Opportunities for Voice

Students may begin voice lessons as young as 10 years old, depending on their physical development.  To avoid any damage to the developing voice, the child should have the ability to produce a strong airflow in order to avoid strain on the vocal cords. For younger children,  see the “Singing for Children” class options below.  For questions, contact us at 612-321-0100 or contact@macphail.org.

See all of our offerings for Voice below.

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Summer 2020

For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$90.00
1 Section
Details
Do you find yourself scrambling every time you have to play several scales for an audition for a youth orchestra or summer camp? Try this online scale class this summer! Not only does practicing scales prepare you for auditions but you’ll also notice that your intonation, tone and technique will also improve allowing you to learn new pieces more quickly.


This class is designed to help students master 3-octave scales and arpeggios on the violin. Students will learn a scale fingering system devised by David Cerone (former president of the Cleveland Institute of Music and recording artist for the Suzuki Violin School) but they are welcome to use any fingering system that is most comfortable for them. Integrating bowing and rhythmic challenges into the scale routine will be taught as well as scale-related exercises to develop each student's facility on the instrument.
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$220.00
1 Section
Details
This guitar class rocks! You'll progress faster and play better because you'll learn how to move your fingers in efficient ways. These technical tips are not on websites (they're secrets...shhhh, don't tell anyone) and they make all the difference in your progress. In addition to technical tips, you'll learn pop and rock songs, how to read music notation, and how to play basic chords. This class is for beginners and has an easy-going and relaxed vibe. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar.

Next Step: Guitar Class 2
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
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: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$175.00
1 Section
Details
Join us each week as we discuss, listen to and sing the works of the composers and lyricists that left the biggest marks on Broadway! We'll explore the works of composers & lyracists such as the Gershwins, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Dorothy Fields & Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$175.00
1 Section
Details
Cabaret Workshop: Telling Your Story -- Through Song!

In this cabaret technique and performance workshop, participants will learn how to craft a personal story from their lives into a recorded virtual performance! Instruction will be given in storytelling, choosing songs that work with your story, basic singing technique, and how to interact with the camera. Participants will each craft a 5-8 minute "set" of song and spoken word with a personalized message that will be part of a series of recorded performances. Instruction includes 4 group classes with 2 teachers, and 4 half-hour private lessons.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 8 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Ensembles
$48.86
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
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 12 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$272.00
3 Sections
Details
Further develop skills learned in Piano Class for Adult Beginners I and II. Improve your playing, listening and reading as part of a community of adult learners.

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

Classes are grouped according to skill level and arranged by instructors. If you would like to be placed in a class, please call Melissa Falb, Director of Group Instruction at 612.767.5438.

Next step: Continue with the same group of students or enroll in individual lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$75.00
3 Sections
Details

Crescendo, Italian for "growing," encourages and promotes students' growth at all stages of musical development. The program aims to develop well-rounded musicians, reward students' progress and set benchmarks for the advancement of musical skills.

Crescendo for Piano Summer Sessions is a shortened version of the Crescendo for Piano program which runs through the academic year. It provides enrichment for your individual lessons, gives you motivation and goals to work towards, and guides you through the Crescendo piano curriculum level by level.

This summer, we are giving our previous Crescendo for Piano students — as well as students new to Crescendo — an opportunity to continue their journey of musical growth by adding a play-a-thon, a final jury, and six music labs.

Music lab students will be split into Zoom groups depending on their level and age. They will have fun, interactive educational sessions on music history and theory, practice strategies, solving technical problems and meetings with professional musicians. These hourly classes will be led by teachers of MacPhail faculty.

Play-a-thons are casual performance opportunities for Crescendo students to try their pieces and get feedback from other instructors. Performances are interspersed with short musical quizzes and stories facilitated by the host of the event.

The final event of the Summer Crescendo for Piano session is a jury. By participating in the Summer Crescendo for Piano session, students who are actively practicing and studying new pieces will be able to demonstrate their progress at this jury and will not have to wait for the following one in January.

Summer program cost: $75


Labs/Classes (maximum 12 students per lab)
Wednesday 10:00am, 55 minutes, Levels 1 – 3
Wednesday 11:00am, 55 minutes, Levels 4 – 6
Wednesday 12:00pm, 55 minutes, Levels 7 – 10

Labs/Classes Dates:
1. June 17
2. June 24
3. July 1
4. July 15
5. August 5
6. August 12

Play-a-Thon: July 22 (Wednesday or other day during that week)

Jury: August 19 or other day during that week.


