About Summit Studios

CT Music, Voice & Performing Arts Lessons

summitSummit Studios provides the highest-level performing arts training and voice and music lessons to people of all ages and interests. Our professional teaching artists create a stimulating and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals may find their own unique instrument within. We are proud of all of our students’ accomplishments, including:

  • Acceptance into such universities as Berklee School of Music, Juilliard, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, SUNY Purchase, Ithaca, NYU, Syracuse, the Hartt School, Oberlin, UConn, UMass and the University of Michigan.
  • Contracts with Connecticut Repertory Theater, American Family Theatre, Disney International, Northern Lights Theatre and numerous classical, jazz, and rock music venues.
  • Top rankings in Connecticut All-State, All New England and numerous schools’ awards.
  • Broadway, record deals, movie contractrs, Connecticut Opera, the Macy’s Day Parade, international contracts and more.


Summit was founded in 1995 by Donna Schaffer who established the core beliefs of our program by providing excellence in musical education and artistic vision. The original location was on Summit Street hence our name. In 2000 we moved to our current location at 421 Main Street in Manchester. The studio offers private music lessons on all instruments and voice for all ages. Summit additionally offers instrument sales and rentals, sheet music and supplies. We even have an on-site cafe serving up snacks and WiFi access so you can catch up on your email and web surfing while you wait for your child to finish their lesson!

Summit Studios offers instruction to students of all abilities, from beginner music lessons to advanced music lessons. We serve students from throughout the Greater Hartford area including: South Windsor, Vernon, Manchester, Glastonbury, Bolton, Ellington, Tolland, Hartford, Hebron, Coventry, East Hartford, West Hartford, Andover, Avon, Simsbury, Windsor, Portland, Columbia, Wethersfield and Rocky Hill.

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