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Our Story

Founded in 2016 by multi-instrumentalist Conor Leary, Acorn Music is a music academy focused on family. As a private instructor for 9+ years, a large majority of his students have been elementary-school-age kids. Conor was intrigued by the fact that certain students found success much more quickly and were more dedicated to learning music than others. In trying to figure out what the cause of these higher levels of success were, a common theme emerged: Kids whose parents had some form of musical training learned faster, enjoyed it more, and stuck with it longer. Even more interesting, the students who were most satisfied came from families in which the parents and kids studied together with Conor.

Conor created Acorn Music as a way to bring the benefits of a family-oriented approach to more students. What has developed as a result is a cohesive, end-to-end experience involving parents and kids throughout the entire process. From planning and goal-setting to practice and performance, we strive to create a clear path that parents, kids, and instructor can navigate as a team.

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