Cedar Park music school teaches musical theater, songwriting and more

Radha Windham originally opened Radha School of Music in 2016 at the age of 18. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Radha Windham originally opened Radha School of Music in 2016 at the age of 18. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Radha Windham originally opened Radha School of Music in 2016 at the age of 18. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Radha School of Music relocated in 2020. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The school books local bands to record live shows and music videos in addition to hosting student performances. (Trent Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Not all businesses begin through a Craigslist ad, but the origins of Radha Windham’s music school can be traced to one.

When she was 16, Windham found a student on the website who needed private music lessons. As she began teaching them, she realized teaching music is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

“Why I fell in love with it is not only the students’ excitement to learn something new, but something that can be a beautiful form of art and outlet,” Windham said. “From age 16 to 17, my schedule got full with students, and I didn’t want to stop there, and I wanted to create something bigger.”

Windham started on the piano when she was 3 years old and began teaching herself guitar at 6 and has played the drums for 10 years and bass guitar for 15.

Windham began planning to open Radha School of Music in 2015 by herself. After hours of researching how to start a business and how to sign a lease, she opened the school in a strip mall off Osage Drive in Leander in January 2016 at the age of 18. In August 2020, she relocated to Cedar Park at 2006 Lakeline Blvd., Ste. A.


The school offers private music lessons for piano, guitar, voice, violin, ukulele and more for people age 3 and up. And while the school primarily teaches young students, there are pupils over 70-years old and people of every age, background and music level are welcome.

“We want you to come in and mess up and have 20 questions that you have been wanting to know for the guitar song you’re working on,” Windham said. “Whatever your goals are, we’ll do our best to help you. You’ll never be bored here.”

In the past, the school offered band programs that give students a chance to learn how to play in a group and occasionally go into Austin for live gigs. Band programs will be brought back for age groups 6-9, 9-13, and 14-18 in November.

“We teach kids how to play together, whether it is classical music in an orchestra-type setting or, more commonly, we do more rock, funk and blues playing,” Windham said.

Radha School of Music

2006 Lakeline Blvd., Ste. A, Cedar Park

512-966-8203

www.radhaschoolofmusic.com
By Trent Thompson

Reporter, Austin Metro

Trent joined Community Impact Newspaper as an intern in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2020. In July 2021, he was promoted to Austin Metro reporter. He covers several news beats from education and government to dining, transportation, nonprofits, and healthcare. However, his primary beat is business and development. Before working at CI, Trent wrote for The Daily Texan, UT's daily student newspaper, and worked on many projects of his own for his undergraduate program. In his free time Trent writes poetry, spends time with loved ones, and watches Star Wars for the hundredth time, including other new movies.



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