MacPhail summer camps blend high-quality instruction from experienced teaching artists with the fun and excitement of making music with other students who love music. We have camps for absolute beginners to advanced players in genres ranging from classical and rock to jazz and hip hop.  Great for ages 3-adult.

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Fall 2016

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 8 years - 10 years
Location: Austin
Program: Ensembles
$25
1 Section
Details


For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

This guitar class rocks! You'll progress faster and play better because you'll learn how to move your fingers in efficient ways. These technical tips are not on websites (they're secrets...shhhh, don't tell anyone) and they make all the difference in your progress. In addition to technical tips, you'll learn pop and rock songs, how to read music notation, and how to play basic chords. This class is for beginners and has an easy-going and relaxed vibe. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
2 Sections
Details

Learn (or re-learn) easy sight-reading, improvisation to accompany melodies and easy classical and popular songs. Build keyboard skills through note-reading, ear training, playing by ear, improvising, transposing and individual and ensemble playing. Plus, hang out at the keyboard with other adults - like you - who have decided it's finally time to tickle those ivories. Practice time and access to a piano or keyboard are necessary. Students must purchase "Adult Piano Adventures Book I" by Nancy and Randall Faber.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
2 Sections
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Piano Class for Adult Beginners I. Prerequisite: Piano Class for Adult Beginners I or instructor consent.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This introductory course is for absolute beginners who want to have fun playing a stringed instrument that is accessible, portable, and easy to learn. You'll be strumming along to familiar songs in no time with the ukulele. Simple chord charts and well known songs are used to develop skills within a group, giving players an enjoyable and successful learning environment. Teaching is individualized and suited for absolute beginners to beginner players.

This class is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele. Students provide their own instrument.

Class takes place at the Lyngblomsten Heritage Apartments - 1440 Midway Parkway St. Paul 55108

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$472
1 Section
Details

Learn to play the violin or hone your playing skills with other adult violin players of similar level. Classes will be organized based on playing abilities, musical genre and desired learning approach (note-reading or playing by ear). If you have placement questions please contact Claire Loudon at loudon.claire@macphail.org

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

Broadway, Pop, Barbershop, A Capella. Join together with other male singers to sing favorite American pop­ular music in an environment filled with fun and community. Singing in a variety of styles and genres, you'll amp up your vocal skills by creating tight harmonies, applying song stylization, and producing a great group blend with teaching artist Jerry Rubino. Throughout the semester there will be opportunities for solos and small groups, performances, and collaboration with other ensembles. Come and meet new friends, sing favorite songs, and add this dynamic vocal group to your week.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

Broadway, Pop, Sweet Adelines, A Capella. Join together with other female singers to sing favorite American pop­ular music in an environment filled with fun and community. Singing in a variety of styles and genres, you'll amp up your vocal skills by creating tight harmonies, applying song stylization, and producing a great group blend with teaching artist Jerry Rubino. Throughout the semester there will be opportunities for solos and small groups, performances, and collaboration with other ensembles. Come and meet new friends, sing favorite songs, and add this dynamic vocal group to your week.

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Ensembles

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Cheryl Collins, to schedule a placement audition/interview Collins.Cheryl@macphail.org

Tuition: $10/hour. Coaching dates and times are arranged based on what works for the students and instructor involved.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$94
1 Section
Details

This select group of students composes music that is played by the other members of the class. Students learn composition techniques but also have the opportunity to work with the musicians who are playing their music. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the instructor Sarah Miller atmiller.sarah@macphail.org

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$332
1 Section
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Guitar Classes I and II. Build guitar skills through note reading, chords, scales and playing rock and pop songs. Prerequisite: Guitar Class II or consent of the instructor, 612.767.5316.

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$332
1 Section
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Guitar Classes I and II. Build guitar skills through note reading, chords, scales and playing rock and pop songs. Prerequisite: Guitar Class II or consent of the instructor, 612.767.5316.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes

Further develop skills learned in Piano Class for Adult Beginners I and II. Improve your playing, listening and reading as part of a community of adult learners. Prerquisite: Piano Class for Adult Beginners I and II or equivalent. Times arranged by instructors. To register please call MacPhail Student Services at 612.321.0100. If you are new student and would like to be placed in a class, please call Melissa Falb, Director of Group Instruction at 612.767.5438.

For Ages: 6 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Help your child build on what they learned in Piano for Children. Continuing Piano for Children will focus on developing music reading skills on both the treble and bass clefs. Games, movement, rhythm and listening will be incorporated to strengthen the children's piano playing skills. Students must purchase materials for class: My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book C.
Prerequisite: Piano for Children semesters 1 and 2

For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

MacPhaill's premier high school jazz combo, the Dakota Combo is an outstanding group of students selected through a live audition process. With generous support from the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education, this group will rehearse and perform at various Twin Cities venues throughout the school year and summer jazz festivals in June and early July. Under the direction of jazz artist Adam Linz, rehearsals will be held every other Thursday throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 12:30-4:00 pm.

Any student in Grade 9-12 may audition for the combo. All students who are accepted into the Dakota Combo can participate at no cost thanks to support from the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education.

Please note that the Dakota Combo runs from September-June. We expect full participation at all rehearsals and performances throughout the year.

Dakota Combo Requirements
Dakota Combo Application


For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Classes
Voice students of Dennis Petersen are invited to join his studio classes to practice performing for a small, supportive audience of fellow students. Gain valuable performance experience as you try out the pieces that you've been practicing and receive feedback from both your instructor and your peers. A pianist will be available to perform with you at the class.
Please remember to bring a score for the pianist.
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Voice students of Dennis Petersen are invited to join his studio classes to practice performing for a small, supportive audience of fellow students. Gain valuable performance experience as you try out the pieces that you've been practicing and receive feedback from both your instructor and your peers. A pianist will be available to perform with you at the class.
Please remember to bring a score for the pianist.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Group Lessons

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Group Lessons

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/

Tuition rates start at:

2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$12.25

Not available

45-minute lesson

$18.38

$11.63

60-minute lesson

$24.50

$15.50



For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Group Lessons

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Group Lessons

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/


Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Group Lessons

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Group Lessons

Shared Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Students can be the same age (e.g. two friends) or inter-generational (e.g. parent/child). Choose your lesson partner and we'll find the best teacher for your group at a convenient day and time. To begin, simply fill out this Student Profile form www.macphail.org/student-profile-form/

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$50
2 Sections
Details

This unique and joy-filled choral experience is for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together. No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing. Each registration requires a partner. For more information about Giving Voice Chorus visit us at www.givingvoicechorus.org.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$50
1 Section
Details

Takes place at Lyngblomsten Chapel - 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul, MN.
This unique and joy-filled choral experience is for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together. No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing. Each registration requires a partner. For more information about Giving Voice Chorus visit us at www.givingvoicechorus.org.

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Beginning Guitar Class. Build guitar skills through note reading, chords and playing pop and rock songs. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar. Prerequisite: Introductory Guitar Class I or instructor consent, for additional information call Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316.

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This course is designed for those who have completed I Love a Piano 3 or who have intermediate piano skills. Join in with other adults and tackle the keys together in this course. Throughout the semester, you will continue to gain technical and music reading skills by playing familiar songs with accompaniments in a variety of keys in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano or come back to it after learning the basics years ago? Join in with other adults in the same boat and tackle the keys together in this introductory course. Learn familiar songs in a relaxed and fun environment gaining technical and music reading skills along the way. Teaching is individualized and suited for absolute beginners to beginner players. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.


