MacPhail summer camps allow you to collaborate with other students of a similar age and skill level in a fun and focused environment. Camps are available for a variety of playing levels from absolute beginner to advanced for ages 3 – adults.

MacPhail summer camps inspire and motivate students to explore a new instrument or enhance their playing or singing skills while studying the music that they love. Camps are available in a variety of genres from classical and rock to jazz and hip hop.

Why take summer camps at MacPhail?

MacPhail summer camps blend high quality instruction from fantastic teaching artists with the joy and excitement of making music with your peers. We hope our summer camps inspire students to continue their musical journey with new enthusiasm and energy.

 

MacPhail Summer Camps
Learn about our music summer camps in this video!

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For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$312
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!

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: 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: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$165
1 Section
Details

Learn the fundamentals of conducting that will not only give you conducting experience but will also help you become better at practicing on your instrument. Students will learn basic conducting beat patterns and have the opportunity to conduct a live pianist as well as an instrumental ensemble. You'll also develop your listening skills so you can know what a piece sounds like before the 1st rehearsal. No previous conducting experience is necessary but students should be able to play an instrument and read music. Students will need to purchase a conducting baton for this class.

William Stuber is the conductor of Allegro Con Brio. He was music director of Allegro Sinfonia for 14 years and has directed the Allegro Orchestra Camp since 1999. Mr. Stuber has conducted orchestras outside of Minnesota, including the San Diego Symphony, Oberlin Orchestra, and Chautaqua Symphony, New York.

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$424
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
$424
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
$424
1 Section
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
$220
1 Section
Details

Level: Absolute Beginners to Intermediate

This introductory course is for absolute beginners who want to play 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 the confidence to progress to intermediate classes and larger groups.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$220
1 Section
Details

Course takes place at Lyngblomsten 5-5-1 Club - 1415 Almond Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

For a location map, visit: http://www.lyngblomsten.org/contact/map-directions/

Level: Absolute Beginners to Intermediate

This introductory course is for absolute beginners who want to play 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 the confidence to progress to intermediate classes and larger groups.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$450
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$319
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: 6 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$424
2 Sections
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.

For Ages: 13 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 of 2016. Under the direction of jazz artist Adam Linz, rehearsals will be held every other Thursday throughout the 2015-2016 school year. Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 20 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.

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For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 6 years - 11 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$166
1 Section
Details
Here's a chance for the whole family to have fun making music together! You'll learn basic hand drumming technique and music fundamentals so you can keep a steady beat, learn a basic groove, follow musical cues and even make up your own solo. Throughout the course you'll be exposed to a variety of different music genres and percussion instruments from around the world. It is recommended that each family purchase a drum so you can extend the learning at home. You can obtain a list of recommended drums by emailing the instructor Klukken.jennifer@macphail.org

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 - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$228
1 Section
Details

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 new 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 Early Childhood Music 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.

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

Giving Voice is a unique and fun choral experience created 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. Note: 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
$424
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: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Tuition: $27 per class

Instructor: Craig Anderson

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 September 7, 2015.

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: 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
$220
1 Section
Details

Level: Beginner-Intermediate (have completed I Love a Piano 1 or have basic piano skills)

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. This course is designed for those who have completed I Love a Piano 1 or who have basic note reading and beginning piano skills. 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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$220
1 Section
Details

Level: Absolute Beginner

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. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$424
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
$450
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: 21 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.

If you are interested in joining a Jazz Combo, please contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or anderson.craig@macphail.org to be placed on our list of interested musicians. Once we have a group of musicians of similar level we will contact you to find a convenient day and time for your rehearsal and match you with an instructor.

For Ages: 12 years - 18 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. 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

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: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$424
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.

For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$230
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.

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: Ensembles
$282
1 Section
Details

Join the new MacPhail Vocal Jazz Ensemble and focus on both your solo and ensemble jazz singing! Under the direction of renowned director and arranger Phil Mattson, students will have the opportunity to sing a variety of jazz standards as well as arrangements by Mr. Mattson in the style of vocal groups such as Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Take Six, and The Four Freshmen. All students will be asked to participate in a short voice check before joining the ensemble. The final performance for family and friends will also feature a rhythm section consisting of MacPhail faculty and students.

