A directory of 144 art, dance, drama and music programs for Central Ohio families

In this technology-driven world in which we live, sometimes it's hard to peel away from the television, computer and phone screens that are consuming even the youngsters. We decided to compile our first-ever extracurricular activities guide so that Columbus parents can find after-school and weekend activities to enrich kids in art, dance, drama, music and more. And who knows? Maybe they'll even become the next Beethoven or Picasso!

FYI, we'll be running a separate guide for sports instruction in a future issue!

If you know of a program that isn't in our listing, please email information about it to: contact@columbusparent.com

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS

These are programs which offer classes in more than one type of activity. They are not listed again under the individual disciplines.

Name: Academy of Dance and Music

Description: Dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz and Irish step with the opportunity for recitals and music lessons in group or private settings in voice, guitar and preschool music

Location: 8085 Basil Western Road Suite A, Canal Winchester 43110

Contact: 614-920-0200; danceworkspac.com

Name: Arts Castle

Description: Instruction in a wide range of fine art media; dance forms including ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop; and group vocal and private vocal and instrumental (guitar, bass guitar, piano, flute) lessons

Location: 190 W. Winter St., Delaware 43015

Contact: 740-369-2787; artscastle.org

Name: Columbus Music and Art Academy

Description: Children's choir, art and music theory classes and guitar and singing lessons for ages 4 to 18; drawing and painting classes for ages 4 to 18

Location: 2001 Northwest Blvd. (Upper Arlington), Columbus 43212

Contact: 614-789-9392; cmaacademy.org

Name: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Description: Wide variety of classes in gardening, horticulture, cooking, fine arts and wellness

Location: 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus 43203

Contact: 614-715-8022; fpconservatory.org

Name: Granville Dance & Music Academy

Description: Dance classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, Scottish highland, lyrical and hip-hop and music classes in piano, voice, guitar, tin whistle and Irish fiddle

Location: 454 S. Main St., Granville 43023

Contact: 740-587-4409; granvilledanceandmusicacademy.com


Name: The King Arts Complex

Description: Various classes in dance, theatre, music, visual art, literature math and reading after school for ages 4+

Location: 867 Mt. Vernon Ave. (Downtown), Columbus 43203

Contact: 614-654-0644; kingartscomplex.com


Name: Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center

Description: Classes for all ages in music, dance, art and more

Location: 777 Evening St., Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-431-0329; mcconnellarts.org


Name: Piccadilly Modern Play & Creative Café

Description: Variety of art, literacy, creative movement, yoga and martial arts classes for infants, toddlers and older children

Location: 2501 E. Main St. (Bexley), Columbus 43209

Contact: 614-725-0204; piccadillydally.com


Name: Studio J

Description: Art classes beginning at age 18 months; music instruction in piano, guitar, ukulele, drum and saxophone; some classes beginning at age 3 months

Location: 10516 Sawmill Road, Powell 43065

Contact: 614-359-4008; studiojsingpaintplay.com


Name: Westerville Center for the Arts

Description: Lessons in voice, singing, performance, acting, guitar and songwriting for any age or skill level in 10 week sessions

Location: 200 Huber Village Blvd., Westerville 43081

Contact: 614-890-5675; westervillecenterforthearts.org


ART

Name: Art Garden Studios

Description: Instruction in a variety of media for ages 4 through high school and adult

Location: 98 Granville St., Gahanna 43230

Contact: 614-383-8278; artingahanna.com

Name: Bareclay

Description: Fine-art ceramics studio and instruction for variety of skills and ages

Location: 1469 Showcase Drive (Grandview Heights), Columbus 43212

Contact: 614-271-8225; bareclay.com


Name: Clayspace

Description: Pottery classes for a variety of skills and ages

Location: 831 S. Front St. (Brewery District), Columbus 43206

Contact: 614-449-8144; clayspace831.com

Name: Columbus College of Art & Design

Description: Saturday morning art classes for students in Grades 1-12

Location: 60 Cleveland Ave. (Downtown), Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-224-9101; ccad.edu


Name: Columbus Museum of Art

Description: Two-hour workshops for homeschooled students, ages 6+, every third Tuesday from October through May

Location: 480 E. Broad St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-221-6801; columbusmuseum.org

Name: Creation Nation

Description: Classes for pre-school children and ceramics for ages 3-6

Location: 7537 Sawmill Road, Dublin 43016

Contact: 614-764-9600, creationnationoh.com

Name: Creative Art Studio

Description: Variety of children's programs including Saturday morning session for 24 weeks, Monday, Thursday after-school sessions for 24 weeks and month-long Tuesday classes

