Mason Music has been inspiring people to pick up their first instrument since 2007.
Before Mason Music was a household name, Will Mason and a team of his musician friends were driving all over Birmingham giving music lessons in living rooms. Quickly, a vision formed of a central location to allow for students to build community while learning music together.
The sign went up outside Mason Music’s first official location in Cahaba Heights in 2012. This space would soon become the home for thousands of students to learn how to play music from award-winning teachers and participate in exciting programs like summer camps, group lessons, preschool classes and Rock Band League.
After opening their first studio, Mason Music realized there was a significant need in the broader community for a fun, convenient and well-run music lesson program. This need led to the addition of four more locations, marking the beginning of a movement to save music and change the world, starting right here in Birmingham, Alabama.
About Our Owner
Will Mason began playing music at the age of 6 when his grandmother bought him a keyboard and his parents signed him up for piano lessons. This would be the beginning of a decades long love of music that would include touring in a band (Moses Mayfield, signed to Epic Records in 2006), working as a worship leader for 9 years, playing hundreds of gigs, and producing music that would be featured in TV and film in his own recording studio. All of these experiences can be traced back to those first clunky notes played on that 76-key Casio in 1989. He even has the tattoo to prove it!
These experiences became the inspirational fuel for Will to begin teaching his first guitar students in 2007. This group of students would grow to form the foundation of what is now Mason Music.
Will is married to Mallory Mason (owner of Daughter’s Baking), and enjoys working as the CEO of Mason Music, training for triathlons and marathons, working in his yard, and raising two amazing children, Alice and Liam.