The Otis Redding Center for the Arts is a multipurpose space open to students of ages 5-18 who have a desire to explore their interest in all elements of music. The Center is staffed with Macon’s finest musicians offering private music lessons in areas such as piano, audio engineering, strings, and more. Students are encouraged to go beyond and tap into their best effort. The Center believes in the vitality of music and the arts and continues to develop those avenues for youth. Partnerships with the Mercer University, Middle Georgia State, Macon Pops, and more, help make these efforts possible for our students.

Otis Redding Center for the Arts provides a safe environment for instruction. There is videotape surveillance throughout the Center; parents and guardians have the opportunity to view the lessons.

Now accepting registration for 2022 spring and summer programs!



Students taking private lessons will gain knowledge in music theory and develop a repertoire to study for the semester in preparation to perform at a recital at the end of every semester. Private lessons are one on one sessions for students ages five and up. Lesson durations are offered for 30-minute and 60-minute sessions every week. Parents and students have the opportunity to communicate with instructors to create a schedule that works best for them.


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We Write the Songs 

We Write the Songs is a workshop designed for students ages 12-18 in effort to equip them with the tools necessary to strengthen their songwriting skills. This workshop explores songwriting techniques, basic music theory, and encourages students to express themselves through music. We Write the Songs intends to enlarge the student’s creative writing journey, opening their minds to go beyond the surface of songwriting, and having the ability to dissect and interpret lyrics and melodies.

Stay tuned for We Write The Songs 2022 information!


The DREAM Team is composed of performers ages 12-18, performing a mixture of classics, soul, and pop. They have performed across the country from the White House to Nashville’s Ryman Theatre to Macon’s International Cherry Blossom Festival, and are available for special events. For more information, email