Location: 2831 E. Main St., Columbus 43209

Contact: 614-648-0063; artwithanna.org

Name: Creative Minds Junior Studio

Description: Painting, sculpting/3D, fabric, sewing and drawing art classes for ages 7-12

Location: 13 E. College Ave., Westerville 43081

Contact: 614-890-8202; gallery202online.com

Name: Creative Minds Open Art Studio

Description: Art classes for ages 2-6 to begin exploring art

Location: 11 ½ N. State St., Westerville 43081

Contact: 614-890-8202; gallery202online.com


Name: Decorative Arts Center of Ohio

Description: Instruction in a variety of media for all ages and skill levels

Location: 145 E. Main St., Lancaster 43130

Contact: 740-681-1423; decartsohio.org


Name: Dublin Arts Council

Description: Variety of classes including pottery and photography for all ages

Location: 6125 Riverside Drive, Dublin 43016

Contact: 614-889-7444; dublinarts.org


Name: Granville Studio of Visual Arts

Description: After-school and weekend classes in 10-week segments for students in Pre-K through teen levels; offer multi-disciplinary themed journey programs and other workshops

Location: 537 Jones Road, Granville 43023

Contact: 740-587-2371; gsvaonline.org

Name: Marcy's Clayground

Description: single-session pottery workshops

Location: 9842 Brewster Lane, Powell 43065

Contact: 614-932-3000; marcysclayground.com

Name: Open Door Art Studio

Description: Artists with disabilities work collaboratively with professional artists in a wide range of media

Location: 1050 Goodale Blvd. (Grandview Heights), Columbus 43212

Contact: 614-486-4919; opendoorartstudio.org


Name: Purple Dog Art Studio

Description: Instruction for ages 4 through adult in a variety of media

Location: 28 S. High St., New Albany 43054

Contact: 614-245-4192; purpledogart.com


DANCE

Name: 1st Steps to Broadway School of Dance

Description: Classes for young children to adults at beginner, intermediate, advanced or pre-professional levels in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and pointe for 10-month sessions

Location: 1306 Hill Road North, Pickerington 43147

Contact: 614-863-2623 (86-DANCE); 1ststepstobroadway.com


Name: The Academy of Urban Dance and Fitness

Description: Hip-hop and other urban dance styles for preschool and older

Location: 6050 Channingway Blvd., Columbus 43232

Contact: 614-861-9651; theacademyofurbandance.com

Name: All Youth Dance Sport Ballroom

Description: Ballroom and Latin dance center for children from 6 to 16 in a social or competitive level for three-month sessions

Location: 1222 Kenny Center Mall, Columbus 43220

Contact: 614-204-0196; youth-dancesport.com

Name: Artisan Dance Studio

Description: Ballet, tap, jazz, acro, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, point, hip-hop and musical theatre classes for ages 3 and older

Location: 4310 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus 43214

Contact: 614-824-5503; artisandancestudio.com


Name: BalletMet Dance Academy

Description: Experienced faculty offer classes for any skill set from 3-years-olds to adults, and prepare for a professional career in a variety of dance styles including ballet, tap, flamenco, hip hop, jazz, modern and more in 38- and 39-week sessions

Location: 322 Mount Vernon Ave. (Downtown), Columbus 43215; 8579 Summit Road, Reynoldsburg 43068; 777 Evening St., Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-224-1672; balletmet.org


Name: Bartelt Dancers

Description: Specialize in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, musical theater, creative movement and ballroom dance from age 3 to adults

Location: 3590 Riverside Drive, Columbus 43221

Contact: 614-531-2744; thebarteltdancers.com

Name: Broadway Bound Dance Centre

Description: Tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, tumbling and hip-hop for ages 2 and up, from August to June recital

Location: 6701 Bevelhymer Road, New Albany 43054

Contact: 614-855-7736; bbdc-dance.com

Name: Columbus City Ballet School

Description: Ballet training based on the Russian Vaganova classical-ballet system with Balanchine and French school influence; 1-12 classes per week depending on age and level

Location: 763 Radio Drive, Lewis Center 43035

Contact: 614-841-9399; columbuscityballetschool.com


Name: Columbus DanceArts Academy

Description: Performance-based academy for all ages and levels with casual and pre-professional programs, classes for ages 2 through adults in jazz, point, hip-hop, ballet, lyrical and variations from August to May recital

