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What is MacPhail Suzuki Talent Education? 

The MacPhail Suzuki program is one of the largest and most established Suzuki programs in the country and one of the only places to offer comprehensive Suzuki lessons in Minnesota! Suzuki lessons are offered on harp, guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute and piano for students as early as age 3 through high school.

The Suzuki approach to music is based on the belief that young children can learn to play a musical instrument the same way they learn to speak their native language – through listening, repetition, encouragement and parental involvement! Parent, child and teacher form the “Suzuki Triangle” to create a long-term, collaborative learning experience.

With Suzuki, a comprehensive learning experience is created with weekly individual lessons at the core of the instruction. In addition to weekly lessons, tuition includes:

  • regular group lessons
  • studio recitals
  • workshops
  • orchestras
  • reading classes
  • advanced ensembles
  • international tours

Click here to watch our Suzuki Videos and learn more about what you will experience in MacPhail Suzuki!

Introduction to Suzuki by MacPhail Suzuki Director, Beth Turco

 

 

Stories - Matthew

NURTURING TALENT; FULFILLING POTENTIAL

Matthew Qu, age 13, Piano Student:

Dedication, practice and enjoyment...

How to get started:

Fill out an online placement form

Wednesdays at MacPhail Minneapolis from 6:30-7:30 pm in room 107:

July 13, 2016

August 3, 2016

Questions about Suzuki Talent Education at MacPhail?

Call 612-767-5236 or Contact Us

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For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$336
1 Section
Details

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

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
$196
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: 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
3 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
$226
1 Section
Details

Learn the joy of music making at the piano in a relaxed, supportive, group environment. Whether you are an absolute beginner or you're returning to the piano after many years, this class will give you the basic skills to get you started. You'll learn how to play simple melodies and the basics of reading on the grand staff. Practice time and access to a piano or keyboard are highly recommended to get the most out of this class!

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$226
2 Sections
Details

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

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
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
$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.

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

This introductory course is for students 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 to each ability level from absolute beginner to intermediate players. This class is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele. Students provide their own instrument.


Level: Absolute Beginner-Intermediate


Supplies: A 4 string G-C-E-A tuned ukulele


5-5-1 Club $147 ($18.38/class), 8 sessions, Mondays 2:30-3:30 5-5-1 club

Class takes place at the Lyngblomsten Chapel - 1415 Almond Ave W, 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: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$224
1 Section
Details

Learn the joy of music making on the violin in a relaxed, supportive, group environment. Whether you are an absolute beginner or you're returning to the violin after many years, this class will give you the basic skills to get you started. You'll learn how to play simple melodies and the basics of music reading on the staff. Students will need to purchase or rent a violin for this class.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$224
1 Section
Details

Hone your playing skills with other adult violin players of similar level. Classes will be organized based on playing abilities. If you have placement questions please contact Claire Loudon at loudon.claire@macphail.org

Pre-requisite: Beginning Violin Class for Adults, Spring Semester 2016

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: 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

Chamber Music is an excellent supplement to individual lessons. If you are interested in building your playing skills with 1-3 other students in a group setting please check out our Shared Lessons where you can create your own group and be matched with an instructor.

Tuition: $45/hour

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

Chamber Music is an excellent supplement to individual lessons. If you are interested in building your playing skills with 1-3 other students in a group setting please check out our Shared Lessons where you can create your own group and be matched with an instructor.

Tuition: $27/hour

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

Chamber Music is an excellent supplement to individual lessons. If you are interested in building your playing skills with 1-3 other students in a group setting please check out our Shared Lessons where you can create your own group and be matched with an instructor.

Tuition: $27/hour

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

Chamber Music is an excellent supplement to individual lessons. If you are interested in building your playing skills with 1-3 other students in a group setting please check out our Shared Lessons where you can create your own group and be matched with an instructor.

Tuition: $27/hour

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: 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
$147
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: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes

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.
16 week session begins the week of September 8
Classes are 60 minutes long and meet once per week
Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

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: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$170
1 Section
Details
If your child enjoys singing, acting, creating art, inventing songs and stories then this camp is perfect! Together students will create a musical from scratch through an organic, creative and relaxed approach based on their ideas. Camp activities emphasize the process of creating a musical theater production through fun, engaging experiences that lead up to a final performance. Activities include song creation using MacBook recording, scenery creation, and much more!