Auditions: Please email Melissa Falb at falb.melissa@macphail.org if you are interested in being a part of this ensemble. All interested students are invited to attend the first class to audition for the group. If accepted, you may then register for the class.

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, Minnesota Varsity and the SPCO Chamber Music Competition (as their schedules allow.)

Listen to an audio sample of the MacPhail Woodwind Quintet. http://www.macphail.org/web_resources/music/MacPhail-Woodwind-Quartet.mp3

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 the Minneapolis location. 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. In order to allow as many students as possible the opportunity to audition, auditions for the ensemble will be pre-recorded rather than live. DVDs, drop-box files and You Tube links will be accepted. Application forms and audition videos must be submitted by midnight on Friday, September 11, 2015. No auditions will be judged prior to September 12. All students will be notified of their audition results by September 18, 2015.

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.

Registration cost for a full year's participation in the Quintet is $266/semester plus registration and processing fees. There are no additional fees for performances or competition entries.

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 submit apply for financial aid if the cost of tuition will be a barrier to participation.

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$208
1 Section
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: 4 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
At MacPhail, we believe that all children should have an opportunity to experience the arts. Through the use of music, movement, listening, games, songs and art projects, this class will help your child develop the necessary skills for integration in other activities. The class tailors curriculum from the Early Childhood Music program for children with autism, ADD or ADHD.
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
$235
1 Section
Details

Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

Learn the basics of healthy vocal production and improve your singing voice. 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
$235
1 Section
Details

Level: Intermediate.

Learn how to apply healthy vocal technique learned in MMFL 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 group setting. This style encourages all students to learn from each other in a supportive community.

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: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$324
1 Section
Details

Whether you are a serious student of musical theater or opera and wish to enhance your interpretive skills as a singer, or you find aspects of performance stressful, this lab offers a variety of techniques to enhance your enjoyment of performing and bring your performances to life. Customize this class for your own needs by doing detail work on a couple of audition pieces, working to get a portfolio of pieces performance ready, or gain self-confidence in singing in front of others. Please bring a song/aria with sheet music in your key, preferably memorized and in English, to sing on the first day of class.
Prerequisite: 2 years of private voice instruction and permission of instructor. Please contact Manon Gimlett at 612-767-5453 for more information.
Next step: Interlude, Prelude program 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: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$258
3 Sections
Details

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.

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
1 Section
Details

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

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
2 Sections
Details

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

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
14 Sections
Details

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

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
1 Section
Details

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

For Ages: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
1 Section
Details

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

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 themes your child will build language skills, large motor, and social emotional skills. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
10 Sections
Details
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 themes your child will build language skills, large motor, and social emotional skills. Yearlong curriculum
For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Early Childhood Music
$166
1 Section
Details

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: Early Childhood Music
$166
1 Section
Details

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

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: Early Childhood Music
$166
6 Sections
Details
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: Early Childhood Music
$166
1 Section
Details
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: White Bear Lake
Program: Early Childhood Music
$166
2 Sections
Details

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: Apple Valley
Program: Early Childhood Music
$166
1 Section
Details

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: Early Childhood Music
$166
1 Section
Details

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

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: Early Childhood Music
$166
6 Sections
Details
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: Early Childhood Music
$166
1 Section
Details
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: White Bear Lake
Program: Early Childhood Music
$166
2 Sections
Details

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: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
2 Sections
Details

Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative 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

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
1 Section
Details

Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative 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

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
8 Sections
Details

Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative 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

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$190
3 Sections
Details

Saturday sections meet at DeLaSalle High School - 1 DeLaSalle Dr, Mpls.

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 musical 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, 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, please look under Suzuki on our website.

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Early Childhood Music
$190
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 musical 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, 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, please look under Suzuki on our website.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Early Childhood Music
$9
1 Section
Details

New class for Infants and Toddlers!