For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This course is designed for those who have completed I Love a Piano 1 or who have basic note reading and beginning piano skills. Join in with other adults and tackle the keys together in this course. Throughout the semester, you will continue to gain technical and music reading skills by playing familiar songs with simple accompaniments in a variety of keys in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

This Lab continues to develop the "singing-actor" via techniques learned in the Music-Theater Performance Lab and is adapted to the needs of the individual. Singers of opera, art song, musical theater and popular styles welcome. Prerequisite: 1 year in Music-Theater Performance Lab or similar experience and audition/interview with instructor Manon Gimlett: gimlett.manon@macphail.org.

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$472
1 Section
Details

Learn to play the violin or hone your playing skills with other adult violin players of similar level. Classes will be organized based on playing abilities, musical genre and desired learning approach (note-reading or playing by ear). If you have placement questions please contact Claire Loudon at loudon.claire@macphail.org

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.
MacPhail Jazz Combos allow you to build your skills as you progress though our Combo levels. Each semester culminates in a concert at a well-known local jazz club (Jazz Central, The Black Dog etc.) As students gain more skills they can continue to move up through the combo levels eventually auditioning for MacPhail's premier jazz combo, The Dakota Combo.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction


How to join a MacPhail Jazz Combo:
Contact Adam Meckler at meckler.adam@macphail.org to confirm your placement in the correct combo.


For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.
MacPhail Jazz Combos allow you to build your skills as you progress though our Combo levels. As students gain more skills they can continue to move up through the combo levels eventually auditioning for MacPhail's premier jazz combo, The Dakota Combo.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction

To join a combo in Minneapolis contact Craig Anderson at anderson.craig@macphail.org.

For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$240
1 Section
Details

Join this choral ensemble and perform literature from classical to pop to spiritual to jazz in a cappella and accompanied settings. Previous choral experience and ability to read music is encourage but all voices and levels of experience are welcome to participate.
Please contact the director at 612.767.5436 for a placement interview.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

The MacPhail Woodwind Quartet is a performance-oriented ensemble comprised of high school students chosen by competitive audition. In addition to presenting their own recitals at MacPhail, the group will perform in the community and audition for MacPhail Honors Recitals, MPR's Minnesota Varsity Competition and the SPCO Chamber Music Competition.

The MacPhail Woodwind Quartet, coached by Dr. Nina Olsen, focuses on ensemble playing and musicianship. Repertoire is chosen to challenge students individually and to explore a cross-section of the Woodwind Quartet repertoire. Rehearsals are scheduled roughly every other week for 2 hours at the MacPhail Minneapolis location. (14 rehearsals, October-April). Scheduling is determined by student availability, and will be arranged once the ensemble has been formed.

For the audition, students should prepare scales and two brief solo(s) or etude(s) representing their expressive and technical abilities. Only video auditions will be accepted. Suitable formats include physical dvds, drop-box files and You Tube links. Application forms and audition videos must be submitted by midnight on Friday, September 9, 2016. No auditions will be judged prior to Saturday, September 10. All students will be notified of their audition results by Wednesday, September 14, 2016. For information about specific scale requirements per instrument and instructions for recording and submitting your video file, please contact Nina Olsen at 612-767-5317, or olsen.nina@macphail.org.

Rehearsing and performing with the MacPhail Woodwind Quartet is a year-long commitment. Tuition is $280/semester. Students are expected to register for both the fall and spring semester. Financial aid is available.

The MacPhail Center for Music is committed to presenting quality musical experiences to all students. Interested students should take the audition. After the auditions have been judged, students invited to be in the ensemble will have the opportunity to apply for financial aid if the cost of tuition will be a barrier to participation.

Click on the link to hear a recording of the 2015-2016 Quintet performing music by Ibert.

MacPhail Woodwind Quintet Performance 2015-2016

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$260
1 Section
Details

Learn the basics of healthy vocal production and improve your singing voice in a fun and comfortable setting. This class will cover vocal tone, range, posture, breath support, resonance, articulation, and vowel unification. This class is great for adults with little or no previous vocal training who want to learn to sing in a healthy way as a soloist or choral group member.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$260
1 Section
Details

Learn how to apply healthy vocal technique learned in Voice Class 1 to diverse repertoire throughout this semester. In this course you will gain an understanding of appropriate performance practice and receive individual vocal coaching on songs of your choice in a supportive and fun group setting.

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Music Therapy
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Music Therapy
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Music Therapy
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$208
2 Sections
Details

Fill your life with music, new friends and fun! Dust off the instrument that you haven't played since high school or learn to play something new. This ensemble is perfect for the developing string musician who wants to play in small ensemble. New Horizons is a yearlong class. Performances will be held in the spring semester. Each semester will feature weekly one-hour rehearsals and instrument sectionals once a month.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 12 years - 17 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$416
1 Section
Details

Experience the fun of playing multiple percussion instruments in this exciting ensemble. Students will have the opportunity to play snare drum, drum set, timpani, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone and bells in various combinations. In addition to reading music, students will also have the chance to work on their improvisatory skills. Students should have a basic understanding of playing snare drum and ideally keyboard. This ensemble performs twice a semester is open to any student in grades 5-12.

See a short video of Percussion Ensemble here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OCJLpfIqAw

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Learn to play the piano in a fun, relaxed class designed to engage and inspire your kindergarten or first-grader. Students will learn to read music, play piano and compose their own pieces through exciting songs, fun games and activities. Students must have an instrument at home for practicing. Please purchase the following materials for Class: "My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book A.
Next step: Piano for Children Spring Semester

For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
3 Sections
Details

Learn to play the piano in a fun, relaxed class designed to engage and inspire your kindergarten or first-grader. Students will learn to read music, play piano and compose their own pieces through exciting songs, fun games and activities. Students must have an instrument at home for practicing. Please purchase the following materials for Class: "My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book A.
Next step: Piano for Children Spring Semester

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes

Are you a highly motivated singer? The Prelude Program is a year-long program (September-May) for singers who seek an environment where they can experiment and discover new possibilities as a performing artist. The program includes private coaching, theory, sight-singing, vocal ensemble and performance lab training in movement and gestures. More information about Prelude can be found at macphail.org

PRELUDE PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Vocal Arts

- Warm-ups, vowel formation, application of the breath, endurance, range building, resonance, language

- Healthy production free of muscular tensions

- Building of Solo Repertoire

- Private coaching with collaborative pianist

- Theory, sight-singing

PRELUDE ELEMENTS

- Portfolio Building

- Performance

- Master Classes

- Outside Events

- Goal Setting

- Whole musician awareness training

- Vocal Ensemble

- Ensemble Repertoire chosen from Renaissance to Musical Theater to Opera to Jazz

- Emphasis on a cappella repertoire, enforcing ear training

- Sight-singing, theory, rhythmic and interpretive skills continue, to complement work done in Vocal Arts Performance Lab

- Acting and Movement for Singers

- Addresses unique challenges of singer actors: extension of time, music without words, complexity of multi-tasking

- Step-by-step approach works with gesture, face, focus, body, addresses tension, through structured play/self discovery

- Techniques apply to solo repertoire introduced in Vocal Arts with the addition of scenes taken from Opera and Musical Theater

Application and audition required. The first set of auditions for 2016-2017 school year will be held in June and the second set will take place in August. Application does not guarantee admission to the program. For information and/or an application please email Manon Gimlett, Prelude Director at gimlett.manon@macphail.org.

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

This performance-oriented group for highly motivated percussion players, is MacPhail's premier percussion ensemble. Rimshots! performs concerts in a variety of settings throughout the community. Auditions are held in August. Performing in Rimshots! is a year-long commitment. Students wishing to audition should be proficient on mallets, snare drum, timpani, drum set and accessories. For more information call Paul Babcock at 612.767.5314.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes

Students with special needs now have an opportunity to learn, perform and create music by being an integral part of a music ensemble in a safe and non-threatening environment. Using adapted music therapy techniques, students will create music in a group setting while developing attention span, behavior and social skills.

