West Michigan Area

Studies have shown that learning skills outside of formal schooling have a positive impact on a child's ability to retain knowledge and thrive throughout their lives. The communities along the lakeshore offer many opportunities to learn music, art, dance, etc. Check out our directory of quality instruction for your child in a variety of arenas!

Below are West Michigan lesson resources. For other types of educational outlets, click on one of the education categories below.

Dave Kosla, Guitar Instructor
109 S. James St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 301-0170
Dave has been playing guitar for over 22 years and teaching acoustic and electric guitar, and ukulele for over 17 years. He has also performed in weddings, pit bands, recitals, ensembles, and rock/blues/country bands. Beginners on up can learn from a patient and experienced instructor who is dedicated to your success!
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Ludington Area Center for the Arts
Donald C. Baldwin Community Pool
706 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-5017
The Donald C. Baldwin Community Pool offers daily, monthly, and yearly passes for open swim; as well as lessons for all ages from infants up to adults. Looking for a unique location for your child's next birthday party? Contact the Donald C. Baldwin Community Pool director for more details on birthday parties at the pool!
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Fitzy's Shred Sessions
Skateboarding Lessons, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 794-9440
Inspired Parties
Located in Ludington, Serving West Michigan, (231) 510-2528
A traveling paint studio offering a unique night out! Flex your creative muscles while our artist guides you step-by-step in the creation of your very own masterpiece. We offer public events-partnering with local businesses. Or host a private party for family and friends in the venue of your choice.
Instrumental Music & Sound
109 S. James St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4411
Is there a hidden guitarist in you? Release it with personal lessons from Instrumental Music & Sound. Our private, one-on-one guitar sessions can help you learn guitar, bass guitar, or ukulele, and allow you to progress at your own pace. For all ages and skill levels from beginners to advanced.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI 49643, (231) 276-7200
Located in beautiful northwest lower Michigan. Each year, thousands of artists and arts patrons come to Interlochen to experience world-class educational and cultural opportunities. Students study music, theatre, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists, and inspired by the scenic beauty of our campus.
Key Dulcimers
803 1/2 E Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-7146
Letha Fulton School of Dance
1166 N. Rath Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-1491
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-2787
LACA is the center of the area's art scene, offering monthly exhibits, classes/workshops and live music. The art center is also home to a number of creative groups. LACA's gift shop features creative items from an array of local and Michigan artists. LACA hosts the West Shore Art Fair annually in July.
Ludington Youth Sailing School
P.O. Box 132, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 690-3710
The Ludington Youth Sailing School is a non-profit organization that promotes the safety and enjoyment of sailing, with on the water classrooms. Students, ages 8-17, will learn the fundamentals of sailing, basic terminology, and life-long sailing skills. US Sailing Association certified instructors provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to learn.
Martial Arts America
104 W Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-9414
Miranda Music
1286 Frankfort Hwy., Frankfort, MI 49635, (231) 352-9988
River City Music School
387 1st St., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 233-9204
West Michigan Junior Strings
Ludington Area Center for the Arts, 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 329-3056
West Shore Community College
3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 845-6211