For more information, please visit: http://www.macphail.org/for-youth/crescendo-for-piano/

For information on Crescendo Online offerings, please visit: http://www.macphail.org/crescendo-online/

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 6 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$50.00
3 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.


Summer Session June 15-August 12: Rehearsals will be online via Zoom, one hour each week.

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


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

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 16 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$90.00
1 Section
Details
Do you find yourself scrambling every time you have to play several scales for an audition for a youth orchestra or summer camp? Try this online scale class this summer! Not only does practicing scales prepare you for auditions but you’ll also notice that your intonation, tone and technique will also improve allowing you to learn new pieces more quickly.

This class is designed for students who have at least some experience shifting to the 3rd position.?We will focus on learning the 2-octave major and minor scales and tonic arpeggios.?Additional skills may include playing in various key signatures in 1st-5th positions, scales in skipping 3rds, and adding basic rhythms and bowings to the scale practice routine.?Students will also learn the basics of shifting with ease to each position needed for these scales and arpeggios.
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$60.00
1 Section
Details
Join our new online listening club to discuss music with others who share your passion for music. Each week MacPhail piano faculty member Richard Tostenson will explore keyboard pieces by J.S. Bach, providing interesting stories and historical context to help build your understanding of the music and spark discussion.
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$60.00
1 Section
Details
Join our new online listening club to discuss music with others who share your passion for music. Each week MacPhail voice faculty member Vicky Mountain will explore music performed by the Thrilling 3: Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. Vicky will provide a playlist for each week along with interesting background information about the performers and their music to help spark discussion.
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$175.00
1 Section
Details
Learn the basic technique of healthy vocal production and improve your singing voice in a fun and comfortable setting. This class will cover vocal tone, range, posture, breath support, resonance, articulation, and vowel unification. This class is great for adults with little or no previous vocal training who want to learn to sing in a healthy way as a soloist or choral group member.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$175.00
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 you choice in a supportive master class setting. Participants take turns presenting, offering feedback and learning from each other under the guidance of the lead teacher.
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$150.00
1 Section
Details
Music theory is so much more than scales and chords. Did you know that studying music theory can improve your music reading skills? It can also help you learn how to arrange your favorite pop songs for your instrument or help you know what to improvise when you are playing in a band. Join Jeremy Swider this summer for an online music theory class designed to give string students a head start on college music theory classes or AP High School Music Theory. Students will be asked to complete weekly assignments outside of class.
For Ages: 19 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Ensembles
$15.00
3 Sections
Details
Summer is a great time to explore different genres and have some fun playing Celtic tunes. Designed for string players, students will learn melodies, harmonies and chord progressions using the Celtic Fiddle Tunes book by Craig Duncan (Mel Bay Publisher). ?While this class is organized for members of the New Horizons String Orchestra, it is open to any adult string player who reads music and?wants to play. ?Students are required to purchase the book for violin, viola or cello/bass prior to class.
For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$175.00
1 Section
Details
This beginning score reading class is for non-music readers 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 the class, you will be able to apply your knowledge by realizing simple music notation on the keyboard.
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$220.00
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. Practice time and access to a piano or keyboard are necessary. Students must purchase "Adult Piano Adventures Book I" by Nancy and Randall Faber.

Next Step: Beginning Piano for Adults 2
For Ages: 18 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$189.00
1 Section
Details
Learn to play the violin or hone your playing skills with other adult violin players of similar level. Online classes will be organized based on playing abilities, musical genre and desired learning approach (note-reading or playing by ear).

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

Next step: Repeat course or individual lessons
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Ensembles
$125.00
1 Section
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: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$160.00
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
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 16 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Classes
$150.00
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. Students will have the opportunity to record a track for their final project.

