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For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 21 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$208.00
1 Section
Details

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

Students of all ages and abilities are welcome. Sections are available based on age group and skill level.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$217.00
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.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$247.00
2 Sections
Details
Learn the joy of music making at the piano in a relaxed, supportive, group environment. Whether you are an absolute beginner or you're returning to the piano after many years, this class will give you the basic skills to get you started. You'll learn how to play simple melodies and the basics of reading on the grand staff. Practice time and access to a piano or keyboard are highly recommended to get the most out of this class!
8 week session
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
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!

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Ensembles
$240.00
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 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.)

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Ensembles
$240.00
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.)

For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$240.00
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 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.)

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$48.00
Details

Ongoing placements are available. Classes are 60 minutes long and typically meet once per week.

Please note that there is no specific chamber music recital during the summer term, although some coaches are able to arrange their own chamber recitals.

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail?s chamber music groups! Students are matched based on age and playing level. 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.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$29.60
Details

Ongoing placements are available. Classes are 60 minutes long and typically meet once per week.

Please note that there is no specific chamber music recital during the summer term, although some coaches are able to arrange their own chamber recitals.

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail?s chamber music groups! Students are matched based on age and playing level. 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.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$29.60
Details

Ongoing placements are available. Classes are 60 minutes long and typically meet once per week.

Please note that there is no specific chamber music recital during the summer term, although some coaches are able to arrange their own chamber recitals.

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail?s chamber music groups! Students are matched based on age and playing level. 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.

For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$29.60
Details

Ongoing placements are available. Classes are 60 minutes long and typically meet once per week.

Please note that there is no specific chamber music recital during the summer term, although some coaches are able to arrange their own chamber recitals.

Make playing an instrument even more exciting and enjoyable by joining one of MacPhail?s chamber music groups! Students are matched based on age and playing level. 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.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 13 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$162.75
2 Sections
Details

Expand upon the skills developed in Guitar Classes I and II. Build guitar skills through note reading, chords, scales and playing rock and pop songs. Prerequisite: Guitar Class II or consent of the instructor, 612.767.5316.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$236.00
6 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: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
1 Section
Details

Join in with other adults and tackle the keys together in this course. Throughout the semester, you will continue to gain technical and music reading skills by playing familiar songs with simple accompaniments in a variety of keys in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

Not quite what you are looking for? If you are interested in being placed in an adult group piano class for adults of all ages, please contact Melissa Falb for more information at: falb.melissa@macphail.org or 612.767.5438.

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$84.00
1 Section
Details

If you can't wait until September to start up New Horizons String Orchestra rehearsals, join us for a series of 3 reading sessions in July. Karen Moon will bring in several tunes for everyone to sight read each week and she'll also include other skill building activities. If you're new to New Horizons, the summer session is a great way to try out the group. We hope to see you on Saturdays in July!

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
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$115.00
1 Section
Details

Have you taken piano lessons and ended up playing mostly classical music? Ready to branch out and play some pop tunes and learn the basics of making your own arrangements? In Piano Pop Tunes, you?ll learn how to build chords to accompany pop melodies. Each week will feature a new song and new techniques to turn a simple chart into your own arrangement.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$157.00
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 612.767.5509 for placement information.

For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Ensembles
$208.25
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.

For placement, contact Craig Anderson at 612.767.5438 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 - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$157.00
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 612.767.5509.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$164.00
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: MacPhail Music For Life
$50.00
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://youtu.be/xIOlcJrC6q4

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$50.00
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://youtu.be/xIOlcJrC6q4

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
$41.75
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
$41.75
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
$31.00
Details

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Music Therapy
$31.00
Details

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Music Therapy
$31.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Music Therapy
$31.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Group Lessons
$31.00
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

$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
$16.50
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
$31.00
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

$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
$31.00
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

$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
$31.00
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

$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
$31.00
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

$23.00

Not available

45-minute lesson

$34.50

$22.13

60-minute lesson

$46.00

$29.50


For Ages: 2 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
Starting at $152.00
Details
Suzuki Early Childhood Education (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.

