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Spring 2021

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details
Acting the Song
Tuition: $255

Whether it's an opera or a top 40 hit, vocal songs are written with the intent of conveying a message to the audience. In this class, we will use elements of the Wesley Balk approach to explore singing and vocal delivery, physical movement and gesture, and dramatic preparation and emotional interpretation to deliver a memorable performance that will help convey the meaning of the music through integrated performance practice. Take your performance to the next level in this fun, engaging class, and leave your audiences spellbound!

Participate live online via Zoom.


Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$85.00
1 Section
Details
Artist Perspectives: Legendary Cabaret Singers
Tuition: $85

Pack your bags and get ready to depart on a chartered tour of the Cabaret Bars of New York City! In this listening roundtable, we will get to know some of the incredible story and song-tellers such as Marilyn Maye, Barbara Cook, Bobby Short and Julie Wilson, whose careers and talents helped define the cabaret scene in America.

Participate live online.

Instructor: Joey Clark
Click here for the teacher's bio: https://www.macphail.org/faculty/joey-clark/



"What I love about this class is Joey's approach: it's the humanity behind Broadway. I love learning about the humanity behind it because it is as rich as what is happening on stage. It also helps me, as an artist, to see the progression of the art form - where we are today versus where is was - and then, what was going on in that period historically in regard to war versus peace or politically or civil rights or race issues in the United States and abroad. It's so rich and layered and really rounds out the story." - Renee C., student


Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$85.00
1 Section
Details
Artist Perspectives: Pioneer Broadway Performers
Tuition: $85

In this listening roundtable, we will be exploring the extraordinary lives, careers and artistry of Josephine Baker, Paul Robeson, Burt Williams and Ethel Waters. Forging new paths in American Music Theatre, these extraordinary artists literally "set the stage" for future generations of black performers.

Participate live online.

Instructor: Joey Clark
Click here for the teacher's bio: https://www.macphail.org/faculty/joey-clark/



"What I love about this class is Joey's approach: it's the humanity behind Broadway. I love learning about the humanity behind it because it is as rich as what is happening on stage. It also helps me, as an artist, to see the progression of the art form - where we are today versus where is was - and then, what was going on in that period historically in regard to war versus peace or politically or civil rights or race issues in the United States and abroad. It's so rich and layered and really rounds out the story." - Renee C., student


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
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details
This online 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: 7 years - 10 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$354.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Percussion for Ages 7-10 - ONLINE
Saturday 11:00-11:45
Starting February 6
Tuition: $354

Learn the basics of drumming while exploring percussion sounds that you can make with items in your house! We’ll teach you beginning snare drumming technique on a practice pad as well as exploring other items you have at home that you can turn into instruments. Students need only to provide their own practice pad and drumsticks.

Next step: Individual Instruction
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details

Beginning Piano for Adults
Tuition: $473

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: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$473.00
2 Sections
Details

Beginning Piano for Adults 2
Tuition: $473

Expand upon the skills developed in Beginning Piano Class for Adults.

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano Class for Adults or instructor consent.

For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$354.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Piano for Ages 5-6 - First Semester - ONLINE
Saturday 10:00-10:30
Starting February 6
Tuition: $354

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. Students will receive weekly 30-minute Zoom classes with weekly videos and online resources from the instructor. Students will also be asked to send weekly videos of their performances to their instructor for feedback.

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: Beginning Piano 2nd Semester

For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$354.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Piano for Ages 5-6 - 2nd Semester - ONLINE
Saturdays 9:00-9:30
Starting February 6
Tuition: $354

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 B.

Please note:
This class is a continuation of the fall semester Beginning Piano class. New students must start with Beginning Piano, 1st Semester.



For Ages: 8 years - 11 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$354.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Ukulele for Ages 8-11 - ONLINE
Tuition: $354

Ukulele is a great instrument for beginners! We’ll have you strumming familiar favorites at your first lesson. In addition to playing great music, students will learn how to read chord charts and play simple melodies. Students must have an instrument available for home practice.

Next step: Individual Instruction
For Ages: 7 years - 10 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$354.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Violin for Ages 7-10 - Online
Tuesdays 4:00-4:45
Starting February 2
Tuition: $354

Explore the violin and learn basic music reading skills through fun and exciting songs, movement, games, and singing. It is recommended that a parent or guardian observes the weekly 45-minute online class and takes an active role in practice. The instructor will help advise families on where they can find an appropriately sized instrument. Violin for Children has a two-semester curriculum; it's suggested that students enroll in both.

Next step: Beginning Violin, Summer Session

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$170.00
1 Section
Details
Body, Voice, Spirit
Tuition: $255

Integrating sound-making with gentle stretching and meditation practices, this class works to release tension and find freedom both in our bodies and minds. Each week we will focus on a different part of our bodies and vocal ranges. Warning: Laughter is a key component of this class!

Participate live online.

Instructor: Joey Clark
Click here for the teacher's bio: https://www.macphail.org/faculty/joey-clark/


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 - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Ensembles
$295.00
1 Section
Details
Brass Ensemble
Tuition: $295

In MacPhail online brass ensembles, students challenge one another throughout the semester to form the best ensemble possible. Under the guidance of low brass instructor Karl Wiederwohl, students assess their strengths and weaknesses, consider how they affect their colleagues, and ultimately determine the quality of the ensemble's musical product. Dr. Wiederwohl fosters an environment where players can enjoy the thrill of achieving excellence while also learning to tactfully discuss when improvements need to be made. Dr. Wiederwohl's ensembles are open to brass students of any age or ability who are willing to check their ego at the door and brave enough to risk failure in pursuit of success. Groups typically contain a range of ability levels. Great care is taken to match players with parts congruous to their skill level. Groups will be scheduled after players are matched together.

If you are interested in joining an ensemble, please contact Karl Wiederwohl at wiederwohl.karl@macphail.org to discuss which group is right for you.

* Please wait to register for an ensemble until after you have been placed into a group.


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

Next step: Repeat ensemble and/or individual lessons

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$85.00
1 Section
Details
Broadway Composers & Lyricist Perspectives: Rock and Hip-Hop Musicals

Tuition: $85

"This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius!" In this class, we dive into the shows that shifted Broadway out of the Golden Age and into a new realm of popular music: rock and hip-hop musicals! In this behind-the-scenes look at the lives and works of composers and lyricists who shaped Broadway history, we will be traversing through revolutionary shows such as Hair, Godspell, Rent and Hamilton.

