About the Academy
The Rhum Academy of Music was founded in April of 2008 by Gary Rhum and is located in downtown Kokomo. Gary’s dream was to have a music school with a holistic approach to teaching music; offering not only private and group lessons, but also a performance hall and music store dedicated to helping in the success of local musicians. Gary has been a performer and professional musician for many years and has been teaching in the Kokomo area for over 20 years. The academy’s growing staff of teachers is dedicated in helping offer a variety of lessons on a diverse selection of instruments and styles as well as aspects of music production. Each of our teachers strives to help our students learn and experience the joy of making music. Our goal is to create a “community” of artists and musicians, both young and old, where creativity, expression, and musicianship are encouraged and developed.

The Rhum Academy is also home to one of the areas best selections of fine crafted acoustic guitars and accessories. We currently are an authorized Stonebridge, Boucher, Tanglewood, Santa Cruz, and Breedlove guitar dealer and Ultrasound and Albion amplifier dealer. We also carry a variety of accessories; everything from strings and picks to cables and DI's. We offer personalized service that allows you to find the perfect instrument, fitted to your specific needs and personality. Gary’s performance experience, along with his understanding of acoustic guitar construction and wood tones, will help you in the process of making such an important purchase. We typically have a wide variety of instruments in stock and can also special order your perfect instrument.

If you have questions about The Rhum Academy or wish to speak with us personally, please feel free to contact us or visit. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to make your musical dreams a reality.