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Steamboat Academy of Music

Your First
Choice in
Music Lessons!

Our music lessons are for toddlers, children and adults. Contact our office for details!

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

About Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance

Since 2006 we have helped hundreds of students begin and continue on their musical journey. We offer private lessons in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello,  stand up bass, guitar, flute, saxophone and drums. We know you are busy and it can be very hard to find a reliable music teacher. That's why we go above and beyond to find the BEST music teachers in the Steamboat Springs area--so you don't have to!

Our staff consists of experienced music teachers, capable of teaching all ages and levels. We constantly renovate and improve our facilities as well as provide on-going support to our instructors to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best possible musical experience.

While you're researching the best school for you, consider the benefits of becoming a Steamboat Academy of Music student and find out why we are your number one choice for music lessons!

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
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1. Lessons for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Stand Up Bass,  Flute,  Sax ,  Drums -- in one location.

This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day. Other studios offer multiple instruments, but we are the only one to offer all of the most popular instruments in a high quality, convenient environment.  We welcome all beginners and all levels--no matter what your age!

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2. The most qualified teaching faculty in the area!

We've handpicked our music teachers so your student can have the right personality and the right teaching style that works for them. All our teachers have teaching experience, a degree in music or extensive performing experience, and most importantly, a fun, motivating personality that you're sure to love! No matter what your musical goals are, we want to help you reach them! Our goal is to inspire your student--and that's the best teaching method of all!

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​3. A wide range of lesson times available, sure to fit any busy schedule!

We are open 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Monday-Saturday

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4. 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 piano, voice, singing, violin, viola, cello, and stand up bass lessons in Steamboat Springs, year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons, trusted by hundreds of families for 12 years.

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​5. A comfortable waiting room for parents.

We have the most parent friendly waiting area in Steamboat Springs!  Instead of hanging out in a music retail store showroom, or a cramped hallway, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional lobby with comfortable chairs, kids toys, free wifi, magazines, bottled water service and vending machines. We also provide large observation windows for every room 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.

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6. Fully stocked lesson rooms.

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for lessons, including keyboards, pianos, TV monitors with Bluetooth access, headphones and more. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio for everything you need for music lessons!

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7. 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. In May and January, many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. Our recital location has a grand piano, so piano students are not playing on just a keyboard. Our sound system ensures a quality experience for all! Unlike other schools, parents never have to pay admission or any related fees for these recitals.

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​8. Professional office staff to serve you.

We strive to bring you the best customer service possible. We are continually adding hours to ensure that our desk staff is able to assist you when you call or come to the studio!  Excellent customer service is what sets us apart!

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9. Conveniently located  off of Lincoln Avenue in Steamboat Springs!

Due to its central location, our school is convenient and draws students from Steamboat Springs, Craig, Oak Creek, Stagecoach, Kremmling, and Hayden. We are easy to find, right off Lincoln Avenue, with shopping and restaurants close by.

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​10. Picture Day

We are the only music school that offers a picture day for their students! Every six months, we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. We want to celebrate your music and share that memory through pictures. Examples pictured on this page! Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

11. Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.

We are the only music school in Steamboat Springs that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color 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 by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

More importantly, when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here.

We also specialize in music lessons for adults.   We love to teach all ages! We don't think learning music should be boring--it should be fun!

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12. Masterclasses Make ups

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

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​13. Early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

We are a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 8 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.

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​14. Month to Month Lessons!    

Our desire is to inspire our students with the love of music. We do this through teachers and music that our students love. Unlike other programs, we do not require semester minimums for lessons.  You can begin anytime!

Meet the Director

Holly Fielding has been playing violin from the age of 3.  She has a Masters Degree in Music Performance from Ithaca College and is a certified Suzuki instructor and licensed school teacher.  

She has played with the Erie Philharmonic, Ballet West, The Orchestra on Temple Square, the Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Emerald City Opera and the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra. Holly has taught public school music and has run the Winter Gardens Free Children's Orchestra since 2009. She also ran her own private studio for 30 years. She has taught music privately in Steamboat Springs since 2006. She founded Steamboat Academy of Music in 2018 to become a center for fine arts education.  She has recently added a dance department to further that goal and has renamed the school as Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance.

Holly Fielding
Director / Founder
Steamboat Academy of Music

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 so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!​

Steamboat Academy of Music & Dance has a one-time forever registration fee of $25 per student and offers the largest family discount in Steamboat Springs for multiple lessons/family members.


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$154 per Month

Lessons are available six-days-a-week,
and scheduled once-a-week.