From early on, creating a music academy at Sweetwater was a passion of our founder and CEO, Chuck Surack. He wanted a place where students of all ages and playing styles could come to learn or perfect their craft, while investing in the diverse arts scene of Fort Wayne, Indiana. In its formative years, the Academy started with a small group of teachers, offering instruction on a handful of instruments. But thanks to their teaching excellence, convenient on-site amenities, and an ever-increasing number of passionate, local musicians, the Sweetwater Academy of Music and Technology has grown beyond our wildest imagination.
When you arrive at the Academy today, you’ll find the finest music educators teaching lessons in everything from guitar and piano to band and orchestra instruments, digital recording, DJing, live sound, and beyond. You’ll also have a chance to participate in our popular music programs, such as Rock Camp, Drum Camp, and Build-a-Band. What began as a dream to open an on-site music school at Sweetwater has blossomed into a vibrant community of musicians across two different locations and a wide variety of musical disciplines. Through it all, the Sweetwater Academy of Music & Technology has remained committed to the arts and artists in our community.
Today's hours are 10:00 am — 8:00 pm
10:00 am — 8:00 pm
9:00 am — 2:00 pm
5501 U.S. Hwy 30 W, Fort Wayne