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What sets us apart?

Trying to decide between studios or teachers? Learn what sets us apart:

  • Highly Qualified Instructors – From Doctorates to decades of performing and teaching experience
  • Convenient Scheduling – We teach a variety of lessons to all ages. One child can do guitar while another is in piano, and a third does voice!
  • Amazing Studio – a 7′ Yamaha Grand Piano for example!
  • Performances – regular recitals, US Airways Center, Showcase at the Orpheum, Mesa Arts Center, Desert Ridge, Temple Marketplace, PF Chang’s Rock’n’Roll Marathon, and more
  • Full-Time front office staff – To handle all your needs and let the teachers focus on teaching!
  • Check out what others are saying – Find out why more families choose Kirk’s Studio for musical instruction than any other studio in the Valley. Don’t just take our word for it.:)

We Rent Most Band & Orchestra Instruments
Easy Payments
Rent-to-Own Contract

Two Convenient Locations:

Desert Ridge Studio

20624 N. Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix AZ 85024 Office: (480)-227-0546

Scottsdale Studio

11144 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale AZ Office: (480)-227-0546

What our students say about us

Lisa Bertolet

We love Kirk’s Studio for the Performing Arts. After recently moving to Scottsdale from California we were looking for a music studio so our son could continue his piano lessons but Kirk’s offers so much more. In addition to piano we’ve added bass guitar and he is in a rock band and has had many public performances. Our son is having a great time, loves practicing and performing and is making great friends. The teachers and staff are friendly and professional and the students are so very talented. We feel very fortunate that we found Kirk’s.

Lisa BertoletCameron’s mom
Jenny Scherkenback

You have truly been gifted and achieved a high level of success at creating an environment where anyone who has a heart to learn music can experience music, and entertain an audience in different venues! What a powerful combination! This sets you apart!!! Obviously, you love what you do because you always appear to be having so much fun!!

  • Jenny Scherkenback (4/25/13) (daughter Tess pictured)
Jenny ScherkenbackDaughter Tess pictured
Kelley M.

Thanks for the welcome! Yes, Kenny is soooo excited and that makes me excited. He has already learned about a whole new world of music in just the few days he’s spent with you. Thanks!!


Thanks for offering quality and “coolness”!!

Kelley M.Kelley (Kelley M. 7/15/09 – her son Kenny is Kenny Holland (pictured) who now has over a million followers on Vine) google “Kenny Holland” for pics, etc.
Cyndi Connelly

My son began taking piano lessons at Kirk’s Studio when he was in kindergarten, and 10 years later he is still there! During this time he also took guitar lessons and was actively involved in a Kirk’s Studio rock band. Through the band he learned to write and record original songs and loved performing with a group. Kirk has encouraged him to participate in the Arizona Study Program (ASP) each year, and by doing this he has grown as a musician and enhanced his knowledge of music theory. He hopes to complete all 12 levels of ASP which will be an accomplishment that will stand out when applying for college. Overall, he has been able to broaden his musical abilities because of the many unique experiences the studio offers. In addition, he has gained a second family that has nurtured and mentored him throughout his entire childhood and into the teen years. Who could ask for more than that?!

– Cyndi Connelly 9/4/13 (Son Ryan (pictured at the studio at age 8) has taken lessons non-stop since kindergarten and will graduate from high school in May. He is also now a teacher at the studio and listed under the piano teacher section)

Cyndi ConnellyPiano Lessons