Mozart wrote his first symphony when he was only 5 years old? This fun class for 6–8-year-olds will cover information about some of music history's popular composers. There are activities, music, movement and games in this 'classic' class!

Native American Music

Open to ages: 5-7

Time: 11:15-11:45 Friday morning (weekly)

About: Students ages 5-7 can learn about Native American music and the role it plays in culture. We will be singing some songs in Lakota, learning how to dance at a Powwow, and learning about- and making- instruments that are important in the Native American culture.


Open to ages: 4-6
Time: 12:00-12:30 Friday morning (weekly)
About: The leader in play-based, piano-focused music programming, KiddyKeys is designed to teach music theory concepts and appreciation, providing children with the opportunity for self-expression while they explore music through keyboard improvisation. KiddyKeys offers play-based learning, engaging each child in the learning process. Creative play promotes independent thinking and an environment rich in hands-on teaching tools fosters enthusiastic learning. 
KiddyKeys is a modern and engaging approach to teaching music concepts and piano skills to preschool children ages 4 and 5. Activities enable and encourage children to learn about music and the piano in ways that best meet their needs, maximizing their ability to understand and enjoy what they are learning. Weekly improvisation on the keyboard, music theory, and composition are combined with the traditional elements of music and movement, school readiness skills, and character development.
*Transitions into classical piano lessons*

*Referrals must stay enrolled for 6 months for full free month.

Summer Programming Supported in Part By

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"My daughter Molly has been receiving instruction from Mallory Dekker for the past three and a half years. Molly was born with Down Syndrome and therefore has special learning needs. Mallory easily connected with her and because of the special bond they share Molly has maintained her love of music. She is now going into her sophomore year in high school, and plays the clarinet in concert band and marching band."


"You're never too old to pick up a new instrument! Jim Bingham is a gifted teacher who is both encouraging and challenging! I have really loved learning to play fiddle!"


"My son really likes the classes he goes to for violin with Delayna!"


"It's never too late to learn a music instrument! As an adult, I started taking piano lessons at Black Hills Studios of the Arts. I was a "blank sheet of music" having zero background in music. But after one year, I have completed two recitals and two extra little events (yes, joining the younger students in the nerves of performance, even if only for family and friends). Although still a beginner it's been amazing to learn from these wonderful teachers and lovers of music. It makes my heart sing knowing how much they put into their students."


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