ROOTS Academy

A performing arts training studio located in the heart of Cool Springs (Brentwood, Tennessee)

What We Offer

  • Private 30, 45 and 60-minute per week music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, cello, ukulele, bass and more

  • Music performance opportunities through bi-annual showcases in December and May

  • Recreational, performance and competitive dance classes for students starting at age 2.5, through 18+

  • Annual end-of-the-year dance recital every June

  • Summer camps offered for both music and dance programs

  • Fitness classes through a partnership with b.fab.fitness

  • Advanced hip hop dance classes through our partnership with Jordan Melton with Area54

Our Values

Our mission is to empower creatives of all ages to reach their full potential through the study of music and dance. 

To become the preferred music and dance studio in the middle Tennessee region.

We are so confident that you’re going to love your experience at ROOTS that we guarantee your satisfaction for the first 30 days (4 classes or lessons), or your money back.

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What Our Parents Say…

Our dancer wanted to grow and longed to be immensely challenged! We found that with this studio, and found mentors who saw her for who she was, loved and nurtured her talent, and cultivated her technique and helped her strengthen her skills in a safe environment. Do you know what else we found? We found a family too!

AMY JO ARNOLD

All three of my kids ranging in age from 7-15 have participated in music lessons and dance classes. Not only has the programming been excellent, but the staff at ROOTS are the friendliest people we’ve ever worked with! There really is a joy in the building every time you walk through the door.

MELANIE RITZ

At ROOTS, there is just as much emphasis on growing caring, responsible kids with integrity as there is on growing amazing students. ROOTS has it all…great leadership, mentors, office staff and students! We have been to several other studios and nowhere compares to ROOTS!

ELLIE DOWLING

Meet Our Staff

KYLE CHOWNING
KYLE CHOWNINGPresident
KRISTY CHOWNING
KRISTY CHOWNINGSpecial Projects
JUSTIN BARBOUR
JUSTIN BARBOURChief Financial Officer
SASKIA HARMON
SASKIA HARMONDance Director
EMILY LINDSEY
EMILY LINDSEYMusic Director
JESSICA STILLMAN
JESSICA STILLMANDance Company Manager
JEN BURNS
JEN BURNSDance Operations Manager
MADISON SKINNER
MADISON SKINNERMusic Coordinator