As Frisco’s original music & arts school, more students have taken lessons here than anywhere else!
The Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts is the largest music and performing arts school in the city having taught over 12,000 students since we opened in the fall of 2000. While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a student here and find out why we are Frisco’s number one choice for music & performing arts lessons.
AWARD WINNING MUSIC and ARTS SCHOOL
We are an Official Safety Plan Music School! In order to keep our students, staff, and teachers safe, we have implemented the Family Safety Plan in our schools! This includes glass windows on lesson rooms to foster transparency between teachers and parents, full-time office staff so that students and teachers are never left unsupervised, requiring extensive background checks of all of our teachers and staff, security cameras in all rooms, and an open-door policy for parents, which means that they’re always invited to sit in on their child’s lessons.
The top choice for piano lessons, guitar lessons, bass lessons, ukulele lessons, voice lessons, violin lessons, drum lessons, art classes, dance classes and musical theatre classes in Frisco!
What We Teach:
Piano, Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Voice, Violin, Drums and More!
Intro to Art, Drawing & Painting, Drawing, Sketching and Cartooning!
Around the World Fairytale Princess Ballet Ages 3-6
Musical Theatre Classes:
Singing and Broadway Stage Dance!
Interested in a different instrument?
WE OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS TO CHOOSE FROM!
Guitar / Bass Lessons
Violin / Viola / Cello Lessons
Musical Theatre Classes
10 Benefits of Becoming a Frisco School of Music & Performing Arts Student
1. The widest range of lessons and classes available in one location.
MUSIC - Piano, Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo, Drums, Violin, Voice lessons ART - intro to arts and crafts, cartooning, drawing. sketching DANCE - Around the World Fairytale Princess Ballet ages 3-6 MUSICAL THEATRE - singing and stage dance; all in one location.
Busy families can save drive time and money by scheduling multiple lessons or multiple family members on the same day. Ask about the discounts available for multi-series registration! Our teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal goals and helping you to achieve them.
Our School has two amazing buildings on campus, is over 15,000 sq. ft. with 33 teaching studios, including our state-of-the-art performance hall with professional lighting, sound and video: home of the FriscoPAC. With over 45 teachers you can imagine the flexibility we have in helping you select a lesson schedule time.
People of all ages and levels come here to take lessons. Even adults who are new to music & the arts, or returning to study!
2. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty.
With over 45 teachers, all with University training and/or professional performance experience - you can be confident that we have the right teacher to meet your needs. Our teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal goals and helping you to achieve them, and we incorporate all the details into our weekly lessons and classes (ex. music theory and sight reading into your music lessons, stage terminology and choreography, specialized art techniques and art history movements - you get the idea!) right along with helping you learn your favorite part of music, art and musical theatre.
In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the styles that you want to learn.
Whether you have a young child who wants to try out lessons for the first time, or a high school student preparing for college entrance or a professional career in music, art and musical theatre, your personalized lessons will help you accomplish your dreams.
This ensures that YOU get to choose what your goals are, and meet them in a way that works best for you.
3. A wide range of lesson times available.
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - Morning 'til night!
Private and Group Music, Art, Dance and Musical Theatre Lessons are by appointment and are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!. Homeschoolers love our early afternoon lesson times.
Music Lessons, Art, Dance, Musical Theatre Classes Monday-Thursday: 11:00am to 9:00pm Friday: 11:00am to 7:00pm Saturday: 9:30am to 1:00pm Sunday: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Frisco Best Summer Camps Summer Performing Arts Day Camps and Music camps for 4-14 year olds - 7:30am to 6:00pm weekly (half-day and full-day options available)
4. A proven track record of excellence.
Over 12,000 students taught, and voted "Best in Education" by Frisco Style Magazine. Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying.
Every year, aspiring teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later they're closed.
The Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts has a proven track record of offering quality lessons, year round. Our full time mission is teaching music, art and musical theatre. Learn what YOU enjoy!
We teach a wide variety of styles, from classical piano to rock and metal, sacred to modern pop and jazz music, vocals and singing, mixed media and cartoon animation/flip book art, plus musical theatre staging, blocking, choreography, sequencing and Broadway routines.
5. A comfortable waiting room for parents and family members.
Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom or a cramped skinny hallway, our families enjoy a spacious, professional waiting room with comfortable chairs, kids coloring table station, Wi-Fi, and video class monitors.
We also provide observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson and class while you wait.
Or, if you prefer, you can sit in on lessons anytime you like (for private music students).
6. Fully stocked lesson studios.
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for lessons, including amps, stereos, full acoustic drum kits, keyboards, pianos, mics, staging, mirrors, professional art supplies and more. Plus, teachers have an iPad in every studio to incorporate fun learning apps and sample video examples, etc. We have spent thousands of dollars on our facility to offer sound-resistant studios and observation windows.
7. Performance opportunities at each level of study.
Other schools only offer 2 shows per year? Maybe just 1 show? Charge extra fees, require families to purchase tickets? NOT HERE!
Our students have the opportunity to perform in more than 24 yearly events in music, art, dance & musical theatre!
The level of confidence you get performing cannot be achieved anywhere else. Plus, preparing for a performance motivates students to work toward a goal.