Camp takes place at kiddywampus - 1023 Mainstreet, Hopkins

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$170
1 Section
Details
If your child enjoys singing, acting, creating art, inventing songs and stories then this camp is perfect! Together students will create a musical from scratch through an organic, creative and relaxed approach based on their ideas. Camp activities emphasize the process of creating a musical theater production through fun, engaging experiences that lead up to a final performance. Activities include song creation using MacBook recording, scenery creation, and much more!
For Ages: 6 years - 11 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps

Can't choose between music, theatre, dance and visual art? Culture Camp is perfect for you! Spend each day of the week working with a professional teaching artist at a different arts organization across Minneapolis: Children's Theatre Company, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, MacPhail Center for Music, Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Zenon Dance School.

Ages 6-8: Zoo-Magination - If you created the perfect pet, what would it be? What COULD it be? Use your art and creativity to discover what it looks like, the sounds it makes, the way it moves and more!

Ages 8-11: Spaces and Places -Where will you go? What will you encounter? Settings, environments, weather patterns and more inform our artistic journey through different spaces and places.

Tuition: $300 ($275 for members of participating organizations)

Time: 9am-3pm
*Please note: The two groups have different schedules and do not attend the same organization on the same day.


Register at childrenstheatre.org or call 612.874.0400.

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. 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.


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
For Ages: 7 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$443
1 Section
Details
Explore the instruments of the percussion family! From snare drum to marimba, timpani and drum set, vibraslap, cabasa, gong, congas, bongos and more, students will have a chance to learn basic rhythmic patterns using a variety of instruments. Through games, movement, creative activities, listening and ensemble playing, children will develop a strong sense of rhythm plus basic music skills and technique. Students need only to provide their own practice pad and drumsticks. Percussion for Children has a two semester curriculum. For a complete experience, students should enroll in both semesters.
Next step: Drum! Spring Semester

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$340
1 Section
Details

MacPhail's Flute Camp is the perfect opportunity to take your playing to the next level! Rehearse and perform in both small and large flute ensembles and have the opportunity to try out the alto and bass flutes. Receive individual attention from a professional flutist and get specific instruction on how to play your instrument in a small informal masterclass. Students will perform a concert for family and friends on the last day of camp.

Minimum requirements: 1-2 years of band or private 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: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$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: 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
$25
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. Note: Each registration requires a partner. For more information about Giving Voice Chorus visit us at www.givingvoicechorus.org.


Level: Beginner to Experienced

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: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$196
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
$196
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.

3 - 7 week sessions can begin the week of June 9, 2014.

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: 9 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: 4 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps

Animals are musical, too! Explore wild animal sounds and movement with our voices, bodies, and instruments such as the xylophone, snare drum, Irish harp, violin and many more as we create music and visit the musical animals at the Minnesota Zoo.
Participants will receive a CD with a few favorite animals songs we learned throughout the week.
In partnership with the Minnesota Zoo; Co-taught by MacPhail Center for Music and the Minnesota Zoo
Note: No membership discounts apply for this special partnership camp.

On-line registration begins Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Choose from one of these sections:

- June 20-24, 1-3:30pm
- July 18-22, 1-3:30pm
- August 1-5, 1-3:30pm
- August 22-26, 1-3:30pm

Register at mnzoo.org

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley

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
$110
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. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

Level: Absolute Beginner to Beginner

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: Summer Camps
$340
1 Section
Details

Summer is the perfect time to focus on your jazz playing. This five day intensive session will cover improvisation techniques, jazz history sessions,instrument specific seminars and best of all, jazz combo rehearsals and performances. All instruments can participate; we especially encourage bass players to join the fun. Participants must have the willingness to take musical chances on their instruments.

Minimum requirements: 2 years of playing experience

For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$340
1 Section
Details

Summer is the perfect time to focus on your jazz playing. This five day intensive session will cover improvisation techniques, jazz history sessions,instrument specific seminars and best of all, jazz combo rehearsals and performances. All instruments can participate; we especially encourage bass players to join the fun. Participants must have the willingness to take musical chances on their instruments.

Minimum requirements: 2 years of playing experience

For Ages: 21 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles

Jazz combos at MacPhail are designed around the music of such jazz giants as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey. Each group at MacPhail focuses on improvisation in a comfortable yet challenging environment. All jazz instruments are welcome, and if you play something else, don?t hesitate to give us a call! Students of all ages and abilities are welcome.
Sections are available based on age group and skill level.

