The Academie Musique of Central Texas, a non-profit music school, seeks to provide high quality,  reasonably priced music programs for students of all ages from the surrounding communities.  We are housed at Temple College in the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center.
Depending on teacher availability, instruction is provided in: violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, fiddle, jazz guitar and bass, trumpet, saxophone, percussion, piano, trombone, and clarinet. Voice lessons are offered for students ages 12 and up. String and choral ensembles are offered weekly as well, along with early childhood music classes.
Academie Musique Office Hours                                                             Monday – Thursday, 3:30 – 6 p.m.  Closed Friday                            

OUR ADDRESS                                                                                                                     Academie Musique                                                                                                               Temple College                                                                                                             2600 S. 1st St. Temple, TX, 76502                                                                             Phone: (254) 298-8566                                                                                                   Email: director@amcentex.org                                                                                     Located in Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center Room 706D

Students must have a teacher and lesson time established before registering. To schedule a teacher and lesson time, please call the Academie office at (254) 298-8566 prior to registering. 


Students enroll for a 14 weeks lesson term during the Spring school semester, 8 weeks during the summer and 12 weeks lesson term during the Fall school semester.   Lessons may be paid in full or divided into 2, 3, or 4 payments.  The non-refundable Registration fee is due at registration. You must make a payment when you turn in your registration form to be a registered student. Teachers are contracted for an entire semester and must be paid regardless of the discontinuation of lessons mid-semester for any reason.  A meeting with the Director is required for any student and/or responsible party whose lessons have discontinued for any reason.  All Registration Forms require a Signature of Consent informing responsible parties of their obligation to pay for all lessons/classes selected on the form. A $10 late fee will be charged to any accounts delinquent 30 days, and lessons will be discontinued until the payments are current.


Students are expected to arrive on time to lessons with all materials, sheet music, instrument, and supplies needed for the lessons. Teachers keep very tight schedules and it is the responsibility of the parent to drop off and pick up students on time. For Private Lessons, students/parents must purchase original copies of sheet music. For Ensembles, 1 photocopy of the music will be provided for each student. 


Due to the fact that the Academie Musique operates within the Fine Arts Department of Temple College, students are expected to conduct themselves appropriately. All Academie Musique and Temple College Faculty and Staff are to be treated with respect and courtesy at all times. Horseplay, roughhousing, and other physical acts that may endanger others or cause accidents and disruptions are prohibited. Rude, offensive, or outrageous behavior and language will not be tolerated by anyone. Parents and students must report any observed misuse of equipment, inappropriate behavior, or other offenses to the Director.                


Regular and consistent practice times spread throughout the week are essential in making successful progress and advancement toward individual musical goals. Parents can help students establish good practice habits by scheduling practice into a daily or weekly routine. In general, beginners should practice 10 – 20 minutes daily; intermediate students 20 – 40 minutes daily, and advanced students 40 minutes or more daily. It is most helpful to be sure and schedule a practice session within a 24-hour period after the lesson or rehearsal so the information is fresh and more easily remembered.


For the safety of the students and the integrity of the Academie, we require students 12 years old and under to be escorted by a parent or guardian into the building for their lesson or class and picked up at the conclusion of their lesson/class by a parent or guardian.  Students MAY NOT be left unattended at Temple College.  Temple College is a public facility with multiple entrances open between 7:30am-9:30pm.


Since the Academie Musique shares facilities with the Temple College Fine Arts Department, rooms are scheduled at the beginning of each semester. It is typical for teachers to teach in multiple rooms throughout the day depending on the needs for the size and instrumentation of the ensembles or lessons taught. However, room schedules for the students should remain consistent throughout the semester. Parents/students should wait for the teacher outside their scheduled room. If the teacher is more than 5 minutes late, call or text the teacher. If there is no response and the teacher is more than 10 minutes late, please call the Academie Musique office and inform the secretary or Director.


  • Students who must cancel a lesson for any reason are asked to notify the teacher by phone, email, or text at least 24 hours prior to the missed lesson.
  • Make up lessons will be scheduled only when the private teacher has been notified directly the preceding evening by 9 p.m. via phone or email except in cases of illness.  A maximum of two lessons may be rescheduled a semester.  Any exceptions require the approval of the director.  A student who is 15 minutes late is considered a “no show.”  Please ask the private teacher for their preferred contact information.
  • Private teachers are responsible for making up all lessons cancelled or missed by the teacher.

The Academie Musique office is open Monday-Thursdays 3:30-6:00pm. Registration forms are available to download below. You can bring your registration form to our office, Room #706D in the Performing Arts Center of the Temple College Campus, or mail in with payment to Academie Musique, 2600 S. 1st, Temple, Texas 76504.

Please makes checks payable to Academie Musique.   We accept credit card payments in our office and online.


Step 1:  Contact the office about private instruction and ensembles. The Academie ensembles are by audition or teacher recommendation.  These can be set up through the Academie office – 254-298-8566.  Private instructor assignment is handled between the parent/adult student and the Divisional Directors.

Step 2:  After a teacher has been assigned and scheduled, or an ensemble audition is complete, go to the  registration page listed on our home page (hard copy available in the office as well).  Your private teacher will email you your password to access your online registration form. Make sure you add ensemble tuition, private instruction tuition and the registration fee to determine your total charge.

Step 3:  Submit the form online or bring it to the Academie office between 3:30-6:00pm Monday-Thursday. You can pay with check or cash in the office, however online credit card payments are available through the invoice. It benefits the Academie when you pay with check or cash. If you choose to pay with check or cash, please bring payment to the Academie Office.  Students are not registered until the form and partial payment is received.  Students must be registered to start lessons.

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