Opportunities for French Horn

To give all children a great experience with music, it’s best to choose instruments that are age-appropriate for the size and development of their bodies. Because a French Horn is larger and requires lung capacity, it is best to wait until your child is 9 years old. Your child needs to be able to hold and manipulate the instrument and have adequate breath support.  Choose from individual lessons and shared lessons, camps, create-your-own ensembles, and much more.  For questions, contact us at 612-321-0100 or contact@macphail.org.

See all of our offerings for French Horn below.

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Fall 2019

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 8 years - 10 years
Location: Austin
Program: Ensembles
$25.00
Details

This choir will explore singing together while learning about music from around the world and performing in concerts.

Concert dates:
December 15th with Austin Symphony Orchestra.
April 4th and 5th with Northwestern Singers and Riverland Choir.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
Details

This guitar class rocks! You'll progress faster and play better because you'll learn how to move your fingers in efficient ways. These technical tips are not on websites (they're secrets...shhhh, don't tell anyone) and they make all the difference in your progress. In addition to technical tips, you'll learn pop and rock songs, how to read music notation, and how to play basic chords. This class is for beginners and has an easy-going and relaxed vibe. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details

Learn (or re-learn) easy sight-reading, improvisation to accompany melodies and easy classical and popular songs. Build keyboard skills through note-reading, ear training, playing by ear, improvising, transposing and individual and ensemble playing. Plus, hang out at the keyboard with other adults - like you - who have decided it's finally time to tickle those ivories. Practice time and access to a piano or keyboard are necessary. Students must purchase "Adult Piano Adventures Book I" by Nancy and Randall Faber.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details

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

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$503.00
1 Section
Details

Learn to play the violin or hone your playing skills with other adult violin players of similar level. Classes will be organized based on playing abilities, musical genre and desired learning approach (note-reading or playing by ear). If you have placement questions please contact Claire Loudon at loudon.claire@macphail.org

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Ensembles
$391.00
1 Section
Details

In MacPhail brass consorts, 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 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.

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.

The Apple Valley Brass Ensemble rehearses on Mondays from 5:30-6:30.

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles
$391.00
2 Sections
Details

In MacPhail brass consorts, 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 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.

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.

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$391.00
2 Sections
Details

In MacPhail brass consorts, 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 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.

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.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Ensembles
$75.00
1 Section
Details

You are invited to participate in our second year of MacPhail Cello Ensemble, which should prove to be even more exciting than the first! Meet your musical goals in a comfortable and fun group setting, and take your group's talents to the stage!

Instructor Sue Radloff
Tuition $75
Ages 8-55+
Location: Riverland Community College, room C131

Session Dates: Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 p.m. on October 22, November 12, November 19, January 7, January 21

Performance Dates: Taping session at KSMQ for their Public Television Christmas special. Westminster Presbyterian's Nativity Event, either December 6 or 7. Other dates TBD.

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
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 are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$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 are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$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 are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$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 are being formed now and can be formed at any time throughout the semester. Contact Chamber Music Coordinator, Jeremy Swider, to schedule a placement audition/interview 612.767.5399 or Swider.jeremy@macphail.org

If you didn't find what you were looking for, you can create your own group lesson.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$544.00
11 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. Prerquisite: 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 - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
Details

Help your child build on what they learned in Piano for Children. Continuing Piano for Children will focus on developing music reading skills on both the treble and bass clefs. Games, movement, rhythm and listening will be incorporated to strengthen the children's piano playing skills. Students must purchase materials for class: My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book C.
Prerequisite: Piano for Children semesters 1 and 2

For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$0.00
Details

MacPhail's premier jazz combo, the Dakota Combo is an outstanding group of students selected through a live audition process. Lead by world renowned musicians, this combo will rehearse and perform at various Twin Cities venues throughout the school year and summer jazz festivals in June and early July. Rehearsals will be held every other Thursday throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 12:00-4:00 pm.

MacPhail welcomes all instrumentalists and vocalists to audition for the Dakota Combo. All students who are accepted into the Dakota Combo can participate at no cost thanks to support from our generous donors.

Please note that the Dakota Combo runs from September-June. We expect full participation at all rehearsals and performances throughout the year.

Jazz Audition Guidelines

Student Information Form


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
$47.50
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
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
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
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: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details
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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


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

$12.25

Not available

45-minute lesson

$18.38

$11.63

60-minute lesson

$24.50

$15.50



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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50

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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


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

This unique and joy-filled choral experience is for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together. No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing. Each registration requires a partner. For more information about Giving Voice Chorus® visit us at www.givingvoicechorus.org.

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

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 19 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 Craig Anderson at anderson.craig@macphail.org.


For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$363.00
Details

Introducing MacPhail's new leveled jazz combo program, designed to help students improve their improvisation skills and musicianship while playing with students of similar skill level. As students progress, they will be placed in more advanced combos with more advanced players. Combos will perform at MacPhail and various venues throughout the Twin Cities.

Students must audition to be placed in a combo. Auditions for all combos including the Dakota Combo, will be held on September 29 from 12:00-4:00 PM. Combos will rehearse weekly from September-May. Days and times for combo rehearsals will be arranged after auditions.

MacPhail welcomes all instrumentalists and vocalists to participate in our jazz combos. Click on the link below for specific audition information for your instrument or voice.

Audition Guidelines

Student Information Form

Auditions can be an intimidating setting for many people. In the new jazz program at MacPhail, we are aiming to create an environment that fosters creativity and personal identity. When preparing for your audition please try to bring forth the best representation of yourself regardless of what you think we'd like to hear. Jazz, rock, pop, etc... Prepare anything that you feel comfortable playing, and show off who you are as an individual!

Greg Byers has decided to perform what he would play, if he were auditioning for a jazz ensemble at MacPhail. Remember all instruments are welcome to audition!

Isn't She Lovely

If you have any questions, please contact Jazz Coordinator, Christopher Rochester at rochester.christopher@macphail.org

For Ages: 11 years 3 months - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$0.00
1 Section
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 202 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 provide the MCYC youth the opportunity to engage with the youth choir in Kenya on a cultural and artistic level.

Rehearsals typically take place at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. For the 2019-2020 season, MCYC will rehearse in the North Commons at the Plymouth Christian Youth Center, next door to the Capri Theater. Weekly rehearsals are on Saturdays from 10:00-12:00 beginning on September 14.

To learn how you can be a part of MCYC, contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438 or falb.melissa@macphail.org
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$50.00
1 Section
Details

MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra (MNYO) is a youth orchestra for middle and high school-aged students with some previous experience on an instrument. Based in north Minneapolis, MNYO is full of enthusiastic musicians who participate in group rehearsals, sectionals, and bucket drumming.