Dates and Times are arranged by instructor
If you are interested in joining a jazz combo contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or anderson.craig@macphail.org

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

Jazz combos at MacPhail are designed around the music of such jazz giants as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Art Blakey. Each group at MacPhail focuses on improvisation in a comfortable yet challenging environment. All jazz instruments are welcome, and if you play something else, don't hesitate to give us a call! Students of all ages and abilities are welcome.
Sections are available based on age group and skill level.

Dates and Times are arranged by instructor
If you are interested in joining a jazz combo contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or anderson.craig@macphail.org

For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$168
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: 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.

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 612.767.5576 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: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$27
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 meeting once a month this summer. Feel free to register for one session or all three! Everyone gets a marimba, bring mallets and your intermediate and above talents to MacRimba.

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$108
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 meeting once a month this summer. Everyone gets a marimba, bring mallets and your intermediate and above talents to MacRimba.

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$108
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 meeting once a month this summer. Everyone gets a marimba, bring mallets and your intermediate and above talents to MacRimba.

For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$181
1 Section
Details

Designed for the serious intermediate to advanced mallet keyboard percussionist, this camp will cover a variety of instruments and techniques. From marimba to xylophone, orchestra bells to vibraphone and chimes to crotales, students will have a chance to develop their playing skills on all instruments in small ensembles and large ensembles. Students will design and custom build their own mallets and hone their sight reading skills for both the bass and treble clef. All students will perform in a recital for family and friends on the last day of camp.

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: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$310
13 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: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$310
5 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: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$265
4 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 - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$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: Apple Valley
Program: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes

Instructor: Manon Gimlett & Collaborative Pianist: Sue Ruby

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

Prerequisite: 2 years of private voice instruction and permission of instructor. Please contact Manon Gimlett at 612-767-5453 for more information.

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

New Class for Infants and Toddlers!

Weekly registration - 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!

Weekly registration - You may register for as many classes as you would like!

Classes take place at kiddywampus - 1023 Mainstreet, Hopkins.

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!

Weekly registration - 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
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$290
6 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: Early Childhood Music
$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: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$156
1 Section
Details

Ages 3?6 years with or without parent
This fall learn some new yoga positions with your preschooler. Learn basic yoga positions through musical play activities for preschoolers and their caregivers. Be ready to stretch, move, and create together. Join us in the spring for more musical yoga fun! Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$208
1 Section
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: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$186
1 Section
Details

Come play, sing, perform and re-ignite the songs from the decade of change, 1965-1975. From the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bill Withers, Clapton, CSNY to Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin, you?ll explore music that empowered a generation and still continues to influence us all. This group is open to all adult musicians who sing, play an acoustic instrument, play bass or play drums! We ask that each participant should have at least one year of experience and knowing the basic fundamentals of your instrument is required. Peace Den is an ideal non- judgmental setting to hone your individual craft, learn the art of communal music playing and meet new music friends! Musicians celebrate their new music journey with a casual performance at MacPhail. Peace Den takes plays on Thursday nights from 7pm-8:30pm at MacPhail Minneapolis.


For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$186
1 Section
Details

Come play, sing, perform and re-ignite the songs from the decade of change, 1965-1975. From the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bill Withers, Clapton, CSNY to Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin, you?ll explore music that empowered a generation and still continues to influence us all. This group is open to all adult musicians who sing, play an acoustic instrument, play bass or play drums! We ask that each participant should have at least one year of experience and knowing the basic fundamentals of your instrument is required. Peace Den is an ideal non- judgmental setting to hone your individual craft, learn the art of communal music playing and meet new music friends! Musicians celebrate their new music journey with a casual performance at MacPhail. Peace Den takes plays on Thursday nights from 7pm-8:30pm at MacPhail Minneapolis.


For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$180
1 Section
Details

Come play, sing and re-ignite the songs from the decade of change, 1965-1975. From the Beatles, Bob Dylan Eric Clapton, Crosby Still & Nash to Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin you'll explore music that empowered a generation and still continues to influence us all. Guided by veteran music educator and musician, Mike Michel, the group will jam, rehearse and perform acoustic music from this powerful period of modern folk, pop and rock music. This group is open to all adults who sing and/or have played an acoustic instrument for a year or more. All students are invited to perform in an informal final concert for family and friends.

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.

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 - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$168
1 Section
Details

Help your child remember what they have already learned in Piano for Children during the school year. Piano for Children - Summer Session 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. Prerequisite: Piano for Children 1st & 2nd 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: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$125
1 Section
Details
Let's be Forte- LOUD! Preschoolers will have fun making forte (loud) and piano (quiet) music with familiar and new musical instruments. LOUD Trombones, bass drums, and household instruments as well as QUIET dulcimers, shakers, etc. will be explored as we create our own music.
Participants will create their own homemade instruments to continue the musical play at home.

