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Did you play an instrument in school? Do you have your old guitar or saxophone packed away somewhere with hopes of picking it back up one day? Or have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but you’ve never been able to learn it on your own? There are lots of great music schools found all over the Denver area with classes designed specifically for adults. You don’t have to share classes with kids that all read music far better than you do. Instead, you can sign up for some private lessons or group lessons with other adults, and learn at your own pace. Check out these great music classes for adults in Denver.

Swallow Hill Music
71 E. Yale Ave.
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-1003

For more than 30 years, Swallow Hill Music has taught more than 5,000 students every year. Classes are offered for children as well as adults and for every skill level and just about every possible instrument. Classes for adults include cello, fiddle, guitar, banjo, reading music, harp, singing and even music software like how to use GarageBand. Classes are offered throughout the day, and can be very flexible depending on your work schedule. There are also so many impressive teachers who offer classes at Swallow Hill that you may be unsure of which class to take. Chat with the team at the school and explain what you are looking for to get some help in finding the perfect teacher for you.

Broadway Music School
1940 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 777-0833

The Broadway Music School also offers a variety of classes for adults to learn music and instruments. The guitar and bass guitar classes also cover banjo, mandolin and dobro, in addition to guitar and electric bass. Or try your hand at piano and voice, pick up the drums, learn how to play the flute, clarinet or other woodwind, or even take a voice class and polish your singing chops. Classes are offered for every skill level and there are several great teachers available to help you find your way to becoming a skilled musician. Check them out and sign up for a class or two today.

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Denver School of Rock
216 S. Grant St.
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 221-6991

The Denver School of Rock is already known all over the city as a great place for youth music lessons, however you may not know that this great school also has an adult program. The adult program offers individual lessons in bass, guitar, drums, keys or vocals with rehearsals every Wednesday in the evening. If you’re an experienced rock musician, or if you have ever wanted to be in a band, this is your chance to learn how to rock. Bring your instrument, head over to this truly fun school and become the rockstar you’ve always wanted to be.

Denver Music Institute
4195 S. Broadway
Englewood, CO 80113
(303) 788-0303

The Denver Music Institute opened its doors in 1999, offering both adults and children a place to learn everything from saxophone, trumpet, clarinet and flute to guitar, drums, bass, voice, piano and violin. With so many different instruments being taught, there are lots of equally impressive teachers to help you get the hang of it all. If you aren’t sure about the school, check it out for a free trial lesson to see if these classes are right for you. Chances are that you’ll fall in love with a new instrument and you’ll be coming back for your next lesson right away.

Forte Academy of Music
9142 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Suite D-6
Littleton, CO 80128
(303) 948-9221

The Forte Academy Adult Music Program is a wonderful music curriculum designed specifically for adults. If you are starting for the first time, continuing or picking up your instrument after decades of it collecting dust in the closet, you’ll find a great class here. Classes are offered in guitar, violin, voice, viola, piano, drums, flute and saxophone and also cover music theory, music reading and a variety of styles form classical to jazz and popular music. Plus, you’ll make lots of new friends here at the school’s informal wine and cheese get-togethers, where you can discuss your classes and meet the other students at Forte Academy.

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