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Music.4.life is proud to be one of the only music schools in Charlotte that offers musical opportunities for infants through adults and for people of all abilities. In fact, many of our families have been growing their musical talents with us for more than 20 years! We offer a comfortable, nurturing, family friendly environment where we get to know your family beyond just their musical interests. Students often start in Kindermusik, move to piano, then guitar, percussion or wind instruments, and finally enjoy playing music with others in one of our age appropriate Jam Bands. Music as development for the whole person can be a life long process for anyone!

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 History of music.4.life

John and Betsy with the founder of Kindermusik International, Dan Pratt.

John and Betsy met as students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1982 and  were married in 1984. Betsy began her Kindermusik career at Queens University in 1993, which was the year they settled in Charlotte. Hired by Carol Penney,  Director of Education at Kindermusik International, the Queens program was the first early childhood music development program in the city.  John became a business partner in 1999, and joined Betsy as a full time teacher in 2003.

They began operating officially as music.4.life in 2009, collaborating with other area music teachers that they had come to know over the years. The school serves over 200 children each week and provides a unique learning continuum, starting with infants through age 7 in Kindermusik, then private instrument lessons, and finally Jam Bands for more experienced students.

Through partnerships with area organizations, they provide music services at Hemby Children’s Hospital and Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. A recent collaboration with Lutheran Family Services  begins a special jam band project for adolescents.

Music.4.life is located in the historic Plaza Midwood district, which is convenient to uptown, Myers Park, Dilworth and Elizabeth.