A provider of personalized, positive music lessons and programs

Crescendo Academy of Music provides private and group instruction for instrumental and vocal music to all who are interested. Through scholarships, an instrument loan program, and more, we make music accessible to everyone. Our music lessons and classes are taught by professional teaching artists and performers in Southwest Michigan who are dedicated to every students’ musical growth and enjoyment.


We provide music lessons and instruction for the following areas of focus:


Check back frequently to see all the latest happenings at Crescendo

With recitals, performances, and more, Crescendo Academy of Music has events running year-round. We update our calendar every month with opportunities to see our live events, so everyone, including our students and their parents, can be active members of the music community.

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  • 09

    Monthly Crescendo Fiddlers Club meeting

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Monthly academic-year fiddle classes meet the second Saturday of the month from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Jill & Dan Christian Large Ensemble room at Crescendo.

  • 16

    Student Recital

    2:00 PM-4:00 PM

    2:00 pm
    Greenwood Reformed Church
    1815 Winton Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001

  • 20

    Piano Guys at Miller Auditorium

    7:00 PM-9:00 PM

    Crescendo student/teaching artists will perform on stage with the Piano Guys.

  • 24

    Strings Workshop and Masterclass

    2:00 PM-5:00 PM

    Crescendo presents a special workshop and masterclass for violinists and violists

    2:00-3:45: Exploration of left hand techniques and methods, presented by violinists Sophie Petroski and Michelle Bessemer
    4:00-5:00 Masterclass with violist Nicholas Jeffery

    This special event is FREE for Crescendo students; only $10 for non-Crescendo students

    Contact the office to register: 269-345-6664 or

Latest News

Crescendo receives grant from Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation
October 29, 2019

Crescendo has again received a generous grant from the Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation to support our Community Voices program.

New grant award
October 25, 2019

Crescendo has once again been awarded a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Fall registration is open!
August 14, 2019

Registration is now open for all of Crescendo’s fall programs and private lessons! Contact the office to join a class or schedule a lesson with a Teaching Artist.


To provide individualized music instruction in a positive and supportive atmosphere to all persons regardless of age, ability or income.