This ensemble is open to students in grades 7-12 with one year experience on instrument. Exceptions may apply.

For more information please visit our MNYO page at: https://www.macphail.org/for-youth/groups-and-ensembles/macphail-northside-youth-orchestra/

For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$250.00
1 Section
Details
Develop your voice as part of a small choral ensemble, focusing on breath support, diction, resonance and other aspects of vocal technique. Sing a diverse repertoire ranging from medieval madrigals to American pop to modern choral classics. Semester culminates in concert (location TBD). No audition necessary, but ability to read music or learn by ear helpful.

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
$300.00
Details

The MacPhail Woodwind Quintet is a performance-oriented ensemble comprised of high school students chosen by competitive audition. In addition to presenting their own recitals at MacPhail and performing in the community, previous year's groups have auditioned for the MacPhail Concerto Competition, Minnesota Varsity and SPCO Chamber Music Competitions.

Students prepare their individual parts independently: rehearsals focus on ensemble playing and musicianship. Repertoire is chosen to challenge students individually and to explore a cross-section of the Woodwind Quintet repertoire. Previous repertoire has included music of Mozart, Cambini, Rossini, Ibert, d'Rivera, Barraine, Robert Davidson and David Evan Thomas.

The MacPhail Woodwind Quintet, coached by Dr. Nina Olsen, focuses on ensemble playing and musicianship. Repertoire is chosen to challenge students individually and to explore a cross-section of the Woodwind Quintet repertoire.

Rehearsals are scheduled roughly every other week for 2 hours at the Minneapolis location. Scheduling is determined by student availability, and will be arranged once the ensemble has been formed.

For the audition, students should prepare scales and two brief solos or etudes representing their expressive and technical abilities. In order to allow as many students as possible the opportunity to audition, auditions for the ensemble will be pre-recorded rather than live. DVDs, Dropbox files and YouTube links will be accepted. Application forms and audition videos must be submitted by Saturday, September 22 at midnight. No auditions will be judged prior to September 23.


For information about specific scale requirements per instrument and instructions for recording and submitting your video file, please contact Nina Olsen at 612-767-5317 or olsen.nina@macphail.org.

Registration cost for a full year's participation in the Quintet is $300/semester plus registration and processing fees. There are no additional fees for performances or competition entries.

MacPhail Center for Music is committed to presenting quality musical experiences to all students. Interested students should take the audition. After the auditions have been judged, students invited to be in the Quintet will have the opportunity to submit apply for financial aid if the cost of tuition will be a barrier to participation.


For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$275.00
1 Section
Details
Learn the basics of healthy vocal production and improve your singing voice in a fun and comfortable setting. This class will cover vocal tone, range, posture, breath support, resonance, articulation, and vowel unification by using song excerpts. This class is great for adults with little or no previous vocal training who want to learn to sing in a healthy way as a soloist or choral group member.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$275.00
1 Section
Details
Learn how to apply healthy vocal technique learned in Voice Class 1 to diverse repertoire throughout this semester. In this course you will gain an understanding of appropriate performance practice and receive individual vocal coaching on songs of your choice in a supportive and fun group setting.

Pre-requisite: MMFL Voice Class 1 or bypass level 1 through a test out with the instructor. Contact Jerry Rubino at rubino.jerry@macphail.org for more details.
For Ages: 14 years - 19 years 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$25.00
1 Section
Details
MacPhail is looking for high school musicians who are interested in participating in the Minnesota Music Listening Contest. We'll be organizing interested students into teams of 3 to compete at the regional and championship competitions. participating students will receive a study guide, Naxos Music Library subscription, and 4 prep sessions with a MacPhail faculty member and their team. We'd love to send multiple teams!

Contact Jeremy Hanson at hanson.jeremy@macphail.org by November 8 if you're interested in participating.

Please Note: This is only for high school students. Only $25 to participate in the prep sessions and the competition!

If you're looking for more details about the competition, visit: www.musiclisteningcontest.com

Prep sessions will be scheduled after teams have been formed.
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$260.00
3 Sections
Details

Fill your life with music, new friends and fun! Dust off the instrument that you haven't played since high school or learn to play something new. This ensemble is perfect for the developing string musician who wants to play in small ensemble. New Horizons is a yearlong class. Performances will be held in the spring semester. Each semester will feature weekly 90 minute rehearsals and instrument sectionals once a month.

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

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 17 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$416.25
1 Section
Details

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

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.

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
3 Sections
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Learn to play the piano in a fun, relaxed class designed to engage and inspire your kindergarten or first-grader. Students will learn to read music, play piano and compose their own pieces through exciting songs, fun games and activities. Students must have an instrument at home for practicing. Please purchase the following materials for class: "My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book A.
Next step: Piano for Children Spring Semester

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
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For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$855.00
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. The first set of auditions for 2019-2020 school year will be held in June and the second set will take place in August. Application does not guarantee admission to the program. For information and/or an application please email Manon Gimlett, Prelude Director at gimlett.manon@macphail.org.

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$473.00
Details

This performance-oriented group for highly motivated percussion players, is MacPhail's premier percussion ensemble. Rimshots! performs concerts in a variety of settings throughout the community. Auditions are held in August. Performing in Rimshots! is a year-long commitment. Students wishing to audition should be proficient on mallets, snare drum, timpani, drum set and accessories. For more information call Paul Babcock at 612.767.5314.

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

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$258.00
Details

Students with special needs now have an opportunity to learn, perform and create music by being an integral part of a music ensemble in a safe and non-threatening environment. Using adapted music therapy techniques, students will create music in a group setting while developing attention span, behavior and social skills.

To register for a music therapy class, please call the Music Therapy Department Manager at 612.767.5596 for placement information.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$242.00
Details

Attention guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, drummers and singers! How about a no-pressure ensemble to get your jamming skills down? We'll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music that you would like to play. Instructors will teach songs through written music and CD's as well as teaching you improvising and songwriting techniques. The last class is a performance.

Days, times and number of sessions are arranged. Ongoing placements are available. For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or email, anderson.craig@macphail.org.

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

For Ages: 13 years - 17 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$363.00
1 Section
Details

Attention guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, drummers and singers! How about a no-pressure ensemble to get your jamming skills down? We'll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music that you would like to play. Instructors will teach songs through written music and CD's as well as teaching you improvising and songwriting techniques. The last class is a performance.

Days, times and number of sessions are arranged. Ongoing placements are available. For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or email, anderson.craig@macphail.org.