Participate live online.

Instructor: Joey Clark
Click here for the teacher's bio: https://www.macphail.org/faculty/joey-clark/



"What I love about this class is Joey's approach: it's the humanity behind Broadway. I love learning about the humanity behind it because it is as rich as what is happening on stage. It also helps me, as an artist, to see the progression of the art form - where we are today versus where is was - and then, what was going on in that period historically in regard to war versus peace or politically or civil rights or race issues in the United States and abroad. It's so rich and layered and really rounds out the story." - Renee C., student


Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$85.00
1 Section
Details
Broadway Composers & Lyricist Perspectives: The Golden Age
Tuition: $85

The Golden Age of Broadway officially began with the partnership of Rodgers and Hammerstein. In this class we will get a behind-the-scenes look at the many people who soon-after followed in their footsteps. Fromm Betty Comden to Alan Jay Lerner to Dorothy Fields to Frank Loesser, we will be singing our way through the lives and works of composers and lyricists who shaped Broadway's Golden Age.

Participate live online.

Instructor: Joey Clark
Click here for the teacher's bio: https://www.macphail.org/faculty/joey-clark/



"What I love about this class is Joey's approach: it's the humanity behind Broadway. I love learning about the humanity behind it because it is as rich as what is happening on stage. It also helps me, as an artist, to see the progression of the art form - where we are today versus where is was - and then, what was going on in that period historically in regard to war versus peace or politically or civil rights or race issues in the United States and abroad. It's so rich and layered and really rounds out the story." - Renee C., student


Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$85.00
1 Section
Details
Broadway Composers & Lyricist Perspectives: The Psycho-Dramas

Tuition: $85

When the Golden Age was over, and while kids were rocking it out at Hair, a new type of musical began to take shape: the psycho-drama! Ushered in by the writing of Stephen Sondhiem, these musicals took a deeper intellectual look into the more complicated parts of the human experience. Be prepared to dust off that psychology degree as we dissect the shows Sweeny Todd, Next To Normal, Fun Home and Passing Strange in this behind-the-scenes look at the lives and works of composers and lyricists who shaped Broadway history.

Participate live online.

Instructor: Joey Clark
Click here for the teacher's bio: https://www.macphail.org/faculty/joey-clark/



"What I love about this class is Joey's approach: it's the humanity behind Broadway. I love learning about the humanity behind it because it is as rich as what is happening on stage. It also helps me, as an artist, to see the progression of the art form - where we are today versus where is was - and then, what was going on in that period historically in regard to war versus peace or politically or civil rights or race issues in the United States and abroad. It's so rich and layered and really rounds out the story." - Renee C., student


Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$85.00
1 Section
Details
Broadway Composers & Lyricist Perspectives: Tin Pan Alley
Tuition: $85

Sure, you've heard of Gershwin, Berlin and Porter, but how about Kay Seift (the first woman to score a hit musical) or James P. Johnson (one of the few black men to break the racial barriers of Tin Pan Alley and the composer of the "Charleston")? In this behind-the-scenes look at the lives and works of composers and lyricists who shape Broadway history, we will be getting to know some of the important, yet forgotten, composers and lyricists of Tin Pan Alley.

Participate live online.

Instructor: Joey Clark
Click here for the teacher's bio: https://www.macphail.org/faculty/joey-clark/



"What I love about this class is Joey's approach: it's the humanity behind Broadway. I love learning about the humanity behind it because it is as rich as what is happening on stage. It also helps me, as an artist, to see the progression of the art form - where we are today versus where is was - and then, what was going on in that period historically in regard to war versus peace or politically or civil rights or race issues in the United States and abroad. It's so rich and layered and really rounds out the story." - Renee C., student


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
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$48.86
Details
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 can opt to meet in-person or online - with the exception of groups that include flutes; those ensembles must rehearse online.

As we look toward the spring semester, MacPhail will continue to monitor current health guidelines and recommendations related to the safety of in-person group instruction. Classes and ensembles will continue if a shift to Live Online instruction becomes necessary.



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

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$30.20
Details
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 can opt to meet in-person or online - with the exception of groups that include flutes; those ensembles must rehearse online.

As we look toward the spring semester, MacPhail will continue to monitor current health guidelines and recommendations related to the safety of in-person group instruction. Classes and ensembles will continue if a shift to Live Online instruction becomes necessary.



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

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

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$30.20
Details
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 can opt to meet in-person or online - with the exception of groups that include flutes; those ensembles must rehearse online.

As we look toward the spring semester, MacPhail will continue to monitor current health guidelines and recommendations related to the safety of in-person group instruction. Classes and ensembles will continue if a shift to Live Online instruction becomes necessary.



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

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

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$30.20
Details
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 can opt to meet in-person or online - with the exception of groups that include flutes; those ensembles must rehearse online.

As we look toward the spring semester, MacPhail will continue to monitor current health guidelines and recommendations related to the safety of in-person group instruction. Classes and ensembles will continue if a shift to Live Online instruction becomes necessary.



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

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
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$544.00
4 Sections
Details
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.

Prerequisite: Piano Class for Adult Beginners I and II or equivalent.

Classes are grouped according to skill level and arranged by instructors. If you would like to be placed in a class, please call Melissa Falb, Director of Group Instruction at 612.767.5438.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$354.00
5 Sections
Details
Continuing Piano for Ages 6-8 - ONLINE
Tuition: $354

Help your child build on what they learned in their first year of piano study. Continuing Piano will focus on developing music reading skills on both the treble and bass clefs. Students will also be asked to send weekly videos of their performances to their instructor for feedback.

Next step: Continuing Piano, Spring Semester

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$85.00
1 Section
Details
Electronic Music Recording Arts

Offering electronic music options for all ages, beginner to advanced.
  • Multitrack recording
  • Electronic music production
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Beat making
  • DJing
  • Remixing
  • Sound design
  • Hip Hop production
  • Mobile music making
  • Electroacoustic composition

EMRA’s approach is to provide students with the tools and techniques to help them create, produce and realize their own musical ambitions.

EMRA offers one-on-one instruction online for all platforms, Mac to PC, and for desktop, laptop, and mobile devices.

We will work within your technological means and customize a learning experience specific to you.



