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In memory - Curtis Johnson


On March 17, 2021 we lost a young, rising star. Curtis brought joy and laughter to our school. He will be missed by many. Click HERE to read his obituary. As per his family’s request, we are accepting donations through our non-profit Rhythm’s House in his memory. Your gift will help provide music education to students in need. Thank you –

Leading the way with online AND in-person lessons – our amazing teachers, via video conference, from the comfort of your home.

Or in-person at our Scottsdale or North Phoenix location

CONTACT US to get started!

Two Convenient Locations:

Desert Ridge Studio

1836 E. Deer Valley Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85024, Office: (480)-227-0546

Scottsdale Studio

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

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What our students say about us

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

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

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 10 million followers on Vine) google “Kenny Holland” for pics, etc.

Great instructors, efficient front office staff to handle schedule changes. Phone calls are returned promptly. My daughter has had several instructors here through the years and she has learned different techniques from all of them. Overall, it has made her a better violin player. She has become a more serious music student since enrolling in private lessons at Kirk’s Studio. We also have taken advantage of the String Boot Camps offered in the summer. Would highly recommend this studio if you are wanting to improve your technique.

Carolyn AdarmesStudent Mom

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 took lessons for 13 years. He then taught for two years at Kirk’s, went to Georgia Tech…see our Wall of Fame)

Cyndi ConnellyPiano Lessons