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

For Ages: 12 years - 20 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$258.00
Details

Music can be a powerful and effective tool for the development of social interaction, attention, motor skills, and self expression. This group of 4 to 6 students will focus on adaptive instruction on guitar, piano, vocals, drums, and other instruments in an ensemble/band experience. This group is appropriate for students ages 12 - 18 with special needs. Some previous music experience is recommended.

For more information or to register, please call the Music Therapy Department Manager at 612.767.5596.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Group Lessons
$15.63
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$503.00
1 Section
Details

If you have little or no prior voice study, this class will get you started. Learn basic vocal technique including breathing, body use, tone development and musicianship. This class is ideal for people who sing for fun and who would like to increase their confidence and repertoire, and may be repeated as often as you like.

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$250.00
1 Section
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Sonomento is MacPhail's premiere adult choral ensemble, performing complete and major works of classical choral literature, often collaborating with instrumentalists and other musical ensembles and appearing in many venues around the Twin Cities.

The ensemble provides a fulfilling musical experience through dedication to high performance standards, development of your individual vocal ability and camaraderie with other dedicated singers. The ensemble rehearses on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM. Contact director Craig Fields at cfields49@gmail.com or 763-229-5426 to schedule an interview. Online registration is available once you have received permission from the conductor.

Craig Fields, Music Director

Bryon Wilson, pianist

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 $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $847.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $933.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $906.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $822.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $822.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $822.00
Details
For Ages: 21 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Starting at $725.00
1 Section
Details

The SAA Teacher Development Program is in-depth pedagogical study for professional musicians. To qualify as a Participant in the courses, you must submit and pass an audition. When a course is taken and completed as a participant, it will be registered with the SAA.

For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
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For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$132.00
1 Section
Details
Film Scores and Theatricality in Music Composition

In this six-week course, come and experience the development of film music - from the symphonic soundtracks of the Hollywood epics to the dissonant jazz scores of film noir to the otherworldly sonic landscapes of sci-fi films. We will explore the compositional techniques specific to cinema, and we will see how music shapes narrative on the screen in both subtle and obvious ways.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details

Explore the violin using a repertoire of multicultural songs, movement, games, and singing. Students learn basic violin technique while acquiring musicianship skills including imitation, note reading, pitch development and playing with a pleasing tone. Parents are required to observe lessons and take an active role in practice. Children must have an appropriately sized instrument. Violin for Children has a two semester curriculum; it's suggested that students enroll in both.
Next step: Violin for Children Spring Semester

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$282.00
3 Sections
Details

Must be 6 weeks old by October 7, 2019


This fall learn new ways to use music at home to enhance your baby's development. New lullabies, songs, chants, wiggling and bouncing games will be shared to help you and your baby begin a musical life together. Join us each semester to learn new songs, and ways to engage in musical play with your baby. Music for Babies prepares your baby for Music for 1s and 2s.


Yearlong curriculum.


For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.25
1 Section
Details

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester. Sign up for as many classes as you like!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.25
1 Section
Details

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester. Register for as many as you like!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.25
1 Section
Details

Enhance your baby and toddler's brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories! New lessons each semester. Register for as many as you like!

For Ages: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$330.00
8 Sections
Details
Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver

Must be 10 months old by October 7, 2019.

Add musical play to your fall schedule. High energy exploration keeps active toddlers engaged as they sample hand-held instruments, experience contrasting sounds and motions, and sensory items. Through repetition, rhythmic play and concrete, seasonal themes your child will build language skills,
large motor, and social-emotional skills. Join us each semester for new songs, instruments and musical play activities. Music for 1s and 2s prepares your toddler for Music for 2s and 3s.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$330.00
10 Sections
Details

Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver


Must be 2 years old by October 7, 2019


This fall enjoy fast-paced seasonal, musical activities emphasizing singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement and internalization of steady beat with your toddler. Musical play with toddlers can build impulse control skills, fine motor skills, increase vocabulary,pre-math skills and much more. Join us each semester for new songs, instruments to explore, and new themes. Music for 2s and 3s prepares your child for Music for 3s and 4s, Suzuki Stars and Musical Trolley.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$330.00
4 Sections
Details

Ages 3 to 4 1/2 with parent/caregiver

This fall-Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative, seasonal musical play experiences. Cooperative play skills are built through musical games and music-making activities. In the fall, children are introduced to percussion and folk instruments, in addition to familiar rhythm instruments. Develop school-readiness skills and prepare your child for child-independent classes such as Musical Trolley. Join us each semester for new themes, songs, and games. Spring semester students will be introduced to more folk instruments, as well as some brass instruments. Music for 3s and 4s prepares you child for Musical Trolley and Suzuki Stars.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$330.00
4 Sections
Details
If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you. Through MacPhail's renowned, play-based early childhood music curriculum, you and your child will build music readiness skills specific to prepare for success in our Suzuki program. Activities will focus on vocal development, steady beat, and exposure to Suzuki repertoire and instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano, cello, viola and violin.
*Families that participate in this class will take priority in the placement process. For more information on MacPhail's Suzuki Talent Education program look under Suzuki on our website.

Join us each semester for new songs, and musical activities to continue to build pre-instrument, and early theory skills. Suzuki Stars prepares your child for Suzuki lessons, and Musical Trolley.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$320.00
1 Section
Details

CRASH, BOOM, BANG, ZING! In the fall, Musical Trolley students explore and play a variety of percussion instruments from temple blocks to timpani, as well as many different stringed folk instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: piano/forte, tempo, pitch and musical form. Join us in the spring to explore more musical concepts, and try instruments from the string, brass, and woodwind families. Prepare your child for future musical study - they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Musical Trolley prepares your child for Musical World and instrument specific learning.
Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$320.00
1 Section
Details

CRASH, BOOM, BANG, ZING! In the fall, Musical Trolley students explore and play a variety of percussion instruments from temple blocks to timpani, as well as many different stringed folk instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: piano/forte, tempo, pitch and musical form. Join us in the spring to explore more musical concepts, and try instruments from the string, brass, and woodwind families. Prepare your child for future musical study - they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Musical Trolley prepares your child for Musical World and instrument specific learning.
Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$320.00
3 Sections
Details