For Ages: 6 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$75.00
3 Sections
Details

Giving Voice Chorus®

Cost: $75 per screen

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 the Spring Session, we will meet for 14 weeks, January 25 through May 5. Rehearsals will be online via Zoom, one hour each week.

  • St. Paul: Mondays 10-11am
  • Minneapolis AM: Wednesdays 10-11am
  • Minneapolis PM: Wednesdays 1-2pm


See a video clip of the chorus here: https://vimeo.com/115661779

For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$473.00
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. For additional information, email Craig Anderson: anderson.craig@macphail.org

Prerequisite: Beginning Guitar Glass or instructor consent.


Next Step: Continuing Guitar Class or individual lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 15 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$240.00
1 Section
Details
Intro to Audio & Music Production

Intro to Audio & Music Production is a crash course into the exciting world of digital music software for desktop PCs, laptops and mobile devices. In this course, we will learn the fundamentals, introduce industry techniques, and collaborate with these tools on whatever platform you have access to. No experience or software needed to sign up!

Teacher: Isaac Rohr
Schedule: Tuesdays 5:00-6:00pm, starting February 2
Tuition: $240


For Ages: 15 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$240.00
1 Section
Details
Intro to Film Score and Music for the Screen

Intro to Film Score and Music for the Screen examines the role of music in film, TV and video games. We will look at how music informs the emotion of a given scene and how a composer's style can alter interpretations. Students will learn to apply their music making skills to media to further their creativity.

Teacher: Carl Sorenson
Schedule: Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm, starting February 4
Tuition: $240


For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$363.00
Details

Jazz is a uniquely American art form that is treasured around the world. Jazz is spontaneous and fun; it expands the imagination and sharpens the mind. The positive environment of the Jazz Combo is perfect to develop your skills as an improvising musician while working with other musicians of similar skill level. All levels are offered, from true beginners to highly advanced musicians.

Prerequisite: 2 years playing experience and/or private instruction

To join a combo in Minneapolis contact Christopher Rochester: Rochester.Christopher@mcaphail.org.


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


As we look toward the spring semester, MacPhail will continue to monitor current health guidelines and recommendations related to the safety of in-person group instruction. Classes and ensembles will continue if a shift to Live Online instruction becomes necessary.

For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$0.00
Details
Tuition: FREE!

The MacPhail Community Youth Choir (MCYC) brings together youth in grades 6-12 throughout the Twin Cities area for music and friendship. The choir is led by Twin Cities artist J.D. Steele, of the famous Steele Family, who brings his dynamic style and passion for music to the group, which is free and open to students of all skill levels and talents. This group of energetic young people performs many styles of music including jazz, gospel, pop and East African.

MCYC performs at exciting events and venues throughout the Twin Cities such as Diversity Days at Target Field, The Civil Society Superbowl Safety Party for Youth at the Cedar Cultural Center, Governor Dayton's Inauguration, and as an opening act for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's lecture at Northrup Auditorium. A thrilling highlight for the choir in 2012 was the opportunity to perform at the Flint Hills International Children?s Festival with Shangilia, a youth performance group from Nairobi, Kenya also under the direction of Steele. This exciting international project provided the MCYC youth the opportunity to engage with the youth choir in Kenya on a cultural and artistic level.

Weekly rehearsals will be live online or via recorded video on Saturdays from 10:00-12:00, beginning on February 6.

To learn how you can be a part of MCYC, contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438 or falb.melissa@macphail.org
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$68.00
1 Section
Details
MacPhail Listening Club: The Latin Beat Goes On!
Mondays 5:30-6:30
Dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29
Tuition: $68

Join MacPhail’s online listening club to discuss music with others who share your passion for music. Each week, MacPhail voice faculty member Vicky Mountain will explore Latin music from Boleros to Bossanova. Vicky will provide a playlist along with interesting background information about the performers and their music to help spark discussion.


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: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Piano
Tuition: $255

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 boar and tackle the keys together in this introductory course. Learn familiar songs in a relaxed environment, gaining technical and music reading skills along the way. Teaching is individualized and suited for absolute beginners to players with beginner-level experience. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

Participate live online.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details
MMFL Voice Class 1
Tuition: $255

Learn the basic technique 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.

Participate live online via Zoom.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details
MMFL Voice Class 2
Tuition: $255

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 master class setting. Participants take turns presenting, offering feedback and learning from each other under the guidance of the lead teacher.

Participate live online via Zoom.
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$175.00
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 60-minute rehearsals, which students can attend in person at MacPhail or live online; as well as online instrument sectionals once a month.


As we look toward the spring semester, MacPhail will continue to monitor current health guidelines and recommendations related to the safety of in-person group instruction. Classes and ensembles will continue if a shift to Live Online instruction becomes necessary.



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
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$436.00
1 Section
Details

Percussion Ensemble - MPLS (In Person)
Monday 7:00-8:00
Starting February 1
Tuition: $436

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

See a short video of Percussion Ensemble here:

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

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


As we look toward the spring semester, MacPhail will continue to monitor current health guidelines and recommendations related to the safety of in-person group instruction. Classes and ensembles will continue if a shift to Live Online instruction becomes necessary.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Unknown
$650.00
1 Section
Details

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 http://www.macphail.org/for-youth/groups-and-ensembles/prelude/

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. Auditions will take place on September 12. Application does not guarantee admission to the program. For information or to schedule an audition, please email Manon Gimlett, Prelude Director, at gimlett.manon@macphail.org.

For more information about Prelude, visit: https://www.macphail.org/for-youth/groups-and-ensembles/prelude/


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

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$464.00
1 Section
Details

Rimshots! - In Person and Online
Saturdays 2:00-4:00pm
Starting February 6
Tuition: $464

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.


Participate in person at MacPhail or live online via Zoom.


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.



As we look toward the spring semester, MacPhail will continue to monitor current health guidelines and recommendations related to the safety of in-person group instruction. Classes and ensembles will continue if a shift to Live Online instruction becomes necessary.
For Ages: 12 years - 20 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$258.00
1 Section
Details

Rock On!
Mondays 6:00-7:00
Starting February 8
Tuition: $258

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 information about placement in Rock On, please call the Music Therapy Department Manager at 612.767.5596.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 7 years - 10 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$354.00
2 Sections
Details
Sing a Song! A Beginning Singing Class for Ages 7-10 - ONLINE
Tuition: $354

Sing your favorite music theater songs as you develop your voice! Learn healthy warm-ups for your voice so you're ready to light up your home stage and perform for your family. Students will also learn good practice habits so they can continue the learning throughout the week.

