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A world-class community music school — and more!

Sure, we have exceptional faculty who can teach you or your child how to play violin, but we also believe in the value of all types of music, the inclusion of every student, and the power of community. 

Individual Lessons

We offer lessons on all instruments (except for bagpipes and organ) and voice for all ages.

Your Child’s Musical Journey

Our music lessons and classes grow with your kiddo from birth to… forever!

Make Music With Us

Dust off your trumpet, sing with friends, play with jazz musicians, join a choir, and more.

Music For the Young Ones

It’s proven: music education at any age provides numerous benefits — and it’s also tons of fun. We offer musical experiences for kids of all ages, even newborns! Just don’t blame us when you wake up to them practicing their violin early on Saturday morning.

Online Music Programs for the Whole Family

Amid all of the unknowns, there is one thing we are sure of: we need music now more than ever. Join us for our online music programs today.

Music For Adults

Do you have a French horn gathering dust in your closet? Have you always felt drawn to the piano but have never tried a lesson? No matter your level of musical experience, you’re in the right place. Join a band, sing in a choir, or start those piano lessons today!

Upcoming Events

What’s New at the Center

Music Instruction for Learning Pods — Let's Talk!

Online Music Together™ Classes for Little Ones

We're Teaching Lessons Online — Schedule A Consultation

Students who visit the Center in a single week

Lessons provided at the Center each year

In a New Key: Stories from the Center 

What Are Some of the Benefits of Joining a Community Music School?

What Are Some of the Benefits of Joining a Community Music School?

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director and Center Co-Founder When I was in elementary school, I took piano lessons with Miss B. She lived in a small row home, and a beautiful grand piano took up her entire living room. For a long time, I was the only person I knew who took...

Staff Highlight: Nancy Brace

Staff Highlight: Nancy Brace

Get to know the folks who work behind the scenes to keep our fantastic Center for Musical Arts running smoothly! Nancy Brace is the Center's registrar, and she is also a harpist -- hear about Nancy's fascinating tradition of playing her harp in a hardware store during...

Faculty Highlight: Michael Lenssen

Faculty Highlight: Michael Lenssen

The Center for Musical Arts is proud to work with knowledgeable faculty with unique backgrounds. In this interview with trumpet and composition instructor Michael Lenssen we explore his teaching style, his own musical education, and much more. Watch or read the...

Student Spotlight: Interview with Annika Ekrem

Student Spotlight: Interview with Annika Ekrem

(image: Youth Seminar student Annika Ekrem) During our 2020 Youth Seminar, we connected with a participating clarinetist named Annika Ekrem. Annika is a college student studying chemistry, but music plays a critical role in her life too. Learn about how this bright...

Giving Thanks for Music

Giving Thanks for Music

Center for Musical Arts students have not seen their teachers live and in-person for the better part of a year. This is surreal to me, but even more amazing is the number of students who are continuing to study and practice virtually during this time. And new students...

Keep the Music Playing

If you’re as passionate about music, community, and access as we are, we hope you will support the Center for Musical Arts with a gift today!