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Steamboat Academy of Music

Your First
Choice in
Music Lessons!

We offer fun and affordable lessons for every age, from 2 to 102! We'd love to help you achieve your dream of playing music! Hit the link to the right to contact us now.

Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance is Steamboat Springs #1 choice for music lessons!

Embark on Your Musical Journey with Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance!

Since 2006, we've orchestrated countless success stories, nurturing aspiring musicians to reach their fullest potential. Our music school prides itself on offering tailored private lessons across a variety of instruments. Whether it's the soothing melody of the piano, the emotive resonance of the violin, or the rhythmic beats of the drums, we've got you covered.We understand the hustle and bustle of modern life, which is why we've simplified the process for you. Say goodbye to the daunting task of finding a reliable music teacher amidst your busy schedule. At Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance, we've already done the legwork for you. Our rigorous teacher selection process ensures that only the most exceptional instructors grace our team, so you can rest assured that you're receiving top-tier musical education right here in Steamboat Springs. Our faculty consists of seasoned music educators, each dedicated to nurturing talent regardless of age or skill level. With our firm commitment to excellence, we continually refine our facilities and provide unwavering support to our teachers and clients. This ensures that every lesson is an enriching experience, setting the stage for musical mastery. As you weigh your options for music education, consider the unparalleled advantages of joining the Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance family. Discover why we're the premier choice for discerning students and parents alike. Elevate your musical journey with us today!

Instruments & Instruction In:

Piano, guitar, bass, drums/percussion, voice, violin, viola, cello, stand-up bass, woodwinds and brass.
12 Benefits of Becoming a

Steamboat Academy Student
1. Lessons for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Stand Up
Bass,  Flute,  Sax ,  Drums all in one location!

Save time and money with Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance! Our unique scheduling system allows families to book multiple instruments on the same day, streamlining your musical journey. Unlike other studios, we stand out by offering a comprehensive selection of the most popular instruments in a premium, convenient setting. From piano to saxophone, guitar to drums, we've got it all covered under one roof. Beginners and seasoned players alike are warmly welcomed, regardless of age or skill level. Join us and unlock your musical potential today!
2. The Most Qualified Teaching Faculty in the Area.
We've meticulously selected our music instructors to ensure that your student receives personalized attention and the perfect match in terms of personality and teaching style. Each of our teachers boasts extensive teaching experience, holds a music degree, or has a rich background in performance. More importantly, they exude a fun and motivating demeanor that students adore. Whether your musical aspirations lean towards mastery or simply enjoyment, we're here to support and guide you every step of the way. Our ultimate aim is to ignite passion and inspiration in your student, because we believe that's the key to effective teaching!
3. A Wide Range of Lesson Times sure to fit Any Busy Schedule.
At Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance, we understand the demands of modern life. That's why we offer flexible lesson times from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., ensuring that you can find a convenient slot no matter how hectic your schedule. Whether you're an early riser looking for a morning session or a night owl seeking an evening class, we've got you covered. With our extensive availability, pursuing your musical passions has never been easier. Join us and let's make beautiful music together!
4. A proven track record of excellence.
Unlock the best music lessons in Steamboat Springs: Testimonials speak volumes. Experience matters. Dive into the world of Music Education through the eyes and ears of our students and parents. Explore our testimonial page to hear directly from them about their experiences.

For over a decade, our commitment to music education has remained unwavering. While others may falter, we stand tall with a proven track record of excellence. We boast a well-established record of consistently delivering high-quality piano, voice, singing, violin, viola, cello, and stand-up bass lessons in Steamboat Springs year-round.

For the past 12 years, our unwavering commitment has been to music education, earning the trust of hundreds of families. Discover firsthand the unparalleled quality and dedication that sets us apart from the rest.
5. A comfortable waiting room for parents.
Tired of cramped spaces and lackluster waiting areas? Look no further! Our studio offers an unparalleled experience for parents waiting for their children's music lessons.

A Haven for Parents

Bid farewell to uninspiring music retail store showrooms and cramped hallways. Our studio boasts a spacious, professional lobby designed with parents in mind. Relax in comfortable chairs while your children immerse themselves in music education.

Unmatched Amenities

Indulge in the luxuries of our waiting area, complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, a selection of magazines, and a refreshing bottled water service. Keep your little ones entertained with a variety of toys while you unwind and prepare for your child's lesson.