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

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
$47.50
1 Section
Details
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Music Therapy
$47.50
1 Section
Details
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Music Therapy
$47.50
1 Section
Details
For students of all ages and of any need. Board Certified Music Therapists use music in the accomplishment of therapeutic goals to promote positive change and overall well-being. Financial assistance is available. Tuition and session lengths are based on a 50 minute billable hour. Adaptive Lessons are a wonderful way for students of any age and any need to have a successful music experience and learn how to play an instrument of their choice.
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details

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

For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Music Therapy
$34.00
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Group Lessons
$31.25
Details

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

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


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

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

Tuition rates start at:

2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$13.00


45-minute lesson

$20.06

$12.75

60-minute lesson

$26.00

$17.00



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

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

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


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

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


Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25

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

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

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


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

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

Tuition rates start at:


2 students

3-4 students

30-minute lesson

$24.38


45-minute lesson

$36.56

$23.44

60-minute lesson

$48.75

$31.25


For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 4 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
Details
For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
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For Ages: 3 years - 18 years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
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For Ages: 3 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Suzuki Talent Education
Starting at $42.50
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For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
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For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
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For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 9 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
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For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
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For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
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For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
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For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
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For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
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For Ages: 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: MacPhail Music For Life
$45.00
1 Section
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Unwrapping Music
Wednesdays at 10:30am with Andrea Leap
Tuition: $45 for each 2-week session, or $130 for all three courses


Music and Meditation
June 17 & June 24

Music has the power to influence our body -- heartbeat, respiration, even digestion! In this class, we'll take a closer look at repetitive music in particular and how it affects us biologically and aesthetically, and why minimalism can have a maximum effect on our mind and body.


Modern Broadway
July 15 & July 22

Join us as we take a look at the last five years of new musical theater composition. From Hadestown to Six, we'll examine new trends and styles and the direction in which this musical art form seems to be heading.


Unknown Opera
August 12 & August 19

Even opera amateurs recognize the standards like Don Giovanni, La Boheme or Carmen -- but what about works like Tiefland, Vanessa or L'Etoile? We'll take a closer look at influential but rarely heard compositions that changed the nature of opera, so why don't we hear them?

For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Austin
Program: Individual Lessons
$22.00
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Apple Valley
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Chanhassen
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Minneapolis
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
Details
For Ages: 10 years - 55+ years
Location: Online
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
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For Ages: 5 years - 55+ years
Location: White Bear Lake
Program: Individual Lessons
$42.50
1 Section
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For Ages: 6 weeks - 10 months
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$70.00
1 Section
Details
Music for Babies
Ages 6 weeks-10 months with Parent/Caregiver
Thursdays 10:30am Live Zoom classes with teacher Jane Tate

The perfect summer activity for families who have recently welcomed an infant into their lives! Through weekly live online Zoom sessions that include parenting tips on music and development discussions, and with digitally shared home learning activities, Sing Play Learn with MacPhail faculty will share lullabies, songs, finger plays, wiggling and bouncing games with you and your baby. This class is a wonderful way to begin a life together in the arts!

* We understand that you as parents and caregivers may have concerns about screen time for your child. We want to emphasize that these screen-based materials and classes are intended to facilitate activities that you do with your child. The video is a guide; your job is to sing, play and learn with your child!

For Ages: 6 weeks - 5 years 10 months
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$80.00
3 Sections
Details
Music for Families
Ages 6 weeks-5 years with Parent/Caregiver

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

* We understand that you as parents and caregivers may have concerns about screen time for your child. We want to emphasize that these screen-based materials and classes are intended to facilitate activities that you do with your child. The video is a guide; your job is to sing, play and learn with your child!

For Ages: 10 months - 3 years 10 months
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$80.00
4 Sections
Details
Music for Toddlers
Ages 10 months-3 years with Parent/Caregiver

Splash, spin, dance, play, sing, and discover some new and familiar songs with your toddler! Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, your child will increase their vocabulary and reinforce learning skills through singing, rhyme, movement activities and sensory exploration. You can also incorporate these activities at home to ease transitions and increase social-emotional skills. Together you and your child will enjoy musical activities all summer!

* We understand that you as parents and caregivers may have concerns about screen time for your child. We want to emphasize that these screen-based materials and classes are intended to facilitate activities that you do with your child. The video is a guide; your job is to sing, play and learn with your child!

For Ages: 3 years - 5 years 10 months
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$80.00
3 Sections
Details
Music for Preschoolers
Ages 3-5 years with Parent/Caregiver

Fly a kite, catch a fish, build a sand castle -- use your imagination through musical play activities! Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, you and your child will explore musical concepts through creative dramatics, movement, musical games, and instrument discovery. Keep the musical fun going at home this summer to further reinforce your child's school readiness skills!

