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Music Lessons: Your song starts here


Music lessons are available at all of our locations in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Lexington.

Kenwood Galleria

8118 Montgomery Road

Cincinnati, OH 45236

(513 )252–0445

Eastgate Mall

4601 Eastgate Blvd.

Cincinnati, OH 45245

(513) 752–6341

Moeller/Willis Music

7850 Cox Road

West Chester, OH 45069

(513) 777–7474

Florence Superstore

7567 Mall Road

Florence, KY 41042

(859) 525–6050


130 W. Tiverton Way

Lexington, KY 40503

(859) 273–4063


The perks that come from playing an instrument will be music to your ears!


  • Improves recollection and retention of verbal information
  • Increases scores in math, science, reading, and language arts
  • Increases average SAT and ACT scores
  • Increases discipline and the ability to concentrate
  • Improves work ethic

Need we say more? For the full list of proven benefits of music making for children, go to


Benefits of making music for adults


Adults who start playing music report a decrease in stress, improvement in memory, and better mood. Since many health issues are related to stress, adults who play music enjoy better overall health. Eighty-five percent of adults wish they would have learned to play a musical instrument. If that’s you, please know that it’s never too late to start!

Your song starts here.

Need we say more? For the full list of proven benefits of music making for children, go to


Learn the skills you need for your song to soar.


Whether you are a seasoned musician, a fifth grader starting band, or anything in between, music lessons are an integral part of your music journey. One-on-one coaching with an instructor will give you a step above the other members of your school, or garage band.

Not in a band? Music lessons benefit someone at any age when learning their instrument. Playing can calm your nerves after a long work day, or help you wind down around a campfire with some great friends and family. With Willis Music, your song starts here.


Choose from a wide variety of instruments and start your song.


Accordion • Acoustic Guitar • Alto Saxophone • Audio Engineering • Banjo • Baritone • Bass Clarinet • Bass Guitar • Bassoon • Clarinet • Classical Guitar • Congas • Cornet • Dobro • Drums • Dulcimer • Electric Guitar • Euphonium • Fiddle • Flute • French Horn • Hand Drums • Harmonica • Keyboard • Mandolin • Oboe • Piano • Piccolo • String Bass • Tenor Saxophone • Trombone • Trumpet • Tuba • Ukulele • Viola • Violin • Voice • And more!


Instrument availability differs per location.

35 replies
    • Bill Phipps
      Bill Phipps says:

      We do have Banjo lessons in our stores. Which store are you looking to take lessons from and I will make sure that manager contacts and assists you.

  1. Robert Lemaay
    Robert Lemaay says:

    My name is Bobby Lemay. I have a six year old son and myself age 28 interested in learning guitar. I used to play when I was younger and fell away from it but am interested in getting back in. We live in Hebron.

  2. Jackson
    Jackson says:

    I am 12 years old and I’m interested in taking drum lessons. I am already in band class at my school, but I want to be better at drums than I am. I’m looking for classes near Florence , Erlanger, or Boone County.

    • Colleen Cranley
      Colleen Cranley says:

      Thanks for your question Jackson! We have several drum teachers at our store in Florence. We would love to have you take lessons with us. You can find out more information about lessons by visiting our store, or you can email us directly at

  3. Ryan
    Ryan says:

    I’m looking to learn how to play the saxophone. I work from 6am-3pm so preferably in the afternoons or on the weekends. Do you have any instructors that can teach me?

    • Colleen Cranley
      Colleen Cranley says:

      Hello Ryan,

      Thank you for reaching out to us about Saxophone lessons. We have many great teachers who will be able to work with your schedule. To schedule lessons please visit one of our stores today, or you can shot me an email and I can give you more detail.

  4. Brittany
    Brittany says:

    Hello, my 3 year old wants to play the violin. We recently got her a violin and she loves to play it. Do you offer violin lessons for children this young?

    • Colleen Cranley
      Colleen Cranley says:

      Hello Jeremy,

      We do offer bass guitar lessons at all of our locations. For more information, please call one of our locations that would be closest for you. You also see a profile of each teacher here on the website by clicking on the different locations.
      Thank you for your questions!

  5. Jack
    Jack says:

    Hi, I’m 15 years old and very interested in playing the drums. I want to sign up for lessons at the Willis on mall road, but I’m not quite sure what I’m looking for. I have little experience and own an electronic set of my own. I was also recommended one of your teachers, Chris, but I don’t see him on your page? I was wondering if you guys could help me out? Thanks!

    • Colleen Cranley
      Colleen Cranley says:

      Hi Jack,

      Thanks for the question. We would be happy to get you signed up for lessons at the store in Florence, KY. We do not have an instructor named Chris at that location. But we do have three great teachers that would love to help. Please stop by the store, or shoot us an email/phone call so we can get some more information.


  6. Ivori
    Ivori says:

    I have no prior musical knowledge. I would like to learn to read music, and play the piano. I’m an adult (age 20), and I hope it is not to late to do so. I live in the Louisville, Kentucky area. Would this be possible, and could you email me rate?

