55+ MacPhail Music for Life™
Music Education & Creative Arts for Adults 55+
MacPhail Music for Life™ is an interactive music education and creative arts program that brings the many benefits of music into the lives of more than 2,000 adults each year.
We welcome anyone ages 55 and older regardless of experience level, ability, and musical goals.
Available at select MacPhail locations and Live Online.
Offerings include opportunities for 1-on-1 lessons or classes in a group setting. Classes include a variety of musical activities: singing, playing instruments, movement, relaxation, music history, and much more.
Why Choose MacPhail Music for Life™ ?
Let music play a part in your personal health and wellbeing
The experiential and sequential teaching of the MacPhail Music for Life™ program creates an environment that promotes wellness, artistic growth, engagement, community, and self-expression. Listening and creating music has been thoroughly shown to have many beneficial effects, especially for those over 55 years of age.
Broadway Composers & Lyricists: Rock and Hip-Hop
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Broadway Composers & Lyricists: The Psycho-Dramas
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Giving Voice Chorus® – ONLINE
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Unwrapping Music: Dylan and Prince
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Unwrapping Music: History of Opera – ONLINE
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Unwrapping Music: Sounds of Sondheim
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Unwrapping Music: The Genius of Duke Ellington
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Unwrapping Music: You Say ‘Potato’ & I Say ‘Po-TAH-to’
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