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MacPhail offers a wide variety of music lessons and classes for children as young as 6 weeks through teenagers. Youth can explore the world of music in an age-appropriate and fun environment. Our teachers are creative and flexible in meeting the unique needs and learning styles of students as they grow and mature.

Ages 8 and under:
MacPhail is the best place to give your child a great start in music.  Our teachers are in-tune with the developmental stages and needs of the youngest learners.

Ages 9-12:
Our experienced faculty helps school age kids discover the joy of playing music so they’re motivated to learn.

Whether learning music individually or with their peers, students gain music appreciation, focus and creativity.

For Teens (13 – 18):
Whether your teen is a first-time musician or conservatory bound, our teaching-artists know how to tap into their growing maturity and provide an exciting outlet to express themselves through music.

Early Childhood Music

SING PLAY LEARN with MacPhail Early Childhood Music and experience the joy and benefits of music classes for children!

Young children and their families participate in fun activities including songs, rhymes, stories, dance, instrument exploration and visual art creation! Each class uses musical concepts to bolster school readiness skills and build musical foundations. With music classes for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-agers (6 weeks – 8 years) MacPhail’s Early Childhood Music sparks a lifelong journey in music.


MacPhail Suzuki Program

Learn about the MacPhail Suzuki program, one of the largest and most established Suzuki programs in the country !

The Suzuki approach to music is based on the belief that young children can learn to play a musical instrument the same way they learn to speak their native language – through listening, repetition, encouragement and parental involvement!


Individual Music Lessons for Youth

Through private music lessons at MacPhail, students learn music fundamentals, technique and appreciation from some of the most qualified musicians around!

Finding the right music teacher and the right instrument can make all the difference in a child’s music education. We pay careful attention to the skill level, needs and goals of our students to ensure the best possible music learning experience. Once matched with an instructor our goal is to help students realize their full music potential and foster a lifelong love of music!


Classes, Group Lessons and Ensembles

Develop your musical skills in a fun, collaborative setting with group music lessons, classes, and ensembles at MacPhail.


Summer Camps

Music summer camps at MacPhail provide fun and engaging experiences for all ages and abilities.


Music Therapy

MacPhail Center for Music offers exceptional music therapy options to help children improve their physical, psychological, cognitive, behavioral and/or social functioning through clinical and evidence-based research and practices. Children work with an experienced, board-certified music therapist.



MacPhail Live Online – Online Music Lessons for Youth:

MacPhail Live Online music lessons offer all the benefits of traditional music lessons from the convenience of your home!

MacPhail Live Online offers high-quality online music lessons using simple, user-friendly technology. With just an internet connection and a computer with a basic mic and camera (which come standard with most modern-era computers) you can connect with one of our experienced music instructors all from the convenience of your home!


Questions about Youth Classes & Programs at MacPhail?

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