To register for a music therapy class, please call the Music Therapy Department Manager at 612.767.5596 for placement information.

For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Tuition: $28 per session

Attention guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, drummers and singers! How about a no-pressure ensemble to get your jamming skills down? We'll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music that you would like to play. Instructors will teach songs through written music and CD's as well as teaching you improvising and songwriting techniques. The last class is a performance.

Days, times and number of sessions are arranged. Ongoing placements are available. For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or email, anderson.craig@macphail.org.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 12 years - 20 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes

Music can be a powerful and effective tool for the development of social interaction, attention, motor skills, and self expression. This group of 4 to 6 students will focus on adaptive instruction on guitar, piano, vocals, drums, and other instruments in an ensemble/band experience. This group is appropriate for students ages 12 - 18 with special needs. Some previous music experience is recommended.

For more information or to register, please call the Music Therapy Department Manager at 612.767.5596.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Music Therapy

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Music Therapy
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Music Therapy
For Ages: 8 years - 12 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details
Get your kids ready to light up the stage with Sing a Song, a voice class designed to teach students how to properly use their voices and bodies while still having fun! By using a variety of genres like musical theater, contemporary and traditional children's music, students will learn how to engage their whole body to create a beautiful sound and an entertaining presentation. No previous experience is necessary.
Next step: You can repeat this class as often as you'd like or enroll in Individual Lessons
For Ages: 8 years - 12 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Get your kids ready to light up the stage with Sing a Song, a voice class designed to teach students how to properly use their voices and bodies while still having fun! By using a variety of genres like musical theater, contemporary and traditional children's music, students will learn how to engage their whole body to create a beautiful sound and an entertaining presentation. No previous experience is necessary.
Next step: You can repeat this class as often as you'd like or enroll in Individual Lessons

For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$273
1 Section
Details

Experience Jazz from blues to bebop. Join other singers in a relaxed, informal setting. Jazz styles, scat singing, phrasing and improvisation, vocal technique, chart reading and writing will be some of the subjects covered. The final session will be a performance with a jazz combo.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$472
1 Section
Details

If you have little or no prior voice study, this class will get you started. Learn basic vocal technique including breathing, body use, tone development and musicianship. This class is ideal for people who sing for fun and who would like to increase their confidence and repertoire, and may be repeated as often as you like.

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Learn the basic rudiments of vocal technique with a proven systematic approach to breathing, stage presence and tone quality improvement. This course will study The Clippinger Class Method of Voice Culture and apply these principles to three vocal music styles: Classical, Musical Theater and Pop/Jazz Standards. With 30 plus years of teaching, Thaxter's students have gone on to Broadway, Opera and commercial recording projects and have received contracts with such groups as Chanticleer, Santa Fe Opera and Minnesota Opera.

Singing Technique will be offerings on Mondays from 7:00-7:50 for 15 weeks starting September 12.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Sing vocal music from the Renaissance to the present in a small ensemble setting. Sonomento is an excellent opportunity to work in collaboration with other singers and still hear your own voice! Please email cfields49@gmail.com for a voice placement interview.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $955
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $955
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $745
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $875
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $851
Details
For Ages: 6 years - 11 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Starting at $204
1 Section
Details

This course builds on the foundations from Suzuki Piano Note Reading Level 1. Students continue to understand reading on the treble and bass clef, time signatures, note values, pitch and other skills in the printed language of music and its connection to the piano!

For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $770
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $770
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $770
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $955
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $955
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $955
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $955
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $955
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This ensemble is for beginner to intermediate players looking to play in a group and take their ukulele skills beyond the basic I, IV, and V chords. Play familiar songs with others creating a great group sound while learning new chords, voicings, and exploring new picking and strumming patterns in a fun and welcoming environment.

This group is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This ensemble is for beginner to intermediate players looking to play in a group and take their ukulele skills beyond the basic I, IV, and V chords. Play familiar songs with others creating a great group sound while learning new chords, voicings, and exploring new picking and strumming patterns in a fun and welcoming environment.

This group is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele.

Takes place at: Lyngblomsten Heritage Apartments - 1440 Midway Parkway St. Paul 55108

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
2 Sections
Details

Explore the violin using a repertoire of multicultural songs, movement, games, and singing. Students learn basic violin technique while acquiring musicianship skills including imitation, note reading, pitch development and playing with a pleasing tone. Parents are required to observe lessons and take an active role in practice. Children must have an appropriately sized instrument. Violin for Children has a two semester curriculum; it?s suggested that students enroll in both.
Next step: Violin for Children Spring Semester

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$120
1 Section
Details

Celebrate Minnesota's rich choral tradition and be a part of a partnership between MacPhail and the Minnesota Chorale. The Voices of Experience Choir is for adults over the age of 55 who want to be a part of a community of musicians, singing a variety of choral repertoire from a genres such as classical, popular, folk and jazz in a variety of venues. In the 2016-2017 season, Voices of Experience will join the Minnesota Chorale for several projects as well as sing independent outreach concerts. Singers must be able to match pitch at an informal check with the director. Previous choral experience and the ability to read music or a strong ability to learn by ear is preferred.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$265
3 Sections
Details

This fall learn new ways to use music at home to enhance your baby's development. New lullabies, songs, chants, wiggling and bouncing games will be shared to help you and your baby begin a musical life together. Join us each semester to learn new songs, and ways to engage in musical play with your baby. Music for Babies prepares your baby for Music for 1s and 2s. Yearlong curriculum.
Ages 6 weeks?10 months with parent/caregiver

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10
5 Sections
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10
5 Sections
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10
5 Sections
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10
5 Sections
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Join us for each 8 week session for new themes, songs, and musical activities. Music for Families prepares your child for age specific music classes. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
5 Sections
Details
Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Join us for each 8 week session for new themes, songs, and musical activities. Music for Families prepares your child for age specific music classes. Yearlong curriculum.
For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks - 4 years with parent/caregiver
This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Join us for each 8 week session for new themes, songs, and musical activities. Music for Families prepares your child for age specific music classes. Yearlong curriculum.

Classes take place at kiddywampus - Hopkins: 1023 Mainstreet, Hopkins.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Join us for each 8 week session for new themes, songs, and musical activities. Music for Families prepares your child for age specific music classes. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details
Ages 6 weeks - 4 years with parent/caregiver
This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Join us for each 8 week session for new themes, songs, and musical activities. Music for Families prepares your child for age specific music classes. Yearlong curriculum.
For Ages: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
8 Sections
Details
Add musical play to your fall schedule. High energy exploration keeps active toddlers engaged as they sample hand-held instruments, experience contrasting sounds and motions, and sensory items. Through repetition, rhythmic play and concrete, seasonal themes your child will build language skills, large motor and social emotional skills. Join us each semester for new songs, instruments and musical play activities. Music for 1s and 2s prepares your toddler for Music for 2s and 3s. Yearlong curriculum.
Ages 10?24 months with parent/caregiver
For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

Ages 2 to 3 with parent/caregiver
This fall enjoy fast-paced seasonal, musical activities emphasizing singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement and internalization of steady beat with your toddler. Musical play with toddlers can build impulse control skills, fine motor skills, increase vocabulary, pre-math skills and much more. Join us each semester for new songs, instruments to explore, and new themes. Music for 2s and 3s prepares your child for Music for 3s and 4s, Suzuki Stars and Musical Trolley. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