CRASH, BOOM, BANG, ZING! In the fall, Musical Trolley students explore and play a variety of percussion instruments from temple blocks to timpani, as well as many different stringed folk instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: piano/forte, tempo, pitch and musical form. Join us in the spring to explore more musical concepts, and try instruments from the string, brass, and woodwind families. Prepare your child for future musical study - they may even pick their favorite instrument in class! Musical Trolley prepares your child for Musical World and instrument specific learning.
Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$320.00
1 Section
Details
Take a musical journey around the world! In the fall, Musical World students explore African, Central American, Caribbean, Hawaiian, and South American cultures through songs, folk tales, visual art and ethnic instruments. Also, American styles of music will be studied including: Native American; Country Western; Appalachian; Jazz and Hip Hop. Children expand their musical knowledge by learning to read rhythmic notation, playing rhythm instruments and creating through improvisation. Musical World is a great next step to further prepare for instrument specific study. Join us in the spring to visit more countries and cultures. Musical World prepares your child for Ukulele and More, and instrument specific learning. Yearlong curriculum.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$330.00
1 Section
Details

This fall, expand your child's musical knowledge as they grow rhythmically, melodically and creatively through instrument specific study and musical games. In the fall, the children will spend time playing and learning more about specific instruments such as the ukulele, piano, Orff instruments and recorder as well as build rhythm reading, note reading and sight-singing skills. This class is great preparation for instrument specific classes for children. This class may also incorporate aspects of composition and songwriting including: creating songbooks, building improvisation skills, and use of recording technology. Perfect for both graduates of Musical Trolley, Musical World and new families. Join us in the spring for more musical learning and further instrument exploration. Ukulele and More prepares your child for instrument specific learning. Yearlong curriculum.

Spring 2020

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$363.00
1 Section
Details
Adult Harp Ensemble will be the highlight of your week. We'll improve sight-reading, build ensemble skills and perform new music. A fun, social setting to expand your harp horizons.

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

Next Step: Repeat ensemble and/or individual lessons

For Ages: 8 years - 10 years
Location: Austin
Program: Ensembles
$25.00
Details

This choir will explore singing together while learning about music from around the world and performing in concerts.

Concert dates:
December 15th with Austin Symphony Orchestra.
April 4th and 5th with Northwestern Singers and Riverland Choir.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details

Have you always wanted to learn to play the guitar? This class is for you! 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 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 guitar.

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details
This guitar class rocks! You'll progress faster and play better because you'll learn how to move your fingers in efficient ways. These technical tips are not on websites (they're secrets...shhhh, don't tell anyone) and they make all the difference in your progress. In addition to technical tips, you'll learn pop and rock songs, how to read music notation, and how to play basic chords. This class is for beginners and has an easy-going and relaxed vibe. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar.

Next Step: Guitar Class 2

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$220.00
2 Sections
Details
Teamwork isn't just for sports! Learn the importance of the individual, but the power of the team as you work together with peers to create beautiful music. Besides developing your artistic side, you just might build increased hand-eye coordination, improved gross and fine muscle coordination and overall arm strength in additional to the friendships that are bound to result from close collaboration. Timing is everything, and we know you?ll want to make time to be part of this new class that is sure to be a ?striking? success!
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$200.00
2 Sections
Details
Teamwork isn?t just for sports! Learn the importance of the individual, but the power of the team as you work together with peers to create beautiful music. Besides developing your artistic side, you just might build increased hand-eye coordination, improved gross and fine muscle coordination and overall arm strength in additional to the friendships that are bound to result from close collaboration. Timing is everything, and we know you?ll want to make time to be part of this new class that is sure to be a ?striking? success!
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
2 Sections
Details
Learn (or re-learn) easy sight-reading, improvisation to accompany melodies and easy classical and popular songs. Build keyboard skills through note-reading, ear training, playing by ear, improvising, transposing and individual and ensemble playing. Plus, hang out at the keyboard with other adults 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.

Next Step: Beginning Piano for Adults 2

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details

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

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details

This introductory course is for absolute beginners who want to have fun playing a stringed instrument that is accessible, portable, and easy to learn. You'll be strumming along to familiar songs in no time with the ukulele. Simple chord charts and well known songs are used to develop skills within a group, giving players an enjoyable and successful learning environment. Teaching is individualized and suited for absolute beginners to beginner players.

This class is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele. Students provide their own instrument. Baritone ukulele players are also welcome!

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details

This introductory course is for absolute beginners who want to have fun playing a stringed instrument that is accessible, portable, and easy to learn. You'll be strumming along to familiar songs in no time with the ukulele. Simple chord charts and well known songs are used to develop skills within a group, giving players an enjoyable and successful learning environment. Teaching is individualized and suited for absolute beginners to beginner players.

This class is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele. Students provide their own instrument. Baritone ukulele players are also welcome!

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$503.00
1 Section
Details
Learn to play the violin or hone your playing skills with other adult violin players of similar level. Classes will be organized based on playing abilities, musical genre and desired learning approach (note-reading or playing by ear).

If you have placement questions, please contact Claire Loudon at loudon.claire@macphail.org

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$503.00
1 Section
Details
Learn to play the violin or hone your playing skills with other adult violin players of similar level. Classes will be organized based on playing abilities, musical genre and desired learning approach (note-reading or playing by ear).

If you have placement questions, please contact Claire Loudon at loudon.claire@macphail.org

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Ensembles
$391.00
1 Section
Details
In MacPhail 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.

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.

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: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles
$391.00
2 Sections
Details
In MacPhail 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.

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.

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: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$391.00
2 Sections
Details
In MacPhail 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.

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.

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: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
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 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 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 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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$150.00
Details

Be a part of this new auditioned small ensemble created in partnership between MacPhail and the Minnesota Chorale. This ensemble will focus on singing traditional choral repertoire that is both challenging and rewarding. It is designed for singers 55+ who want to sing at a high level with a less vigorous schedule -- meeting just one hour per week each semester.

The group will perform in a variety of venues including projects with the Minnesota Chorale and outreach concerts.

Before registering, please contact alyssa@mnchorale.org to schedule your audition.

Meets Thursdays, 10:00am-12:00pm, October 3-December 12

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 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
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$544.00
11 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.

Next step: Continue with the same group of students or enroll in individual lessons

For Ages: 6 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
Details
Continuing Piano for Children will focus on developing music reading skills on both the treble and bass clefs. Games, movement, rhythm and listening will be incorporated to strengthen the children's piano playing skills. Students must purchase materials for class: Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber, Level 1.

Prerequisite: Continuing Piano for Children, 1st semester

Next Step: Continue with the same group of students, create a smaller group for shared lessons or enroll in individual lessons

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$175.00
1 Section
Details
This introductory course is for absolute beginners who want to have fun playing a stringed instrument that is accessible, portable, and easy to learn. You'll be strumming along to familiar songs in no time with the ukulele. Simple chord charts and well known songs are used to develop skills within a group, giving players an enjoyable and successful learning environment. Teaching is individualized and suited for absolute beginners to beginner players.

