Like My Gym Wichita before it, Air House Music Academy is leaving the Art Park for 2434 N. Woodlawn near Sweet Basil. In fact, the two businesses developed a relationship at the Art Park and decided to share new space.
“They’re pretty complementary,” says Air House owner David Lord.
His main Air House location is on the west side at 109 S. Ridge Road. Two years ago, Lord opened on the east side to teach private music lessons.
Between the two locations, he has about 25 teachers and 300 students.
“We offer all types of lessons,” Lord says.
That includes “basically all instruments” along with voice lessons, too.
“That’s kind of the main focus of the academy,” Lord says.
The west-side site also has a recording studio.
“The east location is kind of our satellite location,” Lord says.
The new space, where Air House will move at the beginning of June, will double in size to about 800 square feet.
“It’s going to allow us to have larger teaching rooms so we can do larger group lessons and … ensembles,” Lord says.
He says My Gym had some extra space.
“There was kind of like a perfect extra space there to move teaching rooms into,” Lord says. “Students can go back and forth between the two as well.”
He says he’s going to start offering more classes for children ages 3 to 6. Lord says a lot of those kids will already be attending My Gym.
“It’s going to be kind of a neat way to team up.”