Classes are ongoing, and new students are invited to join as space becomes available each semester. New families are welcome to inquire for class information and be placed on a waiting list for enrollment.

Contact Ruth Bergman, Suzuki Early Childhood Education Coordinator, at Bergman.Ruth@macphail.org


For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$20.00
2 Sections
Details

Each week we will explore a different musical genre from Baroque to Bluegrass by covering the history, form, and function that shaped the musical style.

June 25, 10:30 a.m.: Broadway
July 23, 10:30 a.m.: Bluegrass
August 13, 10:30 a.m.: The Beatles

Tuition: $20/session, or $55 for all three

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$130.00
1 Section
Details
Each week we will explore a different musical genre from Baroque to Bluegrass by covering the history, form, and function that shaped the musical style. Learn how and why music affects us, and how music and society changed each other across eras, cultures, and continents. With guest performances from a variety of top Twin Cities musicians, students will learn to listen for the elements of music that make it compelling.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$21.50
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$41.75
Details
For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$112.00
1 Section
Details

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

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.00
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!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.00
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!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 3 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$10.00
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!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$135.00
3 Sections
Details

New Summer Fun! Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments such as triangles, maracas, and bass drum. Every class includes plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$135.00
1 Section
Details

6 weeks - 4 years old

New Summer Fun! Our Music for Families class features activities for adults and children from babies up through age four. Children of various ages gain exposure to melody, rhythm, and a wide variety of musical instruments such as triangles, maracas, and bass drum. Every class includes plenty of singing, movement, instrument exploration, children's literature, and hands-on creative play. Experience the joy of creating a musical community this summer!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 4 years 5 months
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$135.00
1 Section
Details

Ages 6 weeks - 4 years old

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

For Ages: 10 months - 1 year 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$135.00
4 Sections
Details

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

For Ages: 2 years - 3 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$135.00
3 Sections
Details

Splash, spin, dance, play, sing and discover some new and familiar songs as you move, create and play rhythm instruments such as temple blocks, cabasas, and Irish harp. Reinforce your child's learning as you incorporate these activities at home to ease transitions and increase social-emotional skills. Together you and your child will enjoy musical activities all summer!

For Ages: 3 years - 4 years 5 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$135.00
1 Section
Details

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

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

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$135.00
2 Sections
Details

If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you! Through MacPhail's renowned, play-based early childhood music curriculum, you and your child will build musical readiness skills specific to prepare for success in our Suzuki program. Activities will focus on vocal development, steady beat, and exposure to Suzuki repertoire and instruments such as guitar, harp, piano, cello, viola, and violin. *Families that participate in this class will take priority in the Suzuki placement process.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Sing Play Learn
$168.00
1 Section
Details

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

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Sing Play Learn
$168.00
1 Section
Details

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

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Sing Play Learn
$168.00
2 Sections
Details

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

Summer Camps 2019

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$374.00
1 Section
Details
Interested in collaborating with other adult musicians and gaining new insights on your playing? Be a part of the popular Adult Chamber Music Camp. Receive coaching from a variety of MacPhail faculty members and have an opportunity to meet and socialize with musicians who have similar interests. Attend or perform in a master class led by well-known local professional musicians.

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

Registration is now closed for pianists/keyboard instruments, but we are extending the deadline for string and wind instruments for both camps through Saturday, June 15th, with the caveat that all applicants from this point on will have to fill out (either version) of the attached form and email it to swider.jeremy@macphail.org and complete a recorded placement audition of 1 piece of their choice and 1 major and 1 minor scale by June 15th as well.>

Registration Deadline: June 15

Student Information Form

For Ages: 9 years - 11 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$250.00
Details

Come to the Mississippi waterfront to play music, get creative, bake bread, and construct books all while looking at how water connects our creativity! Children can enjoy new experiences each day at four top arts centers, including the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and MacPhail Center for Music.