This class is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele. Students provide their own instrument. Baritone Ukulele players are also welcome!

Class takes place at the Lyngblomsten Heritage Apartments - 1440 Midway Parkway St. Paul 55108
For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$0.00
Details
MacPhail's premier jazz combo, the Dakota Combo is an outstanding group of students selected through a live audition process. Lead by Michael Cain, this combo will rehearse and perform at various Twin Cities venues throughout the school year and summer jazz festivals in June and early July. Rehearsals will be held every other Thursday throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

Auditions are held every fall and students are selected for the entire school year. Auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be held in September 2020.

MacPhail welcomes all instrumentalists and vocalists to audition for the Dakota Combo. All students who are accepted into the Dakota Combo can participate at no cost thanks to support from our generous donors.

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

This unique and joy-filled choral experience is for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together. No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing. Each registration requires a partner. For more information about Giving Voice Chorus® visit us at www.givingvoicechorus.org.

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

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$75.00
1 Section
Details

Takes place at Lyngblomsten Chapel - 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul, MN.

This unique and joy-filled choral experience is for people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. Sing old and new songs, learn vocal technique and ensemble skills, and share musical memories together. No vocal experience is required, just a love of singing. Each registration requires a partner. For more information about Giving Voice Chorus® visit us at www.givingvoicechorus.org.

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

For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
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. Prerequisite: Introductory Guitar Class I or instructor consent.

For additional information call Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or email, Anderson.craig@macphail.org

Next Step: Continuing Guitar Class or individual lessons

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$215.00
1 Section
Details
This program utilizes drumming, percussion, and rhythm to promote health and well-being. Participants will learn methods and techniques of rhythm and drumming, and will be able to customize the experience to support health growth and happiness. Each week involves the development of a skill / take-home resource. The sessions provide an opportunity for exploration in a safe and supportive environment where rhythm and drumming methods will help the participant discover ways to improve energy, and reduce stress, while creating opportunities develop real-world actions that help provide comfort, reduce pain, and improve movement and mobility.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$85.00
1 Section
Details
America's very own musical art form - Jazz - has become a part of our fabric of life in the many years it has been evolving. From Alexander's Ragtime Band to St. Louis Blues to Porgy and Bess to In The Mood to Fly Me To The Moon to Angel Eyes and beyond. From familiar names like Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to newer artists Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Tierney Sutton and Kevin Mahogany - singers have expressed the jazz idiom in ways that connect to everyone.

Experienced jazz artist and teacher Vicky Mountain will take you on a jazz journey from a singer's viewpoint. Listen and enjoy the nuances of singers from the early 1900's through today. Learn their stories and their place in the jazz world. Explore the rhythms and styles of the genre. Maybe even sing along!
For Ages: 19 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, Jazz Coordinator: Rochester.Christopher@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: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$363.00
Details

Introducing MacPhail's new leveled jazz combo program, designed to help students improve their improvisation skills and musicianship while playing with students of similar skill level. As students progress, they will be placed in more advanced combos with more advanced players. Combos will perform at MacPhail and various venues throughout the Twin Cities.

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

Students must audition to be placed in a combo. Combo auditions take place every fall but students can be added to combos in the spring. Combos will rehearse weekly from September-May. Days and times for combo rehearsals will be arranged after auditions. To schedule an audition, contact Christopher Rochester, Jazz Coordinator: Rochester.Christopher@macphail.org

MacPhail welcomes all instrumentalists and vocalists to participate in our jazz combos. Click on the link below for specific audition information for your instrument or voice.

Audition Guidelines

Student Information Form

Auditions can be an intimidating setting for many people. In the new jazz program at MacPhail, we are aiming to create an environment that fosters creativity and personal identity. When preparing for your audition please try to bring forth the best representation of yourself regardless of what you think we'd like to hear. Jazz, rock, pop, etc... Prepare anything that you feel comfortable playing, and show off who you are as an individual!

Greg Byers has decided to perform what he would play, if he were auditioning for a jazz ensemble at MacPhail. Remember all instruments are welcome to audition!

Isn't She Lovely

If you have any questions, please contact Jazz Coordinator, Christopher Rochester at rochester.christopher@macphail.org

For Ages: 11 years 3 months - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$0.00
1 Section
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 202 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 provide the MCYC youth the opportunity to engage with the youth choir in Kenya on a cultural and artistic level.

Rehearsals typically take place at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. For the 2019-2020 season, MCYC will rehearse in the North Commons at the Plymouth Christian Youth Center, next door to the Capri Theater. Weekly rehearsals are on Saturdays from 10:00-12:00 beginning on September 14.

To learn how you can be a part of MCYC, contact Melissa Falb at 612.767.5438 or falb.melissa@macphail.org
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$40.00
1 Section
Details
Meet some of the MacPhail Teaching Artists who bring their knowledge, expertise and artistry to students of all ages in Apple Valley. These hour-long programs will feature both a musical performance and a glimpse into the story behind the music. Performers include: Randy Sobaski, guitar & ukulele; Sheridan Zuther, vocal jazz; Jonathan Tauscheck, pianist & composer; and Mike Alexander, French horn. Coffee and refreshments will be served after the performance to allow you a chance to mingle with the performers and socialize with other concertgoers.
For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$250.00
1 Section
Details
Develop your voice as part of a small choral ensemble, focusing on breath support, diction, resonance and other aspects of vocal technique. Sing a diverse repertoire ranging from medieval madrigals to American pop to modern choral classics. Semester culminates in concert (location TBD). No audition necessary, but ability to read music or learn by ear helpful.

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
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$275.00
1 Section
Details
Learn the basics of healthy vocal production and improve your singing voice in a fun and comfortable setting. This class will cover vocal tone, range, posture, breath support, resonance, articulation, and vowel unification by using song excerpts. This class is great for adults with little or no previous vocal training who want to learn to sing in a healthy way as a soloist or choral group member.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$275.00
1 Section
Details
Learn how to apply healthy vocal technique learned in Voice Class 1 to diverse repertoire throughout this semester. In this course you will gain an understanding of appropriate performance practice and receive individual vocal coaching on songs of your choice in a supportive and fun group setting.

Pre-requisite: MMFL Voice Class 1 or bypass level 1 through a test out with the instructor. Contact Jerry Rubino at rubino.jerry@macphail.org for more details.
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$260.00
2 Sections
Details

Fill your life with music, new friends and fun! Dust off the instrument that you haven't played since high school or learn to play something new. This ensemble is perfect for the developing string musician who wants to play in small ensemble. New Horizons is a yearlong class. Performances will be held in the spring semester. Each semester will feature weekly 90 minute rehearsals and instrument sectionals once a month.

