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.

In addition to 8 teaching rooms at the Hickory Music Factory facility, there is a music library where students can check out music books, CD’s and records, a performance room, a recording studio, and a jam room set up with drums and amps for students practice with their bands.



Lesson payment is due the the 1st of the month. Payments received after the 14th will be considered late. We accept check, cash, or PayPal. If paying by check, please make it out to the instructor.

Student Registration

The Hickory Music Factory has an annual registration fee. Your annual fee helps in continuing to provide programs for our community along with ensuring a safe and inspiring place to learn. You will also receive discounts on select programs and camps. Please download and fill out the registration and give it to your instructor along with payment at the start of lessons.  HMF Student Registration

Missed Lessons

Each instructor has their own policy on missed lessons. For questions please check with your instructor.


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 and board members are required to have a background checks.


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