Music and drama opportunities for children

Do you have a child whose been bitten by the acting bug? Or do you live with a natural singer or budding musician? Foster these creative interests in your kids and see where these innate talents take them! Our area offers many possibilities for professional instruction in music and drama. Check out a few of those opportunities listed here:

Bongo Boy Music School

8481 Bash Street, Suite 1100, Indianapolis
(317) 595-9065

Has anyone in your family wanted to learn how to jam on guitar or keyboards, crank out that bottom end on bass, lay down a solid groove on drumset or create their own original songs? The instructors at Bongo Boy Music School provide a fun and creative environment to learn all styles of music at every level on most instruments. Our Recreational Music and Wellness Center provides exciting programs for preschool to elementary age kiddos. Jungle Jams, Move to the Groove and Kid’s Rhythm Club await you! Music Therapy and Adaptive Lessons are available upon request.

International Talent Academy

(317) 815-9381

International Talent Academy is a performing and liberal arts school located in Carmel. Our mission is to provide internationally inspired programs to children and adults and promote awareness of early brain development through our curriculum. Programs include: music, theater, show choir, ballroom dance, etiquette and early enrichment. Our instructors are highly trained and have high standards for teaching. Parents get consultations on a subject and are involved in the learning process. The uniqueness of the Academy is in our international curriculum and approach for education: we love to challenge our students, discover and develop their talents! Join us for new classes in January 2015!

Musical Beginnings

Kindermusik & Simply Piano

(317) 867-3077

Musical Beginnings has been in Hamilton County for over 25 years. Hundreds of piano and Kindermusik students have come through our doors finding a love for music. Our Kindermusik classes are for the tiniest babies up through 7 year olds. Classes include developmentally appropriate activities that not only stimulate a love of music, but also promote brain development that will benefit your child their entire life. The development continues in our Simply Music piano classes. Simply Music is a break through program that has students of all ages (even adults) playing great sounding songs from the very first lesson.

Music Together Classes in Carmel

Carmel or Noblesville

Brenda (317) 946-2056,

Kelli (917) 334-7131,

Singing, dancing, skipping, playing instruments, laughing, rocking, swaying,hugging, silliness and fun while learning with your child in a teacher guided parent/child interactive, 45 minute, weekly class describes Music Together classes in a nutshell. Play based learning, researched based activities, developmentally appropriate teaching and parent education are the basis for this award winning, world renowned music and movement program. Try a class in Carmel or Noblesville for FREE by contacting Brenda at (317) 946-2056, or Kelli at (917) 334-7131, Experience “The Joy of Family Music” in person or view sample class video and information at

School of Rock Carmel

626 S. Rangeline Rd., Carmel 

(317) 848-ROCK

Looking for a way to rock out after school? School of Rock gets you playing in a band setting and performing on stage right away! School of Rock offers private lessons and group rehearsals for beginners to intermediate to advanced students on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard/piano and vocals for ages 7-18. Students aged 7-11 participate in Rock 101, a group rehearsal for younger beginners; no previous experience needed, and students perform in a real rock concert by the end of the season. For younger rockers aged 5-6, Rookies classes offer basics on the rock band instruments in a fun setting.

Other opportunities for musical and drama instruction in our area include:

Actors Theatre of Indiana

Christian Youth Theater (CYT)

Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy

Jon E. Gee’s Music Room

Meridian Music

Michele’s Studio

Noblesville Music Center

The Music Playhouse

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