The Midland Music Academy was the first registered private music academy in Wolverhampton teaching guitar, drums, keyboard, piano saxophone and theory. The School was founded in 1995 by music teachers Darren Guest and Lynn Barton who together have made it the successful and popular music school it is today.

The academy Is set up as a non-profit making organisation which means that any profit made from tuition fees at the school is directly put back into the Academy. This means we have the funding for some of the most trained, qualified and experienced tutors teaching on some of the best musical instruments in the country. But don’t just take our word for it!

Vicky Syzman

My son has both drum and guitar lessons at Midland Music Academy. He thoroughly enjoys his lessons and looks forward to them each week. For both instruments he is taught by teachers who are members of rock bands themselves and regularly perform on stage, so they convey a real life passion and enthusiasm for the kind of rock music that my son loves. He has really connected with both and is able to learn in an environment where it is ok just to play for fun if you want (although exams are on offer for those who want to go down this route). I am sure my son is acquiring a life long love of music here rather than just learning the rudiments and techniques to playing an instrument. We have always found all of the staff friendly and approachable and the whole organisation is run in a very professional manner, Darren or Lynn are always on hand to deal with any queries and the operating policy is uncomplicated and clear and readily available for parents in the waiting room. Thank you MMA!

Neil Jones
My 2 kids have been going here for the past couple of years and I must say this school can only have a 5 star review. I have found the staff to be extremely helpful and very knowledgeable and my kids love it here. I highly recommend this school if your looking for a great music learning experience.


Sarah Wars
I just finished with one of the teachers here and got a distinction in grade 5 piano! Great school, excellent location and overall excellent teachers! Highly recommended.


Mollie Maddox
I am a student at the academy learning to play guitar. I have my lessons in a class and have made new friends as well as learning to play the instrument. After trying other teachers in Wolverhampton, i found the cost, style and pace of my lessons at midland music to be exactly what i was looking for. Thanks to everyone at MMA :))))