* We understand that you as parents and caregivers may have concerns about screen time for your child. We want to emphasize that these screen-based materials and classes are intended to facilitate activities that you do with your child. The video is a guide; your job is to sing, play and learn with your child!

For Ages: 3 years 10 months - 5 years 10 months
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$80.00
2 Sections
Details
Suzuki Stars
Ages 3-5 years with Parent/Caregiver

If your family is interested in our Suzuki Talent Education program, this class is for you! Through weekly live online Zoom classes and digitally shared home learning activities, you and your child will build musical readiness skills specific to prepare for success in our Suzuki program. Activities will focus on vocal development, steady beat and exposure to Suzuki rhythms, repertoire and instruments.

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

* We understand that you as parents and caregivers may have concerns about screen time for your child. We want to emphasize that these screen-based materials and classes are intended to facilitate activities that you do with your child. The video is a guide; your job is to sing, play and learn with your child!

For Ages: 5 years - 8 years 10 months
Location: Online
Program: Sing Play Learn
$80.00
1 Section
Details
World Beats
Ages 5-8 years (Parents/Caregivers are encouraged to participate)

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

* We understand that you as parents and caregivers may have concerns about screen time for your child. We want to emphasize that these screen-based materials and classes are intended to facilitate activities that you do with your child. The video is a guide; your job is to sing, play and learn with your child!

Summer Camps 2020

For Ages: 10 years - 16 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$60.00
1 Section
Details
Beatboxing Camp with Carnage the Executioner

For ages 10-16.

Learn the basics of beatboxing from one of the best! Carnage the Executioner has amazed audiences for years with his complex and original beats. He'll get you started with basic sounds and patterns so you can begin to create your own rhythms.

No experience or equipment needed!
For Ages: 10 years - 16 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$60.00
1 Section
Details
Beatboxing Camp with Carnage the Executioner

For ages 10-16.

Learn the basics of beatboxing from one of the best! Carnage the Executioner has amazed audiences for years with his complex and original beats. He'll get you started with basic sounds and patterns so you can begin to create your own rhythms.

No experience or equipment needed!
For Ages: 10 years - 16 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$60.00
1 Section
Details
Beatboxing Camp with Carnage the Executioner

For ages 10-16.

Learn the basics of beatboxing from one of the best! Carnage the Executioner has amazed audiences for years with his complex and original beats. He'll get you started with basic sounds and patterns so you can begin to create your own rhythms.

No experience or equipment needed!
For Ages: 9 years - 11 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$60.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Instrument Bootcamp

For ages 9-11.

NEW Summer Offering! Calling all 4th and 5th grade students who are interested in joining band in the fall!

If you missed out on instrument fairs or beginning lessons due to the cancellation of school this spring, MacPhail has you covered. MacPhail instructors will help teach you the basics for your choice of instrument so you'll be ready to join band when school resumes.

To make the most of this camp, students must have an instrument available to them to use for the duration of the camp. MacPhail is happy to help students find instrument rentals or purchasing options.

Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Percussion -- check back for additional instruments and camp dates!

Flute - Julie Johnson
• July 20-24, 1:00-1:45
• August 3-7, 1:00-1:45

Clarinet - Nina Olsen
• July 20-24, 10:00-10:45
• August 3-7, 10:00-10:45

Trombone - Karl Wiederwohl
• July 27-31, 1:00-1:45
• August 10-14, 1:00-1:45

For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$80.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Ukulele Camp
Ages 6-8 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

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

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

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


For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$80.00
1 Section
Details
Beginning Ukulele Camp
Ages 6-8 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

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

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

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


For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details
Brass Camp

For ages 11-18.

Are you missing playing and performing with others? Join us for a unique online Brass Camp this summer with ensemble music composed specifically to be played by an online ensemble! This 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, and 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 can view the students' climactic performance at the end of the week via a private-video YouTube link.

Instruments: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba
For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details
Brass Camp

For ages 11-18.

Are you missing playing and performing with others? Join us for a unique online Brass Camp this summer with ensemble music composed specifically to be played by an online ensemble! This 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, and 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 can view the students' climactic performance at the end of the week via a private-video YouTube link.

Instruments: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba
For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details
Brass Camp

For ages 11-18.