Sing a Song will feature a different theme each semester. Check back to see what our latest theme will be! This is a great class for students to take multiple times.

For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$292.00
1 Section
Details

Singers' Jam - ONLINE
Tuition: $292

Experience Jazz from blues to bebop. Join other singers in a relaxed, informal online setting. Jazz styles, scat singing, phrasing and improvisation, vocal technique, chart reading and writing will be some of the subjects covered. Students will have the opportunity to record a track for their final project.

Meets every other Saturday for 7 weeks: 3/13, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5


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

For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$503.00
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.

Students will receive 15 weeks of online classes + one online lesson with the instructor arranged at a mutually convenient time

Next step: Individual Lessons

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$85.00
1 Section
Details
Songs of Pride and Empowerment: Understanding LGBTQ+ Perspectives Through Music

Tuition: $85

Listening to, learning from and responding to the musical messages of some of today's most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary artists, we will be exploring a colorful palate of musical genres in this rainbow-themed class! Participate live online.

4 sessions, Tuesdays 3:00-4:00, starting February 2


Instructor: Joey Clark
Click here for the teacher's bio: https://www.macphail.org/faculty/joey-clark/


Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
$47.50
1 Section
Details
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
$47.50
1 Section
Details
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
$47.50
1 Section
Details
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
$47.50
1 Section
Details
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: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
Details

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

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Group Lessons
$17.00
Details

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

Tuition rates start at:

2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$13.00


45-minute lesson

$20.06

$12.75

60-minute lesson

$26.00

$17.00



For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
Details

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

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
Details

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


Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
Details

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

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
Details

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

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details
Successful Sight Singing 1
Tuition: $255

Wish you could look at a piece of music and be able to hear the melody in your head without listening to a recording or plunking out the melody? Looking to learn your choir part quicker rather than by rote? This class is for you! We’ll apply what we learn about music theory and note reading to sight-singing practice that will help you be able to hear and deliver intervals and musical lines more readily. Yes, there will be a bit of practice and homework involved, but you’ll be surprised how quickly the results will impact your sight-reading skills!

Participate live online via Zoom.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details
Successful Sight Singing 2
Tuition: $255

This class is a continuation from the Fall Semester. Prerequisite: completion of Successful Sight Singing 1 or permission from instructor.

Wish you could look at a piece of music and be able to hear the melody in your head without listening to a recording or plunking out the melody? Looking to learn your choir part quicker rather than by rote? This class is for you! We’ll apply what we learn about music theory and note reading to sight-singing practice that will help you be able to hear and deliver intervals and musical lines more readily. Yes, there will be a bit of practice and homework involved, but you’ll be surprised how quickly the results will impact your sight-reading skills!

Participate live online via Zoom.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $921.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $921.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $921.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $797.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $857.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $838.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $779.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $779.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $779.00
Details
For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $921.00
Details
For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $921.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $921.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $921.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $921.00
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$95.00
2 Sections
Details
TaikoAlive!
Tuition: $95

Taiko ("big drum") drumming originated in post-WWII Japan and provides a joyful mind/body/spirit experience for every participant. Each session will feature small "bites" of cultural learning along with the healthiest ways to incorporate the full-body movements unique to this art form. The only prerequisites are curiosity, openness, and a desire to have fun, move and make music as a community! All cognitive and physical capacities are welcome and embraced.

A special note: the morning session is dementia-friendly!


*Participants will use household items to craft their own drum while bachi (drumsticks) will be provided and are included in the cost of the class. Check out the videos below for taiko suggestions along with an informal tour of instructor Iris's home studio.

No taiko? Try this! (5:47)

My Home Studio's Taiko (18:25)

MN Original profile (2012; 8:56)


For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$160.00
1 Section
Details
The Singer/Songwriter's Toolkit

In this new digital age, it is now more accessible than ever to create music as a singer/songwriter. But with an overwhelming amount of information, where do you begin? The Singer/Songwriter's Toolkit is a course for the DIY artist trying to awaken the "songwriter" within. Students will strengthen their artistic identity by creating a self-produced song and personalized artist goal plan.

Teacher: Krysta Rayford
Schedule: Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, starting February 3
Tuition: $160


For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Unwrapping Music: Broadway Showtunes - ONLINE
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30
6 sessions, March 2-April 6
Tuition: $130

From the Ziegfeld Follies to Oklahoma to Hamilton, Broadway has provided a soundtrack for the American experience in the 20th century. Join us as we examine the musicals that reflect and change our culture - the beloved classics, the rare gems, and the rarely performed - and learn about the musical and theatrical innovations they inspired and incorporated.


Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Unwrapping Music: Composers and Their Muses
Tuition: $130

From Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears to Harold Arlen and Judy Garland, composers have long found inspiration in performers who they felt were the best interpreters of their works. In this class, we will look at a variety of composers and the performers who they wrote for, examining how those performers helped shape their compositions through style and artistry.

Participate live online via Zoom.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Unwrapping Music: History of Opera - ONLINE
Tuesdays 6:30-7:30
6 sessions, April 20-May 25
Tuition: $130

Explore the origins, traditions and drama that make up the operatic repertoire, form Handel and Mozart to Britten and Adams. We will cover the politics, personalities and musical trends that shaped opera; and discuss what makes it such a frustrating and compelling art form.


Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$45.00
1 Section
Details
Unwrapping Music: The Music of Mardi Gras
Tuition: $45

What's a party without great music? You're cordially invited to join us as we explore the music of Mardi Gras, including Cajun, Zydeco, New Orleans style jazz, Bounce and Cowpunk. Listening to the spicy sounds of NOLA is guaranteed to lift your spirits and break through those midwestern winter blahs.

Participate live online via Zoom.

Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Unwrapping Music: You Say "Potato" and I Say "Po-tah-to"
Gender Perspectives in Music Through the Ages
Tuition: $130

Male composers have struggled with expressing women's emotions for centuries, and women composers have likewise attempted to explain or illustrate men's experiences in their music. In this class, we look at assumptions made by composers of different genders and how they play out in the way they use their musical toolboox. From Clara Schumann setting lyrics by Goethe and Rilke, to Puccini repeatedly killing off sacrificial heroines, to modern-day artists like Janelle Monae who turn cliches about gender on their heads.