$9.00 per class.
Classes meet on Thursdays, 10:30am-11:00am

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!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$9
1 Section
Details

New class for Infants and Toddlers!

$9.00 per class.
Classes meet Mondays, 11:30am-12:00pm
Classes take place at kiddywampus - 1023 Mainstreet, Hopkins

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!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$9
1 Section
Details

New class for Infants and Toddlers!

$9.00 per class.
Classes meet Saturdays, 10:35am-11:05am

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!

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Early Childhood Music
$280
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. Prepare your child for future musical study - they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Early Childhood Music
$280
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. Prepare your child for future musical study - they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$335
8 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. Prepare your child for future musical study - they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Early Childhood Music
$280
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. Prepare your child for future musical study - they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$280
2 Sections
Details
Take a musical journey around the world! In the fall, Musical World students explore Native American, African, Central America, Carribean, 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. Yearlong curriculum.
For Ages: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$152
1 Section
Details

Have fun with music and yoga! Learn basic yoga positions through musical play activities for preschoolers and their caregivers. Be ready to stretch, move, and create together.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$190
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: 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

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.

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: 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: Apple Valley
Program: Classes
$424
1 Section
Details

Through games, singing, movement, listening and composition,small groups of children will learn basic piano skills andmusicianship. You are involved in your child's learning processthrough an orientation session, observations and printed lesson summaries. Children must be in kindergarten or first grade,and are required to have an instrument at home for practicing.Students must purchase materials for class: My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner by Nancy and Randall Faber,Lesson and Writing Book A.

For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Classes
$424
1 Section
Details

Through games, singing, movement, listening and composition,small groups of children will learn basic piano skills andmusicianship. You are involved in your child's learning processthrough an orientation session, observations and printed lesson summaries. Children must be in kindergarten or first grade,and are required to have an instrument at home for practicing.Students must purchase materials for class: My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner by Nancy and Randall Faber,Lesson and Writing Book A.

For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$424
4 Sections
Details

Through games, singing, movement, listening and composition, small groups of children will learn basic piano skills and musicianship. You are involved in your child's learning process through brief weekly meetings with the teacher after class, printed or electronic assignment sheets and occasional class observations if desired. Children must be in kindergarten or first grade and are required to have an instrument at home for practicing. Students must purchase materials for class: My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book A.

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

Application and audition required. The first set of auditions for 2015-2016 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.

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

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: $27 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: 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: 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/
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Group Lessons
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/
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: 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/
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/
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/

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/
For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$256
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: Chanhassen
Program: Classes
$450
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
$450
2 Sections
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
$450
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: Individual Lessons

For Ages: 8 years - 12 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Classes
$424
1 Section
Details
Get your children ready to light up the stage with MacPhail's Singing for Children class designed to teach children 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.
For Ages: 8 years - 12 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Classes
$424
1 Section
Details
Get your children ready to light up the stage with MacPhail's Singing for Children class designed to teach children 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.
For Ages: 8 years - 12 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$424
1 Section
Details

Get your children ready to light up the stage with MacPhail's Singing for Children class designed to teach children 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.

For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$340
1 Section
Details

Let's sing! Join this new MacPhail class designed for young singers that allows them to explore their voices in a healthy, fun way! Through joyful music-making, students will learn about proper breathing, posture, healthy tone production, intonation, diction, phrasing and ear-training. Classes will consist of vocal exercises, singing games, movement, solfege study, group and solo singing which will help students gain confidence and enrich all areas of their music study and development.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$450
2 Sections
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.

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.

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 $931
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $931
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $726
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $853
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $829
Details
For Ages: 6 years - 11 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$60
1 Section
Details

The class will focus on quick note recognition, intervallic reading, rhythmic reading, beginning theory concepts and more. Suzuki students from ages 6-11 who are working on a note reading method in their private lessons are eligible for the class. Students will be grouped according to age (6-8 and 9-11) and level. Students need to commit to regular attendance to ensure progress and skill building.
The class will replace the student's Suzuki piano group class for the year. Since it meets 12 times per semester (instead of 4) there is an additional charge. Students will still have the chance to perform Suzuki repertoire once per month in the class.