Ages 2 to 3 with parent/caregiver
This fall enjoy fast-paced seasonal, musical activities emphasizing singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement and internalization of steady beat with your toddler. Musical play with toddlers can build impulse control skills, fine motor skills, increase vocabulary, pre-math skills and much more. Join us each semester for new songs, instruments to explore, and new themes. Music for 2s and 3s prepares your child for Music for 3s and 4s, Suzuki Stars and Musical Trolley. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
9 Sections
Details

Ages 2 to 3 with parent/caregiver
This fall enjoy fast-paced seasonal, musical activities emphasizing singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement and internalization of steady beat with your toddler. Musical play with toddlers can build impulse control skills, fine motor skills, increase vocabulary, pre-math skills and much more. Join us each semester for new songs, instruments to explore, and new themes.
Music for 2s and 3s prepares your child for Music for 3s and 4s, Suzuki Stars and Musical Trolley. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

Ages 3-4 1/2 with parent/caregiver
This fall-Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative, seasonal musical play experiences. Cooperative play skills are built through musical games and music-making activities. In the fall, children are introduced to percussion and folk instruments, in addition to familiar rhythm instruments. Develop school-readiness skills and prepare your child for child-independent classes such as Musical Trolley. Join us each semester for new themes, songs, and games. Spring semester students will be introduced to more folk instruments, as well as some brass instruments. Music for 3s and 4s prepares you child for Musical Trolley and Suzuki Stars. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

Ages 3 to 4 1/2 with parent/caregiver
This fall-Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative, seasonal musical play experiences. Cooperative play skills are built through musical games and music-making activities. In the fall, children are introduced to percussion and folk instruments, in addition to familiar rhythm instruments. Develop school-readiness skills and prepare your child for child-independent classes such as Musical Trolley. Join us each semester for new themes, songs, and games. Spring semester students will be introduced to more folk instruments, as well as some brass instruments. Music for 3s and 4s prepares you child for Musical Trolley and Suzuki Stars. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
4 Sections
Details

Ages 3 to 4 1/2 with parent/caregiver
This fall-Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative, seasonal musical play experiences. Cooperative play skills are built through musical games and music-making activities. In the fall, children are introduced to percussion and folk instruments, in addition to familiar rhythm instruments. Develop school-readiness skills and prepare your child for child-independent classes such as Musical Trolley. Join us each semester for new themes, songs, and games. Spring semester students will be introduced to more folk instruments, as well as some brass instruments. Music for 3s and 4s prepares you child for Musical Trolley and Suzuki Stars. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you. Through MacPhail's renowned, play-based early childhood music curriculum, you and your child will build music readiness skills specific to prepare for success in our Suzuki program. Activities will focus on vocal development, steady beat, and exposure to Suzuki repertoire and instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano, cello, viola and violin.
*Families that participate in this class will take priority in the placement process. For more information on MacPhail's Suzuki Talent Education program look under Suzuki on our website.

Join us each semester for new songs, and musical activities to continue to build pre-instrument, and early theory skills. Suzuki Stars prepares your child for Suzuki lessons, and Musical Trolley.


For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
3 Sections
Details
If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you. Through MacPhail's renowned, play-based early childhood music curriculum, you and your child will build music readiness skills specific to prepare for success in our Suzuki program. Activities will focus on vocal development, steady beat, and exposure to Suzuki repertoire and instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano, cello, viola and violin.
*Families that participate in this class will take priority in the placement process. For more information on MacPhail's Suzuki Talent Education program look under Suzuki on our website.

Join us each semester for new songs, and musical activities to continue to build pre-instrument, and early theory skills. Suzuki Stars prepares your child for Suzuki lessons, and Musical Trolley.

For Ages: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

Ages 3 to 6 years with or without primary caregiver

This fall, are you looking for a way to get out some more energy before the weekend begins? Then have no fear, Forte Friday is here! Forte Friday is a class for preschoolers that explores the world of musical concepts with an extra focus on end-of-the-week fun! Our unique, one-of-a-kind integrated arts philosophy brings the world of stories, songs, poems, rhymes and musical concepts to life through art projects, instrument study, movement activities, games and more. From creating rhythms in drum circles to studying various genres of music, students will engage in musical learning experiences that enhance skills they are developing as young students in preschool. Forte Friday! can be taken in addition to other programming at MacPhail or as a standalone class. Regardless, your child is guaranteed to have a great time while gaining valuable music, math and literacy skills. Join us in the spring for new lesson themes, instruments and musical play. Forte Friday prepares your child for Music for 3s and 4s, Musical Trolley, Suzuki Stars and Musical Yoga.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$290
1 Section
Details

CRASH, BOOM, BANG, ZING! In the fall, Musical Trolley students explore and play a variety of percussion instruments from temple blocks to timpani, as well as many different stringed folk instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: piano/forte, tempo, pitch and musical form. Join us in the spring to explore more musical concepts, and try instruments from the string, brass and woodwind families. Prepare your child for future musical study - they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Musical Trolley prepares your child for Musical World and instrument specific learning.
Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$290
1 Section
Details

CRASH, BOOM, BANG, ZING! In the fall, Musical Trolley students explore and play a variety of percussion instruments from temple blocks to timpani, as well as many different stringed folk instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: piano/forte, tempo, pitch and musical form. Join us in the spring to explore more musical concepts, and try instruments from the string, brass and woodwind families. Prepare your child for future musical study - they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Musical Trolley prepares your child for Musical World and instrument specific learning.
Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$290
5 Sections
Details

CRASH, BOOM, BANG, ZING! In the fall, Musical Trolley students explore and play a variety of percussion instruments from temple blocks to timpani, as well as many different stringed folk instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: piano/forte, tempo, pitch and musical form. Join us in the spring to explore more musical concepts, and try instruments from the string, brass and woodwind families. Prepare your child for future musical study - they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Musical Trolley prepares your child for Musical World and instrument specific learning.
Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$290
1 Section
Details
Take a musical journey around the world! In the fall, Musical World students explore African, Central American, Caribbean, Hawaiian, and South American cultures through songs, folk tales, visual art and ethnic instruments. Also, American styles of music will be studied including: Native American; Country Western; Appalachian; Jazz and Hip Hop. Children expand their musical knowledge by learning to read rhythmic notation, playing rhythm instruments and creating through improvisation. Musical World is a great next step to further prepare for instrument specific study. Join us in the spring to visit more countries and cultures. Musical World prepares your child for Ukulele and More, and instrument specific learning. Yearlong curriculum.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

This fall, expand your child's musical knowledge as they grow rhythmically, melodically and creatively through instrument specific study and musical games. In the fall, the children will spend time playing and learning more about specific instruments such as the ukulele, piano, Orff instruments and recorder as well as build rhythm reading, note reading and sight-singing skills. This class is great preparation for instrument specific classes for children. This class may also incorporate aspects of composition and songwriting including: creating songbooks, building improvisation skills, and use of recording technology. Perfect for both graduates of Musical Trolley, Musical World and new families. Join us in the spring for more musical learning and further instrument exploration. Ukulele and More prepares your child for instrument specific learning. Yearlong curriculum.

Spring 2017

For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$336
1 Section
Details

Adult Harp Ensemble will be the highlight of your week. We'll improve sight-reading, build ensemble skills and perform new music. A fun, social setting to expand your harp horizons!

Next step: You can repeat this ensemble as often as you would like or add individual harp lessons.

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

This guitar class rocks! You'll progress faster and play better because you'll learn how to move your fingers in efficient ways. These technical tips are not on websites (they're secrets?????.shhhh, don't tell anyone) and they make all the difference in your progress. In addition to technical tips, you'll learn pop and rock songs, how to read music notation, and how to play basic chords. This class is for beginners and has an easy-going and relaxed vibe. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar.