Participate live online via Zoom.

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
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Voices of Experience
Tuition: $130

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 genres such as classical, popular, folk and jazz. Though we are unable to meet in person, we will continue to sing as a community online through Zoom with the participants muted while the director leads guided warm ups, group masterclasses on topics such as vowel sounds and blend, and sectionals to learn new music that will be presented at a later date. 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.

Participate live online via Zoom.


Music Plus Discount of 15% if you or anyone in your family is enrolled in individual, Music Therapy, or Suzuki instruction.
For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
2 Sections
Details
Music For Babies III
8-week session begins the week of February 1
Ages 6 weeks-10 months with Parent/Caregiver
Tuition : $130


NEW SPRING LESSONS! Through weekly live online Zoom sessions that include parenting tips on music and development discussions, and with digitally shared home learning activities, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail teachers will share lullabies, songs, 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!

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instruments pack and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one Jam Kit per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
2 Sections
Details
Music For Babies IV
8-week session begins the week of March 29
Ages 6 weeks-10 months with Parent/Caregiver
Tuition : $130


*This class builds on the skills learned in Music for Babies III, but it can be taken independently.
NEW SPRING LESSONS! Through weekly live online Zoom sessions that include parenting tips on music and development discussions, and with digitally shared home learning activities, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail teachers will share lullabies, songs, 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!

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instruments pack and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one Jam Kit per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
4 Sections
Details
Music for Families III
8-week session begins the week of February 1
Ages 6 weeks-5 years with Parent/Caregiver

NEW SPRING LESSONS! Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies through age 5. Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, children of various ages gain exposure to melody, rhythm and a wide variety of musical instruments that ring, shake and tap. Each week will include plenty of singing, movement activities, creative projects and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community from home this spring!

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Jam Kit with rhythm instruments and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one Jam Kit per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On demand access to family-friendly performances
For Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
4 Sections
Details
Music for Families IV
8-week session begins the week of March 29
Ages 6 weeks-5 years with Parent/Caregiver


*This class builds on the skills learned in Music for Families III, but it can be taken independently.
NEW SPRING LESSONS! Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies through age 5. Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, children of various ages gain exposure to melody, rhythm and a wide variety of musical instruments that ring, shake and tap. Each week will include plenty of singing, movement activities, creative projects and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community from home this spring!

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Jam Kit with rhythm instruments and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one Jam Kit per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On demand access to family-friendly performances
For Ages: 10 months - 3 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
8 Sections
Details
Music For Toddlers III
8-week session begins the week of February 1
Ages 10 months-3 years with Parent/Caregiver


* This class builds on the skills learned in Music for Toddlers I, but it can be taken independently.
Spin, dance, play, sing and discover some new and familiar songs with your toddler! Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, your child will increase their vocabulary and reinforce learning skills through singing, rhyme, movement activities and sensory exploration. You can also incorporate these activities at home to ease transitions and increase social-emotional skills. Together you and your child will enjoy musical activities all fall!

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Jam Kit with rhythm instruments and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one Jam Kit per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 10 months - 3 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
8 Sections
Details
Music For Toddlers IV
8-week session begins the week of March 29
Ages 10 months-3 years with Parent/Caregiver


* This class builds on the skills learned in Music for Toddlers I, but it can be taken independently.
Spin, dance, play, sing and discover some new and familiar songs with your toddler! Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, your child will increase their vocabulary and reinforce learning skills through singing, rhyme, movement activities and sensory exploration. You can also incorporate these activities at home to ease transitions and increase social-emotional skills. Together you and your child will enjoy musical activities all fall!

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instrument packs and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one pack per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
4 Sections
Details
Music For Preschoolers III
8-week session begins the week of February 1
Ages 3-5 years with Parent/Caregiver
Tuition: $130


NEW SPRING LESSONS! Plant a garden, jump in a puddle, catch a butterfly -- use your imagination through musical play activities! In weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, you and your child will explore musical concepts through creative dramatics, movement, musical games and instrument discovery. Keep the musical fun going at home this spring to further reinforce your child's school readiness skills!

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instrument pack and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one pack per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
4 Sections
Details
Music For Preschoolers IV
8-week session begins the week of March 29
Ages 3-5 years with Parent/Caregiver
Tuition: $130


*This class builds on the skills learned in Music for Preschoolers III, but it can be taken independently.
NEW SPRING LESSONS! Plant a garden, jump in a puddle, catch a butterfly -- use your imagination through musical play activities! In weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, you and your child will explore musical concepts through creative dramatics, movement, musical games and instrument discovery. Keep the musical fun going at home this spring to further reinforce your child's school readiness skills!

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instrument pack and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one pack per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
4 Sections
Details
Suzuki Stars III
8-week session begins the week of February 1
Ages 3-5 years with Parent/Caregiver
Tuition: $130


NEW SPRING LESSONS! If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you! Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, 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 rhythms, repertoire and instruments.

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!

Families that participate in this class will take priority in the Suzuki placement process.


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instrument pack and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one pack per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
4 Sections
Details
Suzuki Stars IV
8-week session begins the week of March 29
Ages 3-5 years with Parent/Caregiver
Tuition: $130


*This class builds on the skills learned in Suzuki Stars III, but it can be taken independently.
NEW SPRING LESSONS! If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you! Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, 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 rhythms, repertoire and instruments.

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!

Families that participate in this class will take priority in the Suzuki placement process.


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instrument pack and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one pack per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 5 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Musical World III
8-week session begins the week of February 1
Ages 5-8 years (Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to participate)
Tuition: $130


NEW SPRING LESSONS! Take a musical journey around the world! From the comfort of home, students and their families will explore the ways children of different cultures make and play with music. Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, we will "travel" to such destinations as China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and much more! Students will experience world music through sound exploration, song, stories and culturally indigenous dance.

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instrument pack and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one pack per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 5 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Musical World IV
8-week session begins the week of March 29
Ages 5-8 years (Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to participate)
Tuition: $130


*This class builds on the skills learned in Musical World III, but it can be taken independently.
NEW SPRING LESSONS! Take a musical journey around the world! From the comfort of home, students and their families will explore the ways children of different cultures make and play with music. Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, we will "travel" to such destinations as China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and much more! Students will experience world music through sound exploration, song, stories and culturally indigenous dance.

