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NEW! Music in Motion: Babies & Toddlers

Join our joyful, high-energy, music-filled early childhood class that helps families bond and teaches young children music concepts, empathy, motor skills, and more.

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Chamber Music Intensive

This week-long intensive for serious youth musicians (strings, woodwinds, and pianists) provides a unique opportunity to spend a week immersed in chamber music.

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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 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

Kids' Choir (ages 6-9)

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 

Making Music Mesmerizing: Why Young Musicians Should Attend Live Concerts

Making Music Mesmerizing: Why Young Musicians Should Attend Live Concerts

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director When I was in sixth grade, they piled us into school buses and we drove all the way to New York City. We were going to hear “the symphony,” which we only knew was an orchestra led by a “maestro” and that they would be playing a concert...

Faculty Highlight: Larina Gray

Faculty Highlight: Larina Gray

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview, we spoke with violin instructor Larina Gray about her path to the violin, her love for Irish fiddling, and more. Center for Musical Arts: Good morning! My name is Erica Reid, I'm with...

Kathy’s Valentine: Why I Love the Center for Musical Arts

Kathy’s Valentine: Why I Love the Center for Musical Arts

photo: Executive Director Elizabeth McGuire and Education Director Kathy Kucsan during a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Center for Musical Arts Kathy Kucsan, Education Director 💗Kathy's Valentine: Why I Love the Center for Musical Arts First conceived of...

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,...

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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!