Campers will start each day at Mill City Museum and will walk with camp leaders, less than three blocks, to each art organization. Early drop off is from 8:30-9:00 am, and late pick-up is from 3:30-4:00 pm.

This camp is for ages 9-11.

For more information visit the Minnesota Historical Society's webpage: http://www.mnhs.org/event/6845

For registration call the Minnesota Historical Society: 612.341.7582


For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Summer Camps
$250.00
1 Section
Details

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

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

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$250.00
1 Section
Details

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

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

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$375.00
1 Section
Details

Take your creativity to the next level and learn to compose music that enhances your video gaming experience. Even if you've never tried composing before you can learn to manipulate sounds to make the action on your screen come alive. Students will use Propellerheads Reason/Record software in our music technology lab to compose music for their own game concepts and scenes. Any student currently enrolled in band, orchestra or choir is welcome to join this camp, even if you haven't had any composing experience. Family and friends are invited to attend a multi-media performance on the last day of camp.

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2019

Instructor: Troy Strand

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For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$375.00
1 Section
Details

Take your creativity to the next level and learn to compose music that enhances your video gaming experience. Even if you've never tried composing before you can learn to manipulate sounds to make the action on your screen come alive. Students will use Propellerheads Reason/Record software in our music technology lab to compose music for their own game concepts and scenes. Any student currently enrolled in band, orchestra or choir is welcome to join this camp, even if you haven't had any composing experience. Family and friends are invited to attend a multi-media performance on the last day of camp.

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2019

Instructor: Troy Strand

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For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$475.00
1 Section
Details
Meet other young composers who share your passion for creating music. Gain the tools you need to grow as a composer. Study the works of living and historic composers to understand how other composers think and solve problems. Receive coaching from MacPhail composition faculty on your recent and current works. Hear your compositions performed by professional musicians. You will be asked to submit a score for review prior to the camp.

Space is limited, register early!

Students in the Composition Camp may opt to also enroll the in the optional Composition Camp Elective: Theory and Counterpoint for an additional fee. This class meets daily at 11:00 a.m. prior to the start of Composition Camp.

Registration Deadline: June 14

For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$87.00
1 Section
Details
Enhance your Composition Camp experience with the Theory and Counterpoint Elective. This class is reserved for only students enrolled in Composition Camp and meets daily at 11:00 a.m.
For Ages: 17 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$155.00
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 July 1st and 2nd, 6:00-8:45pm ! 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












































For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$132.00
1 Section
Details

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

Participants in this camp are invited to attend both the master class and the performance of the Adult Chamber Music Camp the following week at no additional charge. Placement in either Introductory Chamber Camp or the Adult Chamber Music Camp is based on a placement audition for coordinator Jeremy Swider.

Registration is now closed for pianists/keyboard instruments, but we are extending the deadline for string and wind instruments for both camps through Saturday, June 15th, with the caveat that all applicants from this point on will have to fill out (either version) of the attached form and email it to swider.jeremy@macphail.org and complete a recorded placement audition of 1 piece of their choice and 1 major and 1 minor scale by June 15th as well.

Video recordings should be uploaded to youtube as unlisted with a link to the URL emailed to swider.jeremy@macphail.org

Audio only recordings can be sent via email to swider.jeremy@macphail.org

Professional grade equipment is not required for these recordings - a smartphone or tablet or computer should suffice with video functions or apps like voice recorder.

Jeremy Swider is not available to answer questions from potential applicants from June 8-June 15th. If an applicant has any questions during this time period, please contact Melissa Falb at falb.melissa@macphail.org

Student Information Form

For Ages: 4 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$175.00
Details

Ages 4 years-Kindergarten
Minnesota Zoo
June 17-21, 1-3:30 p.m.
July 15-19, 1-3:30 p.m.
August 19-23, 1-3:30 p.m.