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

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 17 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles
$333.00
1 Section
Details

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

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.

For Ages: 12 years - 17 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$444.00
1 Section
Details

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

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.

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
3 Sections
Details
Learn to play the piano in a fun, relaxed class designed to engage and inspire your kindergarten or first-grader. Students will learn to read music, play piano and compose their own pieces through exciting songs, fun games and activities. Students must have an instrument at home for practicing. Please purchase the following materials for class: "My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book B.

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

Next step: Piano for Children Summer Semester or Continuing Piano for Children
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$855.00
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. The first set of auditions for 2019-2020 school year will be held in June and the second set will take place in August. Application does not guarantee admission to the program. For information and/or an application please email Manon Gimlett, Prelude Director at gimlett.manon@macphail.org.

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$260.00
1 Section
Details
If you?ve ever wanted to learn the secret language of music, this class is for you! As we decode the lines and dotes on the page, you?ll gain understanding of what the symbols are, and how they work together to notate what we play and hear. You?ll also receive tips for practical musical theory applications that can help if you?re a budding musician as well. Be prepared to apply your knowledge in homework and exercises to be completed outside of class to help practice and solidify the knowledge gained during teaching sessions.
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$473.00
Details

This performance-oriented group for highly motivated percussion players, is MacPhail's premier percussion ensemble. Rimshots! performs concerts in a variety of settings throughout the community. Auditions are held in August. Performing in Rimshots! is a year-long commitment. Students wishing to audition should be proficient on mallets, snare drum, timpani, drum set and accessories. For more information call Paul Babcock at 612.767.5314.

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

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$242.00
Details

Attention guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, drummers and singers! How about a no-pressure ensemble to get your jamming skills down? We'll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music that you would like to play. Instructors will teach songs through written music and CD's as well as teaching you improvising and songwriting techniques. The last class is a performance.

Days, times and number of sessions are arranged. Ongoing placements are available. For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or email, anderson.craig@macphail.org.

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

For Ages: 13 years - 17 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$363.00
1 Section
Details

Attention guitarists, bassists, keyboard players, drummers and singers! How about a no-pressure ensemble to get your jamming skills down? We'll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music that you would like to play. Instructors will teach songs through written music and CD's as well as teaching you improvising and songwriting techniques. The last class is a performance.

Days, times and number of sessions are arranged. Ongoing placements are available. For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5316 or email, anderson.craig@macphail.org.

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

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$292.00
1 Section
Details

Experience Jazz from blues to bebop. Join other singers in a relaxed, informal setting. Jazz styles, scat singing, phrasing and improvisation, vocal technique, chart reading and writing will be some of the subjects covered. The final session will be a performance with a jazz combo.

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

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details

If you have little or no prior voice study, this class will get you started. Learn basic vocal technique including breathing, body use, tone development and musicianship. This class is ideal for people who sing for fun and who would like to increase their confidence and repertoire, and may be repeated as often as you like.

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
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.

Next step: Individual Lessons


For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$250.00
1 Section
Details

Sonomento is MacPhail's premiere adult choral ensemble, performing complete and major works of classical choral literature, often collaborating with instrumentalists and other musical ensembles and appearing in many venues around the Twin Cities.

The ensemble provides a fulfilling musical experience through dedication to high performance standards, development of your individual vocal ability and camaraderie with other dedicated singers. The ensemble rehearses on Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM. Contact director Craig Fields at cfields49@gmail.com or 763-229-5426 to schedule an interview. Online registration is available once you have received permission from the conductor.

Craig Fields, Music Director

Bryon Wilson, pianist

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
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
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
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
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: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details
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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


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

$12.25

Not available

45-minute lesson

$18.38

$11.63

60-minute lesson

$24.50

$15.50



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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50

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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 2 weeks - 4 years 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Starting at $215.00
Details
Suzuki Early Childhood Education:
Saturdays 9:00-10:00, 10:15-11:15, or 11:30-12:30; $215.00 (10 weeks)

SECE is a program in which a mixed age group of children meet weekly, building on concepts and skills laid out in the SECE repertoire while interacting with one another, their parents, and the teachers. The parent plays a central role in all activities in the belief that the parent is the child's first and most important teacher. Through parent participation in prenatal, baby, and preschool classes, parents become partners in providing an enriched natural environment for the growth of their children. This class is offered for children ages 0-3 years old with a parent or caregiver.

Some of the skills developed in the weekly SECE classes are: listening and sequencing, number, pitch, motor, social-emotional development, vocabulary and character development.

Suzuki ECE seeks to build on the child's natural delight in learning and lays the foundation for life-long learning that meets Dr. Suzuki's goals for all children - to create an environment for children, free from pressure, in which they can gain skills, a sense of purpose in life, an understanding of discipline, and an appreciation of beauty.

For more information, please contact Ruth Bergman at bergman.ruth@macphail.org.
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $847.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $933.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $906.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $822.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $822.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $822.00
Details
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Starting at $495.00
1 Section
Details

The SAA Teacher Development Program is in-depth pedagogical study for professional musicians. To qualify as a Participant in the courses, you must submit and pass an audition. When a course is taken and completed as a participant, it will be registered with the SAA.

For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $1024.00
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$215.00
1 Section
Details

Taiko (big drum) drumming is a truly unique style originating in post-WWII Japan. It provides a joyful, multi-dimensional experience for players that enhances and strengthens the body, mind and spirit! The only prerequisite to learning is a curiosity, openness, and a desire to have fun, move, and make music as a community! All cognitive and physical capacities are welcome and embraced.


Iris Shiraishi is a Music for Life? Instructor and joined the MacPhail faculty in 2014 . She holds degrees in Composition (BM, MFA), Arts Administration (MA) and Music Therapy (PhD) from the Universities of Hawai'i, Iowa and Minnesota.