MUSIC: Our beginning group music lab classes have a Group Student Performance Week for parents six times per year, and private lesson students have the option of participating in our Yearly Judged Music Show, Coffee House Music Shows, Yearly Theory Test and Musicfest.
See our Performance and Events page for details on these events.
ART, & MUSICAL THEATRE: Our students perform in three yearly Musical Theatre Variety Shows in our performing arts auditorium on campus at FriscoPAC with professional lighting, sound, video. Also students perform for parents in our 6 yearly Group Student Performance weeks for parents throughout the year. Student Art Gallery Shows are held three times a year for our art students. Artwork is judged by local artists with ribbon awards given in three categories
AROUND THE WORLD FAIRYTALE PRINCESS BALLET: Our princess dancers perform in the end-of-year FairyTale Princess Royal Ball, a regal display of princess costumes from around the world and traditional pre-ballet selections.
8. Professional office staff seven days a week.
We have friendly and professional Office Staff who are always available at the front Desk to assist our families. We staff our Registration Desk starting at 9:00 or 10:00am through closing each day Monday through Saturdays, and Sundays starting at 2:00pm. We return all phone inquiries as soon as possible in a friendly and courteous manner.
9. Convenient location in the "heart" of Frisco.
We are located on Preston Road, just north of Main Street on the NW corner, across from the Brinkman Ranch. With our central location, the school is convenient to Frisco residents on both the east and west sides of Preston, plus Little Elm, McKinney, Prosper, Celina, Savannah, The Colony, and Plano. Visit the location page for more details.
10. No semester requirements or long term commitments.
Although most of our students are with us for four and five years or more (earn your Five Year and Ten Year Study Trophy!), our School does not require semester minimums or yearly commitments. We plan on a year of lessons at enrollment (or start with a trial-lesson series), however if you cannot stay at the School you simply notify our Registration Desk on the first of the month and finish out that month in a positive way with your teacher.
It's EASY to take the next step! Ready to start? Give us a call today 214.436.4058
Our schedules fill very quickly. Call us today to speak with a lesson specialist to help you choose the right series for you and your family.
PRICING Weekly lessons range from $18.00 - $45.00/week depending on which series is right for you. We have lessons seven days a week!
Meet the Owner/Director
Chris Duncan, owner/director, has over 35 years of teaching and consulting experience has written several books and is a bestselling author on Amazon.
She holds a B.A. Degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Theory from Michigan State University and is a Licensed Preschool Director (DFPS). She also holds the highest level of certification with the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, and is a past board member of that group and is recognized as one of America’s Premier Experts for publishing expert content on early childhood creative curriculum.
Ms. Duncan (along with her business partner Steve South) is the founder and Director of the Frisco Creative Arts Preschool (formerly Musical Arts Schoolhouse) which opened in Fall 2009; a unique performing arts preschool for 3-4-5 year olds.
These and other experiences have lead her to help families choose music and arts education for their children and themselves.
performances & events
The world needs music and the arts! Are you playing your part?
Our performances are held on our campus at the FriscoPAC, our own performance venue right here in Frisco.
- GROUP STUDENT PERFORMANCE WEEK - COFFEE HOUSE MUSIC SHOWS - MUSICAL THEATRE VARIETY SHOW - STUDENT ART GALLERY SHOW (judged event) - ADULT STUDENT MUSICALE - THEORY TEST (graded event) - MUSIC FEST - YEARLY JUDGED MUSIC PERFORMANCE (judged event) - PRACTICE CLUB and STUDENT AWARDS
The teachers are great. Each are patient and have a full understanding about their subject and how to teach it. Furthermore, the admin staff are just as wonderful. My son had problems finding his niche. They worked with us to help him find which instrument excited him. - Patsy A. Frisco, TX
My son is in the Thurs. group lesson for piano. He has an exceptional teacher & has really motivated my son. We could not be happier with the class and the teacher as well.
Thanks, Heather Sayre, MS, LPC
Our son has been a student with the school for nearly 2 years and we couldn't be more pleased with his progression on the violin. We recently got to see a live performance of him and many of the other students of the school and what talent!
- Jennifer G. Frisco, TX
I have been a teacher this past year at the Frisco School of Music. Everyone is so supportive and friendly. I am lucky to have had a great group of voice and piano students with supportive parents. Very professional and everything is managed so well.
- Katya A. Frisco, TX
Having been part of the FSM Faculty for two years now, the management is very good, and they have always been courteous and respectful. My relationship with students and their parents is extremely good.
- Jamie R. Frisco, TX
I was nervous about starting music classes as an adult, but the Frisco School of Music has been wonderful about making me wonderful and letting me work at a pace I am comfortable with. I would recommend them to anyone of any age for beginning or furthering music lessons. - Meagan T. Frisco, TX
We believe that the best way to learn music and the arts is in a professional environment with world class teachers with a year-round schedule. Each class is tailored for the way the student learns best. We take into account age, experience, personality, and learning style. We teach ages 4 - adult! It's never "too late" to learn how to play music and the arts.
Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson! Call or Text 214-436-4058
Lessons are available seven days a week. Preston Road at Main Street in Frisco!