About Us

Experience the Funnest Music Lessons in Seattle

Our Mission

Off the Wall School of Music is focused on igniting a passion for music that will fuel the personal growth and development of our students.

Music is transformational, and the self-discipline required to learn how to play an instrument challenges our students to become the best possible versions of themselves.

By providing engaging, high quality music lessons to students of all ages and skill levels, we hope to help make the world a better place -- filled with talented, music-loving folks who appreciate the values of hard work, lifelong learning and, most importantly, fun.

Off the Wall School of Music's Mission

We're Focused on Teaching the Best Music Lessons in Seattle

We Make Music Lessons Fun

Our teachers know how to make music lessons engaging -- from the songs you'll learn to how they present the material to showing your skills off in one of our super fun recitals.

When learning how to play music is fun, our students practice more, and they progress more quickly toward achieving their goals.



We Offer a Customized, Well-Rounded Curriculum

We teach much more than how to read notes on a page!

Our students can also learn:

  • A variety of music styles: bluegrass, blues, classical, country, jazz, pop, ragtime, reggae, rock and more
  • How to improvise and read chord symbols
  • How to write music
  • How to play & sing
  • How to record their music
  • How to play with a group
  • How to be an entertainer

We offer lessons for all levels of experience -- beginning to advanced -- and tailor our curriculum to meet your specific needs.

We Give a Free Introductory Music Lesson

Our excitement about music is so contagious, we think everyone should catch the music bug! That's why we offer a free lesson, as well as free practice time for their first month with us, to everyone in Seattle.

Introductory lessons are a way for you to meet our teachers and check out our school, and we offer them for beginning, intermediate and advanced students.

Students often leave their free lesson filled with happiness, excitement and positive energy, and we love sharing that with our community.

And helping people realize that music is fun is our way of paying it forward.

Off the Wall School of Music's History

Our History

From our humble beginnings in a Ballard apartment in 2007 to transforming an abandoned Wallingford house into a vibrant, inspiring space in 2010, we’ve always been focused on teaching music in a fun and accessible way.

We started simply, with just one teacher teaching piano, and have grown to a staff of nearly 20 instructors who teach piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, ukulele, bass and drums.

In addition to providing the best contemporary private music lessons in Seattle, we offer other fun programs such as our Summer Rock Camp for kids and our Blues Jam for musicians of all ages.