The Louisville Academy of Music is a non-profit school in Crescent Hill that has taught over 10,000 students since its founding in 1954. We welcome all ages, levels, and backgrounds to join our musical community!


 Ruth French, former director and violin teacher at the academy, with Sara and Daniel Callaway, the current directors.

Ruth French, former director and violin teacher at the academy, with Sara and Daniel Callaway, the current directors.


Learning an instrument is both personal and communal, humbling and empowering, a sacrifice and an enrichment. It requires patience to learn the tradition and technique in order to express your voice. I believe in the power of playing music and I believe it creates more empathetic, confident, and well-rounded human beings who will make the world beautiful.
— Sara Louise Callaway, President

Contact us and we'll happily guide you in scheduling the best instruction for you or your child's musical goals. 

all photos by Amber Estes Thieneman