Location: 6504 Riverside Drive, Dublin 43017

Contact: 614-789-0052; columbusdancearts.com

Name: Columbus Dance Centre

Description: Offers group dance classes and private music lessons for ages preschool to 13, with dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop and music lessons in piano, voice and guitar for 9.5-month sessions with annual recital

Location: 1000-B Morrison Road, Gahanna 43230

Contact: 614-759-0502; columbusdanceandmusiccenter.com

Name: The School of Columbus Dance Theatre

Description: Training school affiliated with professional contemporary-ballet company, accepts students at 3 years old and trains for a career in dance for nine-month sessions

Location: 592 E. Main St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-849-0227; columbusdancetheatre.com


Name: Columbus Youth Ballet Academy

Description: Pre-professional curriculum or recreational dance program for students from preschool to high-school levels with a curriculum of ballet, modern, jazz and tap with 10-month sessions

Location: 5076 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus 43214

Contact: 614-433-7090; columbusyouthballet.com

Name: Cutting Edge Dance Center

Description: Recreational and competitive classes in ballet, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical and tap from September to June recital for ages 3 and up

Location: 3605 W. Powell Road, Powell 43065

Contact: 614-760-5678; cedancecenter.com

Name: Dance Corporation Inc.

Description: Classes in tap, ballet, lyrical and jazz for 3-year-olds to adults from September to June recital, competition available

Location: 4121 Main Street, Hilliard 43026

Contact: 614-529-6683


Name: Dance Rhythms Studio

Description: Competition or recreational classes in gymnastics, jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical, hip-hop and pointe from preschoolers to adults at a novice or competitive level

Location: 27 Norton Road, Columbus 43228

Contact: 614-851-3945, dancerhythms.org

Name: DCW Elite

Description: Nonprofit organization where volunteers teach dance and gymnastics in a casual or competitive atmosphere with ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and various levels of gymnastics and tumbling for 3 year olds to teens and adults in nine-month sessions

Location: 2378 Advanced Business Center Drive, Columbus 43228

Contact: 614-771-7550; dcwcolumbus.org


Name: Diamond Dance & Fitness

Description: Fitness dance classes for ages 9 and older

Location: 310 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna 43230 and 1930 Schrock Road, Westerville 43229

Contact: 614-428-6020 or 614-823-8882, diamonddancefitness.com

Name: Dublin Dance Center

Description: Classes for beginners and toddlers through pre-professionals and adults in dance, yoga and gymnastics including hip-hop, modern and ministry, jazz, tap, Irish and ballet from September to June performance

Location: 2665 Farmers Drive, Columbus 43235

Contact: 614-761-2882; dublindance.com


Name: Footsteps Family Dance Center

Description: Ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip-hop and lyrical lessons for boys and girls ages 3 to 18 from September to June

Location: 80 Dillmont Drive, Columbus 43235

Contact: 614-883-5599; footstepsfamilydance.com


Name: Generations Performing Arts Center

Description: Beginner through professional level training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, creative movement, ballet and competition classes to encourage self-assurance and self-esteem for ages 2 ½ to adults with May recital

Location: 11 W. College Ave., Westerville 43081

Contact: 614-794-3298; gen-pac.com


Name: Inspiration To Movement

Description: Dance classes, ballet only for ages 3 to 10, jazz, modern, belly and ballroom dancing for ages 10 to 18 during the school year, no recital

Location: 1676 E. Broad St. (Downtown), Columbus 43203

Contact: 614-253-6683; inspirationtomovement.com

Name: Irveline's Ballet School

Description: Classical ballet taught in the French and Russian style with classes available for ages 3 ½ through adult, for fun and for dancers with an interest in a professional future

Location: 2924 Hayden Run Plaza, Columbus 43235

Contact: 614-889-0106


Name: iYooWee

Description: For ages 2 and older, classes in contemporary/lyrical, hip-hop, jazz, strength and conditioning, tap and ballet or cheer and tumble classes from September to Spring

Location: 736 Northfield Road, Westerville 43082

Contact: 614-895-3300; iyoowee.com


Name: J.A.Z. Dance & More

Description: Tap, jazz, ballet, tumbling, lyrical, hip-hop and cheerleading classes for ages 3 and older from September to June recital

Location: 7354 French Drive, Reynoldsburg 43068

Contact: 614-864-7676; jazdanceandmore.com


Name: Judy Dollenmayer Studio of Dance

Description: Tumbling, Irish step, ballet, breakdancing, jazz and tap classes for 3-year-olds to adults, encourage physical fitness and confidence, sessions from September to May performance

