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Music Lessons

Callanwolde offers unique performance opportunities.

Looking for music lessons in Atlanta? Check out Callanwolde’s Music Lessons- Age 2½ and up (also includes PreK and Special Needs Music Instruction)

  • Private Music Instruction: Voice, Piano, Guitar, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass

  • Choir Ensemble

  • Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) Exam and Certificate Program for All Instruments and Voice

  • Performance and Jam Session Opportunities Available

Follow a performance or exam track or choose to take foundation or speciality classes. Call 404-872-5338 and book your music lesson today!

Music Lessons

Looking for private music lessons in Atlanta? Callanwolde offers one of Atlanta’s most respected music programs located in the Druid Hills neighborhood. Music lessons are offered to toddlers, children, teens, and adults. Classes are available to help improve professional music practices, performance techniques, theory and songwriting skills.

Our careful and qualified instructors have years of experience in every musical genre both teaching and performing, and they bring this knowledge to the table to polish all aspects of your musical education.

To learn more about how piano lessons can help your child, read Cooper Piano’s Blog – Music Lessons – New research shows how music lessons during childhood benefits the brain for a lifetime.

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Private music lessons for piano, voice, guitar, strings, brass, and woodwind can be arranged with our professional faculty to accommodate your schedule. Classes are offered for children as young as young as 2 ½, and as old as 102!

Lessons are held weekly at time increments of 30, 45, or 60 minutes with monthly prices between $115 to $240. All students under the age of 10 take a combined piano/keyboard combination class with their choice of other instrument i.e., 15 minutes of each – for example: piano/keyboard (full 30 minutes); piano/keyboard with voice, piano/keyboard with violin etc.

To register for your time and instrument please contact us at 404-872-5338 or

Performance Opportunities

The more students perform, the easier it becomes.

Callanwolde offers some very special performance opportunities to our students of all levels and ages, including Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording Recitals twice per year (May and December), VIP performance opportunities, audition opportunities, artist development consultation, and participation in the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music Exam Program.


Associated Board of Royal School of Music Exam and Learning Program

Callanwolde is excited to offer the Associated Board of Royal School of Music (ABRSM) Exam and Learning Program. This program is internationally recognized and aids intermediate to advanced students in learning and goals. The exam program has helped many students with college and university acceptance, regardless of major. The exam program focuses on repertoire, theory, scales, arpeggios, and ear training. For registration or information, contact us at 404-872-5338 or

Private lessons available:

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Meet Our Director of Music

Director of Music, Music Lessons in Atlanta

Martina Albano, Callanwolde’s Director of Music

Martina Albano, Callanwolde’s Director of Music, is an Italian vocalist, songwriter, and audio engineer. She currently serves as a governor for the Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy. Her extensive experience in singing contributes to her unique approach to performance and songwriting. Starting at the age of six, she was highly involved with music, beginning with classical piano. In 2011, Martina made the venture to America and discovered new styles of music like Gospel, R&B and Soul music, that she incorporates into her performance and writing.

Martina graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a major in Contemporary Writing and Production. Her skills include extensive experience in producing, writing and studio recording, both as a producer and vocalist.

In 2014, she received two awards (Semi-Finalist and Runner-up) in the Song of the Year songwriting contest, whose jury includes Phil Collins, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and Steven Tyler.

Martina is very passionate about teaching and mentoring young singers and pianists. Her main goal is to help each student become the best version of themselves, discovering their potential and developing their technical and performance skills.

Scholarship Assistance

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center awards scholarships based on financial need and/or merit. Please visit our main Scholarships page here for scholarship applications and additional information.

About Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Callanwolde was built in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler. The estate is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 acre estate contains a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion, lush gardens, and several outer buildings. Click here to learn more about the history of Callanwolde.

Today, Callanwolde is owned by Dekalb County and is the home of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a cultural community conservatory of the arts on a 12 acre campus. Callanwolde offers classes in the performing arts (music, music recording, dance, dance fitness), visual arts (painting/drawing, pottery, weaving/textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, photography), writing, yoga, horticulture, culinary arts and more to students of all ages.

Callanwolde Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording
980 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 | (404) 872-5338 | Contact