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Madison Street Music & Arts Academy


Founded in 2012, The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy is the musical home of over 200 students and families and is dedicated to providing superior musical training to students, regardless of socio-economic status, as well as to contributing to the musical culture of the Clarksville environs.  Through performance and classroom instruction, numerous ensemble venues, concerts, and recitals given by faculty and students, The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy encourages the development and nurturing of each student’s musical capabilities.


403 Madison Street

Clarksville, TN 37040


For more information or for questions regarding our program, please email Jennifer Burch, Registrar.

Rev. Jared Wilson, Director


Level I instruction

(instructor has Bachelor/Master Degree):

Tuition for 14 week semester:
30 Minute Lessons – $315
45 Minute Lessons – $472
60 Minute Lessons – $630

Level II instruction

(instructor has Doctorate Degree):

Tuition for 14 week semester:
30 Minute Lessons – $472
45 Minute Lessons – $709
60 Minute Lessons – $945

There is a $10 registration fee per student/per instrument.

Please click on the button below to review our policies and procedures.


The application period for 2019-2020 academic year is now closed.


The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy is strongly committed to offering subsidized rates to families whose children might otherwise not be able to experience our award-winning music and arts program. Reduced-Rate Tuition of 80% is available for private instruction on a limited basis for students who meet certain income eligibility requirements.


Please note, due to our limited funding for this program, awards are given on a first-come, first-serve basis, and only apply to tuition for 30-minute private lessons. 


Private & Group Instruction

The art of musical performance of an instrument or voice is presented to students via group and individual (private) instruction.  From the necessary basics to the application of more advanced aspects of music making, students receive the foundations needed for musical expression.  Further study of performance practices is available through participation in The Academy’s Orchestra and Ensemble Programs.

Suzuki at Madison Street

What is the Suzuki Method?


Born in 1989, Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki realized the fact that children all over the world learn to speak their native language with ease. He began to apply the basic principles of language education to music education through the “mother-tongue approach” of listening, imitating, and repeating sounds. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, listening, constant repetition, etc., are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach.

Orchestra & Ensemble Programs

Instrumentalists develop ensemble skills by performing in The Academy’s brass, orchestral, and chamber music ensembles.  Designed for varying ages and levels of musical expertise, these groups are open by audition and teacher placement.

Madison Street Brass

Saxophone Ensemble

Clarksville Youth String Orchestra has moved to Austin Peay State University. For more information regarding this program, please visit their website, or contact Meghan Berindean or  Emily Crane.

The Kindermusik Program

The Academy is pleased to offer a maestro-level Kindermusik program for children from birth through age 7 under the direction of Dr. Abby Haake.


Registration for Spring 2020 semester is now open.


If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Burch.



The Academy is pleased to be in partnership with Clarksville Youth Enrichment Programs (CYEP)–an innovative program that provides interactive and creative classes and experiences aimed at increasing academic success.

Housed at the same location as The Academy, Clarksville Youth Enrichment programs offers a wealth of exciting and inspiring opportunities.


The Madison Street Music & Arts Academy was the recipient of the 2016 Community Service Award from the Acuff Circle of Excellence – Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University.


The Academy’s unique role as a Parish-based Community School attracted national attention when Yale University invited Academy Director, Rev. Jared Wilson, to present on the work and mission of the Academy through Yale University’s Institute for Sacred Music.


As one of only three programs in the country chosen to present at Yale, Rev. Wilson has since partnered with the university in offering workshops on Parish-based Music Schools throughout the United States.