Why Choose Us?

Our mission: to provide you with the highest quality music instruction, tailored to your individual goals, in a warm and encouraging atmosphere.

While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a GAMA student and find out what makes our school special:

1. Piano lessons, guitar lessons, violin lessons, double bass lessons, trumpet lessons, music theory, composition instruction, and much more, from some of the best teachers in Central Texas. 

All GAMA teachers are selected for their extremely high qualifications. We are all active performers with extensive teaching experience in our areas of expertise. Many of our faculty hold advanced degrees in music and have studied with some of the best teachers in the world!

2. Instruction for all levels, ages and styles.

At Greater Austin Music Academy, we realize that a one-size-fits all approach doesn't work when it comes to making music! Whether you want to play classical music in Carnegie Hall, enjoy music in the comfort of your own home, play jazz standards, form a rock band with your friends, or anything in between, our diverse collection of faculty offers you just the right fit.

Our students range from young children through adults. This includes many adult beginners (it's never too late to start) and those with past experience. If you are interested in lessons for young children, many of our children have expertise in early-childhood education. We have drawn students from as far as Round Rock, Georgetown, New Braunfels, and even College Station!

3. Musician owned and operated.

With over two decades of teaching experience, and three decades of performing experience, owner and director Matt McLaughlin brings a love for music education and wealth of experience to the school. He has assembled a team of musicians who share his enthusiasm and commitment to helping you achieve your unique musical goals.

4. State of the Art Facilities.

Our school is known for our spacious, inviting studios, which are fully stocked with top-of-the-line grand and upright pianos such as Steinway and Sons and a Yamaha instruments.

Parents, feel free to wait in our waiting area, which includes free Wi-Fi and Coffee!

5. Incredible Performance and Learning Opportunities.

GAMA students are invited to perform in two school-wide recitals during the year. We also offer exciting studio classes at the KMFA 89.5 recording studios, as well as other performance opportunities throughout the year.

Through our special connection with many world renowned performers, we are able to offer masterclass and learning opportunities you won't find anywhere else! 

Through our teacher memberships, all of our students have access to the many festivals, competitions, and events offered by the Austin District Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association.

6. Open 7 Days a Week to Accommodate Your Busy Schedule

We offer lessons 7 days a week. Our monthly billing system means no contract to sign, and you can begin at any time.

7. Conveniently Located in the North Loop/Burnet Area. 

Our location makes us easily accessible from many areas in and out of town (and we have had students from as far as Round Rock, Georgetown, San Marcos, and even College Station!)

We are near the trendy Burnet area with many coffee shops and restaurants just around the corner.

8. Multiple Teachers to Choose From

In a private studio you may be limited to one teacher's style or methods. At Greater Austin Music Academy we have multiple teachers for our instruments, which means you can find the perfect match for you or your children.

9. Early morning and lunch time lessons for home schoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

We are a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 9 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a home school parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.

10. No Long-Term-Contract

We want music lessons to be right for you! Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.


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.

It's easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us to get started.



1402 W. North Loop Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756