Iris is the Catalyst for ensemble-MA, a TaikoArts Midwest performing group and has been an active performer, composer and teacher since the start of her taiko career in 1997. She is currently on the Advisory Council of the North American Taiko Community Alliance and a Board Member of Kodo Arts Sphere America (KASA). Iris is deeply invested in the TaikoPeace initiative visioned by National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow, PJ Hirabayashi.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details
Play better, sound better, feel better! If you can read a chord chart and have some experience reading tabs, please come join our ensemble! We will play ensemble arrangements of music from the Renaissance through modern pop. Slurs, finger picking and chunking are just a few of the techniques we will be exploring and practicing along with the fun of making music with others. Parts can range from easy to advanced depending on the player?s experience. Baritone ukulele players are also welcome.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
1 Section
Details
In this six-week course, we will examine the correlation between visual art and music, studying how aesthetic trends manifested in various eras and regions. Join us as we examine the values that led to complementary artistic choices in visual art and music: Tudor architecture & the English madrigal; Gregorian chant & medieval paints; Chinese folksongs & Qing dynasty gardens; early jazz & the works of Beauford Delaney; and frontier art & cowboy songs.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
1 Section
Details
The musical traditions of Minnesota have nurtured musicians of various genres for generations! Come learn about some of the artists who got their support (or encouragement!) in our great state - from Lawrence Welk to Bob Dylan, from Judy Garland to Lizzo, from Prince to the Replacements.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Celebrate Minnesota's rich choral tradition and be a part of a partnership between MacPhail and the Minnesota Chorale. The Voices of Experience Choir is for adults over the age of 55 who want to be a part of a community of musicians, singing a variety of choral repertoire from genres such as classical, popular, folk and jazz in a variety of venues. Spring performances include The MN Chorale Gala, singing the National Anthem at Target Center and providing pre-concert music at Orchestra Hall.

Singers must be able to match pitch at an informal check with the director. Previous choral experience and the ability to read music or a strong ability to learn by ear is preferred.
For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$282.00
3 Sections
Details

Must be 6 weeks old by February 24, 2020.


New Spring lessons! Enhance your baby's development and your own parenting strategies through musical play. Learn new ways to use music at home. New lullabies, songs, chants, wiggling and bouncing games will be shared to help you and your baby begin a musical life together.


Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.25
1 Section
Details

16 sessions. Register for as many as you like!

Enhance your babies' and toddlers' brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories!

New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.25
1 Section
Details

16 sessions. Register for as many as you like!

Enhance your babies' and toddlers' brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories!

New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.25
1 Section
Details

16 sessions. Register for as many as you like!

Enhance your babies' and toddlers' brains through engaging musical stories and sensory experiences. Musical activities include singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement, chants, wiggles and giggles. You and your little ones will engage in hands-on musical play that will reinforce all areas of development, as well as have fun making music together through the magic of musical stories!

New lessons each semester.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$272.00
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks - 4 years with parent/caregiver


NEW! 12-WEEK SESSION

This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music, children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Join us for this new 12-week session for new themes, songs, and musical activities. Music for Families prepares your child for age-specific music classes.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$272.00
3 Sections
Details

Ages 6 weeks - 4 years with parent/caregiver


NEW! 12-WEEK SESSION

This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music, children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Join us for this new 12-week session for new themes, songs, and musical activities. Music for Families prepares your child for age-specific music classes.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$272.00
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks - 4 years with parent/caregiver


NEW! 12-WEEK SESSION

This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music, children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Join us for this new 12-week session for new themes, songs, and musical activities. Music for Families prepares your child for age-specific music classes.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years
Location: Austin
Program: Sing Play Learn
$65.00
2 Sections
Details
Ages 6 weeks - 5 years with parent/caregiver

Classes will take place at The Historic Hormel Home

$65 one child with parents
$5 each additional child

This multi-age experience for families promotes music awareness and appreciation through the various integrated arts activities based on seasonal themes. The lively class meets the varied needs of each child. Through the power of music, children develop social skills, body control, increased attention spans, and an appreciation of music. Join us each session for new themes, songs, and musical activities. Music for Families prepares your child for age-specific music classes.
For Ages: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$330.00
8 Sections
Details
Ages 10-24 months with parent/caregiver

Must be 10 months old by February 24, 2020.

New Spring Lessons! High energy exploration keeps active toddlers engaged as they sample hand-held instruments, experience contrasting sounds and motions, and sensory items. Through repetition, rhythmic play and concrete themes your child will build language skills,large motor and social emotional skills.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$330.00
10 Sections
Details

Ages 2-3 with parent/caregiver.


Must be 2 years old by February 24, 2020.


New Spring Lessons! Fast-paced activities emphasize singing, rhythmic instrument play, movement and internalization of steady beat, which leads to impulse control, fine motor skills, increase in vocabulary, and pre-math skills. Children are encouraged to make choices and build social emotional skills through musical play.


Yearlong curriculum.


Music for 2s and 3s prepares your child for Music for 3s and 4s, Suzuki Stars and Musical Trolley.

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$330.00
4 Sections
Details

Ages 3 to 4 1/2 with parent/caregiver.

New Spring Lessons! Inspire your child's creativity through imaginative musical play experiences. Cooperative play skills are built through musical games and music-making activities. Children are introduced to percussion and folk instruments, in addition to familiar percussive rhythm instruments. Develop school-readiness skills and prepare your child for child-independent classes such as Musical Trolley.

Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$330.00
4 Sections
Details
If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you. Through MacPhail's renowned, play-based early childhood music curriculum, you and your child will build music readiness skills specific to prepare for success in our Suzuki program. Activities will focus on vocal development, steady beat, and exposure to Suzuki repertoire and instruments such as the guitar, harp, piano, cello, viola and violin.

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

For more information on MacPhail's Suzuki Talent Education program look under Suzuki on our website.

Join us each semester for new songs, and musical activities to continue to build pre-instrument, and early theory skills. Suzuki Stars prepares your child for Suzuki lessons, and Musical Trolley.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$320.00
3 Sections
Details

New Spring Lessons!

ZING, OMPAH, PAH! Each semester, Musical Trolley students experience different instrument groups. In the spring, we'll explore and play a variety of orchestral instruments as well as a variety of woodwind and brass instruments. Through songs, instruments, creative movement, listening, visual arts and literature, children learn about musical concepts such as: accelerando, accents, rests, rhythm and musical form, and recognize simple rhythms (quarter notes and eighth notes). Prepare your child for future musical study- they may even pick their favorite instrument in class!


Yearlong curriculum.

For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$320.00
1 Section
Details
New Spring Lessons!

Take a musical journey around the world! In the spring, Musical World students explore the cultures of China, Japan, South East Asia, Europe and Australia through songs, folk tales, visual art and ethnic instruments. Children expand their musical knowledge by learning to read rhythmic notation, playing rhythm instruments and creating through improvisation. Musical World is a great next step to further prepare for instrument specific study.

Yearlong curriculum.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$330.00
1 Section
Details

New Spring Lessons!