Location: 320 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna 43230

Contact: 614-471-5124; jdsddance.com


Name: Julia Blackford's Dance Studio

Description: Ballroom, ballet, gymnastics, baton, tap and jazz for ages 4 and older from September to June recital

Location: 8527 Refugee Road, Pickerington 43147

Contact: 614-837-0629

Name: Kid's Company Performing Group

Description: Non-auditioned performing group for ages 3-14 with classes in singing, dancing, acting and performing

Location: 4809 Roberts Road, Columbus 43228

Contact: 614-915-5080

Name: Kinderdance

Description: Mobile center, travels to childcare centers, teaches dance, motor development, gymnastics and fitness for ages 2 to 12, includes educational concepts and emphasizes self-confidence and self-esteem for young children

Location: Services Delaware and Franklin counties

Contact: 740-657-8166; kinderdance.com


Name: Leap of Faith

Description: Christian-based dance studio with ballet, tap, lyrical, liturgical, modern and jazz for ages 3 ½ through adults, explore and express personal faith, classes from September to May

Location: 628 E. Long St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-228-2133; lofdance.com


Name: Marjorie Jones Schools of Dance

Description: Pre-professional and recreational classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop for 3-year-olds to adults from September to June recital

Location: 1679 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington 43221

Contact: 614-488-4894; marjoriejonesschools.com


Name: Millennium Academy of Irish Dance & Music

Description: Beginner through championship level Irish dance classes for ages 3 to adult, also includes Irish culture

Locations: 6185 Huntley Road Suite N., Worthington 43229 and 454 South Main St., Granville 43023

Contact: 614-263-9797 or 740-587-4409


Name: Movement Center School of Dance

Description: Tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop and tumbling for ages 2 ½ -18 from September through May recital, competition available

Location: 9535 Basil Western Road, Canal Winchester 43110

Contact: 614-837-9605

Name: MUCAI Academy

Description: Multi-Cultural Arts Integration (MUCAI) uses the arts to educate, has a national dance honor society, uses Zena-Rommett Floor-Barre technique, teaches children with disabilities and promotes self-efficacy, physical activity, and stress-reduction with classes in ballet, pointe, modern, tap, jazz and hip-hop for beginner to advanced levels

Location: 67 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-432-4889; mucaiacademy.com


Name: New Albany Ballet Company

Description: Training in ballet, jazz, tap and modern to students of all levels in four training divisions: children's, general, progressive and pre-professional from fall to spring recital

Location: 5051 Forest Drive, New Albany 43054

Contact: 614-939-9058


Name: New Life Dance Academy

Description: Christian-based academy for 3-year-olds through adults with classes in ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, creative dance and hip hop with classes from September to May recital

Location: 3690 Stygler Road, Gahanna 43230

Contact: 614-475-8500; sites.google.com/a/enewlifedance.com/www


Name: NorthPointe Dance Academy

Description: Recreational classes for all ages in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical and hip-hop from September to June recital, pre-dance classes for toddlers and professional training and competitive dance also available

Location: 500 OrangePoint Drive, Lewis Center 43035

Contact: 740-548-4600; northpointedance.com


Name: Northwest School of Dance

Description: Pre-professional and recreational classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop for 3-year-olds to adults from September to June recital

Location: 4726 Cemetery Road, Hilliard 43026

Contact: 614-529-9600; majoriejonesschools.com


Name: Passe Dance Center

Description: Jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical and hip-hop for ages 3 and older with competition classes throughout the school year

Location: 701 Hill Road, Pickerington 43147

Contact: 614-920-1305; passedancecenter.com


Name: Performing Arts Dance Center

Description: Professional dance and gymnastics, recreational and competitive classes for ages 3 and older, ballet, classes in pointe, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, tap and gymnastics, sessions run from September to May recital

Location: 53 N. Union St., Delaware 43015

Contact: 740-368-8800; padcdelaware.com


Name: Pickerington Dance Academy

Description: Tumbling, tap, ballet, cheer/tumble, jazz and hip-hop for 3-year-olds through high school students for nine-month sessions

Location: 400 Courtland Lane, Pickerington 43147

Contact: 614-920-4664, pda-dance.com

Name: Pinnell Dance Centre

Description: Dance academy for recreational and competitive dancers ages 2 and older with classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, cheerleading and gymnastics, sessions run from September to May

Location: 284 Angler Road, Gahanna 43230

Contact: 614-476-4140; pinnelldancecentre.com


Name: Powell Dance Academy

Description: Recreational and competitive dance with classes in ballet, point, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, contemporary and gymnastics for toddlers to adults, session runs from September to spring recital

