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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 

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. 

Should I Learn to Read Music? Understanding Music Literacy

Should I Learn to Read Music? Understanding Music Literacy

Kathy Kucsan, Education Director  Learning to read music is generally an important part of learning to play an instrument, at least in our current western culture. It often surprises people to learn that most of the world uses the aural tradition to share and pass...

Faculty Highlight: Shaun Diaz

Faculty Highlight: Shaun Diaz

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we spoke with cello instructor Shaun Diaz about how he uses a wide array of repertoire to help his students develop creativity and self-expression.     Center for Musical Arts:...

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!