Resources needed for the class include access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instrument pack and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one pack per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Ukulele and More III
8-week session begins the week of February 1
Ages 6-8 years (Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to participate)
Tuition: $130


NEW SPRING LESSONS! Learning to play ukulele is fun and easy! Students will learn the basics of the ukulele, including chords, instrument care and instrument parts. Class activities will be determined by student experience. We'll meet your child where they are. Students will be able to read beginning chord charts and play along with some familiar and new songs. Family members are encouraged to join the weekly live Zoom classes and engage in the digitally shared home assignments. The class is appropriate for both past Ukulele and More students and new ukulele players.

Resources needed for the class include a soprano ukulele, access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instrument pack and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one pack per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Ukulele and More IV
8-week session begins the week of March 29
Ages 6-8 years (Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to participate)
Tuition: $130


*This class builds on the skills learned in Ukulele and More III, but it can be taken independently.
NEW SPRING LESSONS! Learning to play ukulele is fun and easy! Students will learn the basics of the ukulele, including chords, instrument care and instrument parts. Class activities will be determined by student experience. We'll meet your child where they are. Students will be able to read beginning chord charts and play along with some familiar and new songs. Family members are encouraged to join the weekly live Zoom classes and engage in the digitally shared home assignments. The class is appropriate for both past Ukulele and More students and new ukulele players.

Resources needed for the class include a soprano ukulele, access to internet, email, Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!


* In addition to your live online class, you will receive the following with your registration:
  • Rhythm instrument pack and Sing Play Learn with MacPhail tote (limit one pack per student, while supplies last)
  • Weekly emails from your teacher with interactive videos, tips and at-home activity suggestions
  • Access to MacPhail recordings and playlists via Spotify
  • On-demand access to family-friendly performances

Summer Camps 2021

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$380.00
1 Section
Details
Adult Chamber Music Camp
Dates: July 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22
Tuition: $380

Interested in collaborating with other adult musicians and gaining new insights on your playing? Be a part of the popular Adult Chamber Music Camp. Receive coaching from a variety of MacPhail faculty members and have an opportunity to meet and socialize with musicians who have similar interests. Attend or perform in a master class led by well-known local professional musicians.

All camp attendees will be placed into two chamber ensembles, and each ensemble will receive 5 coaching sessions throughout the course of the camp. Chamber groups can opt to perform in a final concert for family and friends followed by a reception. Placement in either Adult Chamber Camp or the Introductory Chamber Music Camp is based on a placement audition.

Auditions can be submitted by video. Please record a piece of your choice and a scale of your choice. Professional grade equipment is not required for these recordings - a smartphone or tablet or computer should suffice with video functions or apps like voice recorder. Video recordings should be uploaded to Youtube as unlisted with a link to the URL emailed to swider.jeremy@macphail.org. Audio only recordings can be sent via email to swider.jeremy@macphail.org. Please send videos to Jeremy Swider no later than June 15.


Please note: We are planning to have this camp in-person. In order to ensure the safety of participants we may need to reduce the number of ensembles that students participate in to just one ensemble. If that happens, each ensemble will play multiple pieces during the camp.


Registration Deadline: June 15

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$90.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Ukulele Camp
Ages 6-8 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

Tuition: $90

Learning to play ukulele is fun and easy! Students will learn the basics of the ukulele, including chords, instrument care, and instrument parts. Class activities will be determined by student experience. We'll meet your child where they are. Students will be able to read beginning chord charts and play along with some familiar and new songs. Family members are encouraged to join the daily live Zoom classes and engage in the digitally shared home assignments. The camp is appropriate for past Ukulele and More students and new ukulele players.

Resources needed for the camp include a soprano ukulele, access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!

This camp is a great compliment to the morning songwriting camp offerings happening the same weeks. Join both for even more musical learning fun!


For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$90.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Ukulele Camp
Ages 6-8 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

Tuition: $90

Learning to play ukulele is fun and easy! Students will learn the basics of the ukulele, including chords, instrument care, and instrument parts. Class activities will be determined by student experience. We'll meet your child where they are. Students will be able to read beginning chord charts and play along with some familiar and new songs. Family members are encouraged to join the daily live Zoom classes and engage in the digitally shared home assignments. The camp is appropriate for past Ukulele and More students and new ukulele players.

Resources needed for the camp include a soprano ukulele, access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and eagerness to have fun!

This camp is a great compliment to the morning songwriting camp offerings happening the same weeks. Join both for even more musical learning fun!


For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Summer Camps
$220.00
1 Section
Details

Brass Camp gives students the chance to perform with superb musicians from MacPhail's brass faculty during a fun week of stimulating challenges intended to build understanding, develop technique and foster an aspiration to mature musicianship. The camp is designed for students who want to stay musically active this summer and be ready to hit the ground running as a leader in next year's school band. Students will develop shared ensemble technique and individual playing technique while rehearsing a piece for brass ensemble, composed by their instructor written specifically for their playing level. This camp is open to students of all playing levels with a minimum of one year of school band or private lesson experience. Family and friends are invited to attend the students' ensemble concert on the last day of camp.

New this year: Brass Camp will be offered as either an in-person or online option. You can select which option works best for you!


Instruments: Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

Registration Deadline: June 25


For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$220.00
1 Section
Details

Brass Camp - Minneapolis
Tuition: $220

Brass Camp gives students the chance to perform with superb musicians from MacPhail's brass faculty during a fun week of stimulating challenges intended to build understanding, develop technique and foster an aspiration to mature musicianship. The camp is designed for students who want to stay musically active this summer and be ready to hit the ground running as a leader in next year's school band. Students will develop shared ensemble technique and individual playing technique while rehearsing a piece for brass ensemble, composed by their instructor written specifically for their playing level. This camp is open to students of all playing levels with a minimum of one year of school band or private lesson experience. Family and friends are invited to attend the students' ensemble concert on the last day of camp.


New this year: Brass Camp will be offered as either an in-person or online option. You can select the option that works best for you!

Instruments: Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba

Registration Deadline: June 12

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$220.00
1 Section
Details
Brass Camp - Online
Tuition: $220

Brass Camp gives students the chance to perform with superb musicians from MacPhail's brass faculty during a fun week of stimulating challenges intended to build understanding, develop technique and foster an aspiration to mature musicianship. The camp is designed for students who want to stay musically active this summer and be ready to hit the ground running as a leader in next year's school band. Students will develop shared ensemble technique and individual playing technique while rehearsing a piece for brass ensemble, composed by their instructor written specifically for their playing level. This camp is open to students of all playing levels with a minimum of one year of school band or private lesson experience. Family and friends are invited to attend the students' ensemble concert on the last day of camp.

