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Learn to play the music you love 
                           ...and have fun while doing it!
We believe in nurturing a student's love of music through a fun and positive atmosphere. We love teaching absolute beginners to the serious student. 


Every week, over 100 students, both kids and adults, attend lessons they love with one of our encouraging and knowledgeable teachers on staff.


Having a great lesson experience isn't the only benefit of joining Highlands Music Academy. Our goal is to keep things simple for both students and parents, including:

  • No Contracts

  • Easy Policies

  • Automated Billing

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Year-Round Lessons

  • And more! Keep reading...

Easy Scheduling

With One Location

  • One location for multiple instruments makes scheduling lessons for your kids easy!

  • Perfect for families with children studying multiple instruments, or the individual who is multi-disciplined.

  • Most families are able to save time and schedule their children during the same lesson time slot with different teachers.



  • No semester minimums for lessons.
  • Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.

  • Not sure about lessons? Just give us a try for a month or two, after all, you can cancel anytime. 

  • What are you waiting for? Request info to set up your first lesson!

No Hassle Parking

& Great Location

  • Don't worry about trying to find street parking! 

  • We have an easily accessible parking lot behind our building. 

  • Located in the Highlands on Taylorsville Road near Bardstown Road.

  • Our Yellow Victorian house is easy to spot just a mile in from the Watterson Expressway (I-264).


Qualified, &

Patient Teachers 

  • Our teachers are carefully chosen to be friendly, easy to work with, and possess outstanding teaching skills.

  • You'll study under a professional, college educated instructor with degrees  in music performance, education, or a related field, and many with performance experience or advanced degrees. 

  • Want to learn more about the Academy? Meet the Director here.  

All Ages

Levels Welcome

  • You're never too old to start learning music! Our students have ranged in age from 3 to 81.

  • We teach music so that it can be a rewarding experience for all ages and abilities.

  • Can't decide which instrument you should start with? Check out our Lessons page for more information or Contact Us.


Twice aYear

  • Two free music recitals every year, with NO participation fees

  • Every parent wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons, is to have their child participate in a recital.

  • Your child will love the opportunity to play on the big stage. You are encouraged to bring your family and friends for free to share in the fun! 

Spacious Rooms


Waiting Area

  • We offer large lesson rooms with plenty of space for parents/siblings to observe and not feel like they’re “on top of” the teacher and student. 

  • Much larger than those closets in the back of a music store! 

  • There are also waiting areas for family members who do not wish to sit in on lessons.

  • Each room has french doors, so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait.

Want to learn more?

How to Enroll

It's very easy to get started!

Enrollment is on-going throughout the month and we're open all year long. That means you can sign up for lessons at any time.


No need to wait until the beginning of the month, summer break, back-to-school season, the New Year... or any other reason!

Let's Get Started!

Meet Your Director

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Welcome! I'm Alison, the Director and Owner of Highlands Music Academy.

I'm so glad you're here! 


Having personally taught hundreds of students myself and witnessed hundreds more through the academy, I know all about the commitment you're about to embark on with music lessons. 


I started just like many of my students; first taking lessons in school then taking years of weekly private lessons. And through that time invested, I'm now able to share my music through teaching, creating my own music arrangements, and performing every week at weddings, events, and concerts. Plus, music is personally fulfilling, inspiring, and relaxing to me.


In January 2018, I officially took over Highlands Music Academy (then Notable Beginnings) with the goal to continue building upon what its previous owners started: always improving student experience, education, and nurturing every student's love of music.

The power of music is awe-inspiring. It can energize and motivate us, console a broken heart, make us contemplative and thoughtful, or calm an anxious mind. It's such a gift to be a musician.


I can't wait to hear the music you'll make!

Yours Truly,


Alison Suell

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