Are you missing playing and performing with others? Join us for a unique online Brass Camp this summer with ensemble music composed specifically to be played by an online ensemble! This 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, and 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 can view the students' climactic performance at the end of the week via a private-video YouTube link.

Instruments: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
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 composed before, you can learn to manipulate sounds to make the action on your screen come alive.

Students in this online camp will have a blended learning platform of self-paced video tutorials and independent exploration paired with guided live instruction with a professional composer.

Any student currently enrolled in band, orchestra or choir is welcome to join this camp. No composing experience necessary.
For Ages: 13 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
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 composed before, you can learn to manipulate sounds to make the action on your screen come alive.

Students in this online camp will have a blended learning platform of self-paced video tutorials and independent exploration paired with guided live instruction with a professional composer.

Any student currently enrolled in band, orchestra or choir is welcome to join this camp. No composing experience necessary.
For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$290.00
1 Section
Details
Composition Camp
June 22-26
Registration Deadline: June 12

For ages 11-18.

Meet other young composers who share your passion for creating music. Gain the tools you need to grow as a composer. MacPhail's online Composition Camp will blend both large group sessions with individualized coaching to help you learn more about the specifics for writing for various instruments while refining your own composition skills. Daily classes will include theory classes, instrument presentations by MacPhail faculty, group composition activities and private lessons with composition instructors.

Instructors: Sarah Miller, Randall Davidson and Troy Strand
For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$80.00
1 Section
Details
Musical World Camp
Ages 5-7 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

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

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $200.00
1 Section
Details
Online Suzuki Institute for Guitar and Piano: July 27-31, 2020
In order to accommodate the uncertain public health environment, we are changing the format of our Suzuki Institute and converting it to an online institute with 2-3 classes per day.

Classes will be spaced so that there are breaks from screen time to practice, play, get outside and expand on creative ideas from their learning time.


Suzuki Guitar Students - Book 1 (Age 6 and Under)
Tuition: $200
  • Two classes will be scheduled between 9:00am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday, with a Friday recital.
  • Students will have a masterclass with a lesson buddy and enjoy an engaging group class.

During the week there will be 2 lunchtime parent classes and mini faculty and student recitals.

On Friday, all students will participate in small ZOOM recitals to share their work from the week.
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $275.00
1 Section
Details
Online Suzuki Institute for Guitar and Piano: July 27-31, 2020
In order to accommodate the uncertain public health environment, we are changing the format of our Suzuki Institute and converting it to an online institute with 2-3 classes per day.

Classes will be spaced so that there are breaks from screen time to practice, play, get outside and expand on creative ideas from their learning time.


Suzuki Guitar Students - Book 4 & Up (Junior High-High School)
Tuition: $275
  • Three classes will be scheduled between 1:00-5:00pm Monday-Thursday, with Friday recitals.
  • Students will have a masterclass, a mixed instrument improv class and an ensemble class (using technology to learn ensemble skills).


This should be a fun and engaging week for Suzuki Guitar and Piano students, mixing in-depth work on their instrument with classes that encourage them to tap their creativity and expand as musicians. Faculty will include:
  • Piano: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba, Annette Lee
  • Gitar, David Madsen, Jean Seils, Brent Weaver
  • Improvisation: LA Buckner
  • Composition: Wynn-Anne Rossi

During the week there will be 2 lunchtime parent classes and mini faculty and student recitals.

On Friday, all students will participate in small ZOOM recitals to share their work from the week.
For Ages: 6 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $275.00
1 Section
Details
Online Suzuki Institute for Guitar and Piano: July 27-31, 2020
In order to accommodate the uncertain public health environment, we are changing the format of our Suzuki Institute and converting it to an online institute with 2-3 classes per day.

Classes will be spaced so that there are breaks from screen time to practice, play, get outside and expand on creative ideas from their learning time.


Suzuki Guitar Students - Book 1-3 (Age 6 and Older)
Tuition: $275
  • Three classes will be scheduled between 9:00am-2:00pm Monday-Thursday, with Friday recitals.
  • Students will have a masterclass, a guitar music history and theory class, and ukulele class (instruments provided for local students).


This should be a fun and engaging week for Suzuki Guitar and Piano students, mixing in-depth work on their instrument with classes that encourage them to tap their creativity and expand as musicians. Faculty will include:
  • Piano: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba, Annette Lee
  • Gitar, David Madsen, Jean Seils, Brent Weaver
  • Improvisation: LA Buckner
  • Composition: Wynn-Anne Rossi

During the week there will be 2 lunchtime parent classes and mini faculty and student recitals.