Camp takes place at kiddywampus - 1023 Mainstreet, Hopkins 55343
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: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$1299
Details

Tap into your budding artistic side in the little-known arts mecca of Minneapolis on this learning adventure that promises to inspire, delight and entertain. Imaginations run wild at four wondrous, award-winning venues along the Mississippi River in the heart of Minneapolis. Bring your brilliant ideas to life as you sing along at the MacPhail Center for Music, judge creations from recipes at the Mill City Museum, create a one-of-a-kind book at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and put on your very own skit at the Guthrie Theater. Through hands-on instruction with expert artists, musicians and thespians, we will build the foundation for lifelong creativity.

Highlights
* Learn expert acting techniques from the pros and attend an evening performance at the Pritzker Award-winning Guthrie Theater.
* Discover the beauty of creating your own book ? design intricately patterned paper, print images on a printing press and bind your own book to take home.
* Work as a team to select ingredients for the Mill City Bake-Off challenge, and sample the recipes as you judge each unique creation.
* Learn about a variety of music styles throughout history and make music together as an entire group even if you've never had any previous music training. The evening concert will feature a performance by MacPhail instructors in an intimate setting exclusively for Road Scholar participants.

To register visit the Road Scholar website: http://www.roadscholar.org//n/program/summary.aspx?id=1-9M4R1D&MC=


For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$1299
Details

Spark your creativity!

For adults with child ages 9-12

Bring along your creative grandchild and your own budding artistic side on this fun-filled week of inspiration, entertainment and delight. Let your imaginations run wild at four award-winning venues along the Mississippi River in the heart of Minneapolis. Together, bring your brilliant ideas to life as you bang a drum at the MacPhail Center for Music, bake your own cookies at the Mill City Museum, create a one-of-a-kind book at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and put on a skit at the Guthrie Theater. Expert artists, musicians and thespians provide hands-on instruction as you build the foundation for a lifetime of creativity. Finish up your exciting week of artistic discovery with a twilight voyage on the Mississippi River while the spectacular Minneapolis skyline rolls by.

Highlights
* Learn acting and character-development techniques to bring your past to life at the Pritzker Award-winning Guthrie Theater, and attend a performance.
* Discover the unique satisfaction that comes with creating a book design beautifully patterned paper, print images on a printing press and bind your own book to take home.
* Experience the joy of making music together as you learn from faculty at the MacPhail Center for Music how to play an instrument and create a song. Also, work as a team at the Mill City Museum to make a unique cookie recipe and develop a mini marketing scheme.

To register visit the Road Scholar website: http://www.roadscholar.org

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

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.

Tuition: $27 per session

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

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: 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: 10 years - 15 years
Location: Austin
Program: Summer Camps
$140
1 Section
Details

The Seven Springs Summer String Day Camp is an exciting opportunity for string students between the ages of 10 and 15 with one or more years of playing experience to come together for four days to sharpen their skills and explore new areas of learning.

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: 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: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$146
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
$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: Individual Lessons

For Ages: 8 years - 12 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$168
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: 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: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$420
1 Section
Details

Join us for String Chamber and Orchestra Camp, a comprehensive and intensive full-day string camp for middle school and high school students. This camp offers the complete string experience from orchestra, to quartets, to private lessons to eclectic string styles and more! Rehearse and perform in small ensembles with students of similar skill level. Play exciting music in string orchestra. Discover new ways to play your instrument in improvisational workshops in alternate styles such as bluegrass, folk or rock. Round out your experience with private lessons, theory classes and field trips. The camp will conclude with a final performance of all ensembles and the string orchestra on August 12.

All students will be mailed a student information form and teacher recommendation form. Current MacPhail students do not need to audition but please complete and return the forms at your earliest convenience. All other students can contact MacPhail Student Services to schedule an audition (612) 321-0100. Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 2:00-5:00.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$104
1 Section
Details

The perfect activity for families who have recently welcomed an infant into their lives. MacPhail's Early Childhood faculty shares lullabies, songs, massages, finger plays, wiggling and bouncing games with you and your baby. This class is a wonderful way to begin a life together in the arts.

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
6 Sections
Details

Splash, spin, dance, play, sing and discover some new and familiar songs as you move, create and play rhythm instruments. Reinforce your child's learning as you incorporate these activities at home to ease transitions and increase social-emotional skills. Together you and your child will enjoy summer activities through music.

