Student Handbook

About Our Music Lessons

What We Believe

We believe that the best way to learn music is with one-on-one, private instruction (beginners can start with a group class!). Each lesson is tailored individually, 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.

One-on-one attention - Private Lessons

Students in private lessons are able to learn the type of music they personally are most interested in. Our teachers can focus 100% of their attention on that one student to ensure that hand positioning, posture or the understanding of a particular concept are correct. If a student has a particular difficulty in one area, the teacher can work on it without hampering the progress of a class of students and alternatively, if a student is excelling in one area, the teacher can move on. We offer 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons.

Lab/Group Music Classes - Great for Beginners.

Teachers recommend starting in a group class if you are a beginner. Students progress at their own pace so you can join at any time during the year. The teacher helps each student individually, reviewing last weeks assignment and teaching the new concept for the new assignment. As a group the class works in the theory workbooks learning to write music, draw notes, rhythms, naming notes and more. Our lab/group classes are 60 minutes weekly (55 minute class period, with the last 5 minutes for parent questions and assignment clarification). Group classes must meet minimum enrollment to remain on the schedule.

Our school is equipped to offer music lessons for students of all ages and abilities, from beginners to very advanced students. We offer every style of lessons from classical to jazz and pop.

We teach Piano, Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele, Voice, Drum, Violin Lessons
Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele Lessons

Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, and theory.

Piano Lessons

Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn a classical sonatina, rock chords, or popular sheet music, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be.

Voice Lessons

Our private voice teachers primarily focus on popular music and musical theatre songs. If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel, theatre, or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you!

Drum Lessons

Our drum instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve your speed and comfort.

Violin, Viola and Cello Lessons

Our string instructors will teach all styles of music, from learning to play by ear to reading music. If you want to play classical music or the fiddle, we have a teacher for you. Students can be as young as 5 years old, or younger with the teacher's approval.

Frequently Asked Questions


Our teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs.

When you enroll here for lessons, your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don't know where to begin, we can help!


We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music YOU want to play. With 45 teachers at Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts, you are sure to find the best match for YOU.


There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn an instrument. With regular practice a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.


Our instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn't automatically make you a teacher--that's why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students!

We search the entire area for the top teachers, who embody the high values at Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts. Most importantly, our instructors relate their teaching to each individual student's learning style. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the USA and Europe and have years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level. We search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don't have to!


Yes. Even if you don't have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day the student will progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child's private music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands.

Looking for the Best Music Lessons Near Me?

​Well in Frisco, TX that would be the Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts. As Frisco’s original Music and Performing Arts school we have had over 10,000 students take lessons with us. We are the only school of its kind that was voted “Best in Education” by Frisco Style.

Chris Duncan, the Director/Owner, with over 35 years of teaching and consulting experience has written several books and is a bestselling author on Amazon. She worked with dozens of schools around the United States as an expert in transforming great artists into great teachers. These and other experiences have lead her to help families chose music and arts education for their children and themselves.

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.

- Heather Sayre, MS, LPC

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
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