On Friday, all students will participate in small ZOOM recitals to share their work from the week.
For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $200.00
1 Section
Details
Online Suzuki Institute for Guitar and Piano: July 27-31, 2020
In order to accommodate the uncertain public health environment, we are changing the format of our Suzuki Institute and converting it to an online institute with 2-3 classes per day.

Classes will be spaced so that there are breaks from screen time to practice, play, get outside and expand on creative ideas from their learning time.


Suzuki Piano Students - Book 1 (Age 6 and Under)
Tuition: $200
  • Two classes will be scheduled between 9:00am-12:00pm Monday-Thursday, with a Friday recital.
  • Students will have a masterclass with a lesson buddy and enjoy an engaging group class.

During the week there will be 2 lunchtime parent classes and mini faculty and student recitals.

On Friday, all students will participate in small ZOOM recitals to share their work from the week.
For Ages: 14 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $275.00
1 Section
Details
Online Suzuki Institute for Guitar and Piano: July 27-31, 2020
In order to accommodate the uncertain public health environment, we are changing the format of our Suzuki Institute and converting it to an online institute with 2-3 classes per day.

Classes will be spaced so that there are breaks from screen time to practice, play, get outside and expand on creative ideas from their learning time.


Suzuki Piano Students - Book 5 & Up (High School)
Tuition: $275
  • Three classes will be scheduled between 1:00-5:00pm Monday-Thursday, with Friday recitals.
  • Students will have a masterclass, a composition class, and a mixed instrument improv class.


This should be a fun and engaging week for Suzuki Guitar and Piano students, mixing in-depth work on their instrument with classes that encourage them to tap their creativity and expand as musicians. Faculty will include:
  • Piano: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba, Annette Lee
  • Gitar, David Madsen, Jean Seils, Brent Weaver
  • Improvisation: LA Buckner
  • Composition: Wynn-Anne Rossi

During the week there will be 2 lunchtime parent classes and mini faculty and student recitals.

On Friday, all students will participate in small ZOOM recitals to share their work from the week.
For Ages: 6 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $275.00
1 Section
Details
Online Suzuki Institute for Guitar and Piano: July 27-31, 2020
In order to accommodate the uncertain public health environment, we are changing the format of our Suzuki Institute and converting it to an online institute with 2-3 classes per day.

Classes will be spaced so that there are breaks from screen time to practice, play, get outside and expand on creative ideas from their learning time.


Suzuki Piano Students - Book 1-3 (Age 6 and Older)
Tuition: $275
  • Three classes will be scheduled between 9:00am-2:00pm Monday-Thursday, with Friday recitals.
  • Students will have a masterclass, a piano theory and music history class, and a composition class.


This should be a fun and engaging week for Suzuki Guitar and Piano students, mixing in-depth work on their instrument with classes that encourage them to tap their creativity and expand as musicians. Faculty will include:
  • Piano: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba, Annette Lee
  • Gitar, David Madsen, Jean Seils, Brent Weaver
  • Improvisation: LA Buckner
  • Composition: Wynn-Anne Rossi

During the week there will be 2 lunchtime parent classes and mini faculty and student recitals.

On Friday, all students will participate in small ZOOM recitals to share their work from the week.
For Ages: 6 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
Starting at $275.00
1 Section
Details
Online Suzuki Institute for Guitar and Piano: July 27-31, 2020
In order to accommodate the uncertain public health environment, we are changing the format of our Suzuki Institute and converting it to an online institute with 2-3 classes per day.

Classes will be spaced so that there are breaks from screen time to practice, play, get outside and expand on creative ideas from their learning time.


Suzuki Piano Students - Book 4-7 (Age 6 and Older)
Tuition: $275
  • Three classes will be scheduled between 11:00am-4:00pm Monday-Thursday, with Friday recitals.
  • Students will have a masterclass, a composition class, and a mixed instrument improv class.


