Updates and Information


Individual and Group Lessons

  • Changes as of Monday, March 16—ALL MacPhail music instruction (individual instruction and classes) will move to e-learning platforms.Your instructor will be contacting you to discuss and plan your personalized music e-learning. See below for Skype set up instructions.
  • All Sing Play Learn with MacPhail® in-person classes have been cancelled for the next two weeks (3/16-3/28).  A makeup week is planned for June 1-6.  SPL Faculty are currently creating and gathering resources and videos to send to student families so that music learning can continue at home.

Performances and Recitals

All MacPhail Center for Music performances are cancelled through May 3rd. We are monitoring the situation and will make decisions on a week-by-week basis. Please check back.

  • Music Matters Luncheon, April 28 at noon will be virtual. Stay tuned for details and format information.
  • MacPhail Spotlight Series: Anatomy of Genius on April 4 is cancelled. We are working on ways to virtually present this program over the next few months – as a whole or in installments – to celebrate some of the beauty and drama that Beethoven’s music adds to our lives.


The health and safety of all members of the MacPhail Center for Music community is our top priority. MacPhail has made these changes based on information and recommendations from the Department of Health (MDH) as well as from Governor Walz’s directives from 3/13/20.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and its spread, please refer to the situation pages available through the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health.



Check back for updates.

Student Resources for E-Learning:

Skype Quick Guide Updated 

MacPhail “What You Need” for eLearning Technology