New this year: Brass Camp will be offered as either an in-person or online option. You can select which option works best for you!

Instruments: Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba
Registration Deadline: May 28
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$220.00
1 Section
Details
Composing for Video Games - ONLINE
Tuition: $220

Take your creativity to the next level and learn to compose music that enhances your video gaming experience. Even if you've never composed before, you can learn to manipulate sounds to make the action on your screen come alive.

Students in this online camp will have a blended learning platform of self-paced video tutorials and independent exploration paired with guided live instruction with a professional composer. Students will meet as a group for one hour each day from 10:00-11:00, and they will also have a daily private lesson with the instructor to receive coaching on their compositions. Students will be contacted by the instructor to schedule their lesson time between 11:00-1:00.

If you are a resident of the Twin Cities, we would be happy to loan you a laptop with Reason software and a MIDI keyboard to use during the camp. If you do not live in the Twin Cities, we recommend that you have a laptop/desktop computer and MIDI keyboard at home. We use Reason software for this camp. Please contact Melissa Falb at falb.melissa@macphail.org for more information regarding the software needed for the camp.

Any student currently enrolled in band, orchestra or choir is welcome to join this camp.

No composing experience is necessary.
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$220.00
1 Section
Details
Composing for Video Games - ONLINE
Tuition: $220

Take your creativity to the next level and learn to compose music that enhances your video gaming experience. Even if you've never composed before, you can learn to manipulate sounds to make the action on your screen come alive.

Students in this online camp will have a blended learning platform of self-paced video tutorials and independent exploration paired with guided live instruction with a professional composer. Students will meet as a group for one hour each day from 10:00-11:00, and they will also have a daily private lesson with the instructor to receive coaching on their compositions. Students will be contacted by the instructor to schedule their lesson time between 11:00-1:00.

If you are a resident of the Twin Cities, we would be happy to loan you a laptop with Reason software and a MIDI keyboard to use during the camp. If you do not live in the Twin Cities, we recommend that you have a laptop/desktop computer and MIDI keyboard at home. We use Reason software for this camp. Please contact Melissa Falb at falb.melissa@macphail.org for more information regarding the software needed for the camp.

Any student currently enrolled in band, orchestra or choir is welcome to join this camp.

No composing experience is necessary.
For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$134.00
1 Section
Details
Introductory Chamber Music Camp for Adults
Dates: July 12, 14, 15
Tuition: $134

Have you just begun studying a new instrument or are you just returning to an instrument that you studied when you were a child? Even if you are a beginner you can discover the joys of playing chamber music. Join us for MacPhail's Introductory Chamber Music Camp for Adults where you will be placed in small ensembles of 3-5 players who are playing at a similar level. Learn the basics of playing in an ensemble and prepare yourself for a lifetime of music-making.

Auditions can be submitted by video. Please record a piece of your choice and a scale of your choice. Professional grade equipment is not required for these recordings - a smartphone or tablet or computer should suffice with video functions or apps like voice recorder. Video recordings should be uploaded to Youtube as unlisted with a link to the URL emailed to swider.jeremy@macphail.org. Audio only recordings can be sent via email to swider.jeremy@macphail.org. Please send videos to Jeremy Swider no later than June 15.

Registration Deadline: June 15

For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$404.00
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Jazz Camp - Minneapolis
August 2-6, 12:30-4:00pm
Tuition: $404

Join the finest young jazz musicians for an intense summer jazz camp experience for students of all skill levels. Through auditions, students will be placed in a jazz combo that matches their ability level. Students will learn standard and modern jazz repertoire, and will hone their improvisational skills in small combos led by prominent Twin Cities jazz musicians and educators. Additionally, all students will learn jazz theory and jazz history through daily listening and theory sessions. Family and friends are invited to attend a final concert at a local jazz venue, location TBD.
For Ages: 5 years - 8 years 10 months
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$90.00
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Musical World Camp
Ages 5-8 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

Tuition: $90

Take a musical journey around the world! Students and their families will explore the ways children of different cultures make and play with music. Through daily 30-minute live Zoom sessions and digitally shared home assignments, we will "travel" to destinations such as Africa, Central and South America, Australia, and more. Students will experience world music through sound exploration, song, visual arts, stories and culturally indigenous dances.

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email, Zoom, two wooden sticks, shakers, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$90.00
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Musical World Camp
Ages 5-7 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

Tuition: $90

Take a musical journey around the world! Students and their families will explore the ways children of different cultures make and play with music. Through daily 30-minute live Zoom sessions and digitally shared home assignments, we will "travel" to destinations such as Africa, Central and South America, Australia, and more. Students will experience world music through sound exploration, song, visual arts, stories and culturally indigenous dances.

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email, Zoom, two wooden sticks, shakers, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$90.00
1 Section
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Opera for Kids Camp
Ages 5-7 years (Parent/Caregiver participation encouraged)

Tuition: $90

In Opera for Kids Camp, students and their families will learn about the classical tradition of opera and its components, with a focus on W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute. Students will learn about key elements needed for the creation of an opera, such as the composer, instrumentation, actors, etiquette, and much more. Through activities such as listening to operatic music, exploring instrumentation, engaging the musical storyline and acting out the story, students will be inspired to create their own prop design and costumes. Daily 30-minute Zoom sessions and digitally shared home assignments will support the learning experience. The camp will culminate with a live reading of The Magic Flute opera for camp participants and their family members shared via a live Zoom session.

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 7 years - 14 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$471.00
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Piano Camp
Tuition: $471

Here's your chance to be a part of a fun, exciting piano camp for students of all ages and levels. Students will enjoy making new friends while experiencing activities that are rarely covered in weekly piano lessons: ensemble playing, composition, music theory, arranging and accompanying, and more! Students will be placed in small ensembles and group activities by age and ability so that we can accommodate a wide range of ages and skill levels.

Registration Deadline: June 11

Minimum requirements: Students must have at least one year of piano instruction to enroll in this camp.

