Teaching Studio

Lessons: HMF provides private lessons, classes and camps for ages 5 years old and up. We offers lessons for guitar, piano, drums, bass, violin, sax, flute, cello, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, voice and more…

The organization isn’t classically based in its approach to musical education.  Rather, the Hickory Music Factory takes a well-rounded, inter-disciplinary approach and strives to address each child on an individual basis.  Unfortunately, many music programs have rigid guidelines that don’t allow for all children to succeed.  Therefore, we seek to address the system and nature of teaching music that inhibits growth and success.  We don’t offer a strict curriculum but a malleable model meant to encourage all.  Catering to each student’s unique passion, we offer individual lessons in several genres. Every person is different and learns differently and, in turn, music serves a different purpose in every life.  We believe in celebrating students and their differences and helping them find their individuality in music.



Payment: Lesson payment is due the the 1st of the month. Payments received after the 7th will be considered late. We accept check or cash. If paying by check, please make it out to the instructor.

Student Registration: All students are required to pay an annual registration fee. Your annual fee helps in continuing to provide opportunities and programs for our students and our community along with ensuring a safe and inspiring place to learn. It also provides valuable discounts for students and their families at HMF events and programs. HMF Student Registration Brochure Missed Lessons: Each instructor has their own policy on missed lessons. For questions please check with your instructor.

Calendar: For a list of events and programs, please visit our calendar page on our web site.

Phone Calls to Instructors: Please feel free to call your instructor for any messages you need to convey.

Snow and Bad Weather: Please contact your instructor on days where there is inclement weather to check and see if lessons are being offered.

Background Checks: All instructors, interns, board members and other stakeholders are required to have a background checks.

Cameras: For the safety of our students and instructors, all rooms at HMF have cameras installed in them.