For Ages: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
5 Sections
Details

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and rhythms of summer with your toddler as we explore music through active movement, songs, bounces, sensory activities and exploration of rhythm instruments. Increase your child's vocabulary through singing and rhyme. Be inspired to create a musical home environment to enjoy all summer long!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
5 Sections
Details

New Summer Fun! Our family music class will feature activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages will gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments. Every class will include plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
1 Section
Details

New Summer Fun! Our family music class will feature activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages will gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments. Every class will include plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
1 Section
Details

New Summer Fun! Our family music class will feature activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages will gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments. Every class will include plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
1 Section
Details

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

New Summer Fun! Our family music class will feature activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages will gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments. Every class will include plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
1 Section
Details

Classes take place at Schmitt Music - Southdale Square - 2906 West 66th St, Edina

New Summer Fun! Our family music class will feature activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages will gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments. Every class will include plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
1 Section
Details

New Summer Fun! Our family music class will feature activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages will gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments. Every class will include plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
1 Section
Details

Fly a kite, catch a fish, build a sandcastle - Use your imagination through musical play activities. This summer, explore music with your child through creative dramatics, movement, stories, visual arts and instrument discovery. Bring the play home to further reinforce your child's school readiness skills and have fun together.

Next step: Fall Musical Preschool, Musical Families, Musical Trolley, Musical Stars or Forte Friday classes

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$20
4 Sections
Details

Experience a mini Musical Trolley or Musical World class session with this summer drop in class. Participants will sing, move, create and try some large orchestral instruments. Sign up for as many dates as you like. Classes will be offered in mid August.

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
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 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 Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
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 Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$15
6 Sections
Details

New Class for Infants and Toddlers!

Experience a taste of our baby and toddler music curricula with this summer drop in class. Participants will sing, dance, and play rhythm instruments together and learn how music benefits overall development. Sign up for as many dates as you would like. Classes will be offered in mid August.

For Ages: 4 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$155
2 Sections
Details

When summer arrives, MacPhail's Musical Trolley takes a special trip to the Animal Fair. "Carnival of the Animals," by Camille Saint-Saens, sets the stage for a parade of musical magic led by bears, insects, monkeys, alligators, kangaroos, turtles and more. You'll move to the magic drum, play a variety of musical instruments, and, with the help of your animal friends, discover the musical concepts of fast and slow, piano and forte, legato and staccato and steady beat.

For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$168
1 Section
Details

Here's your chance to try several of MacPhail's most popular instrument and voice classes so your child can decide which class to take in September.
Each day will be devoted one of four instruments: piano, violin, voice and percussion. Students will receive an introduction to each instrument and learn to play several basic songs in a fun, relaxed class. Upon completion of the class, students may sign up for Piano for Children, Violin for Children, Singing for Children or Percussion for Children in September.

4 day sessions throughout the summer

Classes are 90 minutes long

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: 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: 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: 5 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$125
1 Section
Details

Expand your child's rhythmic, melodic and creative skills through instrument specific study and musical games. In the summer, children will learn the basics on the soprano ukulele. They will learn how to take care of, tune, play a few chords and a few familiar songs. Rhythm games, note reading and singing will extend your child's learning.

You may bring your own Ukulele, but it is not required.

For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $39
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $39
Details
For Ages: 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Starting at $190
1 Section
Details
SECE is a program in which a mixed age group of children meet weekly, building on concepts and skills laid out in the SECE repertoire while interacting with one another, their parents, and the teachers. The parent plays a central role in all activities in the belief that the parent is the child's first and most important teacher. Through parent participation in prenatal, baby, and preschool classes, parents become partners in providing an enriched natural environment for the growth of their children. This class is offered for children ages 0-3 years old with a parent or caregiver.
Some of the skills developed in the weekly SECE classes are: listening and sequencing, number, pitch, motor, social-emotional development, vocabulary and character development.
Suzuki ECE seeks to build on the child's natural delight in learning and lays the foundation for life-long learning that meets Dr. Suzuki's goals for all children - to create an environment for children, free from pressure, in which they can gain skills, a sense of purpose in life, an understanding of discipline, and an
appreciation of beauty.

For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $
Details
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $266
1 Section
Details

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically.
All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 29th at 1:00 or 1:30.