Stay Connected

With large observation windows in every room, you can watch your child's lesson unfold in real-time. Experience peace of mind knowing you're just a glance away from their musical journey.

Your Presence Matters

Prefer a more hands-on approach? Feel free to sit in on the lessons at any time. Witness the magic of music education firsthand and actively participate in your child's learning experience.


Elevate your waiting experience to new heights at our studio in Steamboat Springs. Say goodbye to mundane waiting areas and hello to comfort, convenience, and connection. Join us and see why parents rave about our parent-friendly amenities!
6. Fully stocked lesson rooms.
Experience Unmatched Music Lesson Amenities in Our State-of-the-Art Studios!

Step into our meticulously designed rooms, equipped with everything essential for enriching music lessons. From keyboards to pianos, TV monitors with Bluetooth connectivity to headphones, our studio spares no expense in providing top-notch facilities for your musical journey.

Premium Features at Your FingertipsImmerse yourself in the world of music with our carefully curated amenities. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned musician, our studio ensures that every lesson is enhanced by cutting-edge technology and high-quality instruments.

A Commitment to Excellence

Investing thousands of dollars in our studio showcases our unwavering dedication to providing the best possible experience for our students. Join us and discover why our state-of-the-art facilities set us apart in the realm of music education.ConclusionEmbark on a musical adventure like no other with our fully equipped studios. From keyboards to Bluetooth-enabled TV monitors, we've spared no expense in creating an environment conducive to learning and growth. Join us and experience the difference firsthand!
7. Free, all inclusive recitals.
Track Your Child's Progress with Our Biannual Recitals: A True Measure of Success!

As a parent, staying informed about your child's progress is paramount. That's why our biannual recitals serve as an invaluable opportunity to gauge their development and ensure your investment in lessons is worthwhile.

Witness Growth First-hand

Twice a year, in May and January, our students showcase their talents in our prestigious recitals. These events provide a platform for your child to demonstrate their skills and progress in front of a supportive audience.

Elevated Performance Experience

Unlike other schools, our recital venue features a grand piano, elevating the experience for piano students beyond mere keyboard performances. With our state-of-the-art sound system, every note resonates with clarity and precision, guaranteeing a memorable experience for all attendees.

No Hidden Costs

At our studio, transparency is key. Unlike some institutions, we never burden parents with admission fees or related charges for our recitals. Your child's journey towards musical excellence should be celebrated without financial barriers.


Experience the joy of seeing your child shine on stage at our biannual recitals. With a grand piano and premium sound system, we ensure a truly remarkable experience for both performers and audience members. Join us and witness the progress firsthand, without any hidden costs or fees!
8. Professional office staff to serve you.
At Steamboat Academy of Music and Dance, we pride ourselves in maintaining a team of professional office staff dedicated to serving you with expertise and efficiency. From the moment you enroll, we provide you with the most efficient and customer friendly ways to stay informed about lesson scheduling, communicating with your child's teacher or your own teacher, and how to take care of lesson attendance issues.

From the moment you walk through our doors or reach out to us by phone, email or text, you'll be greeted by friendly faces ready to help you with any inquiries or assistance you may require.

Our knowledgeable staff members are well-equipped to address your concerns, whether it's scheduling lessons, providing information about our programs, or offering support in any way possible. With a strong emphasis on customer satisfaction, our office team undergoes rigorous ongoing training to ensure they possess the most updated skills and knowledge necessary to meet your needs effectively.

Whether you're a new student exploring our offerings or a returning member of our musical community, you can trust that our professional Academy office staff is committed to providing you with the highest level of service and support throughout your journey with us.
9. Conveniently Located Academy offering Music Lessons Serving Steamboat Springs and Surrounding Areas
Situated in a central location, our school serves as a convenient hub for students from Steamboat Springs, Craig, Oak Creek, Stagecoach, Kremmling, and Hayden. Easily accessible from Lincoln Avenue, our prime location makes us the go-to choice for aspiring musicians seeking a quality education in a convenient setting.

With shopping and dining options in close proximity, our school offers a vibrant and accessible environment conducive to both learning and leisure. Come and see why we are the number one choice for music lessons in three counties.
10. Free Picture Days and Recital Day Photos
Exclusive Picture Day Experience at Our Music School!

Experience the unparalleled joy of picture day at our music school, a unique opportunity offered exclusively to our students. Twice a year at our recitals, we roll out the red carpet and host a complimentary photo session with a professional photographer, capturing memorable moments of musical achievement. We also frequently plan special picture days at the Academy and provide digital copies of the photos to the families of all those who want to participate.

