Why choose Stafford?

Why Choose Stafford Music Academy?

Here’s just some of what makes our academy special.

Focus on Education

-We are primarily an academy and less of a store.

-The academy's owner, Jessica Harris, has a Master of Music Education degree from the Jacobs School of Music, so she has the qualifications to oversee lessons to ensure that students are receiving the best possible instruction.

-We do of course have a retail merchant license, and we do sell some music books, accessories, and instruments, but we focus on stocking only what our teachers and students need.


The Best Facilities

-We have 15 spacious lesson rooms, all of which have extensive, professional-grade soundproofing

-We have 2 comfortable waiting rooms with board games, coloring activities, and books and kids’ magazines for waiting siblings.

-For parents, we have free WiFi, a large selection of magazines, and we have hot and cold UV filtered water available to all teachers, parents, and students.


The Best Teachers

-We have a supportive, family atmosphere among our staff and teachers

-Our teachers have been known to tell their friends and colleagues that Stafford is a great place to teach

-We truly care about our instructors, and we strive to make the lesson experience as pleasant and convenient as possible for our teachers, students, and parents



Other Important Details

-We have been in business since 2005, and we are constantly growing, mainly through client referrals. Any current student who refers a friend to us receives a free lesson!

-We have a large, free parking lot, and the academy's convenient, east-side location makes it easy for parents to run errands or pick up food while kids are in lessons

-We have 6 recitals every semester--recitals are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington, which features a large stage and a Steinway grand piano

-We have an optional evaluation system in place to monitor student progress

-Students from the academy often win many local competitions and receive high marks at ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) and other local and state-wide adjudications.


These are only a few of the many reasons to choose Stafford Music Academy for lessons. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have, and let us know if you would like to schedule a tour of our facility before deciding to enroll. We are always happy to talk about what makes Stafford Music Academy the best place for lessons in Bloomington.