Why Onalaska Music Academy
is Onalaska's #1 Choice
For Music Lessons

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Are We the Right Music School for You?
Onalaska Music Academy is the fastest growing music school in the Coulee Region offering lessons in piano, voice, strings, guitar, ukulele, brass, woodwinds, bells and drums. Students drive from as far away as Norwalk, Blair, Galesville, Trempealeau, Mindoro, Tomah and Dakota (MN) to take private lessons with us. We offer lessons for ages 4 to adult.

While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming an OMA student and find out why we are the fastest growing music school in the area!

We offer: Guitar Lessons, Voice Lessons, Piano Lessons, Drum Lessons & More!

Private Music Lessons for Guitar, Piano, Voice, Drums, Strings, Brass & Woodwinds
In Onalaska, Wisconsin!

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Why Choose Us ?

Reason 1

Lessons for Voice, Piano, Guitar, Strings, Drums, Bells, Woodwinds, Brass, Ukulele, Composition, and Theory
- in ONE location!

Our students can save time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day. All instruments are offered in one convenient location.

Reason 2

A Large Variety of Qualified Instructors

We have 2 music teachers for each instrument we offer, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. We are confident we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to making you the musician you want to be.


The widest range of lesson times available, sure to fit any busy schedule! Open 7 days a week!

Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00 am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday: By Appointment


A proven track record of excellence.

Visit our   testimonial page    to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. We have a proven track record of offering quality guitar, voice, piano, strings,  drums, bells, woodwinds, brass, ukulele, composition, and theory lessons in Onalaska, WI, year round. Students who participate in WMTA and WSMA test well on their written exams and score well on their chosen pieces. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons, trusted by hundreds of families for nearly 10 years.


A comfortable waiting room for parents.

We have a very spacious and parent friendly waiting area. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, or a cramped hallway, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, free wifi and magazines.


Nine private studios with full glass doors.

All nine of our private studios are equipped with  full glass doors  so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer, you can sit in on the lessons at any time.


Fully stocked lesson room

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for lessons, including amps, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos, and more. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio for everything you need for music lessons!


Free, all inclusive recitals

Every parent just 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 really worth it is to have their child participate in a recital. We have at least 4 recital opportunities every year, not including WSMA and WMTA. We hold these locally so you don't have to travel far for a top-notch recital experience. Our recital locations have a grand piano, so piano students are not playing on just a keyboard. Unlike other schools, parents never have to pay admission or any related fees for these recitals.


Professional office staff to serve you

We strive to bring you the best customer service possible, 7 days a week. We are continually adding hours to ensure that our desk staff is able to assist you when you call or come to the studio! Most music lesson providers do not provide front desk staff, but we have desk staff who are available at the front desk:  Monday through Friday 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
There is always staff available by phone to assist you with questions, registration or lessons, quickly and professionally. Excellent customer service is what sets us apart!!


Conveniently located near Crossing Meadows Shopping Center!

We are in a great location on Oak Forest Drive, north of Harley Davidson and near Misty's Dance Studio.



The Academy has a very safe, well-lit and spacious parking lot for our students and parents.


Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.

We are the only music school in Wisconsin that gives their students the opportunity to earn special colored wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies and certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces (see pictures to the right) by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.


Month-to-Month Lessons

The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons.
Lessons are billed on a calendar month basis and all students are enrolled month-to-month.


Make Up Classes

Missed a lesson? Out of town? No problem. Just sign up for our make up classes. They never expire, and you can come when it's convenient for you.


Summer Lessons

Lessons are offered year-round for students to insure continuity and progress.


Lessons tailored to YOU

Whether you are exploring music for the first time, renewing your passion for music or continuing to develop your skills, OMA offers a variety of opportunities and instructors. OMA teachers want to know their students and realize that each person has strengths and weaknesses. Every student has different needs and thus, lessons are tailored to the individual.


ACH Payment

All our clients pay through automatic deposit for their convenience. This form of payment is very secure and limits the need to keep track of payments and if missing a payment, having to pay a late fee.

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Serving the communities of Onalaska, LaCrosse.


"All of the staff at Onalaska Music Academy have been wonderful to work with.
My instructor, Irene, has both challenged me and helped me improve.

It has been a great experience!"

-Jim K.

"This is the best place for music lessons in the Onalaska/La Crosse area. We've tried three other music schools as well as two separate teachers who would come to our home, and Onalaska Music Academy is by far the best. Not the cheapest, but the results speak for themselves. I have three girls all learning different instruments - trumpet, flute and piano - and there's no other music school that can accommodate all three, let alone all on the same day with overlapping times.

The instructors are super-accommodating and for the first time, my girls actually look forward to going to their classes and they don't give me grief when I ask them to practice. And I love being able to look into the classroom through the glass door and watch them from time to time. And their  Saturday makeup lesson program is awesome."

- Mark M. (Parent)

Mrs. Maher's musical knowledge and patience with our kids lead us to choose OMA for piano lessons.

Our kids have excelled under her guidance.”  

-Mark M (Parent)

I am very grateful for Onalaska Music Academy -  Mrs. Maher emphasizes the fundamentals of piano, which has helped my daughter not only sight read but also challenge herself with new pieces. Having to practice daily has taught her discipline and responsibility, which translates to her schoolwork.”

- Jessica R. (Parent)

OMA helped get me where I am today because the teachers push me with each song
and give me confidence as I grow older.”

-Maddie M. (Student)

Mrs. Maher's musical knowledge and patience with our kids lead us to choose OMA for piano lessons.
Our kids have excelled under her guidance.”  

-Mark M. (Parent)

Lynn does a very good job pushing Ali to develop her piano skills and get the most out of playing piano.”

-Darrin H. (Parent)

I like that I can sing with my teacher.

-Gabriel B. (Student, 6 years old)

“I think it’s fun to do lessons. It’s also fun to wait for your turn...so you can listen to all of the music.”
- Noah H. (Student)

“Mr. Witz is an amazing teacher and I’ve learned so much from him since i’ve started taking voice lessons. He also makes it fun to learn. I love taking my lessons here.”

- Anna H. (Student)

“Taking music lessons has helped out alot in school and gives me something to do when I am bored.
Thank you OMA!”

- Alex H. (Student)

“My Voice teacher is very nice and very kind. He is also very funny.”

- Austin N. (Student)

“Mrs. Maher (Piano) will give you all the tools you need to be the best musician you can be!”

- Gralyn S. (Student)

“I really like lessons because piano is really cool and Mrs. Maher is really nice!”

- Sophia C (Student)

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