Turning students into musicians and musicians into artists

What makes us different? Our unique approach is designed to offer you the most fun, personalized and professional experience possible, while serving our community and helping career-focused students navigate the ever-changing music industry. We build a strong educational foundation while also encouraging creativity, self-expression and discovery of each student’s unique passions and gifting. Whether you are pursuing a hobby or pursuing a career, we help you build your skills and enhance your life with the joy of music.

Personalized
No matter what your musical goals are, we offer personalized instruction tailored to your experience, interests and skills. Our instructors take time to get to know you and develop personal plans to help you grow.

Professional
We offer the best private lessons in Nashville because we hire the best instructors. All of our instructors are college-educated, professional musicians who know how to kindle a passion for music and encourage the commitment to succeed in your instrument of choice. Sky Studios gives you the chance to learn from the best.

Approachable
We believe that music should be fun. While we are committed to your growth as a musician, we strive to create a positive and encouraging environment where students of all ages and skill levels can feel comfortable and grow. Learning an instrument can help boost self-esteem, confidence and performance at school and work, and we are equally committed to building life skills as we are music skills.

Family- & Community-Oriented
Sky Studios was founded by Gene Ford under the name Gene Ford Music in 2005. It is currently owned by Schylar Shoates, a long-time instructor at the studio, and his wife, Kristen. We have been a locally, family-owned business in Brentwood for more than 10 years, and we love getting to be a part of your family.

We strive to truly get to know the students and families we serve and to give back to the community around us. We want to make our city and the lives of our neighbors better through our work.

Innovative
As part of the Nashville community, we want to help shape the music industry’s future as we train its future leaders. For students who are interested in pursuing a career in music, we offer unique programs and training to give you both the music and the business skills you need to succeed in the ever-changing music industry.