    • Colleen
      Colleen says:

      Hello Ivori,

      It is never too late to learn music! We have several great teachers that can help you get started. You can learn more about each different teacher’s rates above, and I can email you more information! We can’t wait to help you learn

  7. Jon
    Jon says:

    I actually just separated and have lots of free time between college classes, I was looking to try something different to learn and wanted to ask if you had anyone to teach me how to play the concertina.

    • Colleen
      Colleen says:

      Hello Jon,

      Thank you for your inquiry. We do not currently have any teachers that are comfortable enough with the concertina to teach it. We do however offer lessons in a lot of different instruments, so if there is something else you are interested in you can search for different instruments we teach in your area by clicking here.

      Thank you

    • Colleen
      Colleen says:

      Hello Kayla,

      Thank you for inquiring about Guitar lessons. We have a large selection of guitar teachers at all six of our locations. The price will vary between different teachers. The best way to find out what would work best for you is by clicking here and searching for a guitar teacher at the store nearest you. If you have any questions please let us know!

  8. Jasmine
    Jasmine says:

    I’m purchasing a cello, and was wondering, do you offer any cello lessons? Preferably private, in the northern Kentucky region? What are the instructors prices? I’m a beginner, 15 years old, and have never even picked up a cello. Thank you in advance.

    • Colleen
      Colleen says:

      Hello Jasmine,

      Thank you for your inquiry about Cello lessons. We do not currently have a cello teacher, but we do offer a large selection of books that can help you. We do plan on having a Cello instructor in the future. When that happens we will let you know!

    • Colleen
      Colleen says:

      Hello Rachel,

      We do offer Mandolin lessons. The price will depend on the individual teacher.

      Click here to search for a Mandolin teacher near you. This will be able to show you the teacher’s biography and pricing, and you can even sign up right on the site!

      Thank you for your comment

    • Colleen
      Colleen says:

      Hello Allen,

      Thank you for your question. We do not currently have any harmonica teachers in our stores. We do however offer a lot of books that could help you in trying to learn. If you visit any of our locations, the sales people would be happy to help you get started.

      Thank you and have a great week!

  9. Timothy
    Timothy says:

    Hello! I found a flyer that had a list of teachers in the tri-county mall. I was really interested in getting a drum teacher. Is there anyone in the area that can give me lessons?

    • Colleen Cranley
      Colleen Cranley says:

      Hello Timothy!

      As you may already know, we have moved our Tri-County Mall location to West Chester! There are a lot of great drum teachers at the West Chester location and you can view all of their profiles by clicking the link above. We also have a location in Kenwood, so if that is closer to you, they have a few drum teachers as well! When you click on the links above, you are able to view all of the teacher profiles, and you can register for lessons there!

      Let me know if you need anything else!

    • kellyz
      kellyz says:

      Hello Lesli Bosman,
      Thank you for your inquiry into lessons at Willis Music. We have 3 ukulele teachers at our Lexington location. I have listed them below, with a link to their online profiles, and also their available times for lessons. Lessons are held once a week, for 30 minutes. 60 minute lessons are also available. Tuition for lessons is paid directly to the teacher, and typically monthly. There is a one-time registration fee of $25 that is paid directly to Willis Music.
      There are several ways that you can register for lessons.
      -You can register online by clicking the links below to each individual teacher.
      -You can stop in the store anytime and the staff can register you on the spot.
      -You can call the store anytime and the staff can register you over the phone. 859-273-4063
      Here are our ukulele instructors, their available times and links to their online profiles.

      Barry Stenulson – View his online profile here. Available Times:
      Monday: 2:00, 2:30
      Wednesday 1:30, 2:00
      Friday: 3:30
      Saturday: 11:30

      Steve Smith – View his online profile here. Available Times:
      Thursday: 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 1:00, 1:30, 2:30, 4:00, 5:00, 5:30

      Greer Streetman – View his online profile here. Available Times:
      Mondays: 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 5:00, 5:30, 7:00
      Tuesdays: 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 6:00, 7:30
      Wednesdays: 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 5:00
      Thursdays: 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:30, 7:00
      Saturdays: 11:30, 12:00, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30

      Let me know if you have any questions!

  10. LL
    LL says:

    I found my deceased uncle’s 12 string bavarian “Famus” guitar in my closet. I haven’t seen it for years and it needs new strings and to be tuned. It also needs some strumming. I was thinking about taking some guitar lessons this winter but don’t care to purchase a 6 string guitar to do so. Can your store teach me how to play it?

    • kellyz
      kellyz says:

      Hello! We have plenty of guitar instructors that would be happy to help you learn to play the 12-string guitar! At which location are you interested in learning? I can provide more detailed information about our teachers at that specific location for you.

  11. Ron
    Ron says:

    Hello- I am a senior citizen just learning how to play the piano. I am using a small electric piano as I don;t have any space for anything else I have just completed John Thompson’s Modern Course for the piano, the second grade book. I am a beginner and am learning on my own. I am a former Navy musician and graduated from the Naval School of Music in 1962 but as a bass player the piano is a new instrument to me. My question is where do I go from here- is there a grade 3 book that I should look for or what might you recommend.
    Chord structure and inversions I am finding quite difficult as it has been a very long time since I have even played the bass. WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE ?


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