Offering the best in contemporary music instruction, Rhum Academy of Music began in 2008, when things were looking bleak for Kokomo, before First Friday's and tons of cool shoppes downtown like we have now. All because of a vision Gary Rhum had of a community of musicians that supported each other, worked together and encouraged one another. A vision of a place where musicians of ALL ages could come together and have a place to perform. Starting in the old city building, with a few rooms to teach, we quickly outgrew that space and purchased our own building in 2012. Recently we've added on four new teaching rooms to provide space for our growing number of students (who enjoy spending time with us, learning about their instrument and performing.) Since we started in 2008, we have offered our students the opportunity to perform on a regular basis. We now have Student Concerts twice a month for anyone who is ready to take the stage, we get them working with other students and other musicians on a regular basis. Not that you have to perform, but it definitely teaches you a whole different aspect of music. Our professional staff of more than 15 instructors teach all ages and all levels.
Gary Rhum is a huge believer in community. He has been a professional musician for over 50 years, playing all over the country and all over our community and now he has students playing all over the country and community as well. He is excited to see all the art now surrounding the community. “With public schools focused on performing art and concerts in Foster Park throughout the