MacPhail Center for Music – Minneapolis
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401 (Near the Mill City Museum and the Guthrie Theater)


To learn about music lessons and classes in Minneapolis click here: For Youth, For Adult.

This state-of-the-art, six-story building opened in January of 2008 and includes 55 unique studios and many diverse practice rooms, music labs and performance spaces including: six classrooms designed for Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®; labs for piano, harp, percussion and rock/jazz percussion; and a suite devoted to MacPhail’s Music Therapy program.

Antonello Hall: Located on the second floor of MacPhail’s headquarters is the stunning Antonello Hall. One of the finest music venues in all of the Twin Cities, Antonello Hall hosts MacPhail’s premier performance series, MacPhail Spotlight Series, as well as countless faculty and student recitals and events. One of the many great benefits of lessons at MacPhail is that students have the opportunity to play in a renowned space designed specifically for them with two legendary Steinway concert grand pianos.

MacPhail Minneapolis

Summer Session Dates: June 11, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Closed during the month of August)
Sunday: Closed

Dates building will be closed during the summer session:
July 4, 2018: Independence Day
September 1-3, 2018: Labor Day Weekend


PARKING: There are several parking ramps and a surface parking lot nearby which range in price from $7 on weekdays to $4 on weekends, as well as metered street parking.

Debit cards are available for MacPhail families, faculty and staff at the Student Services counter for the Portland Ave. Ramp (enter on Portland Ave) and the Depot Hotel parking (enter on 5th Ave). The cards can be purchased at Student Services.  There are two options for debit cards:

  • $35 debit reloadable card which locks in parking rates during events
  • $75 parking card,  which reserves a designated parking space after 5 pm through midnight for an assigned day of the week, however, this pass is not valid during US Bank Stadium events

There are also four accessible parking stalls available and ramps at curbs by all entrances and exits.  A drop-off and pick-up site on the east side of the building is also available.

See the following link for parking lots around MacPhail.

Bus Drop-Off and Parking
Drop-off locations are easiest along 2nd Street for large buses and in a narrow drop-off alleyway with access from 2nd St S.

Bus drivers will need to visit this link to register online for a Minneapolis City Parking Permit for a bus at least 24 hours in advance.

Public Transport:
MacPhail is easily accessible by public transport. We are located just a few blocks off the Metro Transit Light Rail and are easily accessible by Metro Transit buses.
Call Metro Transit at 612.373.333 or visit them online for routes and trip schedules:

MacPhail is proud to be fully ADA-compliant:

MacPhail Center for Music Headquarters is fully ADA-compliant with four accessible parking stalls, ramps at curbs on all entrances and exits, two elevators and accessible restrooms on all levels. Special seating is available for events held in Antonello Hall for patrons unable to transfer out of wheelchairs.