Next step: Guitar Class II

Are you 55+? You might be interested in Beginning Ukulele found in the 55+ Adults section.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Learn (or re-learn) easy sight-reading, improvisation to accompany melodies and easy classical and popular songs. Build keyboard skills through note-reading, ear training, playing by ear, improvising, transposing and individual and ensemble playing. Plus, hang out at the keyboard with other adults - like you - who have decided it's finally time to tickle those ivories. Practice time and access to a piano or keyboard are necessary. Students must purchase Adult Piano Adventures Book I by Nancy and Randall Faber.

Next step: Piano Class for Adult Beginners II

Are you 55+? You might be interested in I Love a Piano found in the 55+ Adults section

Not sure which piano class is the right level for you? Contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438 with placement questions.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
2 Sections
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Beginning Piano for Adults. Prerequisite: Piano Class for Adult Beginners I or instructor consent.

Next step: Continuing Piano Class

Not sure which piano class is the right level for you? Contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438 with placement questions.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This introductory course is for absolute beginners who want to have fun playing a stringed instrument that is accessible, portable, and easy to learn. You'll be strumming along to familiar songs in no time with the ukulele. Simple chord charts and well known songs are used to develop skills within a group, giving players an enjoyable and successful learning environment. Teaching is individualized and suited for absolute beginners to beginner players.

This class is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele. Students provide their own instrument.

Not quite what you are looking for? You might be interested in: Beginning Guitar Class found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This introductory course is for absolute beginners who want to have fun playing a stringed instrument that is accessible, portable, and easy to learn. You'll be strumming along to familiar songs in no time with the ukulele. Simple chord charts and well known songs are used to develop skills within a group, giving players an enjoyable and successful learning environment. Teaching is individualized and suited for absolute beginners to beginner players.

This class is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele. Students provide their own instrument.

Class takes place at the Lyngblomsten Heritage Apartments - 1440 Midway Parkway St. Paul 55108


Not quite what you are looking for? You might be interested in: Beginning Guitar Class found in the group offerings for adults of all ages

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$472
1 Section
Details

Learn to play the violin or hone your playing skills with other adult violin players of similar level. Classes will be organized based on playing abilities, musical genre and desired learning approach (note-reading or playing by ear). If you have placement questions please contact Claire Loudon at loudon.claire@macphail.org

Next step: Intermediate Violin Class or individual lessons

Are you 55+? You might be interested in Viva Violin found in the 55+ Adults section

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

Broadway, Pop, Barbershop, A Capella. Join together with other male singers to sing favorite American pop­ular music in an environment filled with fun and community. Singing in a variety of styles and genres, you'll amp up your vocal skills by creating tight harmonies, applying song stylization, and producing a great group blend with teaching artist Jerry Rubino. Throughout the semester there will be opportunities for solos and small groups, performances, and collaboration with other ensembles. Come and meet new friends, sing favorite songs, and add this dynamic vocal group to your week.

Not quite what you are looking for? You might also be interested in: MacPhail Singers or Singers Jam Session found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

Broadway, Pop, Sweet Adelines, A Capella. Join together with other female singers to sing favorite American pop­ular music in an environment filled with fun and community. Singing in a variety of styles and genres, you'll amp up your vocal skills by creating tight harmonies, applying song stylization, and producing a great group blend with teaching artist Jerry Rubino. Throughout the semester there will be opportunities for solos and small groups, performances, and collaboration with other ensembles. Come and meet new friends, sing favorite songs, and add this dynamic vocal group to your week.

Not quite what you are looking for? You might also be interested in: MacPhail Singers or Singers Jam Session found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Ensembles

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Cheryl Collins, to schedule a placement audition/interview Collins.Cheryl@macphail.org

Tuition: $10/hour. Coaching dates and times are arranged based on what works for the students and instructor involved.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail's chamber music groups! Students are placed into small ensembles based on age and playing level and assigned a MacPhail teacher to coach them on their music. Chamber Music placements can be made for almost all orchestra instruments and piano.

Groups are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$332
1 Section
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Guitar Classes I and II. Build guitar skills through note reading, chords, scales and playing rock and pop songs. Prerequisite: Guitar Class II or consent of the instructor, 612.767.5316.

Next step: Individual Lessons

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$512
4 Sections
Details

Further develop skills learned in Piano Class for Adult Beginners I and II. Prerequisite: Beginning Piano for Adults I and II or instructor consent. Times will be arranged by instructors.

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

Not sure which piano class is the right level for you? Contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438 with placement questions.

For Ages: 6 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Help your child build on what they learned in Piano for Children. Continuing Piano for Children will focus on developing music reading skills on both the treble and bass clefs. Games, movement, rhythm and listening will be incorporated to strengthen the
children?s piano playing skills. Students must purchase materials for class: "Piano Adventures" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Theory book, level 1. Pre-requisite: Continuing Piano for Children, 1st semester

Next Step: Continuing Piano for Children - Summer Semester

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$50
2 Sections
Details

This unique and joy-filled choral experience is for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together. No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing. Each registration requires a partner. For more information about Giving Voice Chorus visit us at www.givingvoicechorus.org.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$50
1 Section
Details

Takes place at Lyngblomsten Chapel - 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul, MN.
This unique and joy-filled choral experience is for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together. No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing. Each registration requires a partner. For more information about Giving Voice Chorus visit us at www.givingvoicechorus.org.

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Beginning Guitar Class. Build guitar skills through note reading, chords and playing pop and rock songs. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar. Prerequisite: Introductory Guitar Class I or instructor consent, for additional information call Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316.

Next step: Continuing Guitar Class

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$168
1 Section
Details

Want to play with other people? We'll match you up with players of similar age and level. Enjoy the camaraderie of playing with others. These guitar ensembles can take different forms, from organized jam bands, to playing pop and rock songs with others, to reading trio or quartet music arrangements, to improvisation instruction, etc. The content of each guitar ensemble is flexible and is based on the interests and goals of the students along with teacher guidance and organization.

Minneapolis

Days, times, and the number of classes are arranged. Ongoing placements are available.

6 - 15 week sessions can begin the week of January 30, 2017

Classes are 55 minutes long and meet once per week.

For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or e-mail, anderson.craig@macphail.org

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
2 Sections
Details

This course is designed for those who have completed I Love a Piano 3 or who have intermediate piano skills. Join in with other adults and tackle the keys together in this course. Throughout the semester, you will continue to gain technical and music reading skills by playing familiar songs with accompaniments in a variety of keys in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

Not quite what you are looking for? If you are interested in being placed in an adult group piano class for adults of all ages, please contact Melissa Falb for more information at falb.melissa@macphail.org or 612.767.5438.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano or come back to it after learning the basics years ago? Join in with other adults in the same boat and tackle the keys together in this introductory course. Learn familiar songs in a relaxed and fun environment gaining technical and music reading skills along the way. Teaching is individualized and suited for absolute beginners to beginner players. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

Not quite what you are looking for? If you are interested in being placed in an adult group piano class for adults of all ages, please contact Melissa Falb for more information at falb.melissa@macphail.org or 612.767.5438.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This course is designed for those who have completed I Love a Piano 1 or who have basic note reading and beginning piano skills. Join in with other adults and tackle the keys together in this course. Throughout the semester, you will continue to gain technical and music reading skills by playing familiar songs with simple accompaniments in a variety of keys in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

Not quite what you are looking for? If you are interested in being placed in an adult group piano class for adults of all ages, please contact Melissa Falb for more information at falb.melissa@macphail.org or 612.767.5438.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$472
1 Section
Details

Learn to play the violin or hone your playing skills with other adult violin players of similar level. Classes will be organized based on playing abilities, musical genre and desired learning approach (note-reading or playing by ear). If you have placement questions please contact Claire Loudon at loudon.claire@macphail.org

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Ensembles
$336
1 Section
Details

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.
MacPhail Jazz Combos allow you to build your playing and improvisation skills while experiencing the fun of playing with other musicians. Combos rehearse in Minneapolis, Apple Valley and Chanhassen. If you are interested in being placed in a combo, please contact Melissa Falb at falb.melissa@macphail.org. Current combo students can register online or by calling Student Services at 612.321.0100.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction


For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles
$336
2 Sections
Details

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.
MacPhail Jazz Combos allow you to build your playing and improvisation skills while experiencing the fun of playing with other musicians. Combos rehearse in Minneapolis, Apple Valley and Chanhassen. If you are interested in being placed in a combo, please contact Melissa Falb at falb.melissa@macphail.org. Current combo students can register online or by calling Student Services at 612.321.0100.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction


For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Can you already read music but are puzzled by jazz charts? Do you play the piano but are perplexed when someone asks you to improvise? Join this class and learn the basics of jazz piano playing from reading charts to basic improvisation. 3-5 years of piano experience is required or consent of the instructor.