Location: 459 Village Park Drive, Powell 43065

Contact: 614-841-9230; powelldanceacademy.com


Name: Premiere Dance

Description: Ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, hip-hop and lyrical dance for 2-year-olds to adults from September to May recital

Location: 2002 Office View Place, Reynoldsburg 43068

Contact: 614-759-1561; premieredane.us


Name: Rawlins Dance Studio

Description: Ballet for teenagers

Location: 3504 N. High St. (Clintonville), Columbus 43214

Contact: 614-262-8920, rawlinsdance.com


Name: Reflections Dance Center

Description: Classes in ballet, gymnastics, jazz, tap and lyrical for ages 3 and older throughout the school year

Location: 3048 Southwest Blvd., Grove City 43123

Contact: 614-875-1044; rdcdance.com


Name: Revolution Dance Company

Description: Gymnastics, Mommy and Me, tap, jazz, lyrical, ballet, pointe, hip-hop, progressions, theraband and competition classes for 2-year-olds to adults

Location: 10261 Sawmill Parkway, Powell 43065

Contact: 614-718-1577; revolutiondancecompany.com


Name: Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance

Description: Competitive and recreational Irish dance for beginner to advanced levels for 5-year-olds and older beginning in September, performances at festivals and May recital

Location: 43348 Tuller Road, Dublin 43017

Contact: richenstimm.com

Name: Seven Dance Academy

Description: Ballet-based competition studio that also includes jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, tap, hip-hop and gymnastics for ages 2½ and older from September to June

Locations: 4644 Kenny Road, Columbus 43220 and 14½ S. Vernon St., Sunbury 43074

Contact: 614-580-7763; sevendanceacademy.com

Name: Straub Dance Center

Description: Competitive or recreational classes in jazz, tap, hip-hop, ballet, point and Irish step to build self-confidence, session runs from August to May recital

Location: 501 McCorkle Blvd., Westerville 43082

Contact: 614-891-5525; straubdance.com

Name: Studio C School of Dance

Description: Tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, pointe, acro, modern, musical theatre, flexibility and core classes with an emphasis on body control and musicality, competition-based for ages 3 and older

Location: 5263 Gender Road, Canal Winchester 43110

Contact: 614-834-4480; dancestudioc.org

Name: Wiseman Dance Studio

Description: Neighborhood, family-oriented studio with classes in tap, ballet, acrobat, jazz, baton and hip-hop

Location: 4550 Lockbourne Road, Columbus 43027

Contact: 614-491-4130


DRAMA

Name: Acting in Columbus

Description: A multi-week series of classes for teens to prepare them for both stage, film and commercials

Location: 39 E. State St. (Downtown), Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-455-0881; actingincolumbus.net


Name: Broadway 2 LA Acting Studio

Description: Year-round classes for both kids and teens on various acting topics including improvisation, monologues and directing

Location: 549 Franklin Ave. (Downtown), Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-572-9005; broadway2la.com


Name: CATCO Is Kids

Description: Sessions cover three aspects (singing, acting and dancing) for kids age 8-16. Also offer acting and voice lessons during audition classes for specific CATCO productions.

Location: 549 Franklin Ave. (Downtown), Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-464-9400; catcoistheatre.org


Name: Columbus Children's Theatre

Description: Multi-week classes exploring acting, stage makeup, musical theatre and more for children ages 3-18

Location: Classes offered at various locations around Columbus

Contact: 614-224-6672; colschildrenstheatre.org


Name: Dramatic Impact

Description: A children's theater company offering 6 to 8 week sessions for ages 6-15, with a final performance at the end of each session

Location: Classes offered at various suburban locations

Contact: dramatic-impact.com


Name: Imaginating Dramatics

Description: Performance-based classes using side-line coaching exploring drama, musical theatre and more

Location: 1634 W. 1st Ave. (Grandview), Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-486-0594


Name: Mouth of the Wolf Productions

Description: Theater arts education classes for children of all ages; different focus each quarter

Location: Classes offered at different locations around Central Ohio

Contact: mouthofthewolfproductions@gmail.com; motwp.com


MUSIC

Name: 88 Keys Music Studios

Description: Private instruction for piano, voice, guitar and drum with preschool classes available in drum and piano

Location: 7510 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg 43068 and 8575 Refugee Road, Pickerington 43147

Contact: 614-864-3550; 88keysmusicstudio.com

Name: The Alie Joyner Violin Studio

Description: Developmental and interest based approach to violin lessons for ages 3 and up

