Ada Conservatory of Music

We offer the highest quality music instruction in flute, piano, voice, violin, viola, guitar, bass guitar and ukulele. Excellent qualified and experienced instructors help students meet their individual musical goals.

The Ada Conservatory offers instruction on piano, voice, violin, viola, guitar, bass guitar and ukulele. Instructors are qualified and talented musicians and teachers who are ready to help you meet your musical goals! Students of all ages are welcome here!

Great recitals today! Excellent work to all of our amazing students!!

One week ago I bought and set up a brand new ladder golf game thinking it would be fun for students and parents to play with outside while waiting for lessons. One week and there are only 2 sets of golf balls still in tact. 3 sets of golf balls are completely missing and one set is completely destroyed. I don’t understand how that happens in one week. This makes me so sad 😞

We bought brand new outdoor games for kids to play with and this is the third day they’ve been set up. We already have two game pieces missing from the ladder golf set. Please let us know if you find them!! (We had all the pieces when we set them up this morning)

[05/11/19]   We really do have the best students and parents! Thanks to Ian’s mom for bringing in the delicious homemade chocolate chip banana muffins and sharing with everyone!!

Ada Conservatory of Music

Who wants to win a free month of flute lessons?!

Who wants to win a free month of flute lessons?!

Registration is open for this wonderful piano camp!

[05/08/19]   We have the coolest faculty! Percussion instructor Joshua Dreyer performed with The Who last night!!!

Ada Conservatory of Music's cover photo

What a fun adult piano party!!

Congrats to our students who performed at the Ensemble Festival today!!

Fun at group class!!

Sign is finally up :)

Check out our amazing percussion instructor Joshua Dreyer! He has spots available on Mondays so contact us today to set up lessons with the best faculty in West Michigan!

Offering lessons on both drum set and classical percussion, from beginner to advanced, Josh's teaching philosophy rests on teaching the student to teach themselves. He shows students how to practice effectively and efficiently, so they can maximize time between lessons. Joshua received his Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and his Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee. While at GVSU, he was a member of the acclaimed Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble under the direction of Bill Ryan. He studied jazz percussion with Tim Froncek and Keith Brown, and classical percussion with Greg Secor and Andrew Bliss.

[04/16/19]   We have the best students and parents! Thanks to Theo’s mom for the amazing homemade truffles she brought in for the faculty today!! How sweet :)

We are now offering drum set and percussion lessons! Know anyone who might be interested?

We love our new building and we love our receptionist Emma Kleyn!! Thanks so much for all the kind words and positivity from all our students who have made this move easier 🙂

Getting things set up :)

Sneak peak of our new building! Come visit us at 8100 Fulton Street East!

[03/31/19]   Congrats to two of our piano students who participated in the upper levels of Student Achievement Testing and made it to semi finals!!

[03/23/19]   Ada Conservatory of Music is looking for a qualified and talented cello instructor to join our faculty! Candidate must hold a degree in cello (at least a Bachelor's Degree, Graduate level degree is even better). Must have teaching experience and be willing to work with students of all ages and abilities. Please email us today at [email protected]

Fun at the Lowell Community Expo!

Have you heard? We’re moving to a new larger location at the end of this month! Make sure to grab a coupon from the studio or at the Lowell Community Expo this Saturday and visit us at our new location!!

[03/17/19]   Make sure to follow us on Instagram! @adaconservatory

Forest Hills Community Expo today! We have the best students :)

We had fun at the leprechaun hunt today!!

Come visit us this Friday! You might just find a leprechaun!!

THIS FRIDAY: Share in some St. Patrick's Day fun by hunting for leprechauns hiding around Ada Village! Meet at The Community Church for your clue sheet, then head off to find them! The event takes place this Friday, March 15, anytime between 3pm-6pm. Sneaky leprechauns will be hidden high and low - think doorways, planters, trees, business signs - the possibilities are endless!

You can't take the leprechauns with you, but you CAN take photos! You are highly encouraged to take fun photos with the leprechauns you spot along the way. Post them to Facebook or Instagram using #AdaVillage. Let's see how creative you can get!

Once you've found your share of leprechauns (no minimum), head back to The Community Church to share your photos and enjoy some refreshments. Each child who participates will receive a fun St. Patrick's Day prize bag.

