Whether you’re looking for a piano teacher or singing lessons, guitar classes or violin, music can open up a world of opportunities that ignites a lifelong passion for our kids. Here’s where to find music lessons in Hong Kong.
Music lessons can help kids to develop a wide range of skills such as fine motor, discipline, language capacity, social and emotional intelligence, logic and more. If your child is showing an interest in music then it’s never too early to get them involved. Thankfully, Hong Kong isn’t short of music lesson offerings. Many of the centres here have a range of classes and tutors to help your young musician master any instrument. Sassy Mama has gathered all the details you’ll need to get your child involved in music.
Music Lessons In Hong Kong
Looking for a bit of variety? These musical institutes have teachers for almost every instrument imaginable!
Best Music Academy — Violin and piano teachers for kids and adults
Best Music Academy offers piano, viola and violin lessons to kids from 3.5 years to adults as well as a baby violin class for toddlers. Whether your child is interested in a career in music, the pursuit of learning, or just a passion for playing there’s a music lesson to suit.
Cedar Academy — Baby massage with classical music, interactive toddler music classes and piano, violin and singing lessons
Cedar Academy is a holistic learning education centre that specialises in early childhood music programs that starts with baby massage accompanied by classical music, before moving on to interactive musical immersion lessons for toddlers. For older children (aged 4 and up) there are traditional music classes in piano, violin/viola, cello, choir, and voice.
Harmony Music — Professional music teachers for Western and Chinese musical instruments
Harmony Music strives to fill any musical hobbyist’s needs by offering music lessons in both Western and Chinese instruments, by certified professional music teachers. Lessons are offered in erhu, zhonghu, guzheng, guqin, pipa, liuqin, zhongruan, yangqin, dizi, xiao, suona, sheng, and even in the ocarina (as well as more traditional western instruments).
Hong Kong Suzuki Music Institute — Cello and violin lessons to encourage a love of string instruments
The Suzuki method is a non-competitive approach with its main aim to help children fall in love with music. The violin and viola classes here also have an interesting approach as one of the parents is also expected to take part in the lessons to help solidify and build a bond with their children’s interest in music.
M.int Academy — Expert piano teachers as well as violin, guitar and singing lessons
M.int Academy was founded by two musical and classically trained Hong Kong sisters who both hold a DipABRSM in piano, one of their many accolades. M.int Academy offers an inclusive environment that promotes community, talent, passion and the highest of excellence in music. Private and group piano lessons are available for kids and adults as well as lessons for other instruments.
Parkland Music Institute — Music classes across Hong Kong
Parkland Music also offers some of the most extensive guitar classes in the city as well as almost any other musical instrument you could think of. From rock styles with the electric guitar and bass to classic acoustic, fingerstyle, and even ukulele lessons. Parkland Music also has a stellar kid’s programme just for kids from 2 to 8 years who want to learn the guitar.
Parsons Music — Large music chain with locations all over Hong Kong
Parsons Music sells musical instruments and offers quality, structured music lessons in a variety of instruments. Parsons Music aims to nurture musical talents and promote music culture with structured lessons and assessments with recitals and preparations for various music exams to help your child excel.
Pure Orchestral Academy — Piano lessons along with other musical instruments
Pure Orchestral Academy has a large team of music instructors that offer a holistic musical education through one on one lessons as well as many opportunities for students to perform and compete as a group. It has lessons in piano, as well as musical theory.
Teach Me the Guitar — Guitar lesson specialists
Teach Me Guitar offers online and in-person guitar lessons for kids and adults in Hong Kong. Instructors can come to your home or teach online, making this a super convenient choice for many families. All the instructors are native English speakers that are highly skilled in both theory and practice of the guitar.
Tom Lee Music — Variety of music classes at this long-established music shop
Along with providing quality instruments of all types for purchase, Tom Lee Music offers music lessons from three of its locations in Hong Kong. There are classes for toddlers to teens with teachers specialising in almost every instrument imaginable. Tom Lee Music also offers YAMAHA Music Programmes including ones in flute and saxophone.
More Hong Kong Music Lessons
- Nurtured Music – An academy offering the Suzuki method for both piano and violin lessons. www.nurturedmusic.com
- Parkland Music Institute – A large chain of musical instrument lesson providers with plenty of locations all over Hong Kong to choose from. www.parklandmusic.com.hk
- Paul Phoenix Academy – Founded by two-time Grammy Award winner Paul Phoenix, his academy aims to provide world-class instruction in a variety of music for all ages. www.ppamusic.com
- Hong Kong Lessons – A multi-platform website offering postings from tutors for private lessons in music and more. www.hongkonglessons.com
- Grazioso Strings – Private violin lessons in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. www.graziosostrings.com.hk
Early Childhood Music Lessons
Start them young with these early childhood music programmes that are suitable for kids aged 0 to 4 years.
