Musical games and instruments are a popular gift for kids. It’s only natural that if children choose to pursue this interest, parents will look for the best music classes with qualified instructors who will encourage that talent. It’s also logical to find a school or center where you can also rent and/or purchase that instrument. Whether the inspiration comes from Guitar Heroes or a dance game at the local arcade, anything that helps kids with their rhythm, timing and memory skills as well as physical dexterity is well worth the expense!
Family Music Centers
2714 N. Green Valley Parkway
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 435-4080

Family Music not only has instrument rentals for school bands or for individuals who want to try out an instrument, but they also offer experienced instruction with qualified teachers on evenings and weekends. Their specialty is brass instruments (trumpets, trombones and horns), percussion (bell kits, etc.), woodwinds (clarinets, flutes and saxes) and string instruments (violins, violas and cellos). Students get discounts on music instruction books, sheet music and instruments, and children can participate in individual or group lessons to build confidence and skill. With three locations in town, there is bound to be one close to your home.

Sam Ash Music Stores
2747 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas NV, 89109
(702) 734-0007

Should you rent or buy an instrument for your child? The experienced staff at Sam Ash Music has 80 years of experience to help you decide exactly which instrument is right for you. This is, without a doubt, the best established music facility around, selling guitars, brass, woodwind, percussion instruments and more. Sam Ash offers rental, purchase, repair and lessons to help you get started or move on up as you get more experience. They even offer group and individual lessons with the opportunity to join a band or ensemble if you don’t already belong to one. There are also special student discounts on their impressive line of inventory if your child is new to school band or if they just want to pursue their personal interest.

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Kirby Music
10525 S Eastern Ave., Suite 140
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 675-7300

Kirby Music Studios is the award-winning place to go if you are interested in purchasing an organ, Lowery or Yamaha piano or guitar and to take lessons to get your full enjoyment out of the instrument. All lessons are taught in the studio and professional piano lab by top-notch instructors who are committed to providing the best possible environment and experience for each student. Every instrument is guaranteed, competitor’s prices will be matched or beaten and they offer excellent follow-up service after delivering the instrument to your home to ensure safe arrival.

Las Vegas Music Academy
9353 Spellman Court
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 301-4288

Las Vegas Music Academy offers piano lessons and music composition for children and adults at their center or in your own home (for an additional cost). There are no contracts, and you can pay weekly or by the month. The Academy offers individual and group lessons and also holds workshops, ensemble festivals and seminars. This is truly your one-stop piano instruction shop.

Kessler & Sons
2350 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 8
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 242-2263

Kessler & Son’s is one of Las Vegas’ best-known musical institutions. Their specialty lies in band and orchestra instruments, and with three locations in the Las Vegas Valley, you can find one close enough to help your child realize their musical passion. All the teachers are professional musicians and experts at teaching all skill levels and abilities. Kessler & Sons also carries inexpensive instruments to allow beginners to try them out and make sure it’s what they really want to learn.

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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at