American Academy Of Music And Dance

American Academy Of Music And Dance

5.0 (5)
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1 employee
15 years in business

About this pro

I have been teaching music and dance for more than 25 years.  I am available for both in person and remote/zoom lessons. I teach in an upbeat style, and I'm flexible on teaching schedules. For music, I teach piano, guitar, drums, bass and voice. For dance, I teach ballroom (waltz, jitterbug, foxtrot, tango, cha-cha, etc) line dancing and beginner tap. I love helping students learn and my goal is to inspire them and enrich their lives through music and dance. 

One of the things I love most about teaching is it's often the culmination of a lifelong dream for my students who "always wanted to learn." For younger students, it's often the beginning of inspiration for a lifetime of music or dancing. 

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Leander, TX 78641
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5 Reviews


  • Elaine Burleson

    Dean Kline has had a big impact on my son's life. Marshall started taking guitar lessons from Mr. Dean in 5th grade. In middle school, Marshall joined one of Mr. Dean's bands, a praise band. They practiced once a month and performed a few times during the year. Marshall looked forward to every practice and enjoyed spending time with his new friends. After learning to play guitar, Marshall took bass lessons from Mr. Dean. Marshall joined the praise band at school and continued to play guitar or bass until he graduated. He is a sophomore in college and plays in the praise band on chapel days, at Disciple Now Events and youth camps. Both of our boys attended Cotillion and enjoyed it. They learned etiquette, dances, cell phone etiquette, made new friends and had fun at each class. Mr. Dean is organized and relates well to kids. Mr. Dean also taught a group dance lesson at my daughter's 16th birthday party. She gave him a list of songs that she liked. He talked the list over with me. He taught them several line dances at the party and it was a blast! One of the things I most appreciate about Dean is that he is a "gate keeper." There are a lot of great songs with lyrics that are not appropriate for kids. He was able to give Marshall a great foundation in music, introduce him to genres and artists but I didn't worry about the lyrics because I knew Dean was also protecting his heart and mind. 5 stars are not enough! I highly recommend Mr. Dean as your child's music or cotillion teacher.

  • Ana Marshall

    Mr. Dean has been a pleasure to work with! He’s an amazing and very knowledgeable music instructor. Our daughter has been taking piano lessons with him via Zoom for the past year and has improved significantly. She’s always enthusiastic and ready for her next lesson!

  • Suzanne Neumann

    Mr. Dean is a kind and patient teacher who always has a smile on his face. He tailored his lessons to fit my son's goals and he was always very encouraging and supportive. My son says, "Mr. Dean is a great teacher and one of the nicest people I've ever met."

  • Ganesh

    Thank to Mr. Dean Kline for your hard work and guidance to my Daughter and Son on Music class. His distinct technique keeps my kids focused while enjoying every class. I highly recommended American Academy.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We talk about the students goals, music preferences etc. For dance, we'll learn some basic dances to get started, always going at the student's pace. For music, I have an excellent curriculum that can be tailored for all ages from five years old through to adult. Most of all, dancing and music should be a joyful experience that inspires us. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I've been teaching music and dance for more than 30 years and have owned my own academy for nearly 15 years. I have taught students of all ages.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Music lessons are $125 per month for four, 30-minute weekly lessons. Dance lessons are $50 per hour for individuals and $65 per hour for couples.