Next step: Repeat course or private lessons

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$336
1 Section
Details

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.
MacPhail Jazz Combos allow you to build your playing and improvisation skills while experiencing the fun of playing with other musicians. Combos rehearse in Minneapolis, Apple Valley and Chanhassen. If you are interested in being placed in a combo, please contact Melissa Falb at falb.melissa@macphail.org. Current combo students can register online or by calling Student Services at 612.321.0100.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction


For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$240
1 Section
Details

Join this choral ensemble and perform literature from classical to pop to spiritual to jazz in a cappella and accompanied settings. Previous choral experience and ability to read music is encourage but all voices and levels of experience are welcome to participate.
Please contact the director at 612.767.5436 for a placement interview.

Next Step: You can repeat this ensemble as often as you would like or add private voice lessons.

Are you 55+? You might also be interested in Voices of Experience or Caberet Singers for Men or Women found in the 55+ Adults section

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

The MacPhail Woodwind Quintet is a performance-oriented ensemble comprised of high school students chosen by competitive audition. In addition to presenting their own recitals at MacPhail, the group will perform in the community and audition for MacPhail Honors Recitals, MPR's Minnesota Varsity Competition and the SPCO Chamber Music Competition.

The MacPhail Woodwind Quintet, coached by Dr. Nina Olsen, focuses on ensemble playing and musicianship. Repertoire is chosen to challenge students individually and to explore a cross-section of the Woodwind Quintet repertoire. Rehearsals are scheduled roughly every other week for 2 hours at MacPhail Minneapolis (14 rehearsals, October-April). Scheduling is determined by student availability, and will be arranged once the ensemble has been formed.

For the audition, students should prepare scales and two brief solo(s) or etude(s) representing their expressive and technical abilities. Please submit a video recording of your audition. DVDs, drop-box files and You Tube links will be accepted. Application forms and audition videos must be submitted by midnight on Friday, September 9, 2016. No auditions will be judged prior to Saturday, September 10. All students will be notified of their audition results by Wednesday, September 14, 2016. For information about specific scale requirements per instrument and instructions for recording and submitting your video file, please contact Nina Olsen at 612-767-5317 or olsen.nina@macphail.org.

Rehearsing and performing with the MacPhail Woodwind Quintet is a year-long commitment. Tuition is $280/semester. Students are expected to register for both the fall and spring semester. Financial aid is available.

The MacPhail Center for Music is committed to presenting quality musical experiences to all students. Interested students should take the audition. After the auditions have been judged, students invited to be in the Quintet will have the opportunity to apply for financial aid if the cost of tuition will be a barrier to participation.

Click on the link to hear a recording of the 2015-2016 Quintet performing music by Ibert.


For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$28
3 Sections
Details

Do you play percussion in community bands/orchestra but would like to spend more time with the marimba? Are you a music educator who would like to have an opportunity to be a player and not the teacher? MacRimba, MacPhail's adult marimba band, is open to 4-5 adult marimbists. We will be playing a different "book" each semester celebrating the music of George Green, Clair Musser, Gordon Peters and contemporary composers and arrangers. Everyone gets a marimba, bring mallets and your intermediate and above talents to MacRimba.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$260
1 Section
Details

Learn the basics of healthy vocal production and improve your singing voice in a fun and comfortable setting. This class will cover vocal tone, range, posture, breath support, resonance, articulation, and vowel unification. This class is great for adults with little or no previous vocal training who want to learn to sing in a healthy way as a soloist or choral group member.

Not quite what you are looking for? You might be interested in Singing Basics for Adults or Singing Technique with Thaxter Cunio found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$260
1 Section
Details

Learn how to apply healthy vocal technique learned in Voice Class 1 to diverse repertoire throughout this semester. In this course you will gain an understanding of appropriate performance practice and receive individual vocal coaching on songs of your choice in a supportive and fun group setting.

Not quite what you are looking for? You might be interested in Singing Basics for Adults or Singing Technique with Thaxter Cunio found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$208
2 Sections
Details

Fill your life with music, new friends and fun! Dust off the instrument that you haven't played since high school or learn to play something new. This ensemble is perfect for the developing string musician who wants to play in small ensemble. New Horizons is a yearlong class. Performances will be held in the spring semester. Each semester will feature weekly one-hour rehearsals and instrument sectionals once a month.

Next step: You can repeat this ensemble as often as you would like or add private lessons.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This beginning theory class is for non-music readers who want to learn how to read music or need a refresher. Whether you are a new student or a lifelong musician who has always learned by ear, this class will help you learn, understand, and apply the symbols on the musical page to your singing or instrument playing. By taking this course, you will be able to learn songs more easily, have better practice at home, and feel more confident in your music making.

For Ages: 12 years - 17 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$416
1 Section
Details

Use the skills that you have been developing in your private lessons and experience the fun of playing multiple percussion instruments in this exciting ensemble. Students will have the opportunity to play snare drum, drum set, timpani, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone and bells in various combinations. In addition to reading music, students will also have the chance to work on their improvisatory skills. Students should have a basic understanding of playing snare drum and ideally keyboard. This ensemble performs twice a semester is open to any student in grades 5-12.

Next step: You can repeat this ensemble as often as you would like or audition for Rimshots!

See a short video of Percussion Ensemble here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OCJLpfIqAw

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

In the second semester, Children deepen their basic piano skills and musicianship. You are involved in your child's learning process through observations and printed lessons summaries. Children must be in kindergarten or first grade and have an instrument at home for practicing. If you would like to transfer to a different section than you had in the Fall, please contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438. Pre-requisite: Piano for Children, 1st semester
Students must purchase materials for class: "My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson & Writing Book B.Pre-requisite: Piano for Children, 1st semester

Next step: Piano for Children Summer Semester

For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
3 Sections
Details

In the second semester, Children deepen their basic piano skills and musicianship. You are involved in your child's learning process through observations and printed lessons summaries. Children must be in kindergarten or first grade and have an instrument at home for practicing. If you would like to transfer to a different section than you had in the Fall, please contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438. Pre-requisite: Piano for Children, 1st semester
Students must purchase materials for class: "My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson & Writing Book B.Pre-requisite: Piano for Children, 1st semester

Next step: Piano for Children Summer Semester

For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Tuition $28 per class session (hour)

Attention guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, drummers and singers! How about a no-pressure ensemble to get your jamming skills down? We'll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music that you would like to play. Instructors will teach songs through written music and CD's as well as teaching you improvising and songwriting techniques.
Days and times are arranged. Ongoing placements are available.
For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or email, anderson.craig@macphail.org.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 8 years - 12 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Get your kids ready to light up the stage with Sing a Song, a voice class designed to teach students how to properly use their voices and bodies while still having fun! By using a variety of genres like musical theater, contemporary and traditional children's music, students will learn how to engage their whole body to create a beautiful sound and an entertaining presentation. No previous experience is necessary.

