Private Music Lessons
Playground Music Center founder, James H. Leonard, was South Okaloosa county's first band director, starting at Fort Walton School from 1947-1952, then first director of bands at Choctawhatchee High School, 1952-1967. Soon after the opening of Playground Music Center in 1961 he initiated teaching studios within his business, now more than 55 years later Playground Music Center's identity and passion remains that of being a music education based retailer. Please join us!

Today, our Learning Center provides 9 private teaching studios with 15 talented instructors mentoring students on their favorite instrument...whether learning just for fun, or for serious study.

Lessons are offered on the following instruments:
  • Piano / Keyboard
  • Guitar / Bass Guitar / Ukulele
  • All Brass and Woodwind Instruments
  • Drum Set / Marching Percussion / Mallet Percussion
  • Violin / Viola / Cello / Bass Violin (Upright Bass)
  • Voice
Private Music Lesson Tuition Fees:
  • Private lessons are taught on a month-to-month basis. (Tallahassee, FL: $125/month - Fort Walton Beach, FL: $115/month)
  • There is a one time registration of $35.00
  • Your monthly tuition entitles you to one 30 minute private lesson each week (4 lessons per month).
  • Private lessons available Monday thru Saturday
  • Hours: 10:00am - 7:00pm M-F, 9:00am - 6:00pm Sat. - Want a later time? Contact Us.
Group Music Lessons:
Fort Walton Beach location only: provides FREE Lessons for Life in a group environment with the purchase of any piano, keyboard, guitar, or drum set. Taught by a professional instructor each class is fun and social with a new class starting every 8 weeks.

Group music lessons are available on a pay-for basis at the rate of $115.00 per 8-week course.  

Available group courses: piano, keyboard, guitar, drum set, and ukulele.
Piano/Keyboard: Wednesday (Ages 15 and under 5:30-6pm)(Ages 16+ 6-6:30pm)
Guitar: Monday 'Continuing Guitar' 6:30-7pm - Thursday 'Beginning Guitar' (Ages 16+) 6-7pm - Saturday 'Beginning Guitar' (Ages 15 and under) 10-11am.
Drum Set: Tuesday 6:30-7pm
Ukulele: Saturday 11am-12pm