On Chord Academy has taught music lessons in Layton, Utah.
We love helping aspiring musicians, future performers, and dedicated hobbyists in Davis County develop their understanding and deepen their love of music.
Our students enjoy individualized lessons from experienced teachers, live performance opportunities and extracurricular events to deepen their musical understanding.
A music student needs 3 things to succeed:
Guitar is an extremely expressive and fun instrument to play. We love helping beginning to advancedstudents learn how to play guitar. Our experienced teachers create an enthusiastic and supportive environment, using tools and approaches that can be adapted to the individual student's strengths and abilities.
Our guitar students enjoy:
We are the only guitar studio to offer the On Chord Academy Guitar Certificate Program: a four-tier, progressive curriculum designed to take a student from their first day all the way through auditioning for collegiate-level guitar programs.
This program provides a clear path for learning guitar through four certificate levels, broken down into achievable units. Once a student demonstrates sufficient mastery—by attending a Guitar Jury—they are awarded the certificate and an exclusive color guitar strap that matches their level.
On Chord Academy's voice program focuses on learning technique, like correct breathing and voice placement, while learning warm-ups and songs that help students progressively increase their control and range. Voice students learn how to prepare songs for performance and develop a personal style and presence that enhances overall performance.
Jill has a passion for singing which she developed through years of study and performance. Jill draws on decades of teaching, coaching and performance experience to craft voice lessons that help students develop their voice as well as their confidence.
Jill started piano at the age of four, took opera lessons from the world-renowned Eugene Masluk, and sang Mozart and Verdi arias throughout California. In addition to forming the Celtic rock band, Pladdohg, Jill founded and currently runs JAKS Youth Theater Company, a non-profit group producing numerous musicals and performances throughout the year.
From your first drum lesson you will begin working on rudimental drumming, stick contreol, and developing tempo. Over your first few months you’ll learn beats and grooves on the drum kit while learning to read and interpret written music notation.
On Chord drum Academy students focus on four key areas in drum lessons:
Teaching drumming is important because I have seen too many drummers who don’t have proper eduction and struggle due to lack of technique. I would rather our young musicians receive the right instruction so that they can make quality music and actually make art.
—Nathan, Drum Teacher
From the beaches of Hawaii to an ocean of acoustic covers on YouTube, no other instrument as seen as dramatic an up-swell as the ukulele. Its smaller size, affordability, and relative simplicity make it a great first instrument.
Our Ukulele Lessons focus on 3 main areas:
I love helping people understand why music is so awesome. Music has enriched my life. It’s brought me from low moments to high moments and I love being able to share that with people. Being able to give somebody, whether it’s a hobby or a life, something that they are going to do for the rest of their life.
—Chris, Guitar & Uke Teacher
The hardest musicians to find, no matter where you are, is a good bass player. That’s why taking bass lessons gives you a competitive advantage. Bassists who are versatile, experienced and passionate always have a band to join and a gig to play.
On Chord Academy bass students learn the 3 P's of versatile bass playing:
As a multi-instrumentalist, I love learning music. Whether it's a new instrument, new techniques, genres, songs...I love it all. And that's probably why I love teaching so much too. Helping my students find their own love for music by developing a critical ear, experimenting with songwriting and recording, or finding their internal sense of rhythm.
—John, Bass Teacher
From the beginning, we set out to create the music learning experience we wish we had had when we were starting out. We love trying new things and exploring the best ways to engage our students. We are proud of what we have developed so far, and our students' progress.
— John Chatelain, Co-Founder & Teacher
Our goal is to create a complete educational experience. We focus on the individual through private lessons, performance opportunities, ongoing music workshops, as well as a band program. We’ve created a very in-depth and unique educational experience.
— Jordan Olsen, Co-Founder & Teacher
360 S. Fort Lane, Suite C-110
Layton, Utah 84041
You can achieve whatever you like, if you're willing to put the time into it. Any of my students can play anything they like, it will just take a variable amount of time.
— Parker, Guitar Student & Student Band Member
I have taken lessons at many music schools, but On On Chord Academy is by far the best place I have ever taken lessons from! All of the teachers are outstandingly hard working and have tremendous patience with each student. They have made it a positive and safe learning environment where you can actually enjoy jamming out.
— Cindy, Proud Parent
Love this school!!! Three of my kids take guitar lessons here and have not only learned how to play the instrument, they’ve gained a greater appreciation for music in general. The instructors at On Chord are amazing! They create a fun and challenging environment that keeps my kids motivated...and the instructors want each child to grow and succeed in their music journey.
— Daisy, Ukulele & Guitar Student
The reason I think On Chord is way more fun than other places is because I get to pick the music that I learn. My friends who go other places have to learn really lame songs that their teacher picks out for them...I can honestly say that On Chord is the best!!!!
We'd love to hear from you! Please let us help you with any questions you may have. You can use the form below and we will respond by email, or call us and leave a message. We'll respond as soon as we are able.
360 S. Fort Lane,
Layton, UT 84041
On Chord Academy's Beginning Guitar Workshop is a 90-minute lesson primer designed for true beginners. During the workshop, we cover critical foundational curriculum and technique needed to start properly learning to play the guitar.
The Beginning Guitar Workshop is a great, no-commitment, way to check out our studio, meet one of our great teachers, get a feel for how we teach. It's also a great way to gauge your (or your child's) interest in continuing with on-going music lessons.
Workshops are separated by age group: 8 - 12 and 13 - Adult. The content is the same in both ages groups, but the approach is adapted to different learning styles.
As part of our one-of-a-kind Guitar Certificate Program, Students who wish to achieve their certificate, and pass on to the next level of expertise, must first "sit a jury".
Similar to how college-level music programs function, a jury is a panel of On Chord Academy teachers who will ask you to demonstrate your knowledge of certificate requirements. The jury will grade your presentation and will determine if your mastery of the information is sufficient to earn your respective certificate.
Ready to start playing drums? Take a free trial drum lesson at On Chord Academy to make sure drum lessons are for you. This 30-minute, one-on-one lessons will introduce beginning students to the fundamentals of playing the drums, and will allow intermediate and advanced players to express their goals and needs for lessons with our instructor.
For all other instruments, we offer trial lessons based on teacher availability. Please let us know if you would like to take a trial lesson for one of these, and we will work on scheduling one with you.