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Exploring Music: Preschool and Toddlers

These two early childhood classes lead students to discover singing, movement, classroom instruments, and making music with others. Join us on Saturdays at 9 am (18 mo–3 years) and 10 am (ages 3–5)

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Our 2022-23 Concert Series

The Center for Musical Arts’ exciting concert series celebrates musical excellence and an expansive mix of musical genres — all in our welcoming and intimate performance space.

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6 Reasons to Study Music with Us

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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 Music 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. Play music with your community.

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.

Summer Camps and Classes for Kids

Summer should be all about fun in the sun, pool parties, and violin lessons. Slather up that sunscreen and see what musical hijinx we’re diving into this summer.

Music Lessons and Classes 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!

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In a New Key: Stories from the Center 

Out Loud & Joyful: Our Approach to Early Childhood Music Education

Out Loud & Joyful: Our Approach to Early Childhood Music Education

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director The research is unequivocal: making music is good — really good! — for young children. The very first thing that comes up when I search “early childhood music education” is this: “Music ignites all areas of child development and skills...

Faculty Highlight: Zack Ritchie

Faculty Highlight: Zack Ritchie

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with percussion instructor Zack Ritchie about his path to the drums, his experiences in local jazz bands, and more.   Center for Musical Arts: Hi! My name is Erica Reid,...

Faculty Highlight: Jackson McLellan

Faculty Highlight: Jackson McLellan

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with trombone, ukulele, and world music instructor Jackson McLellan about the importance of curiosity and the delight in studying — and having fun with! — multiple instruments....

Faculty Highlight: Rachel Fetler

Faculty Highlight: Rachel Fetler

Meet voice and piano instructor Rachel Fetler, who also teaches the Center’s Kids’ Choir class and works on the administrative side of the organization as Student Services and Operations Associate. 

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!