No matter your age or level, our talented team of instructors can guide you through your journey to creating beautiful music.


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April 7 – May 26, 2021  / CLOSED
June 9 - July 28, 2021 / OPEN
August 4 – Sept 29, 2021 (no lesson 8/25)

Wednesdays  5:30 - 6:15pm
45 minute sessions 

Violin: Kids Beginning Orchestra 

Ages 8 - 12  .  $240 – 8-week session (1x per week) 
Provide your own instrument. NO registration fee required.

This is an opportunity for young musicians to experience an orchestra style setting. Students will be introduced to basic violin and bow holds, rhythms, and fingerings, and how to play some simple tunes in a collaborative group setting. SKILL DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES: How to hold the instrument and bow; Proper technique; Care and maintenance; Intro to Basic Music Theory; Team Building; Age appropriate cognitive and motor skills.


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Coming Summer 2021

Group Piano

Ages 8 - 12  .  $200 – 8-week session (1x per week) . Beginners 

This is a no pressure group environment, where students have the opportunity to work at their own pace while experiencing what is means to collaborate with others.

Music & Arts SUMMER CAMP  
Ages 8 to 12 

Ages 5 to 7; 8 to 12; and 13 to 17

Details coming soon Please check back

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Morning Afternoon & Evenings available
Weekdays and Weekends 


Our gifted piano instructors, Dwayne and Christian, embrace each student with genuine care. Student success gives us great joy because we're all family here.
Ages 5 – Adult . 1 private lesson per week
$145 mth  (30 minute lessons) 
$186 mth (45 minute lessons) 
$240 mth (60 minute lessons)  
plus annual registration $47 (per household) 

student learning to play guitar

Morning Afternoon & Evenings  available
Weekdays and Weekends

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele

Whether it's electric or acoustic, Wayne is highly skilled, patient and fun. He has a lifetime of experience to share. 
Ages 8 – Adult  .  1 private lesson per week
$145 mth (30 minute lessons)
$186 mth (45 minute lessons)
$240 mth (60 minute lessons)
plus annual registration $47 (per household)

student learning to play saxophone

Afternoons & Evenings  available

Saxophone and other
Single Reed instruments

As a Composer and Performance Artist Rene has helped absolute beginners and pros up their saxophone game.
Ages 10- Adult . 1 private lesson per week
$145 mth (30 minute lessons)
$186 mth (45 minute lessons)
$240 mth (60 minute lessons)
plus annual registration $47 (per household)
(your own instrument is required for trial)

student learning to play violin

Evenings available
Tuesdays, Weekdays and Thursdays

Violin, Cello, Viola,
Double Bass

Susana has been a public and private school educator for 13 years. Whether you are an absolute beginner or already in school orchestra and want to improve, Susana will take you to the next level and beyond. 
Ages 8 - Adult . 1 private lesson per week
$145 mth (30 minute lessons)
$186 mth (45 minute lessons)
$240 mth (60 minute lessons)  
plus annual registration $47 (per household)
(other than violin, your own instrument is required for trial)

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Drumming Foundations

Ages 8 and up (sorry there is no trial class)
4 week Sessions
This class is intended as an introductory class for beginner students. It is designed to be motivational and to provide real progress for students. Drummers learn the basics of drumming, including: beats and fills; musical styles; special playing tips and techniques; music notation; basic song structure and more.

Session 1: Getting Started, Practicing & Grips
Session 2: Notation, Grips and Vocabulary
Session 3: Technique, Applying Freedom and Musical Styles
Final Sessions: Let’s practice together; Playing to Music; How to play in a Band or Jam Session


Founded in 2015, Family owned and operated by retired
San Antonio Fire Department EMS LT. Dwayne Toler, and his wife, visual artist Susan A. Toler. BlackBox Music & Arts is a creative space where performing and visual artists gather to learn, collaborate, celebrate and contemplate; are encouraged to reach their full potential; and are challenged to a higher standard.


PHONE: 210. 660.3838
1401 Dezarae #6
San Antonio TX 78253

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