This should be a fun and engaging week for Suzuki Guitar and Piano students, mixing in-depth work on their instrument with classes that encourage them to tap their creativity and expand as musicians. Faculty will include:
  • Piano: Fay Adams, Sara Kotrba, Annette Lee
  • Gitar, David Madsen, Jean Seils, Brent Weaver
  • Improvisation: LA Buckner
  • Composition: Wynn-Anne Rossi

During the week there will be 2 lunchtime parent classes and mini faculty and student recitals.

On Friday, all students will participate in small ZOOM recitals to share their work from the week.
For Ages: 5 years - 7 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$80.00
1 Section
Details
Opera for Kids Camp
Ages 5-7 years (Parent/Caregiver participation encouraged)

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

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 11 years - 16 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details
Percussion Camp

For ages 11-16.

Build your percussion skills in this intensive and fun five-day online camp. Each day you will improve your technique while playing the instruments that you have available to you at home.

Students must have one year of band or a year of private percussion 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, for placement: schee.erik@macphail.org
For Ages: 11 years - 16 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details
Percussion Camp

For ages 11-16.

Build your percussion skills in this intensive and fun five-day online camp. Each day you will improve your technique while playing the instruments that you have available to you at home.

Students must have one year of band or a year of private percussion 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, for placement: schee.erik@macphail.org
For Ages: 7 years - 16 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details
Piano Camp

For ages 7-16.

Here is your chance to be a part of a fun, exciting, online piano camp for students of various ages and level. Students will enjoy making new friends while experiencing activities that are rarely covered in weekly piano lessons: playing duets, composition, music theory, arranging, and more!

Students will be placed in small ensembles and group activities by age and ability so that we can accommodate a wide range of ages and skill levels.

Minimum requirements: Students must have at least one year of piano instruction to enroll in this camp.
For Ages: 11 years - 16 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details
Rock Week Recording Camp

For ages 11-16.

Being in a rock band is so much more than live performing! MacPhail's online Rock Week will focus on developing your home recording skills so you can collaborate with your band - virtually. Daily break-out sessions will feature a variety of topics such as arranging, songwriting and instrument intensives. The last day will feature an online release party to hear each band's recording.

Prior to the beginning of camp, students are asked to submit a short YouTube video (1-2 minutes) of you performing with your instrument or voice. You may choose any song to record. Please upload the video to YouTube as an unlisted video and forward the link to falb.melissa@macphail.org. We'll use these videos to place you into bands.

Rock Week faculty: Greg Byers, Jourdan Myers, Jason Scabich, Erik Schee

Registration deadline: June 5
For Ages: 11 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details

Join us for the 2020 Online?Sartory?String Quartet Institute! Even though we can’t rehearse in-person, there are still ways that we can collaborate virtually.?This summer, students in this 5-day Institute will polish a piece from the standard quartet repertoire, working with faculty in ensemble groups and sectionals.?As always, students will explore aspects of music history and theory particularly relevant to chamber musicians.?In addition to the live virtual rehearsals, students will also learn recording basics to best capture their at-home performances. Using recordings, ensemble parts will be mixed together to create recordings for students to share with family and friends.

In order to attend the camp, all students must submit a video audition and be accepted into the camp. The video submission deadline was March 15 but we are still accepting new students! We will review all audition videos and contact students to let them know their status. Students may register for the camp after receiving their acceptance letter. Please record all three audition requirements (scale, piece and excerpts) in three separate files. Please upload your video as an unlisted video to YouTube and send links of your video to Melissa Falb, falb.melissa@macphail.org along with your completed student information form (link to form is below).

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

2020 Student Information Form

Instructors: Stella Anderson, Tamara Gonzalez and Carlynn Savot

Dates/Time: July 6-16, 9:00-3:00, no camp on July 11-12

For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$80.00
1 Section
Details
Sing Play Act! Camp
Ages 4-6 years (Parent/Caregiver participation encouraged)

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

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 4 years - 6 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$80.00
1 Section
Details
Sing Play Act! Camp
Ages 4-6 years (Parent/Caregiver participation encouraged)

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

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$80.00
1 Section
Details
Songwriting Camp
Ages 6-8 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

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

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

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 6 years - 8 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$80.00
1 Section
Details
Songwriting Camp
Ages 6-8 years (Parent/Caregiver participation suggested)

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

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

Resources needed for the camp include access to internet, email. Zoom, family participation and lots of creativity.
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details
String Chamber Camp

For ages 12-18.