Daily classes & observation may include:
-Instrument specific applied study
-Theory/reading skills
-Ensemble skills
-Performance practices
-Composition/improvisation
-Master classes, recitals
-World music/drumming
-Guitar Ensemble
-Closing recitals and presentations

Who May Attend the Institute?

-Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or
another responsible, interested adult must attend with students ages 12 and
under.
-Teacher trainees
-Teacher observers

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own meals, housing and transportation while attending the institute.

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2016
No refunds after July 11, 2016

For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $480
1 Section
Details

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically.
All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 29th at 1:00 or 1:30.

Daily classes & observation may include:
-Instrument specific applied study
-Theory/reading skills
-Ensemble skills
-Performance practices
-Composition/improvisation
-Master classes, recitals
-World music/drumming
-Guitar Ensemble
-Closing recitals and presentations

Who May Attend the Institute?

-Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or
another responsible, interested adult must attend with students ages 12 and
under.
-Teacher trainees
-Teacher observers

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own meals, housing and transportation while attending the institute.

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2016
No refunds after July 11, 2016

For Ages: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $266
1 Section
Details

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically.
All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 29th at 1:00 or 1:30.

Daily classes & observation may include:
-Instrument specific applied study
-Theory/reading skills
-Ensemble skills
-Performance practices
-Composition/improvisation
-Master classes, recitals
-World music/drumming
-Guitar Ensemble
-Closing recitals and presentations

Who May Attend the Institute?

-Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or
another responsible, interested adult must attend with students ages 12 and
under.
-Teacher trainees
-Teacher observers

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own meals, housing and transportation while attending the institute.

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2016
No refunds after July 11, 2016

For Ages: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $266
1 Section
Details

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically.
All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 29th at 1:00 or 1:30.

Daily classes & observation may include:
-Instrument specific applied study
-Theory/reading skills
-Ensemble skills
-Performance practices
-Composition/improvisation
-Master classes, recitals
-World music/drumming
-Guitar Ensemble
-Closing recitals and presentations

Who May Attend the Institute?

-Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or
another responsible, interested adult must attend with students ages 12 and
under.
-Teacher trainees
-Teacher observers

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own meals, housing and transportation while attending the institute.

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2016
No refunds after July 11, 2016

For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $39
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $
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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: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $46
1 Section
Details

Piano Teacher Enrichment class with Fay Adams
Wednesday, July 27, 5:15-7:15p.m.

Suzuki Teacher Training:

A minimum number of registrants is necessary to run the teacher training courses. If the minimum number is not reached, registered participants will be notified by June 21.

Teachers who register 5 or more students from their studio will receive a 20% discount when registering for a teacher training unit. Teachers who register for 5 days of observation receive the Teacher Enrichment class at no extra charge.

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Early Childhood Music
$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: Early Childhood Music
$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: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $480
1 Section
Details

For teachers who have completed ECC and Book 1 and 2
Class observations between 10 am and 2 pm; class meets from 4pm to 8pm Monday through Thursday.

Suzuki Teacher Training:

A minimum number of registrants is necessary to run the teacher training courses. If the minimum number is not reached, registered participants will be notified by June 21.

8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. and additional evening hours as needed.

Teacher observation fee: $31/day

Teachers who register 5 or more students from their studio will receive a 20% discount when registering for a teacher training unit. Teachers who register for 5 days of observation receive the Teacher Enrichment class at no extra charge.

Training Prerequisites and Course Order

To take Suzuki teacher training, teachers must be Active members of the SAA.

Every Child Can! (ECC) is required prior to taking Book 1.

Courses must be taken in order through Book 2:
ECC, Book 1, Book 2.

Audition Requirement:
To qualify as a participant in Suzuki teacher training courses, applicants must submit a DVD video audition to the SAA, preferably prior to course enrollment. DVDs should be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the course start date, with the required fee and a completed application form. For courses
occurring during the summer, applicants submitting auditions later than March
31 may not receive audition results prior to the course, even if meeting the
above deadlines. If submitted later than 8 weeks before the course start date,
audition results determining participant eligibility may not be available prior to the course, and will require late audition fees.
If auditions are not accepted, course work will not be eligible for SAA registration even if course work was completed. For further information, please see the SAA website at www.suzukiassociation.org and find the teacher video audition application form and instructions, or call the SAA toll free 1.888.378.9854 for this form.

Required Course Preparation

All teacher training participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzukiís book Nurtured by Love.
All participants will be performing in class.
It is recommended that participants bring
an audio recorder and a notebook to all sessions. 100% attendance is required for registering the course.

