Learn. Play. Live.

Thank you for your interest in the American Academy of Music and Dance. Located in the Austin/Round Rock/Cedar Park area, we offer private piano, guitar, voice, electric bass and drum lessons, as well as private and group dance lessons. 

We're celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2017, having taught thousands of students since our inception. Our goal is to enrich the lives of our students through music and dance, and we work to accomplish that goal every day.  


Dean Kline founded AAMD in 2007, fulfilling a lifelong dream.  Prior to founding the academy, "Mr. Dean" spent more than 20 years in high technology corporate communications at IBM and Dell, Inc.  His responsibilities included speech writing and technology PR program management for CEO Michael Dell, management of worldwide employee communications, as well as product and technology and customer public relations.  Highlights of his tenure included writing more than 50 speeches for Michael Dell and managing the related events, responsibility for a $3M annual communications budget, overseeing the PR launch of more than 150 new products, and managing communications for Dell's corporate, education, government and healthcare sectors. 

Dean is also currently Vice President of Communications for Asterope, LLC, a leading audio technology company headquartered in Austin.

Dean is a former youth minister at The Lakeway Church, having attended the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  He is a former member of the board of the non-profit organization Any Baby Can.  Dean graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in English, where he was editor of the Ohio Wesleyan Literary Magazine.