Animals are musical, too! Explore wild animal sounds and movements with our voices, bodies, and instruments as we create music and art, and visit the musical animals of the Zoo. Take home a pre-recorded MacPhail Sing Play Learn CD featuring some of our favorite songs from camp.

On-line registration at mnzoo.org begins Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:00 a.m. for Zoo Members; Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. for non-members.

$150 for zoo members, $175 for non-members

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley

For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$397.00
1 Section
Details

Join the finest young jazz musicians for an intense summer jazz camp experience for students of all skill levels. Through auditions, students will be placed in a jazz combo that matches their ability level. Students will learn standard and modern jazz repertoire, and will hone their improvisational skills in small combos led by prominent Twin Cities jazz musicians and educators. Additionally, all students will learn jazz theory and jazz history through daily listening and theory sessions. Family and friends are invited to attend a final concert in MacPhail's Antonello Hall.

For Ages: 4 years - 17 years
Location: Austin
Program: Summer Camps
$160.00
1 Section
Details

Theme: 20th Century Music
An exciting opportunity for the strings and percussion students to come together to sharpen their skills and explore new areas of learning. The camp will include sectionals, orchestra participation, small ensemble experience and daily lectures on the camp theme. Lunch provided daily. Outdoor activities daily. Percussion will include technique building, traditional ensemble arrangements, drum line and novelty ensembles.

Ages: 4-17 with one or more years of playing

What to Bring: Instrument, wire stand, comfortable shoes and sunscreen.

Instructors: Sue Radloff, Elizabeth Becker, Ethan Wighkin, Gene Schott, Jacob Crosby, Brenda Radloff and Cheryl Berglund


Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 802 4th St SW
Dates: July 29-August 1, concert 5 p.m. August 1
Time: Percussion, Entry Level and Advanced 9-3
Suzuki Based 11:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Tuition: $160 Percussion, Entry Level and Advanced
$75 Suzuki based camp

Lunch included.
Scholarship and Financial Aid available.

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$205.00
Details

Ages Grades 1-2
Minnesota Zoo
June 24-28, 1-4 p.m.
July 8-12, 1-4 p.m.
August 12-16, 1-4 p.m.

Music is everywhere! Join us for a musical journey around the world! Explore the sounds and wildlife of South America, Asia, and Africa through song, movement, art, and animal encounters. Take home a pre-recorded MacPhail Sing Play Learn CD featuring some of our favorite songs from camp.

On-line registration at mnzoo.org begins Tuesday, February 5, 2019 10:00 a.m. for Zoo Members; Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. for non-members.

$205 for non-members; $180 for members

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley

For Ages: 17 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$325.00
1 Section
Details

Dates: July 1 - July 6, 2019. No classes on July 4.

July 1, Deliberate Practice Bootcamp, 6:00-8:45

July 2, Northland Timpani Seminar, 1:30-4:30

Deliberate Practice Bootcamp, 6:00-8:45

July 3, 9:30-4:30

July 4 ? no scheduled classes

July 5 ? 9:30-4:30

July 6 ? 9:30-4:00

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. Dean Borghesani of the Milwaukee Symphony and new Principal Timpanist, Erich Rippel of the Minnesota Orchestra are 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 July!

Daily schedule, TBA.

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 Summit 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


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


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

For Ages: 11 years - 14 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$375.00
1 Section
Details

Build your skills on all percussion instruments in this intensive and fun five-day camp. Each day you will play exciting music in small percussion ensembles with other students of similar ability and skill level on a variety of instruments. Students will have the opportunity to select clinics that focus on specific instruments such as drum set, snare drum, timpani and mallet keyboard instruments. During the week students will also learn practical skills such as making their own mallets and tuning their own snare drum. All student ensembles will perform for family and friends on the last day of camp.

Students must have one year of band of a year of private instruction in preparation for this camp. Students outside of the age range but who have had comparable experience may contact the camp coordinator, Erik Schee, at 612-767-5496, for placement.