Kindermusik — Music lessons for babies and toddlers
Kindermusik is an international, research-based programme that helps young children learn through music. The idea is to transform children’s learning through movement and instrumental play which expands and positively impacts their brain development. Kindermusik has exploded in popularity and now has classes all over the world. There are a variety of music teachers in Hong Kong offering the Kindermusik programme and there are different levels for kids aged 0 to 7 years of age.
The Kindermusik programme is available at the following locations:
- Baumhaus — Kindermusik classes and playroom in Wan Chai. www.baumhaus.com.hk
- Spring — Wan Chai playgroup studio offering Kindermusik classes. www.spring-learning.com.hk
- Twinkle Dance — Kindermusik classes for babies and toddlers at four locations around Hong Kong. www.twinkledance.com
- YWCA International Kids Club — Kindermusik classes on MacDonnell Road, Midlevels. www.clle.ywca.org.hk
Jingle Jangle — Music class for babies and toddlers in Sai Kung
The Jingle Jangle programme was created for babies and kids aged 6 to 36 months with the main aim of having fun as they engage in musical activities. This one is tried and tested by our resident Sai Kung Sassy Mamas and our bubs loved the singing and dancing as well as teacher Belinda’s enthusiasm.
More Early Childhood Music Lessons
- Paul Phoenix Academy – Rhythm and movement group classes for kids aged 4-6 years old in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. www.ppamusic.com
Drumming, Rock Bands And Music Production
If your child has some rhythm and can’t stop drumming and tapping around the house, or you have a teen or tween that loves the idea of starting their own band you’ll want to check out these great locations for unique lessons.
African Drumming and Dance Connection (ADADC) — African drum lessons on Lamma Island
Nothing quite embodies African culture and music better than the intoxicating rhythms of the djembe drum and dancing. Under the guidance of African Master Drummer, Makha Diop, who was born into a community of drummers and dancers in Senegal is a passionate and experienced teacher. The regular kids’ classes are conducted every Wednesday on Lamma Island though you can get in touch for private sessions as well.
AMUSIX — Immersive musical education for kids
AMUSIX studio in Wan Chai is fully outfitted with a rock band stage, an intimate family-room style stage and a lounge and resting area for students and parents to enjoy music together. Students can try everything from guitar and drums to bass, piano and ukulele as well as singing lessons. Students are given the chance to perform on real stages for family and friends as well as options to explore songwriting, music production, and video production.
Hong Kong Drum Academy
Hong Kong Drum Academy offers private and group drum lessons, in both English and Cantonese either in person or online to students of all ages, along with additional workshops, after-school programs, and camps during both international and local school holidays.
Sol Passion Music — Music production and recording lessons
If your child is more interested in music production, recording and arrangement, you could look at Sol Passion Music. It has been at the forefront of electronic music education, performance and technology in Hong Kong since 2013.
More drumming lessons for kids
- Drum Jam – Offers drumming workshops and events for kids, businesses, and schools. www.drum-jam.com
- The Living Room — Group and private drumming, guitar and piano lessons in Sai Kung. www.thelivingroom.hk
Voice And Singing Lessons
If your child is belting out and performing their favourite Disney tunes all the time, explore their natural passion by enrolling them in some singing lessons. Vocal lessons are helpful when it comes to theatre, choir, public speaking and more. Kids can learn their favourite pop songs or you can train them down the classical route which teaches them proper technique and form.
Aspire Music — Inspiring a love of singing and performance
Whether singing is a hobby or a more professional pursuit, Aspire Music recognises that each voice is unique. The main focus of its singing lessons is fostering an enjoyment of music and performance, so there are regular student shows, jam sessions and opportunities to entertain residents in retirement homes that are open to all students regardless of age or ability.
Red Vocal — Singing school with classes in Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and Sha Tin
Whether your child is looking to join a show choir with vocal performances (for 4 to 23-year-olds) or wants to start with a private lesson, Red Vocal has qualified voice coaches and singing teachers to hone your child’s vocal skills. Its junior music programme for kids from preschool to middle school helps build the musical techniques they’ll need to pass ABRSM examinations while having fun.
More Voice And Singing Lessons
- American Vocal School – Voice lessons for children aged 7 and up. www.americanvocalstudio.com
- SeanyMac Studios – Vocal coaching and lessons for kids to adults. www.seanymac.com
- Sing and You – Multilingual vocal instruction for all ages with examinations and theory courses available. www.singandyou.com
Editor’s Note: Music Lessons: Piano Teachers, Guitar, Singing Lessons And More In Hong Kong was most recently updated by Danielle Tucker-Roberts in January 2023.