Next step: You can repeat this class as often as you?d like or enroll in private voice lessons

For Ages: 8 years - 12 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details

Get your kids ready to light up the stage with Sing a Song, a voice class designed to teach students how to properly use their voices and bodies while still having fun! By using a variety of genres like musical theater, contemporary and traditional children's music, students will learn how to engage their whole body to create a beautiful sound and an entertaining presentation. No previous experience is necessary.

Next step: You can repeat this class as often as you?d like or enroll in private voice lessons

For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$273
1 Section
Details

Experience Jazz from blues to bebop. Join other singers in a relaxed, informal setting. Jazz styles, scat singing, phrasing and improvisation, vocal technique, chart reading and writing will be some of the subjects covered. The final session will be a performance with a jazz combo.

Are you 55+? You might be interested in Caberet Singers for Men or Women found in the 55+ Adults section

Next step: Private voice lessons

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$472
1 Section
Details

If you have little or no prior voice study, this class will get you started. Learn basic vocal technique including breathing, body use, tone development and musicianship. This class is ideal for people who sing for fun and who would like to increase their confidence and repertoire, and may be repeated as often as you like.

Next step: Repeat course or private voice lessons

Are you 55+? You might be interested in MacPhail Music for Life Voice Class 1 found in the 55+ Adults section


For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$472
1 Section
Details

Continue building on the technical skills developed in Singing Basics I and enhance your musicianship and sight-reading skills. Students will be assigned customized repertoire from Italian Art Songs to the 12 Bar Blues and various styles in between.

Next step: Private Voice Lessons

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$472
1 Section
Details

Learn the basic rudiments of vocal technique with a proven systematic approach to breathing, stage presence and tone quality improvement. This course will study The Clippinger Class Method of Voice Culture and apply these principles to three vocal music styles ? Classical, Musical Theater and Pop/Jazz Standards. Now in his 29th year of teaching, Thaxter's students have gone on to Broadway, Opera and commercial recording projects and have received contracts with such groups as Chanticleer, Santa Fe Opera and Minnesota Opera.

Next step: Private Voice Lessons or MacPhail Choral Ensemble like MacPhail Singers, Sonomento or Voices of Experience.

Are you 55+? You might be interested in MacPhail Music for Life Voice Class 1 or 2 found in the 55+ Adults section

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Sing vocal music from the Renaissance to the present in a small ensemble setting. Sonomento is an excellent opportunity to work in collaboration with other singers and still hear your own voice! Please email cfields49@comcast.net for a voice placement interview.

Are you 55+? You might be interested in Voices of Experience found in the 55+ Adults section

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This ensemble is for beginner to intermediate players looking to play in a group and take their ukulele skills beyond the basic I, IV, and V chords. Play familiar songs with others creating a great group sound while learning new chords, voicings, and exploring new picking and strumming patterns in a fun and welcoming environment.

This group is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

This ensemble is for beginner to intermediate players looking to play in a group and take their ukulele skills beyond the basic I, IV, and V chords. Play familiar songs with others creating a great group sound while learning new chords, voicings, and exploring new picking and strumming patterns in a fun and welcoming environment.

This group is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele.

Takes place at: Lyngblomsten Heritage Apartments - 1440 Midway Parkway St. Paul 55108

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

From Gregorian chant to grand opera; from early American parlor songs to jazz, funk and hip-hop, students will explore different genres of vocal music in this focused Music Appreciation class. With live performances from area singers to demonstrate, students will get a close study of the breadth of music written for the human voice.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

Each week we will explore a different musical genre from Baroque to Bluegrass by covering the history, form, and function that shaped the musical style. Learn how and why music affects us, and how music and society changed each other across eras, cultures, and continents. With guest performances from a variety of top Twin Cities musicians, students will learn to listen for the elements of music that make it compelling.

For Ages: 5 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
2 Sections
Details

Explore the violin using a repertoire of multicultural songs, movement, games, and singing. Students learn basic violin technique while acquiring musicianship skills including imitation, note reading, pitch development and playing with a pleasing tone. Parents are required to observe lessons and take an active role in practice. Children must have an appropriately sized instrument. Violin for Children has a two semester curriculum; it's suggested that students enroll in both. Pre-requisite: Violin for Children - 1st semester

Next step: Violin for Children Summer Semester

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$240
1 Section
Details

If you would like to learn to play the violin or dust off the case and get back to playing, then this is the class for you! This class is designed for absolute beginners to beginner players. In this upbeat and friendly class, you will learn to play familiar tunes while covering the basics of the violin including posture, left hand technique, right hand pizzicato (plucking) and arco (playing with the bow). Join us and play the violin with other beginners in a fun and friendly setting. Students provide their own violin, bow, rosin, shoulder rest and 3 ring binder.

Don't have a violin? Check out some great area instrument rental programs like All Strings Attached, Claire Givens or House of Note

Not quite what you are looking for? You might also be interested in Violin for Adults found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$120
1 Section
Details

Celebrate Minnesota's rich choral tradition and be a part of a partnership between MacPhail and the Minnesota Chorale. The Voices of Experience Choir is for adults over the age of 55 who want to be a part of a community of musicians, singing a variety of choral repertoire from a genres such as classical, popular, folk and jazz in a variety of venues. In the 2016-2017 season, Voices of Experience will join the Minnesota Chorale for several projects as well as sing independent outreach concerts. Singers must be able to match pitch at an informal check with the director. Previous choral experience and the ability to read music or a strong ability to learn by ear is preferred.

Not quite what you are looking for? You might also be interested in: MacPhail Singers or Sonomento found in the group offerings for adults of all ages.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$265
3 Sections
Details

New Spring lessons! Enhance your baby's development and your own parenting strategies through musical play. Learn new ways to use music at

home. New lullabies, songs, chants, wiggling and bouncing games will be shared to help you and your baby begin a musical life together.

Yearlong curriculum.
Next step: Summer Music for Babies or Music for 1s and 2s

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10
16 Sections
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, through the magic of musical stories!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10
16 Sections
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, through the magic of musical stories!

Next step: Music for Babies, Music for 1s and 2s, Music for 2s and 3s, Music for Families and more Musical Story Times

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10
16 Sections
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, through the magic of musical stories!

Next step: Music for Babies, Music for 1s and 2s, Music for 2s and 3s, Music for Families and more Musical Story Times

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10
16 Sections
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, through the magic of musical stories!

Next step: Music for Babies, Music for 1s and 2s, Music for 2s and 3s, Music for Families and more Musical Story Times

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10
16 Sections
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, through the magic of musical stories!

Next step: Music for Babies, Music for 1s and 2s, Music for 2s and 3s, Music for Families and more Musical Story Times

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10
16 Sections
Details

16 Sessions. You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, through the magic of musical stories!

Next step: Music for Babies, Music for 1s and 2s, Music for 2s and 3s, Music for Families and more Musical Story Times

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
6 Sections
Details

Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Yearlong curriculum.

Classes take place at kiddywampus - Hopkins: 1023 Mainstreet, Hopkins.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details
Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Yearlong curriculum.
For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
6 Sections
Details

Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Yearlong curriculum.