For more information, contact Heather Vanderley, Suzuki Institute Director
at vanderley.heather@macphail.org.

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $480
1 Section
Details

For teachers who have completed ECC and Book 1.
This class is for teachers who have completed Book 1 and wish to revisit. Friday, July 22 9am-4pm, Saturday, July 23 9am - 4pm, Sunday, July 24 9am to 12pm

Suzuki Teacher Training:

A minimum number of registrants is necessary to run the teacher training courses. If the minimum number is not reached, registered participants will be notified by June 21.

Teacher observation fee: $31/day

Teachers who register 5 or more students from their studio will receive a 20% discount when registering for a teacher training unit. Teachers who register for 5 days of observation receive the Teacher Enrichment class at no extra charge.

Training Prerequisites and Course Order

To take Suzuki teacher training, teachers must be Active members of the SAA.

Every Child Can! (ECC) is required prior to taking Book 1.

Courses must be taken in order through Book 2:
ECC, Book 1, Book 2.

Audition Requirement:
To qualify as a participant in Suzuki teacher training courses, applicants must submit a DVD video audition to the SAA, preferably prior to course enrollment. DVDs should be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the course start date, with the required fee and a completed application form. For courses
occurring during the summer, applicants submitting auditions later than March
31 may not receive audition results prior to the course, even if meeting the
above deadlines. If submitted later than 8 weeks before the course start date,
audition results determining participant eligibility may not be available prior to the course, and will require late audition fees.
If auditions are not accepted, course work will not be eligible for SAA registration even if course work was completed. For further information, please see the SAA website at www.suzukiassociation.org and find the teacher video audition application form and instructions, or call the SAA toll free 1.888.378.9854 for this form.

Required Course Preparation

All teacher training participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzukiís book Nurtured by Love.
All participants will be performing in class.
It is recommended that participants bring
an audio recorder and a notebook to all sessions. 100% attendance is required for registering the course.

For more information, contact Heather Vanderley, Suzuki Institute Director
at vanderley.heather@macphail.org.



For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $480
1 Section
Details

For teachers who have completed ECC, Book 1 and 2.
Sunday, July 24 2 -6 pm; Monday through Thursday, July 25-28 9am-4pm, and Friday July 29, 9-11am.

Suzuki Teacher Training:

A minimum number of registrants is necessary to run the teacher training courses. If the minimum number is not reached, registered participants will be notified by June 21.

Teacher observation fee: $31/day

Teachers who register 5 or more students from their studio will receive a 20% discount when registering for a teacher training unit. Teachers who register for 5 days of observation receive the Teacher Enrichment class at no extra charge.

Training Prerequisites and Course Order

To take Suzuki teacher training, teachers must be Active members of the SAA.

Every Child Can! (ECC) is required prior to taking Book 1.

Courses must be taken in order through Book 2:
ECC, Book 1, Book 2.

Audition Requirement:
To qualify as a participant in Suzuki teacher training courses, applicants must submit a DVD video audition to the SAA, preferably prior to course enrollment. DVDs should be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the course start date, with the required fee and a completed application form. For courses
occurring during the summer, applicants submitting auditions later than March
31 may not receive audition results prior to the course, even if meeting the
above deadlines. If submitted later than 8 weeks before the course start date,
audition results determining participant eligibility may not be available prior to the course, and will require late audition fees.
If auditions are not accepted, course work will not be eligible for SAA registration even if course work was completed. For further information, please see the SAA website at www.suzukiassociation.org and find the teacher video audition application form and instructions, or call the SAA toll free 1.888.378.9854 for this form.

Required Course Preparation

All teacher training participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzukiís book Nurtured by Love.
All participants will be performing in class.
It is recommended that participants bring
an audio recorder and a notebook to all sessions. 100% attendance is required for registering the course.

For more information, contact Heather Vanderley, Suzuki Institute Director
at vanderley.heather@macphail.org.

For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $39
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $
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For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps

Music is everywhere- join us for a musical journey around the animal world!
Play a didgeridoo, hop like a kangaroo, imitate an African talking drum, and tap an Indian tabla without ever leaving the Zoo.
Participants will receive a CD with a few favorite world music songs we learned throughout the week.
Note: No membership discounts apply for this special partnership camp.

On-line registration begins Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Choose from one of these weeks:

- June 27-July 1, 1-4pm
- July 11-15, 1-4pm
- July 25-29, 1-4pm
- August 15-19, 1-4pm

Register at mnzoo.org

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley

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: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$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.

