If your kids are ready to crank their musical experience up a notch, Seattle has some rockin’ music schools you’ll want to get in tune with. From electric guitar, keyboards and drums to saxophone, vocals and ukulele—there’s something for every budding rock star. Read on for your all-access pass to seven chart-topping music schools.

Off The Wall School Of Music

The Bass(ics): When owner, Chris Marx turned an abandoned Wallingford house into a music school, broken windows and graffiti gave way to an inspirational place to learn music. Off The Wall School Of Music has two missions: to make music lessons really fun – with a well-rounded curriculum; and to give every family in Seattle a FREE music lesson. From country and classical to ragtime and reggae, students perform all styles of music. Lessons can begin as early as age 4 on clarinet, harmonica and viola. Piano and violin start at age 5; ukulele and drums at 6 (check Off The Wall's website for your instrument of choice). Young pianists can also show-off their skills at dueling piano recitals with drummers and two grand pianos. Off The Wall has regular open-mics at their studio, and hosts more mellow recitals at venues around Seattle, including Tula’s Jazz Club and The Hard Rock Café.

The Beat: Bass, clarinet, drums, guitar, harmonica, piano, saxophone, ukulele, viola, violin and voice are all offered.

Band Camp: For kids ages 7-16, Off The Wall offers Rock Band and Girls Rock camps; younger students may audition.

Off The Wall School Of Music
4509 Midvale Ave. N. Seattle, Wa 98103
Online: offthewallschoolofmusic.com 

photo: Off The Wall School Of Music

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— Helen Walker Green

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