Classes take place at kiddywampus - Hopkins: 1023 Mainstreet, Hopkins.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$170
1 Section
Details
Ages 6 weeks to 4 years with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Yearlong curriculum.
For Ages: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
8 Sections
Details
New Spring Lessons! High energy exploration keeps active toddlers engaged as they sample hand-held instruments, experience contrasting sounds and motions, and sensory items. Through repetition, rhythmic play and concrete, seasonal themes your child will build language skills, large motor and social emotional skills. Music for 1s and 2s prepares your toddler for Music for 2s and 3s. Yearlong curriculum.
Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver
For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

Ages 2 to 3 with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! Fast-paced activities emphasize singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement and internalization of steady beat, which leads to impulse control, fine motor skills, increase in vocabulary, and pre-math skills. Children are encouraged to make choices and build social emotional skills through musical play. Yearlong curriculum.

Next step: Summer Music for 2s and 3s, Music for 3s and 4s or Suzuki Stars

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
12 Sections
Details

Ages 2 to 3 with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! Fast-paced activities emphasize singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement and internalization of steady beat, which

leads to impulse control, fine motor skills, increase in vocabulary, and pre-math skills. Children are encouraged to make choices and build social emotional skills through musical play. Yearlong curriculum.

Next step: Summer Music for 2s and 3s, Music for 3s and 4s or Suzuki Stars

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

Ages 3 to 4 1/2 with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative musical play experiences. Cooperative play skills are built through musical games and music-making activities. Children are introduced to percussion and folk instruments, in addition to familiar percussive rhythm instruments. Develop school-readiness skills and prepare your child for child-independent classes such as Musical Trolley. Yearlong curriculum.

Next step: Summer Music for 3s and 4s, Musical Trolley, Suzuki Stars or Summer Sing Play Learn with MacPhail Camps

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

Ages 3 to 4 1/2 with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative musical play experiences. Cooperative play skills are built through musical games and music-making activities. Children are introduced to percussion and folk instruments, in addition to familiar percussive rhythm instruments. Develop school-readiness skills and prepare your child for child-independent classes such as Musical Trolley. Yearlong curriculum.

Next step: Summer Music for 3s and 4s, Musical Trolley, Suzuki Stars or Summer Sing Play Learn with MacPhail Camps

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
4 Sections
Details

Ages 3 to 4 1/2 with parent/caregiver
New Spring Lessons! Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative musical play experiences. Cooperative play skills are built through musical games and music-making activities. Children are introduced to percussion and folk instruments, in addition to familiar percussive rhythm instruments. Develop school-readiness skills and prepare your child for child-independent classes such as Musical Trolley. Yearlong curriculum.

Next step: Summer Music for 3s and 4s, Musical Trolley, Suzuki Stars or Summer Sing Play Learn with MacPhail Camps

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you. Through MacPhail's renowned, play-based early childhood music curriculum, you and your child will build music readiness skills specific to prepare for success in our Suzuki program. Activities will focus on vocal development, steady beat, and exposure to Suzuki repertoire and instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano, cello, viola and violin.
*Families that participate in this class will take priority in the placement process. For more information on MacPhail's Suzuki Talent Education program look under Suzuki on our website.

Next step: Summer Suzuki Stars, Musical Trolley, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail Camps or Suzuki Talent Education program




For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
3 Sections
Details
If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you. Through MacPhail's renowned, play-based early childhood music curriculum, you and your child will build music readiness skills specific to prepare for success in our Suzuki program. Activities will focus on vocal development, steady beat, and exposure to Suzuki repertoire and instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano, cello, viola and violin.
*Families that participate in this class will take priority in the placement process. For more information on MacPhail's Suzuki Talent Education program look under Suzuki on our website.

Next step: Summer Suzuki Stars, Musical Trolley, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail Camps or Suzuki Talent Education program

For Ages: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

Ages 3 to 6 years with or without primary caregiver

New Spring fun! Looking for a way to get out some more energy before the weekend begins? Then have no fear, Forte Friday is here! Forte Friday is a music class for preschoolers that explores the world of musical concepts with an extra focus on end-of-the-week fun. Our unique, one-of-a-kind integrated arts philosophy in the Sing Play Learn with MacPhail(TM) department at MacPhail brings the world of stories, songs, poems, rhymes and musical concepts to life through art projects, instrument study, movement activities, games and more! From creating rhythms in drum circles to studying various genres of music, students will engage in musical learning experiences that enhance skills they are developing as young students in preschool. Forte Friday can be taken in addition to other programming at MacPhail or as a standalone class. Regardless, your child is guaranteed to have a great time while gaining valuable music, math and literacy skills.

Next step: Summer Music for 3s and 4s, Musical Trolley, Suzuki Stars, Summer Sing Play Learn with MacPhail(TM) Camps

For Ages: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$172
1 Section
Details

Ages 3 to 6 years old, with or without primary caregiver

Hola- Learn new Spanish songs in this play-based dual language class. Children will learn Spanish vocabulary while singing, playing musical games, exploring instruments and moving creatively. It will be a Fiesta of fun!

Next Step: Summer Music for 3s and 4s, Summer Suzuki Stars, Summer Musical Trolley class or Summer camps

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$290
1 Section
Details

New Spring Lessons! ZING, OMPAH, PAH! Each semester, Musical Trolley students experience different instrument groups. In the spring, we'll explore and play a variety of orchestral instruments as well as a variety of woodwind and brass instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: accelerando, accents, rests, rhythm and musical form, and recognize simple rhythms (quarter notes and eighth notes). Prepare your child for future musical study- they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Yearlong curriculum.

Next step: Summer Musical Trolley, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail(TM) Camp, Group Instrument-Specific classes or Individual Lessons

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$290
1 Section
Details

New Spring Lessons! ZING, OMPAH, PAH! Each semester, Musical Trolley students experience different instrument groups. In the spring, we'll explore and play a variety of orchestral instruments as well as a variety of woodwind and brass instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: accelerando, accents, rests, rhythm and musical form, and recognize simple rhythms (quarter notes and eighth notes). Prepare your child for future musical study- they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Yearlong curriculum.

Next step: Summer Musical Trolley, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail(TM) Camp, Group Instrument-Specific classes or Individual Lessons

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$290
5 Sections
Details

New Spring Lessons! ZING, OMPAH, PAH! Each semester, Musical Trolley students experience different instrument groups. In the spring, we'll explore and play a variety of orchestral instruments as well as a variety of woodwind and brass instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: accelerando, accents, rests, rhythm and musical form, and recognize simple rhythms (quarter notes and eighth notes). Prepare your child for future musical study- they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Yearlong curriculum.

Next step: Summer Musical Trolley, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail(TM) Camp, Group Instrument-Specific classes or Individual Lessons

For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$290
1 Section
Details

New Spring Lessons! Take a musical journey around the world! In the spring, Musical World students explore the cultures of China, Japan, South East Asia, Europe and Australia through songs, folk tales, visual art and ethnic instruments. Children expand their musical knowledge by learning to read rhythmic notation, playing rhythm instruments and creating through improvisation. Musical World is a great next step to further prepare for instrument specific study. Yearlong curriculum.

Next step: Summer Musical World Camp, Adventures in Music Summer Camp, Group Instrument-Specific classes or Individual Lessons

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$310
1 Section
Details

New Spring Lessons! Expand your child's musical knowledge as they grow rhythmically, melodically and creatively through instrument specific

study and musical games. In the spring, the children will spend time playing and learning more about specific instruments such as the piano, Orff instruments, recorder and ukulele as well as build rhythm reading, note

reading and sight-singing skills. This class may also incorporate aspects of composition, songwriting and musical theatre; including creating songbooks, building improvisational skills, and use of recording technology. This class is great preparation for instrument specific classes and individual lessons.
Perfect for both graduates of Musical Trolley, Musical World and new families. Yearlong curriculum.

Next step: Summer Adventures in Music Camp, Group Instrument-Specific classes or Individual Lessons