For Ages: 5 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$170
1 Section
Details
Join this weeklong dive into basic ukulele playing for children ages 6-8 years. Children will explore the ukulele, learn a few chords, create songs, act out stories and create through hands-on arts exploration.
The class is appropriate for both new players and those that have taken our Ukulele and More class.
*Students should bring a ukulele and notebook to camp.
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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$20
1 Section
Details

Meet fellow music enthusiasts and join instructor Andrea Leap for a guided tour of Twin Cities summer musical offerings! From Baroque to folk, each hour-long session will cover historical context, cultural impact and musical elements that will best prepare you to be an "in the know" summer concert attendee. Each class is timed to precede genre specific music festivals in the area including the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Roots Rock and Deep Blues Festival, Twin Cities Early Music Festival, and Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival. Deepen your enjoyment and understanding of music as we listen to musical excerpts, learn the history and influence behind each genre, meet new people, and gain insight on where to go and listen to local musicians this summer. Sign up for one class or them all!

4 Tuesdays 7-8pm $20/class MacPhail MPLS
Jazz: June 21st
Blues: July 12th
Baroque: August 2nd
Blue Grass and Old Time: August 9th

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$20
1 Section
Details

Meet fellow music enthusiasts and join instructor Andrea Leap for a guided tour of Twin Cities summer musical offerings! From Baroque to folk, each hour-long session will cover historical context, cultural impact and musical elements that will best prepare you to be an "in the know" summer concert attendee. Each class is timed to precede genre specific music festivals in the area including the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, Roots Rock and Deep Blues Festival, Twin Cities Early Music Festival, and Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival. Deepen your enjoyment and understanding of music as we listen to musical excerpts, learn the history and influence behind each genre, meet new people, and gain insight on where to go and listen to local musicians this summer. Sign up for one class or them all!

4 Tuesdays 7-8pm $20/class MacPhail MPLS
Jazz: June 21st
Blues: July 12th
Baroque: August 2nd
Blue Grass and Old Time: August 9th

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

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
$240
1 Section
Details

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: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$135
1 Section
Details

Strengthen your vibraphone playing technique by joining this intense 1-day workshop to help prepare you to play in a big band or combo setting. You'll learn to read a lead sheet and big band charts so you can comp chords or solo over chord changes. You'll also have plenty of chances to play throughout the day so you can work on special vibraphone techniques like how to use the pedal effectively. This workshop is perfect for percussionists who have been playing in band for several years and now want to expand their vibraphone technique and jazz knowledge.


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

Bring your voice or instrument and play favorites from the '60's and '70's in a relaxed and fun environment! Through this class, students will learn new skills from an experienced MacPhail teaching artist and have fun playing vinyl tunes by artists like The Beatles, The Byrds, Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. Teaching is individualized and suited for beginning to intermediate players. Dust off your guitar, plug back in your bass, or take your singing beyond the car with other fellow musicians who want to rock this fall!

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

Level: Intermediate


Bring your voice or instrument and play favorites from the '60's and '70's in a relaxed and fun environment! Through this 4 night series, you will learn new skills from an experienced MacPhail teaching artist and have fun playing vinyl tunes by artists like The Beatles, The Byrds, Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. Dust off your guitar, plug back in your bass, or take your singing beyond the car with other fellow musicians who want to rock this summer! Each night will focus on a different song.

Dates: August 1,3,8,10, 6-8pm.

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 - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes

Help your child stay connected to what they have already learned in Violin for Children during the school year. Violin for Children - Summer Session will continue to focus on basic violin technique using the bow and acquiring musicianship skills.
Pre-requisite: Violin for Children 1st and 2nd 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: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$172
1 Section
Details

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

Hola! This fall, 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! Join us each 8 weeks for more musical learning via the Spanish language. Viva la Música prepares children for Music for 3s and 4s and Musical Trolley.

For Ages: 3 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Early Childhood Music
$172
1 Section
Details

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

Hola! This fall, 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! Join us each 8 weeks for more musical learning via the Spanish language. Viva la Música prepares children for Music for 3s and 4s and Musical Trolley.

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

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: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$340
1 Section
Details

Calling all flutes, oboes, clarinets and bassoons! Chamber Music is a fun and effective way to improve your playing skills. In rehearsals and master classes we'll cover a variety of topics like rhythm, phrasing, listening, intonation, projection and blend. In addition, students will receive instrument specific instruction from MacPhail faculty and local teaching artists. All students will perform in a concert for family and friends on the last day of camp.