Music Classes

MUSIC CLASSES

Ages 4–Adult 


Spring 2023 Registration is Now Open!

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Learn how to sing, play piano, guitar, and more—and explore composition and music theory—in these fun and enriching in-person music classes! All of our faculty members are highly dedicated and experienced musicians who strive to provide the highest level of instruction while creating a supportive relationship with our students. Whether you live near or far, our programs will connect you with George Mason University faculty, professional teaching artists, and experienced music educators.

Should I select group classes or private lessons?

We recommend beginners to start with specific music classes when possible, then progressing to private music lessons. Advanced classes are available for supplemental ensemble learning experiences. For voice lessons, most teachers recommend starting when a student’s voice is fully developed after puberty. However, younger students can start with voice classes as early as age 5 to learn the basics of strong vocal technique with proper breathing, vocal exercises and basic musicianship in a fun, engaging environment. Private Lessons offer individual instruction geared specifically to each student’s needs and goals.


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Spring 2023

Guitar | Musicianship | Piano | Violin | Fall 2022 Classes

MUSICAL THEATER


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Moving Story Musical Theater Intensive
Ages 15-20

10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, January 7–Sunday, January 8, 2023

GUITAR


Guitar Foundations
Ages 9-12

Mondays, 5:00 – 5:45 pm
February 27 – April 24, 2023 (8 weeks)

Adult Guitar Level 1
Ages 18+

Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm
February 13 – April 24, 2023 (10 weeks)

Adult Guitar Level 2
Ages 18+

Mondays, 7:45 – 8:45 pm
February 13 – April 24, 2023 (10 weeks)

Ukulele Level 1 for Teens
Ages 13-17

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
February 15 – May 3, 2023 (10 weeks)

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Adult Ukulele Level 1
Ages 18+

Wednesdays, 6:45 – 7:45 pm
February 15 – May 3, 2023 (10 weeks)

MUSICIANSHIP


Building Your Musicianship Skills
Ages 12–18

Tuesdays, 7:15 – 8:15 pm
February 14 – April 25, 2023 (10 weeks)

PIANO


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Piano Discoveries Level 1
Ages 6-9

Wednesdays, 4:45 – 5:30 pm
February 6 – May 22, 2023 (15 weeks)

Piano Discoveries Level 2
Ages 6-9

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 5:00 – 5:45 pm
February 7 – May 23, 2023 (15 weeks)

Adult Piano Level 1
Ages 16+

Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
February 16 – April 27, 2023 (10 weeks)

Adult Piano Level 2
Ages 16+

Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
February 14 – April 25, 2023 (10 weeks)

Intermediate Piano For seniors 55+

Piano Level 1 for Adults 55+
Ages 55+

Wednesdays, 11:45am – 12:45pm
February 15 – May 3, 2023 (10 weeks)

Piano Level 2 for Adults 55+
Ages 55+

Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
February 15 – May 3, 2023 (10 classes)

Intermediate Piano for Adults 55+
Ages 55+

Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am
February 15 – May 3, 2023 (10 weeks)

VIOLIN


Violin Adventures: Jurassic Violins
Ages 5–14

Fridays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
February 3 – March 24, 2023 (8 classes)

Violin Beginnings Level 2
Ages 4-7 & 5-8

Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm or 6:15 – 7:15 pm
February 8 – May 31, 2023 (15 weeks)

Violin Adventures: Violinists of the Caribbean
Ages 5–14

Fridays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
April 21 – June 2, 2023 (8 classes)

Winter Violin Bootcamp
Ages 12–18

Fridays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
January 6 – January 27, 2023 (4 classes)


Fall 2022

PIANO  |  GUITAR & UKULELE  |   STRINGS

MUSICIANSHIP


Building Your Musicianship Skills
Ages 12–18

Tuesdays, 7:15–8:15 PM
October 4–November 22, 2022 (8 weeks)

PIANO


Piano Discoveries Level 1
Ages 6–9

Tues, & Thurs, 5:00–5:45 PM | Wed, 4:45–5:30 PM
Sept 27, 2022–Jan 26, 2023 (15 weeks)

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Piano Discoveries Level 2
Ages 6–9

Mondays, 5:00–5:45 PM
September 26, 2022–January 23, 2023 (15 weeks)

Adult Piano Level 1
Ages 16+

Tuesdays, 6:00–7:00 PM
September 20–November 22, 2022 (10 weeks)

Adult Piano Level 2
Ages 16+

Thursdays, 6:00–7:00 PM
September 22–December 1, 2022 (10 weeks)

Intermediate Piano For Adults 55+

Beginner Piano Level 1 For Adults 55+
Ages 55+

Wednesdays, 1:00– 2:00 PM
September 21–November 30, 2022 (10 weeks)

Beginner Piano Level 2 for Adults 55+
“Back to Basics”
Ages 55+

Wednesdays, 11:45 AM–12:45 PM
September 21–November 30, 2022 (10 weeks)

GUITAR & UKULELE


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Guitar Foundations
Ages 9–12

Mondays, 5:00–5:45 pm
October 17–November 14, 2022 (5 weeks)

Adult Guitar Class Level 1
Ages 18+

Mondays, 6:30–7:30 pm September 19–November 21, 2022 (10 weeks)

Adult Guitar Class Level 2
Ages 18+

Mondays, 7:45–8:45 pm
September 19–November 21, 2022 (10 weeks)

STRINGS 


Violin Beginnings, Level 1
Ages 4–7 & 6–9

Wednesdays, 5:15–6:15 PM (Ages 4-7)
6:15–7:15 PM (Ages 6-9)
September 28, 2022–January 25, 2023
(15 weeks)

Violin Supplemental Class “Holiday Celebration”
Ages 5-14

Fridays, 6:00–7:00 pm
November 4–December 16, 2022  (6 classes + 1 performance)