Learn to play contemporary music in small group settings

Are we the right music school for you?

Modern Ensemble Music is the largest music school on the Eastern Shore with an active enrollment of over 200+ students in our Daphne location. Students drive from as far away as Mobile and Orange Beach to take lessons here!  We offer lessons and classes for ages 6 to adult.
While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming an MEM student and find out why we are the Eastern Shore's number one choice for music lessons.

The 11 benefits of becoming a MEM student:

1. Guitar, Bass, Voice, Drum and Piano lessons in one location.

This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day.  We offer all 5 of the most popular instruments: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Voice, Piano and Drums. 

2. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty on the Eastern Shore.

We have 10+ music teachers, all with either University training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least three music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn.

3. The widest range of lesson times available

12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. 

4. A proven track record since 2008

Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. Modern Ensemble Music has a proven track record of offering quality music lessons, year round. Our full time mission is teaching music.

5. A comfortable waiting room for parents.

Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a nice, professional waiting room with comfortable chairs, Wi-Fi, magazines and bottled water. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.

6. Fully stocked lesson rooms.

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer soundproofing and an excellent experience.

7. Free, all inclusive recitals.

Every May and December, our students have the option of performing in our recitals. Students are not required to perform, but many choose to. Parents never have to pay admission or any related fees for these recitals.

8. Professional Office Staff 7 Days a Week.

Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have office managers who are available at the front desk to assist our clients.

9. Picture Day

We are the only music school on the Eastern Shore that offers a picture day for their students!  Every Spring and Fall we host a free picture day with professional photographer. This is a service that our student's parents love as they all want quality photos of their children (example pictured right). Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

10. Located on HWY 64 in Daphne across the street from the Post Office.

Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all of Daphne, Fairhope, and Spanish Fort. Close to our studio, you will find great shopping and dining. 

11. Month to Month lessons.

The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month to month basis.  If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

It's EASY to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


Offering quality guitar, voice, singing, bass, drum and piano lessons in Daphne, Spanish Fort, and Fairhope, AL

Current Customer Portal Login

View the 2020 Calendar