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

Here's your chance to be a party of a fun, exciting piano camp for elementary piano students just like you! Get to know other young pianists your age while working with them in small and large ensembles. Learn to create your own music for the piano or how to play chords along with songs you hear on the radio. Showcase what you learned in a performance on the last day of camp.

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

Instructors: Jeremy Hanson, Sue Ruby and Cathy Smetana

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$163.00
1 Section
Details
Celebrate summer fun with MacPhail Center for Music!
Preschoolers will experience movement and instrument exploration through
musical concepts such as steady beat, accents and crescendos all in a festive,
explosive theme. The week will culminate with our own parade as we march and move to the beat of our homemade instruments. Parents are welcome to
participate in this exciting camp experience.

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$1399.00
Details

Music, Acting, Bookmaking & Baking!

For adults with child ages 9-12

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

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

For additional information and registration go to: https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/22277/spark-your-creativity-music-acting-bookmaking-and-baking-with-your-grandchild


For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$1399.00
Details

Music, Acting, Bookmaking & Baking!

For adults with child ages 9-12

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

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

For additional information and registration go to: https://www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/22277/spark-your-creativity-music-acting-bookmaking-and-baking-with-your-grandchild


For Ages: 9 years - 16 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$435.00
1 Section
Details

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

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


New this year! Rock Week now has an option for our younger aspiring rock stars! Students ages 9-11 are invited to attend a shorter version of the camp from 9:00-11:00 AM to learn several cover tunes with your band and perform a short set as an opener for the Friday concert at the Entry.

9:00-11:00 - Ages 9-12, Tuition: $210
12:00-4:00 - Ages 12-16, Tuition: $435


Instructors: Zeb Cruikshank, Jourdan Myers, Erik Schee


For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$545.00
Details

Join us for the 2019 Sartory String Quartet Institute! Students at this 9-day Institute are placed in a string quartet with other students of similar age and proficiency. All quartets receive daily coachings in preparation for a recital performance at the end of the Institute. In addition to the quartets, students play in a small chamber orchestra and experience what it's like to perform in a larger group without a conductor.

In order to attend the camp, all students must audition and be accepted into the camp. Please register and pay your audition fee online and then submit a video to audition for the camp. Please record all three audition requirements (scale, piece and excerpts) in three separate files. Please upload your video to Dropbox, Google or YouTube and send links of your video to Melissa Falb, falb.melissa@macphail.org. The video submission deadline is 9:00 PM on April 24.

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


Minimum Requirements:
Violin: Bach A Minor Concerto
Viola: Telemann Concerto
Cello: Comfortable up to 4th position

Violin Excerpt
Viola Excerpt
Cello Excerpt

Instructors: Stella Anderson, Tamara Gonzalez and Carlynn Savot

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$184.00
1 Section
Details

If your child enjoys singing, acting, creating art, inventing songs and stories then this camp is perfect for them! Together students will create a musical from scratch through an organic, creative and relaxed approach based on their ideas. Camp activities emphasize the process of creating a musical theater production through fun, engaging experiences that lead up to a final performance. Activities include song creation, scenery creation, and much more! Choose between two different sessions.

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$184.00
1 Section
Details

If your child enjoys singing, acting, creating art, inventing songs and stories then this camp is perfect for them! Together students will create a musical from scratch through an organic, creative and relaxed approach based on their ideas. Camp activities emphasize the process of creating a musical theater production through fun, engaging experiences that lead up to a final performance. Activities include song creation, scenery creation, and much more!