Students must be enrolled in the MacPhail Suzuki piano program to be eligible.

For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $750
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $750
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $750
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $750
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $931
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $931
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $931
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $931
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $931
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$140
1 Section
Details

This once a month series offers a stimulating hour of live music and dialogue presented by top-notch MacPhail Teaching Artists. Students are engaged in an enjoyable concert experience with an educational edge that celebrates music in its social, historic, and cultural contexts. This series highlights music from a wide range of instruments, artists, styles, and eras including classical, popular, jazz and folk. If you enjoy live music, meeting others, and learning something new, this is the place for you.

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: 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: 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: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
1 Section
Details

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. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Early Childhood Music
$302
1 Section
Details

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. Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$220
1 Section
Details

Course takes place at Lyngblomsten 5-5-1 Club - 1415 Almond Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
For a location map, visit: http://www.lyngblomsten.org/contact/map-directions/

Level: Absolute Beginner to Intermediate

What makes music so powerful? 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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$220
1 Section
Details

Level: Absolute Beginner to Intermediate

In this focused seminar, follow jazz and blues from Ragtime through the Avant Garde and learn how to listen for the elements that make different eras of jazz unique. We will examine how American society and American music shaped each other throughout the twentieth century and what that means for music and our culture today. Live performances by Twin Cities guest artists provide an engaging, interactive classroom experience in this in-depth look at a truly American art form.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$220
1 Section
Details

Course takes place at Lyngblomsten 5-5-1 Club - 1415 Almond Ave, St Paul, MN 55108
For a location map, visit: http://www.lyngblomsten.org/contact/map-directions/

Level: Absolute Beginner to Intermediate

In this focused seminar, follow jazz and blues from Ragtime through the Avant Garde and learn how to listen for the elements that make different eras of jazz unique. We will examine how American society and American music shaped each other throughout the twentieth century and what that means for music and our culture today. Live performances by Twin Cities guest artists provide an engaging, interactive classroom experience in this in-depth look at a truly American art form.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$220
1 Section
Details

Level: Absolute Beginner to Intermediate

What makes music so powerful? 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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$220
1 Section
Details

Level: Intermediate

Bring your voice or instrument and play favorites from the '50's, '60's, and '70's in a relaxed and fun environment! Through this class, you will improve your technique, learn new skills, make music as an ensemble, and play vinyl tunes you love by artists like Elvis, The Beatles, The Byrds, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and more in a group setting.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$147
1 Section
Details

Course takes place at Lyngblomsten Chapel - 1415 Almond Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

For a map and direction visit: http://www.lyngblomsten.org/contact/map-directions/

Level: Intermediate

Bring your voice or instrument and play favorites from the '50's, '60's, and '70's in a relaxed and fun environment! Through this class, you will improve your technique, learn new skills, make music as an ensemble, and play vinyl tunes you love by artists like Elvis, The Beatles, The Byrds, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and more in a group setting.

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 - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$424
2 Sections
Details

This class teaches beginning 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.

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: 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
$100
1 Section
Details

Level: Intermediate. Must be able to match pitch with an informal check with the director. Previous choral experience and ability to read music or a strong ability to learn by ear is preferred.
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 variety of genres such as classical, popular, folk and jazz in a variety of venues. In the 2015-2016 season, Voices of Experience will join the Minnesota Chorale for 2 projects as well as sing independent outreach concerts.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$220
1 Section
Details

Level: Absolute Beginner to Beginner

Experience and play rhythms from around the world in this introductory drumming course. The course will cover African, Japanese, and Latin percussion. You will learn historical and cultural elements of music and have a great time playing rhythms on a variety of drums. No instrument needed, just come ready to make some music!

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$220
1 Section
Details

Course takes place at Lyngblomsten Chapel - 1415 Almond Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

Level: Absolute Beginner to Beginner

Experience and play rhythms from around the world in this introductory drumming course. The course will cover African, Japanese, and Latin percussion. You will learn historical and cultural elements of music and have a great time playing rhythms on a variety of drums. No instrument needed, just come ready to make some music!