Studio of the Arts

“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education.”


At Batchelder’s Plummer Piano and Organ Company we believe that creative education is ageless, and that the benefits are timeless. We began with offering lessons in piano and organ, and as our inventory expanded, so did our educational programs.

In our state of the art Studios of The Arts, students of all ages from infant-seniors can engage in a wide variety of private lessons and group classes. We offer educational opportunities for all instruments, songwriters, theatrical arts and vocalists.

As we believe that a student’s learning takes place both in the classroom and during home study, we offer a 12-week free lesson program for parents in the same instrument as their student, to better help them with assisting with their child’s learning.

Batchelder’s is a company of the community, and provides affordable outreach music and theater programs for private schools and organizations in the Rapid City area.

Our Home School Program of The Arts is a fully academic program housed within our studios and theater to provide local homeschool students the opportunity to learn music and theater, make new friends and enjoy a vast array of creative and performance opportunities.

Partnered with innovative curriculum, instrument and technology companies, we host and outreach creative programs, many of which are free, for our community musicians of all ages.

As we believe in education, we so believe in our educators. Our staff of highly educated and experienced instructors are leaders in their fields. They are passionate about providing educational excellence and inspiring each and every student.

Program Contact Information:

When choosing the program that best fits your interests, it can often be a matter of scheduling all of that creative fun in. Our helpful staff will work with you on arranging your private lessons and class schedules to work best for you!

By Mail:   
1301 West Omaha, Suite 101
Rapid City, SD 57701

By Phone:   

By Department:  

Coordinating and Enrollment

Becky Atchley –  Director of Music Education and Public Relations
Instrument Moves and Sales

Matt Batchelder – Owner/President

Class Questions


Mallory Dekker

Andrea Fischer

Becky Atchley

Nicole Pehrson
Keys of Mind  and Preschool Programming

Becky Atchley