Music Classes

MUSIC CLASSES

Ages 4–Adult 


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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. Classes by Ages >>

 

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.

 

COVID Safety Guidelines
Mason Community Arts Academy follows all safety protocols required by George Mason University. Visit our COVID Safety Guidelines for more information.

 

 

 EARLY CHILDHOOD  |  PIANO  |  GUITAR & UKULELE  |   STRINGS

 

 

MUSICIANSHIP


 

Musicianship class fairfax vaBuilding Your Musicianship Skills
Ages 12–18

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

 

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD


 

music classes for kids fairfax va listingFall Music Sampler
Ages 4–6

Saturdays, 10:15–11:15 AM
October 8 – November 5, 2022 (5 weeks)

 

 

PIANO


 

Piano Discoveries Level 1 (4 Sections)
Ages 6–9

Mon, Tues, & Thurs, 5:00–5:45 PM
Wed, 4:45–5:30 PM
Week of September 12, 2022–January 11, 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)

 

Beginner Piano for Adults 55+

Intermediate Piano For Adults 55+
Ages 55+

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

GUITAR & UKULELE


 

Beginner Guitar Class for KidsGuitar Foundations
Ages 9–12

Mondays, 5:00–5:45 pm
September 19–October 17, 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)

 

 

Ukulele for adultsUkulele Level 1 for Teens
Ages 13–17

Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 PM
September 21 – October 19, 2022
(5 weeks)

 

Adult Ukulele Level 1
Ages 18+

Wednesdays, 6:45–7:45 PM
September 21–October 19, 2022
(5 weeks)

 

STRINGS 


VIOLIN

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 Spooktacular
Violin Supplemental Class

Ages 5–14
Fridays, 6:00–7:00 PM
September 16–October 28, 2022
(7 weeks)

 

Violin Audition Workshop

Audition Preparation Workshop:
Junior & Senior District Orchestra

Violin Seminar Class 

Ages 12–18
Fridays, 7:00–8:00 PM
October 7–October 28, 2022 (4 weeks)

 

Violin Audition WorkshopAudition Preparation Workshop:
Senior Regional Orchestra Auditions

Violin Seminar Class

Ages 14–19
Fridays, 7:00–8:00 PM
September 9–September 30, 2022 (4 weeks)

 

Holiday Celebration
Violin Supplemental Class
Ages 5-14

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

VIOLA

Viola Explorations
Ages 11–16

Saturdays, 10:30–11:30 AM
October 8–December 3, 2022
(8 weeks)

 

CELLO

Cello Lessons for Kids Fairfax VA

Cello Adventures: The Cello Club
Ages 8–13

Tuesdays, 5:15–6:00 PM
October 25–December 6, 2022
(7 classes + recital)

 

Cello Lessons for Teens Fairfax VACello Explorations: The Cello Crew
Ages 12–18

Tuesdays, 6:00–6:45 PM
October 25–December 6, 2022
(7 classes + recital)