Instrument Lessons

Violin • Viola • Piano • Cello • Fiddle

Payment Policies

Initial Consultation

Westerfield Academy of Music offers a complimentary initial consultation to prospective students looking to inquire about music related studies. Please use this link to book an initial consultation.

Monthly Dues

Lesson and coaching package payment is due and charged at the beginning of each month for every lessons to be taken that month.    Lessons not paid for in advance are subject to a $10 one-time lesson fee. 


Our cancellation policy dictates that all cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance.   Cancellations that do not meet this threshold are not eligible for lesson credit.   Make-up lessons are available subject to scheduling and instructor approval.  You are never charged for lessons that the instructor misses.


Westerfield Academy of Music does not offer refunds. All package and lesson sales are final.  

Instrument Lessons in Nashville, Tennessee

Instrumentation Lessons available:

Violin • Viola • Piano • Cello • Fiddle

Instrumental lessons cover applied technique (how to use your instrument), artistry development, musicianship training, music reading (sheet music, charts, and lead sheets), and performance anxiety. 

30 Minute Lesson


45 Minute Lesson


60 Minute Lesson


Elite Vocal Coach

Why Study at Westerfield Academy of Music?

A proven track record of success:

students are professional musicians, amateur musicians, pre-college and collegiate-level musicians of all ages. My students have gone on to roles in amateur and professional local, regional and national productions, have won spots in various professional and scholastic honors choirs and orchestras, have been accepted into prestigious schools of music and conservatories, and have earned thousands of dollars in music scholarships.

Study with a teacher who is tech savvy.

Every lesson comes with detailed lesson notes e-mailed directly after the session. There is no more guesswork in trying to remember the details of your session. Online resources are used to help you learn. Keep your practice logs online and receive notes and answers to your questions without ever having to step into the studio allowing you to come to your lessons thoroughly prepared. Lesson Recording available by request, as well.

A versatile musician and teacher, Nashville-born musician James Westerfield is dedicated to music through education, performance and personal growth.

Lessons include an account to the studio website.

The website allows you to be able to check lesson notes, attendance, book-keeping and even pay online via credit card! No more having to remember a check book! You can pay from your own home.

Affordable, quality music-education.

Limited need-based scholarships for lessons also available. Scholarship information and rates available upon request.