Expand your child's musical knowledge as they grow rhythmically, melodically and creatively through instrument specific study and musical games. In the spring, the children will spend time playing and learning more about specific instruments such as the piano, Orff instruments, recorder and ukulele as well as build rhythm reading, note reading and sight-singing skills. This class may also incorporate aspects of composition, songwriting and musical theatre; including creating songbooks, building improvisational skills, and use of recording technology. This class is great preparation for instrument specific classes and individual lessons. Perfect for both graduates of Musical Trolley, Musical World and new families.


Yearlong curriculum.

Summer Camps 2020

For Ages: 17 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$158.00
1 Section
Details
Are you a dedicated and committed high school or college-level instrumentalist intent on refining your practice room process? This is for you! Do you want to learn more about how efficient practicing is the cornerstone of an effective audition process? Then the Deliberate Practice Bootcamp is definitely for you. You might be wondering "what can a timpanist really teach me about auditioning on my instrument?" Well, glad you asked! Whether it's a trombonist stating "If I were thinking of auditioning for an orchestra, I would sprint to this boot camp!" or an oboist praising "the 'Deliberate Practice Bootcamp' was one of the most inspired, intriguing and informative classes I have ever attended," you will come away from these sessions a better practicer, a better auditioner, and a better musician.

The Deliberate Practice Bootcamp evolved out of a one-of-a-kind semester-long class which Mr. Haaheim teaches at New York University. While that course was years in the making, Bootcamp attendees will get the "best of" material distilled into two intense evenings. Please consider joining us at the MacPhail Center for Music this June 28-29, 5:00-8:45pm! Open to all instrumentalists.

Tuition covers the cost of the seminar. Out-of-town participants are responsible for finding their own hotel accommodations and meals. MacPhail is located in downtown Minneapolis within walking distance of light rail transit for easy transportation to and from the airport.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for those wishing to apply for Continuing Education Credits.

For more information please contact: adney.robert@macphail.org

For Mr. Haaheim's bio you can visit his website at http://jasonhaaheim.com/about/

Suggested Reading:
Deliberate Practice Overview
Geoff Colvin: Talent is Overrated
Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit
Anders Ericsson: Peak

Testimonials

"Jason Haaheim's teaching methods are not only for timpanists and percussionists, but apply to any musician trying to attain the highest level of performing. In fact, his principles could likely be applied to any number of professions outside of music. I was very taken with his straightforward approach, addressing all aspects of achieving excellence without it seeming daunting. If I were thinking of auditioning for an orchestra, or simply wanted a great method to gain consistency of a high level, I would sprint to this boot camp!"
John Rojak -- bass trombonist of the American Brass Quintet, NYU Professor of Trombone

"Jason Haaheim's presentation to our NYU undergraduate performance majors -- woodwinds, brass, strings and percussion -- was GREAT: an over-the-top hit with our students and faculty! Jason's multimedia approach to how to practice effectively, referred to as the 'Deliberate Practice Bootcamp' was one of the most inspired, intriguing and informative classes I have ever attended. Using scientific methods to perfect his art will show all who attend his classes the pathway to affective auditioning, performing and success."
Matt Sullivan -- Director of Wind Studies, NYU Professor of Oboe


"After working with Jason, my preparation and productivity had such a huge overhaul that I've improved more in the last two months than in the last two years."
Georgia Williams -- principal flute, Opera Australia Orchestra

Hotels within walking distance of MacPhail:

Marriott Residence Inn at Depot - 1 block
Renaissance Hotel at the Depot - 2 blocks
Aloft Minneapolis - 5 blocks
>Radisson Red - 4 blocks

Renaissance Hotel at the Depot - 2 blocks
Aloft Minneapolis - 5 blocks
Radisson Red - 4 blocks

For Ages: 17 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$330.00
1 Section
Details

Dates: June 28-July 2, 2020.

June 28: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
June 29: 12:30-3:30 p.m.
June 30: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
July 1: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
July 2: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Deliberate Practice Bootcamp: June 28 and 29, 5:00-8:45

Are you a timpanist aspiring to hone your approach to excerpts, audition-taking, and refining your sound? The Northland Timpani Summit is for you. I'm thrilled to be returning to my native Minnesota to host this five-day intensive seminar. We'll have MacPhail's beautiful recital hall all to ourselves with my personal Adams Dresden Classics. I'll also have a ton of my custom timpani mallets available to try. Over 5 days, we'll dig deep into all aspects of professional timpani and auditioning, including sessions on: Timpani Fundamentals and Technique, Developing and Refining Your Sound, Timpani Head Mounting and Clearing, Deliberate Practice, Audition Preparation and Strategy, Peak Performance Psychology, and much more. Guest artists will be scheduled to give clinics as well. Attendees will also be encouraged to perform excerpts from the core timpani repertoire for the group in a masterclass format. And we're including an evening dinner/hang with area pros and expert auditioners. Please consider joining us in Minneapolis this summer!

The Deliberate Practice Bootcamp is included in the cost of registration, and participants are highly encouraged to attend these sessions; subsequent topics in the Northland Timpani Seminar will assume that attendees have experienced the Bootcamp.

Click here to learn more about the Deliberate Practice Bootcamp.

Out-of-town participants are responsible for finding their own hotel accommodations and meals. MacPhail is located in downtown Minneapolis within walking distance of light rail transit for easy transportation to and from the airport.

For more information please contact: adney.robert@macphail.org

You can also find additional information on Jason?s website: https://jasonhaaheim.com/northland-timpani-summit/

For Mr. Haaheim's bio you can visit his website at http://jasonhaaheim.com/about/

Suggested Reading:
Deliberate Practice Overview
Geoff Colvin: Talent is Overrated
Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit
Anders Ericsson: Peak

Testimonials: "Jason's Timpani Summit last year made a HUGE difference in how I tackle the audition process. I credit the implementation of Jason's deliberate practice and organizational concepts as major factors in my recent audition successes. The detail of the presentation -- in both theory and execution -- taught me so much and gave me all the information I needed to tailor together a vastly more effective preparation process."

Alex Wadner -- former principal timpanist, New World Symphony; consistent timpani audition finalist, and trialist with Minnesota Orchestra

"The Northland Timpani Summit was one of the most beneficial seminars I've ever attended. It gave me the tools to overcome self doubt and revolutionize my practice. After attending the seminar, I advanced at 4 auditions in a row from not advancing at all, and was able to effectively apply the knowledge in preparation for 7 auditions."

Alex Artale -- principal timpanist, Boise Philharmonic

Marriott Residence Inn at Depot - 1 block
Renaissance Hotel at the Depot - 2 blocks
Aloft Minneapolis - 5 blocks
Radisson Red - 4 blocks