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$273.00
1 Section
Details
Does your child make up songs at home? This creative skill is the focus in Songwriting Camp for KIDS! Students will learn what it takes to make a CD. From start to finish, students will create songs, add other sounds (instruments or whatever is fun, such as animal sounds, etc.), play on an electronic keyboard, and even make a CD cover. Each child will take home a CD that the class made together. Of course there will be lots of dancing, jamming on real instruments and exploration of musical concepts like steady beat, rhythm, improvisation, and much more. Sign your child up and help them find their own voice through songwriting!
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$465.00
1 Section
Details

Join us for String Chamber and Orchestra Camp, a comprehensive and intensive full-day string camp for middle school and high school students. This camp offers the complete string experience from orchestra, to quartets, to private lessons and more! Rehearse and perform in small ensembles with students of similar skill level. Play exciting music in string orchestra. Round out your experience with private lessons and theory classes. The camp will conclude with a final performance of all ensembles and the string orchestra on August 9.

Registration Deadline: June 28

We would like all students to submit a video audition so we can place you in a chamber group. On your video please include a piece of your choice and two scales of your choice. You may record the piece and scales as one file or as two separate files. Please upload your video to Dropbox, Google or YouTube and send links of your video to Melissa Falb, falb.melissa@macphail.org. The video submission deadline is 5:00 PM on June 28.


For Ages: 9 years - 15 years
Location: Austin
Program: Summer Camps
$105.00
1 Section
Details

Got the Summer Blues? Express yourself through playing in an ensemble and learning to solo in the jazz style. We will meet each day as a full ensemble and spend time in a smaller group setting with instrumental specialists. All band instruments and piano, bass and guitar can participate.

For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $273.00
1 Section
Details

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019. No refunds after July 8, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar. Enrichment classes: improvisation, music theory, rhythm and drumming.

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically. All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 26th.

Daily classes & observation may include:

  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills
  • Performance practices
  • Composition/improvisation
  • Master classes, recitals
  • World music/drumming
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Closing recitals and presentations


Who May Attend the Institute?

  • Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or another responsible, interested adult must attend with students under 12.

  • Teacher trainees

  • Teacher observers

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


For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $273.00
1 Section
Details

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019. No refunds after July 8, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar. Enrichment classes: improvisation, music theory, rhythm and drumming.

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically. All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 26th.

Daily classes & observation may include:

  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills
  • Performance practices
  • Composition/improvisation
  • Master classes, recitals
  • World music/drumming
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Closing recitals and presentations


Who May Attend the Institute?

  • Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or another responsible, interested adult must attend with students under 12.

  • Teacher trainees

  • Teacher observers

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

For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $492.00
1 Section
Details

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019. No refunds after July 8, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar. Enrichment classes: improvisation, music theory, rhythm and drumming.

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically. All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 26th.

Daily classes & observation may include:

  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills
  • Performance practices
  • Composition/improvisation
  • Master classes, recitals
  • World music/drumming
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Closing recitals and presentations


Who May Attend the Institute?

  • Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or another responsible, interested adult must attend with students under 12.

  • Teacher trainees

  • Teacher observers

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


For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $273.00
1 Section
Details

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019. No refunds after July 8, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar. Enrichment classes: improvisation, music theory, rhythm and drumming.

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically. All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 26th.

Daily classes & observation may include:

  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills
  • Performance practices
  • Composition/improvisation
  • Master classes, recitals
  • World music/drumming
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Closing recitals and presentations


Who May Attend the Institute?

  • Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or another responsible, interested adult must attend with students under 12.

  • Teacher trainees

  • Teacher observers

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

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $273.00
1 Section
Details

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2019. No refunds after July 8, 2019

Suzuki Clinicians: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba and Annette Lee, Piano; David Madsen, Guitar. Enrichment classes: improvisation, music theory, rhythm and drumming.

The MacPhail Suzuki Institute, sanctioned by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages, with their parent, to come together to share in motivating, enriching and wide ranging musical experiences. Students will work with master teachers and improve their skills both technically and musically. All students will participate in a closing recital on Friday, July 26th.

