Lesson Studios




1-on-1 & group lessons with the best professional musicians and teachers in the St. Louis area.

Rent-to-Own instruments with prices starting as low as $19 a month!

In-house repairs available for most instruments and electronics.


Melodic Rhythms is the metro-east's leader in music education. 

With a decade of excellence and thousands of students taught, you know that you are getting the absolute best with lessons at Melodic Rhythms.  Our teachers are not only the best musicians in their field, they are also the most professional teachers that specialize in the instruments taught

Just because you can play it does not always mean you can teach it.

Experience the difference with Melodic Rhythms.

Now 2 locations!

Belleville & Breese, Illinois


Students rock out with legends of the music industry!


So proud of all of the students for their performances with Alex Ligertwood (Santana) and Gerry Brown (Stevie Wonder)!

2019 Drums and Percussion Belleville Festival ON SALE NOW!


2019 Drums N Percussion Belleville Festival tickets are on sale NOW! 

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

Saturday, November 9th at 4204 Banquet Hall!

Clinics and Performances by:

Gerry Brown (Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder)

Alex Ligertwood (Santana)

Dirk Brand (Axxis)

Uli Frost (DrumRecording.com)

Elke Marleen Schumacher (Int'l singer songwriter)

2019 Rock Camp!


Rock Camp is back!

July 17-21st we'll be hosting our third annual rock camp for students. 

There will be performances at 4204's Banquet Hall (7/21), The Abbey (8/8) and on the stage at Belleville's Oktoberfest (9/20).

Cost is $200 per student.  

To enroll online, just fill out the enrollment form located at the bottom of the page and put "Rock Camp" in the comments section.  

Great Guitar Giveaway winner!


Congratulations to student Jaime Locke!  Jaime was our grand prize winner in the Great Guitar Giveaway.  She won an Alvarez acoustic guitar package but swapped for a smaller Loog guitar.

Great Guitar Giveaway winner!


Congratulations to Cade Graham!  Cade won A Meinl Cajon and the cowbell and clamp used by Jost Nickel at his clinic for Melodic Rhythms.

New Dealer Lines!


Pround to announce Melodic Rhythms is now authorized Alvarez Guitars, Aquarian Drumheads, and Los Cabos Drumsticks dealers.  

Come check out the new stock at both locations!

Drum & Percussion Paderborn, Germany


Garrett with Pi TTi Hecht (Scorpions), Alex Ligertwood (Santana), Martin Verdonk (Chaka Khan), Bernard Perdie (Steely Dan), Hakim Ludin (Terry Bozzio), and Rhani Krija (Sting) in Paderborn, Germany.

Jost Nickel Clinic!


Melodic Rhythms and Drum & Percussion Paderborn are proud to annouce world renowned drummer Jost Nickel!

Jost will be performing a clinic and performance at the Belleville Philharmonic Hall on Friday December 11th @ 7:00pm.  

Tickets available at Melodic Rhythms or online here.


Sponsored by:

Belleville & Paderborn Sister Cities Foundation, Aquarian Drum Heads, Sonor, Meinl, and Vic Firth.



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110 N. High St Ste 14

Belleville, IL  62220


Tel: 618-233-0659


560 N. 2nd Street

Breese, IL 62239


Open 6 days a week :

(Lessons are by appointment)


Belleville Hours:

Monday - Friday 2pm - 9pm (or by appt)

Saturday - 9am - 3pm (or by appt)

Sunday - closed


Breese Hours:

Monday - Thursday 1- 7 pm

Friday - closed

Saturday - 1 - 3 pm

Sunday - closed


Ready to enroll? 


Call us at 618-233-0659 (Belleville) or 618-526-7588 (Breese)

or fill out the contact form & we’ll get you rolling


Thank you. We will contact you with available times soon.