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Why is DMA the right music school for you?

The Dallas Music Academy prides itself in being a music school, not a music factory.

A “music factory” is a place where 300-400 students or more attend and instructors guide one student after another with the same book and same method. On the other hand, we limit enrollment to 150 students to provide personalized training in the style of the best music conservatories in the U.S.A. We don’t instruct, we teach. Each teacher has a small number of students that they mentor.

Patient and caring teachers tailor each lesson to each student’s special goals and learning styles, even students who have special needs. Dr. Gustavo Tolosa, Founder and Director of the Dallas Music Academy, holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts (Piano Performance) from the “Harvard of Music”, the Eastman School of Music, the Number One music school in the U.S.A. Dr. Tolosa knows how to create musical programs that inspire students of all ages and levels.

Individual lessons and group classes for children as young as two-years-old and adults and seniors 80+ years-old are offered 7 days a week. Explore our website and let us know if you have any questions. We hope to hear from you and welcome you as a member of the Dallas Music Academy family!

DMA is the Downtown Music School for Everyone!

We’ve taught music to students from two-years-old to over eighty-years-young. It’s your turn now.

Pre-K, Elementary and Middle School Students

Music lessons are a great way to stimulate creativity, coordination, discipline and abstract thinking. Our teachers reinforce these valuable life skills as your child develops their musical abilities.

High School and College Students

Students interested in a career in music or majoring in music can be coached and guided by Dr. Tolosa who has extensive experience in college teaching, requirements for auditions and successful career development. Dr. Tolosa coaches in person or through online systems.


Our teachers understand adult students have different goals and fashion their teaching to make learning fun and upbeat.


Our senior students prove you’re never too old to start learning music. We love that attitude and love to teach them. We offer music programs here at Dallas Music Academy as well as at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities.


10 Benefits of Being a DMA Student

  1. Piano, guitar, violin, viola, and singing lessons at one location!
  2. This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments on the same day.

  3. A highly-qualified teaching faculty.
  4. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. They all possess extensive teaching and performing experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely patient, friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson. Many of our teachers have Music Therapy degrees or are working on their degrees at TWU (Texas Woman’s University) or SMU (Southern Methodist University).

  5. The widest range of music lesson times available seven days a week!
  6. We are the only music school in downtown Dallas that offers music lessons seven days a week, from early in the morning to late at night, to accommodate your busy schedule.

  7. A proven track record of excellence since 2008.
  8. Our students consistently receive high markings on festivals, contests, auditions and the State Music Theory Test. Plus they have the opportunity to participate in recitals at least twice a year (not mandatory for adult students). We are listed in the Texas Music Office, Office of the Governor, Austin, Texas.

  9. We are a music school with a mission!
  10. Dallas Music Academy’s Founder and Director, Dr. Gustavo Tolosa, holds a Doctorate in Music from the renowned Eastman School of Music, the #1 music school in the country (many call the Eastman School of Music, “The Harvard of Music”). Dr. Tolosa started the Dallas Music Academy with the mission to provide the highest music education accessible to everyone. Dr. Tolosa is also the Founder and Director of Musical Angels, Inc., a non-profit organization that brings music lessons to hospitalized children every week. Dr. Tolosa is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Texas Music Teachers Association and Dallas Music Teachers Association. He prepares high school students and college students for a successful music career and he also manages and teaches for the Gifted and Talented Program at the Dallas Music Academy.

  11. A comfortable parent’s lounge for our clients.
  12. Our clients enjoy a lounge with comfortable chairs and couches, FREE Wi-Fi, complimentary bottled water and magazines. If you prefer, you can sit in on your child’s lesson any time you like.

  13. Month-to-month lessons.
  14. We do not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. We only want students who want to be here!

  15. FUN location with tons of things to see and do!
  16. Dallas Music Academy is located inside the vibrant and historic building South Side on Lamar (former Sears Warehouse) in downtown Dallas. Close to our school and inside our building, you will find great shopping, dining and the some of the best entertainment with free concerts, art exhibits, fashion shows and much more. Our location is convenient to get to and with free parking for students.

  17. FREE recitals two-times a year.
  18. Every May and December, our students have the opportunity to perform in our recitals so that family and friends can hear your child (or you) perform without paying admission fee. Additional recitals are available for those students who would like to develop their performance technique even more!

  19. More BENEFITS for everyone.
  20. We have a unique Referral Program that gives you free lessons when you refer students to us. We also offer free instruction in music theory and ear training to our students either before or after their weekly lesson. Another benefit at the Dallas Music Academy is our unique online lessons to make up for missed lessons, at no extra charge!

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Contact Info

1409 South Lamar Street
Suite 111
Dallas, TX 75215
(Located in the South Side on Lamar building.)

Phone: (214) 789-6677


9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday
Closed on Sundays

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