Location: 2233 Hedgerow Road, Columbus 43220

Contact: 614-499-4349; violinlessonscolumbusohio.com

Name: Allegro Studios

Description: Private lessons or group music classes in guitar, piano and voice starting with preschool aged children and optional recital

Location: 3960 Brown Park Drive Suite F, Hilliard 43026

Contact: 614-777-4405; allegro-studios.com


Name: Atkinson Piano Studio

Description: Classical piano teaching style with studies in theory, technical exercises, rhythm training, site training and ear training

Location: 1674 King Ave. (Grandview), Columbus 43212

Contact: 614-485-9448; theatkinsonpianostudio.com


Name: Bexley School of Music

Description: Piano and flute lessons in studio or in the home for ages 3 and older

Location: 1155 S. Roosevelt Ave., Bexley 43209

Contact: 614-237-7851; bexleyschoolofmusic.com

Name: Chuck Dailey Guitar Studio

Description: Lessons for a variety of ages in guitar in a unique technique from a well-known virtuoso guitarist

Location: 74 Mill St., Gahanna 43230

Contact: 614-476-4787; chuckdaileyguitar.com


Name: Columbus Accordion

Description: Lessons for ages 10 and older on accordion, theory and composition

Location: 413 Shell Court, Whitehall 43213

Contact: 614-306-3325; columbusaccordion.com


Name: Columbus Children's Choir

Description: Seven performing treble choirs based on level of singer for children in grades 3 to 12 and non-performance classes for children K through 2, begins in September

Location: 760 E. Broad St. (Downtown), Columbus 43205

Contact: 614-220-5555; columbuschildrenschoir.org


Name: Columbus Music Academy

Description: Lessons in wind instruments, string instruments, percussion, drums, mallets, guitar, bass guitar, voice, piano, ensembles, theory, recording and in school programs

Location: 594 S. Cleveland, Ave., Westerville 43081

Contact: 614-523-2561; columbusmusicacademy.com


Name: Columbus Piano Leasing

Description: Novice piano lessons

Location: 6493 Proprietors Road, Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-436-2246; coloumbuspianoleasing.com


Name: Conservatory of Piano

Description: Individual piano lessons for ages 3 and older with performance opportunities

Location: 209 N. Hamilton Road, Columbus, 43213 and 60 Old West Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-755-2424 (Columbus), 614-436-6076 (Worthington); conservatoryofpiano.com


Name: Crescendo Music Studio

Description: Voice and piano lessons

Location: 2066 W. Henderson Road, Columbus 43220

Contact: 614-451-5447


Name: The Curie Piano Studio

Description: Piano lessons for all ages and skill levels in sessions of 7 weeks

Location: 6770 N. High St., Worthington 43085 and 7855 Ashenden Drive, Blacklick 43004

Contact: 614-833-3912; curiepianostudio.com


Name: Encore Music Studios

Description: Individualized private lesson instruction for students of all ages with ear training, note reading and improvisation

Location: 2732 Sawbury Blvd., Columbus 43235 and 623 Park Meadow Road, Westerville 43081

Contact: 614-882-6681; encoremusicstudios.com


Name: First Choice Music Studio

Description: Lessons in guitar, bass, piano, keyboard, violin, viola, cello, fiddle, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, clarinet, flute, saxophone, bass clarinet, oboe, bassoon, percussion and fundamentals in music

Location: 25 North St., Dublin 43017

Contact: 614-314-1678; firstchoicemusicstudio.com


Name: Gahanna Academy of Music

Description: Session aligned with school season offering lessons in piano, guitar, vocal, violin, viola, cello and songwriting

Location: 116 Granville St., Gahanna 43230

Contact: 614-471-5397; gahannaacademyofmusic.com


Name: German Village Music Haus

Description: Lessons on guitar bass and drums from professionals

Location: 350 S. Grant Ave., Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-228-8467; germanvillagemusichaus.com

Name: GNG Music Instruction

Description: Lessons on acoustic and electric guitar and bass guitar, piano and keyboards, drums and percussion, brass and woodwinds, orchestral instruments and voice in the home or at the studio

Location: 45 Second St. Suite B, New Albany 43054

Contact: 614-855-8500; gngmusicinstruction.com


Name: Grace Notes Music Studio

Description: Instruction in piano, voice and clarinet

Location: 4115 US Highway 23, Delaware 43015

Contact: 614-949-3347


Name: Guitar Center Studios

Description: Guitar lessons for a variety of skill levels and ages from curriculum created with music education publisher Hal Leonard