Daily classes & observation may include:

  • Instrument specific applied study
  • Theory/reading skills
  • Ensemble skills
  • Performance practices
  • Composition/improvisation
  • Master classes, recitals
  • World music/drumming
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Closing recitals and presentations


Who May Attend the Institute?

  • Suzuki students who have completed the Twinkle Variations. PARENTS or another responsible, interested adult must attend with students under 12.

  • Teacher trainees

  • Teacher observers

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

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $46.00
1 Section
Details

Enrichment topic: "Community Building and Group Class Engagement" taught by Sara Kotrba

Piano Teacher Enrichment class Wednesday, July 24, 5:00-6:30p.m.

Teachers who register for 5 days of observation receive the Teacher Enrichment class at no extra charge.

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $492.00
1 Section
Details

Training Prerequisites: Teachers must have completed Every Child Can! (ECC) and SAA approved Suzuki Book 1 and Book 2. Teacher must be an Active member of the SAA and have completed the SAA audition requirements for teacher training. Audition tapes must be submitted to the Suzuki Association 8 weeks before the start of this course. See www.suzukiassociation.org for details.

This course includes 15 hours of instruction plus 8 hours of observation. All course participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki's book "Nurtured by Love". For training courses, 100% attendance is required for registering the course. All participants will be performing in class. No video recording of classes is allowed.

For more information, contact Heather VanderLey, Suzuki Institute Director at vanderley.heather@macphail.org. Teachers who register 5 or more students from their studio will receive a 20% discount when registering for a teacher training unit.

A minimum number of registrants is necessary to run the teacher training courses. If the minimum number is not reached, registered participants will be notified by June 19, 2019.

For Ages: 20 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $492.00
1 Section
Details

Session Dates:
Sunday, July 21, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Monday, July 22, 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 23, 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 9:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 9:00-4:00 p.m.

Training Prerequisites: Teachers must have completed Every Child Can! (ECC) and SAA approved Suzuki Book 1 and Book 2. Teacher must be an Active member of the SAA and have completed the SAA audition requirements for teacher training. Audition tapes must be submitted to the Suzuki Association 8 weeks before the start of this course. See www.suzukiassociation.org for details.

This course includes 15 hours of instruction plus 8 hours of observation. All course participants are asked to prepare the repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance. Memorization is not required but is recommended. Additionally, participants should be conversant with the ideas presented in Dr. Suzuki's book "Nurtured by Love". For training courses, 100% attendance is required for registering the course. All participants will be performing in class. No video recording of classes is allowed.

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

Teachers who register 5 or more students from their studio will receive a 20% discount when registering for a teacher training unit.

A minimum number of registrants is necessary to run the teacher training courses. If the minimum number is not reached, registered participants will be notified by June 19, 2019.

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$184.00
1 Section
Details
Join this weeklong dive into basic ukulele playing for children ages 6-8 years. Children will explore the ukulele, learn a few chords, create songs, act out stories and create through hands-on arts exploration.
The class is appropriate for both new players and those that have taken our Ukulele and More class.
*Students should bring a ukulele and notebook to camp.
For Ages: 11 years - 18 years 10 months
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Summer Camps
$175.00
1 Section
Details

Take your summer up an octave with MacPhail's high-energy Voice Camp! Courtland Pickens will have you singing and dancing by the end of the week even if you have no previous experience. You'll learn songs in a variety of styles like pop, R&B, gospel, blues, soul and funk. Family and friends are invited to attend a performance on the last day of camp.

Check our Courtland's website for his bio and performance videos: https://www.courtlandpickens.com/biography


Fall 2019

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
3 Sections
Details

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

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$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: 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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$225.00
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: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Ensembles
$391.00
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.)

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.)

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$278.00
1 Section
Details

Broadway, Pop, Barbershop, A Capella. Join together with other male singers to sing favorite American pop­ular music in an environment filled with fun and community. Singing in a variety of styles and genres, you'll amp up your vocal skills by creating tight harmonies, applying song stylization, and producing a great group blend with teaching artist Joey Clark. Throughout the semester there will be opportunities for solos and small groups, performances, and collaboration with other ensembles. Come and meet new friends, sing favorite songs, and add this dynamic vocal group to your week.

