A non-profit music community offering individual lessons, community jams, and house concerts.

Our Mission

"To teach, promote, and support the advancement of all forms of American roots music and its influences, and to pass on the grand tradition of American based music to future generations."







Hey, we've added some great new teachers on staff!!! Have you been thinking about lessons?

Just joining us are:

  • Caroline Beazley teaching piano and violin!

  • Abby Atwood teaching violin and viola!

  • Justin Harbaugh teaching clarinet!

  • Jacob Bigus teaching guitar and beginning piano!

  • Casey Artzer teaching saxophone!

Welcome our new teachers to the team!

Now enrolling for the AMA Youth Ensemble Program Fall Semester! More information here !


Americana offers individual lessons in:

Piano, acoustic/electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle/violin, ukulele, voice, banjo, mountain dulcimer, bass, harmonica, dobro, button accordion, songwriting, music theory, music production, music history, jazz improvisation techniques, cello, viola, clarinet, brass, saxophone, percussion, and more!

Community Jams:

Weekly open Saturday jams from 3-5pm.,  ukulele jam 3rd Mondays at 7pm.— now meeting at Conroy’s Pub, and fiddle jam and potluck 3rd Sundays at 6:30pm.

We also host community events, concerts, student recitals, workshops and more!



Americana Music Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to help those at a disadvantage participate in our mission.


Here are the What Would Woody Do Players singing a version of This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie, in November of 2012, at the Americana Music Academy. Edited by David Hakan.

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1419 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS. 66044

OR CALL: 785-830-9640  


Contact us with any questions, or about lessons.  You may also use this area for online enrollment for workshops and lessons.

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