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[03/12/19]   Congrats to one of piano instructor Ezra Donner’s students for earning the highest score in her level at Student Achievement Testing!!

[03/10/19]   Congrats to all our piano students that participated in Michigan Student Achievement Testing yesterday!!

Stop by our booth for freebies and giveaways and make sure to hear our amazing students perform at 10am and 1pm!!

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March Newsletter!

Contact us today to take advantage of this great deal! Call or text 248-660-6360 or email [email protected]

Forest Hills Community Expo

We've got an exciting entertainment schedule lined up! The acts include: Ada Conservatory of Music, Lynae Morrow- Hula Hooper Extraordinaire, ADA Dance Co., West Michigan Youth Ballet, Great Lakes Chorus, and Luc James Music Studio!

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Stella Royce Piano Camp

Registration is now open! Sign up online at the St. Cecilia Music Center website!

We have an awesome faculty lineup for this summer's Stella Royce Piano Camp! Sign up now for the week of July 8 with guest composer Kevin Olson! Other faculty include Ezra Donner (theory), Kristen Avila (music history), Jordan Waller (ensemble lessons), Anna Vander Boon (private lessons) and Rose Gifford (private lessons)!

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Seriously how awesome is our flute instructor!?!

SMSO Musician Spotlight: Kathryne Salo

Kathryne Salo is the Principal Flute for the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra. Born in Louisiana, she has travelled the world and landed here in sunny old Michigan.

Kathryne’s early interest in music came not through orchestra performances, but rather through ballet, when she had a ballet teacher whose mother was a principal dancer with the Paris Opera in the 1920s. She got around to trying out an instrument in the 5th grade. It was a hot August day in Louisiana, and she tried both trumpet and clarinet first, but the heat made them vibrate uncomfortably as she played, so she kept looking. When she picked up the flute and put it against her chin, it was so cool and refreshing that she immediately felt an “aaaaa” moment and decided flute was for her.

She played through high school and decided to head to Louisiana State for a Bachelor of Music degree. Not stopping there, she continued on to the Royal Academy of Music in London for an MA in Music Performance. Eager for more flute studies, Kathryne moved on to the University of Tennessee to get an MM in Flute Performance, teaching and coaching as she furthered her studies. And finally, she completed a DMA at Michigan State University to cap it all off. Wow and whew! That’s a lot of music in her brain.

While completing her degrees, she was able to coach flute ensembles, teach private lessons and flute methods courses, and participate in various ensembles. She found she had a real liking for sharing her experience with others and has incorporated that into her current professional career. She serves as Third Flute / Piccolo of Lansing Symphony, Instructor of Flute at Kellogg Community College, and she maintains a private lesson studio at Ada Conservatory of Music and in the Lansing area.

With a balance of chamber music, solo work, symphony performances, teaching, and lessons, she keeps pretty busy as she travels between Lansing, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and St. Joseph.

Clearly music moves her. When asked what advice she would give to someone wanting to pursue a career in music, she says, “Some things take a long time to figure out. But, persistence and the process of questioning is worth it.” Her favorite quote is, "It is a question of time, patience, and intelligent work," by Marcel Moyse.

Fun fact about Kathryne, she really enjoys spicy food – the hotter the better. She speculates that it all started when her mother went into labor at a crawfish boil and she was almost named Cayenna!

We are so thrilled to have Kathryne’s many talents at the SMSO!

[02/13/19]   Yes, it's another snow day. But we are still open! Please plan on your regularly scheduled lessons :)

[02/12/19]   We are still open for lessons tonight despite the winter weather 🙂 please plan on your regular lesson today!!

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[02/01/19]   We will be open Friday February 1! Please plan on your regularly scheduled lessons :)

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8100 Fulton Street E
Ada, MI

General information

Private lessons for students of all ages Free Monthly Group Classes Bi-annual end of semester recitals at Saint Cecilia Music Center Halloween Dress Up Recital at Saint Cecilia Music Center Access to masterclasses, music festivals and competitions in West Michigan The Most Qualified Instructors in West Michigan

Opening Hours

Monday 15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 15:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
Thursday 14:00 - 21:00
Friday 14:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00
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