Location: 4661 Morse Centre Drive, Columbus 43229

Contact: 614-436-2600; guitarcenter.com


Name: Guitar House Workshop

Description: Guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, piano, violin, harmonica and voice lessons for kids and adults with recital

Location: 1423 Chambers Road, Columbus 43212

Contact: 614-488-2477; guitarhouseworkshop.com


Name: Guitar Lessons Columbus

Description: Group and private lessons in guitar for ages 6 and older in multiple formats based on student, special focus for children's lessons

Location: 3343 N. High St., Columbus 43202

Contact: 614-427-3187; guitarlessonscolumbus.info


Name: The Guitar Shoppe

Description: Lessons in guitar, bass, upright bass, mandolin, ukulele, piano, table, sitar and theory

Location: 1611 Kenny Centre Mall, Columbus 43220

Contact: 614-457-6303; columbusmusiclessons.net


Name: Harmony House Studios

Description: Infants, toddlers and preschoolers mix to create music through group movement, singing and playing instruments

Location: 4348 Tuller Road, Dublin 43017

Contact: 614-425-2186, harmonyhousestudios.com


Name: Hilliard Community Music School

Description: Private instruction in cello, clarinet, drum and percussion, flute, guitar, piano, saxophone, violin and voice

Location: 4115 Main St., Hilliard 43026

Contact: 614-876-4181; hilliardcommunitymusicschool.com


Name: J & K Music Studio

Description: Classical and contemporary guitar and piano instruction

Location: 1989 W. Fifth Ave. (Grandview), Columbus 43212

Contact: 614-477-7969; jandkmusicstudio.com


Name: Mid Ohio Music Academy

Description: Guitar, piano, drums, bass, vocal, banjo, mandolin, flute and violin lessons

Location: 1520 Cross Creeks Blvd., Pickerington 43147

Contact: 614-579-4509; midohiomusicacademy.com

Name: Music & Arts

Description: A variety of lessons in string, woodwind, horn and percussion instruments, plus voice.

Locations: 4672 Cemetery Road, Hilliard 43026, 614-534-0066; 5999 E. Main St., Columbus 43213, 614-863-3200; 43 N. State St., Westerville 43081, 614-891-9008; 5598 N. High St., Worthington 43085, 614-880-1000; muiscarts.com


Name: Music Go Round

Description: Guitar, drum, brass and woodwind lessons from private professionals

Location: 833 Bethel Road, Columbus 43214 and 1329 Stoneridge Drive, Columbus 43230

Contact: 614-457-9328 (Bethel Road) or 614-473-0100 (Stoneridge Drive); musicgoround.com

Name: The Music Lessons Company

Description: Acting, audition, bass, guitar, piano, string instruments, vocal and woodwind lessons in various session lengths beginning at age 5 for most instruments

Location: 50 Village Pointe Drive, Powell 43065

Contact: 614-413-7676; themusiclessonscompany.com


Name: Music Matters

Description: Early childhood classes including lessons in singing, rhythmic rhyming, moving and instrument playing

Location: 3408 Indianola Ave. (Clintonville), Columbus 43214

Contact: 614-795-6635; musicmatterscolumbus.com


Name: Music Movement & Me

Description: Early childhood program of music appreciation and learning for children from birth to 4 years old

Location: 5 W. Columbus St., Pickerington 43147

Contact: 614-837-7919; musicmovementandme.com


Name: Music Royale

Description: Lessons for various instruments including viola, violin, piano, voice, drums, percussion, guitar, trombone, trumpet, baritone horn, French horn, saxophone, flute, cello and bass

Location: 3976 Powell Road, Powell 43085

Contact: 614-793-2222; musicroyaleohio.com

Name: Parish Musical Arts Conservatory

Description: Lessons in piano, organ, voice, saxophone, flute, clarinet, guitar, bass, trumpet, trombone, drums, violin, viola, cello, choir and praise team worships and performance

Location: 1728 E. Broad St. (Downtown), Columbus 43203

Contact: 866-586-6169; parishmusicalarts.com


Name: Powell Academy of Music

Description: Private lessons beginning at age 5 on piano, voice, guitar, trumpet, trombone, baritone, saxophone, clarinet, violin, cello, electric and string bass, songwriting, composition, film scoring and recording with pop, jazz, rock and classical styles

Location: 29 E. Olentangy St., Powell 43065

Contact: 614-572-3640; powellacademyofmusic.com


Name: River Place Music Studio

Description: Piano lessons for all ages

Location: 1617 W. Fifth Ave. (Grandview), Columbus 43212

Contact: 614-398-1330; riverplacemusic.com


Name: Rhythmworks

Description: Private percussion instruction studio for beginning, intermediate or advanced students