See a video clip of the class here https://youtu.be/TBfexToV47o

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: 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 Jerry Rubino at rubino.jerry@macphail.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

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

For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$544.00
9 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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
Details

This course is designed for those who have completed I Love a Piano 1 or who have basic note reading and beginning piano skills. Join in with other adults and tackle the keys together in this course. Throughout the semester, you will continue to gain technical and music reading skills by playing familiar songs with accompaniments in a variety of keys in a relaxed and pleasant environment. Students need to have access to a keyboard or piano for practicing.

Pre-requisite: Completion of I Love A Piano 1 or contact the instructor at hanson.jeremy@macphail.org to see what class best fits you.


For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details

Can you already read music but are puzzled by jazz charts? Do you play the piano but are perplexed when someone asks you to improvise? Join this class and learn the basics of jazz piano playing from reading charts to basic improvisation. 3-5 years of piano experience is required or consent of the instructor.

For Ages: 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
1 Section
Details

Fill your life with music, new friends and fun! Dust off the instrument that you haven't played since high school or learn to play something new. This ensemble is perfect for the developing string musician who wants to play in small ensemble. New Horizons is a yearlong class. Performances will be held in the spring semester. Each semester will feature weekly 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: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$255.00
1 Section
Details

This beginning score reading class is for non-music readers age 55 and older who want to learn how to read music or need a refresher. Whether you are a new student or a lifelong musician who has always learned by ear, this class will help you learn, understand, and apply the symbols on the musical page to your singing or instrument playing. By taking this course, you will be able to learn songs more easily, have better practice at home, and feel more confident in your music making. By the end of this class, you will be able to apply your knowledge by realizing simple music notation on the keyboard.

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
$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 - 6 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Classes
$473.00
1 Section
Details

Learn to play the piano in a fun, relaxed class designed to engage and inspire your kindergarten or first-grader. Students will learn to read music, play piano and compose their own pieces through exciting songs, fun games and activities. Students must have an instrument at home for practicing. Please purchase the following materials for class: "My First Piano Adventures for the Young Beginner" by Nancy and Randall Faber, Lesson and Writing Book A.
Next step: Piano for Children Spring Semester

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

This ensemble is for beginner to intermediate players looking to play in a group and take their ukulele skills beyond the basic I, IV, and V chords. Play familiar songs with others creating a great group sound while learning new chords, voicings, and exploring new picking and strumming patterns in a fun and welcoming environment.

This group is taught using a 4 string (G-C-E-A tuned) ukulele. Baritone ukulele players are also welcome!

For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$25.00
6 Sections
Details
1960s Popular Music, Poetry and Activism

The 1960s brought new purpose to popular music, shifting it from mere entertainment to music with both artistry and an agenda. Join us as we study the great songwriters of this era, including Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Pete Seeger, and many others who brought both poetry and their conscience to their songs.

Schedule: Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

9/18: Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan
9/25: Joni Mitchell
10/2: Nina Simone
10/9: Carole King
10/16: Pete Seeger
10/23: Joan Baez

Tuition: $25/class, or all 6 classes for $132
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: 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. In the 2019-2020 season, Voices of Experience will join the Minnesota Chorale for several projects and also perform independent outreach concerts. Singers must be able to match pitch at an informal check with the director. Previous choral experience and the ability to read music or a strong ability to learn by ear is preferred.


Rehearsals:

Mondays, September 9?30, 7:00-8:30 pm with MN Chorale at Westminster Presbyterian Church

Tuesdays, October 8?November 5, 10:00 am?12:00 pm, Antonello Hall at MacPhail Center for Music

Performances: October 5 (with MN Chorale), other dates TBD



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: Apple Valley
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: 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