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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 

3 of the Best Reasons to Take Music Lessons

3 of the Best Reasons to Take Music Lessons

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director Are there only three reasons to take piano (or trumpet or flute or banjo) lessons? Of course not! There are hundreds of great reasons, such as enjoyment, expression, self-fulfillment, reaching goals, fostering discipline, being...

Faculty Highlight: Rex Spease

Faculty Highlight: Rex Spease

The Center for Musical Arts is proud to work with knowledgeable faculty with unique backgrounds. In this interview with saxophone, clarinet, flute, and jazz improv instructor Rex Spease we explore Rex's military and rock band backgrounds, the importance of...

Kathy’s Blog: It Is Time to Pick Up Our Instruments!

Kathy’s Blog: It Is Time to Pick Up Our Instruments!

(photograph taken pre-2020) Kathy Kucsan, Educator Director and Co-Founder “Musical instruments played by mouth will not be used this year.” That’s the way one school district in Illinois put it. Around the country, ensembles that include wind instruments are using...

Faculty Highlight: Steve Foreman

Faculty Highlight: Steve Foreman

The Center for Musical Arts is proud to work with knowledgeable faculty with unique backgrounds. In this interview with low brass (tuba, trombone, euphonium, baritone) instructor Steve Foreman we explore his teaching style, his interests outside of music, and more....

Faculty Highlight: Ruth Galloway

Faculty Highlight: Ruth Galloway

The Center for Musical Arts is proud to work with knowledgeable faculty with unique backgrounds. In this interview with piano, violin, and viola instructor Ruth Galloway we explore her teaching style, her fascinating education and career path, and much more. Watch or...

Kathy’s Blog: Coming Alive with Music and Sound

Kathy’s Blog: Coming Alive with Music and Sound

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director and Center Co-Founder My first job out of music school was working at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. The staff was gathered together a day before students were due to return from all over the US and other countries....

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!