Location: 549 Franklin Ave. (Downtown), Columbus 43215

Contact: 614-859-6808; rhythmworks.biz


Name: Sax Entertainment Music Academy

Description: Private and group vocal, woodwind, brass, string, percussion and performance lessons for all ages and skill levels in a variety of styles

Location: 22 Westerville Square, Westerville 43081

Contact: 614-259-3220; saxentertainment.info

Name: Second Floor Studios

Description: Guitar, bass, drum and piano lessons, also teach in schools

Location: 1373 Grandview Ave. (Grandview), Columbus 43212

Contact: 614-675-1300; secondfloorstudioslive.com


Name: Sharon Renkes Piano Studio

Description: Private piano lessons for beginner and intermediate level students from age 4 and older

Location: 118 E. Pacemont Road (Clintonville), Columbus 43202

Contact: 614-263-3026; srenkespianostudio.com


Name: Sounds Educational Center

Description: Private music studio with piano and voice lessons for all ages, including preschool

Location: 275 Old County Line Road, Westerville 43081

Contact: 614-891-9695; soundseducationalcenter.com


Name: Star Performance Academy

Description: Acting, dance and music lessons including art classes, ballet classes, cello, guitar, trumpet, violin and piano lessons, hip-hop and dance team experience and various performance opportunities

Location: 1701 Eastgate Parkway, Columbus 43230

Contact: 614-501-7827; starperformanceacademy.org


Name: Studio R Music

Description: Vocal lessons for any level or age in a variety of styles

Location: 1799 W. Fifth Ave. (Grandview), Columbus 43212

Contact: 614-723-9510; studiormusic.com


Name: Stylie Studio

Description: Guitar and electric bass, beginner piano, music theory and music production lessons

Location: 808 High St. Suite C, Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-668-2558; styliestudio.com

Name: Sugar Creek Music Co.

Description: Guitar lessons

Location: 83 Granville St., Gahanna 43230

Contact: 614-476-9060


Name: Suzuki Music Columbus

Description: Violin, viola and cello lessons in the Suzuki method developed in Japan for children of all ages

Location: 1555 S. James Road, Columbus 43209

Contact: 614-216-1343; suzukimusiccolumbus.org


Name: Tres Bien Studio

Description: Music studio for young children to explore music and private lessons for older studios

Location: 324 W. Case St., Powell 43065

Contact: 614-301-3422; tresbienstudios.com


Name: Upper Arlington Music Academy

Description: Beginning to advanced lessons starting at age 4 in piano, guitar, violin, viola, flute, voice, percussion and clarinet, lessons include learning to play, read and write music

Location: 830 W. Lane Ave.; Columbus 43221

Contact: 614-486-2555, uama.net


Name: Uptown Strings

Description: Acoustic and electric guitar, drums and banjo lessons from a variety of styles including rock, jazz, classical, blue grass, finger-style and blues

Location: 18 N. State St., Westerville 43081

Contact: 614-794-2183; uptownstrings.com


Name: Vaughan Music Studios

Description: Lessons in voice, guitar, bass, piano, drums, performing, auditioning, recording and song development and production

Location: 3280 Riverside Drive, Upper Arlington 43221

Contact: 614-451-1976; vaughanmusicstudio.com


Name: We Joy Sing

Description: Early childhood music programs to stimulate listening, language, movement, social, musical and cognitive skills

Location: Multiple locations in Bexley, Dublin, Gahanna, Granville, Grove City, Hilliard, New Albany, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Westerville and Worthington

Contact: 614-868-0107; wejoysing.com

Name: Worthington Music

Description: Private lessons in banjo, baritone, bass, cello, clarinet, dulcimer, drums, flute, French horn, mandolin, saxophone, recorder, trombone, trumpet, tuba, ukulele, piano, violin, guitar and voice

Location: 6560 N. High St., Worthington 43085

Contact: 614-436-4855; worthingtonmusic.com


OTHER EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Name: The Etiquette Institute

Description: Children as young as first grade can learn proper etiquette techniques and manners skills

Location: Classes offered at various locations around Columbus

Contact: 614-459-2158; magnificentmanners.com


Name: Young Chefs Academy

Description: Kids ages 3 and up can become budding chefs during weekly 1.5-hour classes. Each month has a different theme.

Location: 425 Beecher Road, Gahanna 43230

Contact: 614-933-9700; youngchefsacademy.com