We believe in celebrating your musical journey and preserving those precious memories through stunning photographs. Examples of our picture day highlights can be viewed on this page, showcasing the smiles and excitement of our students. Adults are also encouraged to participate in this special event, joining in the festivities alongside our young musicians. Bring along your instruments and dress to impress, as we capture the essence of your musical passion in every frame.
11. Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate
Unlock Exclusive Rewards at the Premier Music School in Steamboat Springs!

As the leading music school in Steamboat Springs, we offer our students unique incentives to fuel their musical journey. Unlike other schools, we provide special color award wristbands, cherished by children and teens alike, as a symbol of their progress and achievement. Our students also have the opportunity to earn trophies and certificates upon passing musical tests, inspiring them to reach new heights in their musical endeavors.

While some schools may offer trophies and certificates, none compare to our vibrant and captivating "Musical Ladder" wristbands and trophies we exclusively provide. These awards not only serve as tokens of accomplishment but also inspire our students with smiling faces, boosting their motivation to practice and confidence to perform. Moreover, our tailored approach extends to adults seeking to explore their musical talents.

At our school, we embrace learners of all ages, believing that music education should be engaging and enjoyable for everyone involved. Experience the difference at our school, where learning music is a rewarding and fulfilling journey for students of all ages.
12. Multiple Makeup options for missed lessons.
At Steamboat Academy of Music and Dance, we understand that life can be unpredictable, which is why we offer flexible makeup options for missed lessons. Students enrolled in our programs can easily sign up for our monthly group makeup lessons through our online portal or by contacting our friendly staff. Other options include a recorded video lesson link sent to your email (with 24 hour notice), virtual lessons if you cannot attend in person but have access to internet at your regular lesson time or you can lease your lesson spot to another family member or friend.

Whether it's due to illness, travel, or other commitments, we believe that no student should miss out on valuable learning opportunities. Our multiple makeup options ensure that students can stay on track with their musical education, fostering consistency and progress. Join us and discover the convenience and flexibility of our makeup lesson options at Steamboat Academy of Music and Dance.

Meet the Director

Holly Fielding, a seasoned violinist, has been immersed in music since the tender age of 3. Holding a prestigious Masters Degree in Music Performance from Ithaca College, she is a distinguished Suzuki instructor and licensed school teacher. With an impressive resume,

Holly has graced renowned stages, performing with esteemed ensembles such as the Erie Philharmonic, Ballet West, and The Orchestra on Temple Square, among others. She is  not only a performer, but also a dedicated educator, having taught public school music and managed the Winter Gardens Free Children's Orchestra since 2003.

With a thriving private studio spanning four decades, Holly has been sharing her passion for music in Steamboat Springs since 2006. In 2018, she founded the Steamboat Academy of Music, envisioning it as a hub for fine arts education. Recently, she expanded its offerings by introducing a dance department, rebranding the institution as the Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance, thus solidifying its status as a comprehensive center for artistic growth and expression.

Holly Fielding, Founder and Director
Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance
350 South Lincoln Avenue
Suite 100
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Our son began piano lessons in November 2018. We are so pleased with how fast he is learning with Holly. He pushes himself at home also with learning new variations, researching musicians from classical to new music. He has also stated he will eventually learn to play the cello, violin and guitar with Steamboat Academy of Music.

- Michelle W.

My experience with S.A.M has been very positive. Holly expects her students to learn proper technique from the start and is clear and effective in her teaching process. And, Holly is an excellent violinist! S.A.M is very professional and has been a tremendous help to me in my quest to learn how to play the fiddle!

- Shannon, age 51

Holly Fielding is an accomplished violinist and a well-informed musician. I am a retired adult school superintendent and have been taking lessons with her since I moved here three years ago. I recommend her to any adult (or child) for music lessons.

- Joyce S.


Lessons are first come, first served and available spots fill up fast. Contact us today to arrange your first lesson!​

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Do your circumstances prevent you from attending lessons in person? We also offer live virtual lessons with professional, tech savvy teachers so you can attend wherever you may be.


30 minutes weekly: $158/month
45 minutes weekly: $237/month
60 minutes weekly: $316/month
A La Carte: $47/30-minute lesson

Lessons are available six days a week,
and can be scheduled once, twice or even three times per week.