Instructor: Cathy Smetana

For Ages: 11 years - 16 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$442.00
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Rock Week
Tuition: $442

Get your music out of the basement and onto the stage! Attend MacPhail's most popular and longest running camp for a week of jammin' with new friends and creating your own original songs. Rock out with other musicians in a band coached by MacPhail faculty, performing both cover songs and original songs. Attend workshops on songwriting, how to rehearse, and an instrument specific class. Perform at the legendary 7th St. Entry on the final day of the camp.

Schedule:
Monday - Thursday, 12:00-4:00
Friday - concert schedule at The Entry, TBD

This camp is for singers, guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard players looking to meet new people and have fun playing rock music. No self-contained bands are accepted - take what you learn at Rock Week back to your band. Participants must supply their own drums, guitar, bass, and amps and have had at least one year of lessons on their instrument.

Registration Deadline: June 11



For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$554.00
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Sartory String Quartet Institute
Tuition: $554

Join us for the 2021 Sartory String Quartet Institute! Students at this 9-day institute are placed in chamber ensembles with other students of similar age and proficiency. All ensemble receive daily coaching in preparation for a recital performance at the end of the institute. In addition to these small ensembles, students play together in a chamber orchestra and experience what it's like to perform in a larger group without a conductor.

In order to attend the camp, all students must submit a video audition and be accepted into the camp. Please record all three audition requirements (scale, piece and excerpts) in three separate files. Please upload your video as an unlisted video to YouTube and send links of your video to Melissa Falb, falb.melissa@macphail.org, along with your completed student information form (see EXTRA DETAILS for the downloadable form).

Audition deadline: March 15

Audition Requirements:
* 3-octave scale
* Piece that shows tone and technique
* Prepared excerpts for your instrument (see EXTRA DETAILS for links to excerpts)

Minimum Requirements:
Violin: Bach A Minor Concerto
Viola: Telemann Concerto
Cello: Dvorak Humoresque

Instructors: Stella Anderson, Tamara Gonzalez and Carlynn Savot

Dates/Time: July 6-9 & 12-16, 9:00-3:00


For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$90.00
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Sing Play Act! Camp
Ages 4-6 years (Parent/Caregiver participation encouraged)

Tuition: $90

If your child enjoys singing, acting, creating art and inventing songs and stories, then this camp is for you! Together, students and their families will create a virtual musical from scratch in the comfort of their home. Through daily 30-minute live Zoom sessions and digitally shared home learning assignments, the group will create an original musical full of songs, props, costumes and more. The camp week will end with a live Zoom performance of the group's creation.

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$90.00
1 Section
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Sing Play Act! Camp
Ages 4-6 years (Parent/Caregiver participation encouraged)

Tuition: $90

If your child enjoys singing, acting, creating art and inventing songs and stories, then this camp is for you! Together, students and their families will create a virtual musical from scratch in the comfort of their home. Through daily 30-minute live Zoom sessions and digitally shared home learning assignments, the group will create an original musical full of songs, props, costumes and more. The camp week will end with a live Zoom performance of the group's creation.

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$90.00
1 Section
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Songwriting Camp
Ages 6-8 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

Tuition: $90

Does your child make up songs at home? With our home bound status lately, you may hear this even more. Join us in taking your child's songwriting skills to another level. Students will create lyrics from familiar tunes, compose new music, venture into jazz improvisation and 12-bar blues, and create instruments to play along, move and jam. All this will be accomplished through daily 30-minute live Zoom sessions, digitally shared home assignments, and use of a digital audio workstation provided by MacPhail. The end product will be a compilation of original song creations to share. Sign up your child and help them find their own voice!

Pair this camp with Beginning Ukulele camp offered the same weeks in the afternoons!

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$90.00
1 Section
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Songwriting Camp
Ages 6-8 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

Tuition: $90

Does your child make up songs at home? With our home bound status lately, you may hear this even more. Join us in taking your child's songwriting skills to another level. Students will create lyrics from familiar tunes, compose new music, venture into jazz improvisation and 12-bar blues, and create instruments to play along, move and jam. All this will be accomplished through daily 30-minute live Zoom sessions, digitally shared home assignments, and use of a digital audio workstation provided by MacPhail. The end product will be a compilation of original song creations to share. Sign up your child and help them find their own voice!

Pair this camp with Beginning Ukulele camp offered the same weeks in the afternoons!

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$471.00
1 Section
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String Chamber Camp
Tuition: $471

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 and more! Rehearse and perform in small ensembles with students of similar skill level. Play exciting music in string orchestra. Round out your experience with private lessons and theory classes. The camp will conclude with a final performance of all ensembles and the string orchestra.


Registration Deadline: June 30

We would like all students to submit a video audition so we can place you in a chamber group. On your video please include a piece of your choice and two scales of your choice. You may record the piece and scales as one file or as two separate files. Please upload your recording to Youtube as an unlisted video and send links of your video/s to Melissa Falb: falb.melissa@macphail.org. Please also include your completed Student Information Form and Teacher Recommendation Form with your video (see EXTRA DETAILS for the downloadable PDF forms). The video and form submission deadline is 5:00 PM on June 30.


For Ages: 7 years - 10 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$375.00
1 Section
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Summer Sampler
Tuition: $375

Give your child the chance to try out an instrument before they begin taking lessons! At MacPhail's Summer Sampler camp, students will be able to select two instruments that they will play throughout the week. We'll have them playing songs on the very first day! Students can select from piano, percussion, ukulele, violin and harp. All instruments will be provided. Students will showcase their new skills at a performance on the last day of camp.

While camp ends at 3:00 each day, families may opt to pick up their students any time between 3:00-3:30 for no additional cost.

Two sessions available:

June 14-18 – last day of registration May 28
July 19-23 – last day of registration July 2


For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$384.00
1 Section
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Woodwind Camp (In-Person)
For ages 12-18
Tuition: $384

Calling all flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, saxophones and French horns! 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.

New this year: Woodwind Camp will be offered as either an in-person or online option. The in-person camp will meet for 3 hours each day, and the online version will meet for 2 hours each day. You can select which option works best for you!
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$220.00
1 Section
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Woodwind Camp - ONLINE
For ages 12-18
Tuition: $220

Calling all flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, saxophones and French horns! 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.

New this year: Woodwind Camp will be offered as either an in-person or online option. The in-person camp will meet for 3 hours each day, and the online version will meet for 2 hours each day. You can select which option works best for you!