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Rochester Academy Of Music & Arts

Rochester, NY 14610 (map)


Lessons Offered

Banjo, Bass, Drums, Fiddle, Guitar, Accordion, Keyboard, Mandolin, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Violin

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home


About Me

Are we the right music school for you?

3 benefits of becoming an Academy student:

1. Experienced, Qualified, and Friendly Teaching Staff.

We have over 20 music teachers, all with both college training and professional performance experience. They have warm personalities, are extremely friendly, and are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With over 27 years of teaching experience, director Brannon Hungness personally selects every teacher at his music school. Whether you take guitar lessons, violin, piano, drums, or voice, if you take music lessons from the Rochester Academy of Music and Arts, you know you'll always learn the music that you want to learn!


2. A Convenient Centralized School Location.

Our music school is convenient to all areas of Rochester, New York. We are centrally located right off of 490 in the Rochester NY/Brighton NY area. The Academy is handily located near shopping, parks, dining, and more. Right near the new East Avenue Wegmans! Enjoy the convenience of a music school that is only a short drive from all areas in Rochester!

3. Month to Month Lessons.

The Rochester Academy Of Music And Arts does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student is here on a month to month basis. If you have ever wanted to take music lessons, now is the time! If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

My Musical Education Background

Brannon Hungness is a
professional musician who has
performed throughout the US,
Europe, and Canada, sharing the
stage with Elvis Costello, Philip
Glass, Iggy Pop, and many others.
He has recorded with musicians
from the Paul McCartney Band,
Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel Band,
The Fixx, and the list goes on
and on.

Mr. Hungness is known as
Rochester NY’s most sought-after
music education authority. He founded
the Rochester Academy of
Music & Arts in 2007, realizing
a life-long dream to create an institute
famous for its dazzling creativity and
attention to the interests and goals of
each individual student. He is also the
author of The Book On Music Lessons.

Mr. Hungness has been seen on
BBC, NBC & MTV2

Genres and Subjects Taught

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.

Lesson Rates

Lessons are $24.00 per 30 minute lesson and you would come once a week.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Our youngest student is 4 years old and our oldest student is 88.

Lessons for all ages.

My Certifications and Awards

In March of 2014, Brannon Hungness and
the Rochester Academy of Music & Arts
won a National Award for Music Academy
Excellence and Business Growth!

My Musical Influences

Anything and everything!


Service Area


Student Reviews




Rochester, NY

"The Academy is such a friendly, encouraging place to take lessons. The atmosphere is not intimidating, and it's a very inviting way for kids to be introduced to music!"




Rochester, NY

"Brandon is able to share his musical interests with them and play or sing songs he has chosen, what a huge difference this makes because he is having FUN while learning too! His self-esteem and confidence has SOARED while at the same time developing empathy for others. I have also observed Brandon taking more of a leadership role with others when they require help. Can you say WOW?!! As far as coping with Anxiety, he tends to use his practice time at home as a time to relax and enjoy and reduce any stress he is encountering, it is just so awesome to see how he has taken off. RAMA is not just a great place, but it is full of warm and caring professionals who go the extra mile to ensure the BEST experience for their students. The Director and Owner are deeply committed to the positive experiences and success of the students and it shows throughout the Academy and in the Community as well. Personally, I would like to Thank RAMA for coming into our lives as the BEST is yet to come!"




Rochester, NY

"The Rochester Academy of Music & Arts has been the most supportive & positive music school we have taken lessons at! My daughter's progress & self-esteem has increased, as has her desire to continue with lessons, all because of this school!"


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