Online/In-Person Music Lessons

Downingtown, PA

Downingtown Music Academy is committed to the growth of every musician, young and old, beginner and pro. A positive, creative, student oriented approach drives student success in lessons, workshops, individual auditions and community performances.

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Master-Mind Music Lessons for Beginners

11 Benefits

Of Choosing Downingtown Music Academy

1. Award Winning Lessons and Teachers

Downingtown Music Academy has been voted the best in Downingtown three years in a row since 2019! We’ve won awards on Thumbtack and on Alignable for 2020 best Downingtown business out of 900 businesses on the site.

Our teachers have taught professionally in universities and played in their city’s symphony orchestras and acclaimed venues such as Carnegie Hall. They have won songwriting awards in their cities and opened for hip hop legends. They have even written courses used internationally in multi million dollar music company mobile apps.

2. Community Performance Opportunities
Our studio does twice a year recitals for all students. We also provide open house activities, workshops, masters classes, and music for community events such as farmers markets, non profit concerts, and music festivals. We believe in creating a community through music and we regularly collaborate with like minded businesses, always looking for new ways to help our students share their talents with others. Check out our upcoming events or join our newsletter to see what we’re up to!
3. Convenient Lesson Location

Our studio location is conveniently located in the center of Downingtown right near the 30 bypass and 113 making it accessible to students living in Exton, Downingtown and West Chester, and many other Chester county locations. Also we have onsite parking!

4. Comfy and Clean Waiting Area for Parents
Our waiting area offers coffee, refrigerated water, toys for little ones and of course free WiFi! You can sit in on your child’s lesson, or lounge on our cozy sofa in the waiting area. You can even run errands while they have their lesson-our teachers are all background checked!
5. Quality Lessons in Person or Online

We have taken great pains to ensure the quality of our zoom lessons. Teachers provide online games, virtual screen sharing activities, curated composer content, and time honored focus strategies to help you or your child have a successful lesson whether in person or online. And it’s the same zoom link every week-so just come in the virtual waiting room when you’re ready! We even help you with a video consultation to get your devices set up properly for a smooth lesson experience.

6. Monthly Masters Classes with Music Industry Leaders
Master Class

Every month we have a masters class hosted by a music educator, performer, or business owner. Students get real time feedback from this guest speaker, their teacher and their peers. Check out our masters class page to learn more and to sign up.

7. Monthly Lesson Consultations & Regular Lesson Recordings
Every lesson is audio recorded for your convenience and put into tonara (our music learning app). You can see where you were months ago, and track your progress, simply by listening to the recordings at your own leisure. Every month we discuss goals (which are also permanently in tonara) and track our progress with the student, teacher, and parent to make sure we are always progressing.
8. Convenient and Easy Online Scheduling
Master Class
We use apptoto, a scheduling app, to make rescheduling your lessons easy. We also have designated makeup days at the end of each month in case of holidays, teacher illness or power outages. Check out our calendar to see our makeup days for next month.
9. Group, Individual, Schedule as You Go Biweekly or Weekly Lesson Packages. Even Asynchronous Lessons!

Make lessons work on your budget and schedule. You can take at regularly intervals throughout the month, or sporadically when it is convenient to you. We even work with Tonara to provide you with asynchronous learning options if that’s more convenient.

10. Headshots and Recording Opportunities
Master Class

We have monthly photo days so you or your child can have professional level headshots. We also offer recording packages for auditions, creative projects or college admission. Look at our calendar for the next photo day!

11. Practice Systems That Really Work!
Master Class
Sometimes young students really struggle to manage their time with practice. We use fun practice charts like the one above to engage students and help them earn fun rewards like gift cards to other businesses in the area.

Read What Parents & Students Are Saying About Downingtown Music Academy!

Rosalind was great with my daughter. She made sure my daughter understood the fundamentals of voice instruction and still made it fun. Her communication was very good and we got weekly clips of her lessons so we could practice more at home.

– J. Yenchik

Rosalind is a 5-star teacher! Besides being so talented herself, she is patient & also fun to work with. The knowledge she brings to her craft is priceless. Highly recommend!

– Matt

We have been with DoRayMi lessons for over 4 years now for my daughter. She was 5 years old when she started learning music at DoRayMi and she is still loving it! We continued through the pandemic with virtual lessons and we have had a great experience all through! Thanks Rosalind!!

– M.S.

My very shy 8 year old is taking voice lessons with Rosalind and is completely excited. Rosalind immediately put her at ease and is making the lessons fun. She is also a great parental resource and music therapist herself and is helping me the parent support and nurture my daughters goals! A++ for Doraymi and for Rosalind as a teacher.

– Rachel S.

Rosalind is always professional and encouraging. My daughter has made tremendous progress in voice since starting lessons last year. I highly recommend DoRayMi!

– Kristin H.

Rosalind is always professional and encouraging. My daughter has made tremendous progress in voice since starting lessons last year. I highly recommend DoRayMi!

– Marion K.


See Upcoming Events & Announcements

Check back regularly to see the latest & upcoming events and announcements from Downingtown Music Academy! The calendar is regularly updated with all of the information you’ll need to stay up-to-date.

Meet the Director

Rosalind Hayes has been teaching since 2012 when she first started at the AIM academy in Conshohocken, working with kids with special needs and learning disabilities. In 2011, she completed her undergraduate degree in voice performance from the highly acclaimed Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. She graduated from the honors program with a minor in psychology, Summa Cum Laude. Following this, she completed her graduate degree in Music Therapy from Drexel University in 2013 while pregnant with her first son and graduated with honors. She also completed both a master’s and bachelor’s theses on the transfer effects of learning a musical instrument.

She started Downingtown Music Academy Lessons in 2013 and since that time, has led studio participation in many Chester County based community performances, including: workshops, masters classes, non-profit concerts, music festivals, farmers markets, and more. Her students have gone on to perform in NYC and to achieve admission into acclaimed music education programs like Temple University. Her students have also achieved notable success getting sizable parts in community theater programs, solos in school concerts, and even winning awards for songwriting. Ms. Hayes has also performed personally at several world-renowned venues such as the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall. Currently she is completing a vocal course for Tonara, a seven figure international music learning company and app.

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