Free Live Streamed Music Classes for Students K-12
Resources for Music Educators: eLearning and Distance Education


Please note: MacPhail K12@Home 2020 Spring Semester Programming ends Friday, May 22.

Check out summer offerings.

Live Streamed Music Education for K-12 Students Offered at No Cost for Families.

MacPhail Center for Music School Partnerships is pleased to provide custom designed online music instruction for students studying at home. Offered in collaboration with the Minnesota Music Educators Association and Perpich Center for Arts Education.

The program also provides resources for music educators and parents to assist with online and distance music education.

MacPhail K-12@Home is offered at NO CHARGE to students currently enrolled in Minnesota schools thanks to generous funding from the Otto Bremer Trust and other individual donors.


What is MacPhail K-12@Home Program?

  • MacPhail faculty use specially designed curriculum and teaching materials to lead students through fun, engaging explorations of music.
  • Classes reflect a wide range of styles, genres and cultures that build on a student’s own creativity and artistry.
  • MacPhail’s school partnership faculty share a decade’s worth of experience teaching music live online. A wide range of resources assists music educators or parents new to live online music education and distance learning. Resources are provided for educators working with students who do not have access to the internet.


Who is eligible for MacPhail K-12@Home Classes?

Children and Youth grades K through 12 currently enrolled in Minnesota schools.  (Some classes may require prior music learning & expertise.)

Music educators or parents homeschooling during shelter in place.


What do you need to participate in a class?

Students will need a computer (desktop, Chromebook, laptop, iPad, smart phone) and a reliable internet connection.

*Please see eLearning resource list for resources and ideas for students without internet access.


How do I sign up?

1 – Review course descriptions

2 – Register and complete information: Please note that registrations close the day before the class is scheduled.

3 – A Zoom link will be sent to the email address used for registration the day before your scheduled class. (Late registrations may be able to be accommodated based on availability, please email if you miss your registration.)

4 – All you need to do at the designated class time is click on the link (Make sure to do this a few minutes ahead of each class. The first time you use zoom, allow extra time.)

5 – You may register for as many classes as you wish, new classes are offered each week. Check back often.

*Please note that registration closes the day before each class AT NOON to give teachers time to prepare their curriculum and for student services to email class links to participants.

**Missed the registration deadline? Please contact Roque Diaz, Director of School Partnerships at, accommodations may be made for late registrations based on availability.


View Courses for March 30 – May 9 At-A-Glance-Chart for May 18 – May 22


Check back for additional offerings each week!