Join us for MacPhail's online String Chamber Camp for middle school and high school students. This camp offers string players a unique combination of virtual collaboration chamber music and the basics of home recording, along with duo lessons and fun group activities.

This camp is great for students at a variety of skill levels, from those who have never played in a chamber group to those who have had more experience. The last day of camp will feature an online listening party where students can hear the combined chamber group recordings.

Please submit a video audition so we can place you in a chamber group. On your video please include a piece of your choice and two scales of your choice. You may record the piece and scales as one file or as two separate files. Please upload your recording to Youtube as an unlisted video and send links of your video(s) to Melissa Falb: falb.melissa@macphail.org. Please also include your complete Student Information Form. The deadline for video and form submission is 5:00pm on June 29.
For Ages: 7 years - 10 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$60.00
1 Section
Details
Summer Sampler

For ages 7-10.

Give your child the chance to try out an instrument before they begin taking lessons! At MacPhail''s online Summer Sampler camp, students will be able to select 1-2 instruments to explore. We'll have them playing songs on the very first day! Students can select from piano, percussion, ukulele and violin.

All instruments (except piano) will be provided and available for curbside pick-up and drop-off on the Friday before camp.

Students can register for up to 2 different instruments and add an optional daily general music session with fun activities and music games! Want to try all four instruments? Register for both camps in June and July!

Two sessions available:
June 8-12 -- last day for registration May 29
July 20-24 -- last day for registration July 10

Instrument schedules:
Piano -- 10:00-10:45am
Ukulele -- 10:00-10:45am
Violin -- 1:00-1:45pm
Percussion -- 1:00-1:45pm
General Music with Ivory Doublette -- 11:00-11:30 or 2:00-2:30

For Ages: 7 years - 10 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$60.00
1 Section
Details
Summer Sampler

For ages 7-10.

Give your child the chance to try out an instrument before they begin taking lessons! At MacPhail''s online Summer Sampler camp, students will be able to select 1-2 instruments to explore. We'll have them playing songs on the very first day! Students can select from piano, percussion, ukulele and violin.

All instruments (except piano) will be provided and available for curbside pick-up and drop-off on the Friday before camp.

Students can register for up to 2 different instruments and add an optional daily general music session with fun activities and music games! Want to try all four instruments? Register for both camps in June and July!

Two sessions available:
June 8-12 -- last day for registration May 29
July 20-24 -- last day for registration July 10

Instrument schedules:
Piano -- 10:00-10:45am
Ukulele -- 10:00-10:45am
Violin -- 1:00-1:45pm
Percussion -- 1:00-1:45pm
General Music with Ivory Doublette -- 11:00-11:30 or 2:00-2:30

For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details
Woodwind Camp

For ages 12-18.

Calling all flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, saxophones and French horns! Chamber music is a fun and effective way to improve your playing skills. Through online Zoom sessions and virtual collaboration recording platforms, we'll rehearse and record various chamber music pieces. In addition, students will receive instrument-specific instruction from MacPhail faculty and local teaching artists. Students will join together on the last day for an online listening party to hear everyone's chamber music performances.

We would like all students to submit a video audition so we can place you in a chamber group. On your video please include a piece of your choice and two scales of your choice. You may record the piece and scales as one file or as two separate files. Please upload your recording to YouTube as an unlisted video and send links of your video(s) to Melissa Falb: falb.melissa@macphail.org.

Audition video deadlines:
July 13-17 camp: July 2
August 10-15 camp: July 31
For Ages: 12 years - 18 years
Location: Online
Program: Summer Camps
$195.00
1 Section
Details
Woodwind Camp

For ages 12-18.

Calling all flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, saxophones and French horns! Chamber music is a fun and effective way to improve your playing skills. Through online Zoom sessions and virtual collaboration recording platforms, we'll rehearse and record various chamber music pieces. In addition, students will receive instrument-specific instruction from MacPhail faculty and local teaching artists. Students will join together on the last day for an online listening party to hear everyone's chamber music performances.

We would like all students to submit a video audition so we can place you in a chamber group. On your video please include a piece of your choice and two scales of your choice. You may record the piece and scales as one file or as two separate files. Please upload your recording to YouTube as an unlisted video and send links of your video(s) to Melissa Falb: falb.melissa@macphail.org.

Audition video deadlines:
July 13-17 camp: July 2
August 10-15 camp: July 31