Join us to make music this fall!

Fall term runs August 23-December 18
For YouthFor Adults

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.

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 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

Fall Lessons & Classes for Youth

New! Music in Motion: Babies and Toddlers (ages 0-4)

Coro Santuario, Community Band, & Jazz Ensembles

Students who visit the Center in a single week

Lessons provided at the Center each year

In a New Key: Stories from the Center 

Partner Highlight: Jeanne Phipps, Musical Freedom

Partner Highlight: Jeanne Phipps, Musical Freedom

(photo: Two Musical Freedom participants from the Denver Women's Correctional Center) In this Partner Highlight we are excited to introduce Jeanne Phipps, who runs Musical Freedom, a program which offers music lessons in Denver- and Golden-area prisons. Learn more...

Love Your Practice Time: 12 Helpful Tips

Love Your Practice Time: 12 Helpful Tips

Lindsie KatzViolinist and faculty member When we first start playing an instrument, it’s often because there’s something about it that draws us in, makes us feel connected, and/or inspires us to explore our creativity. Sometimes, we have a hard time putting into words...

Student Spotlight: Matthew

Student Spotlight: Matthew

The Center for Musical Arts is proud of all of its students! Matthew studies piano with Nancy McNeill. Begin your own musical journey on our Lessons page, and watch or read our interview with Matthew below. Center for Musical Arts: Okay. What is your name? Matthew: My...

The Best Age to Start Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

The Best Age to Start Learning to Play a Musical Instrument

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director What is the right age to start learning to play a musical instrument? We get this question every day. There are lots of opinions and a variety of answers.  For children, whose brain and fine motor physiology are developing and growing,...

Faculty Highlight: Dianela Acosta

Faculty Highlight: Dianela Acosta

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with voice and piano instructor Dianela Acosta about her passion for opera, her career path, and more. Center for Musical Arts: Hello! My name is Erica Reid, I am the Marketing...

Faculty Highlight: Alex Sierra

Faculty Highlight: Alex Sierra

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we sat down with voice and piano instructor Alex Sierra, who also leads the Center's Spanish-language Coro Santuario.Center for Musical Arts: Good morning! I'm Erica Reid, I'm the...

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!