Due to COVID-19 our staff is tele-working. For questions, email academy@gmu.edu. All private lessons and classes are now online.

Music Classes Online



Fall 2020 registration is open!


Learn how to sing, play piano, guitar and more—and explore composition and music theory—in these fun and enriching 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. Students will develop artistic skills through live-streamed interactive classes and individualized and group learning. Whether you live near or far, our online 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.









Adult Guitar Class Level 1
Ages 18+
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 pm EST
Oct. 5–Nov. 30, 2020



Adult Guitar Class Level 2
Ages 18+
Mondays, 6:45–7:45 pm EST
Oct. 5–Nov. 30, 2020


Beginning Ukulele for Adults
Ages 18+
Mondays, 8–9 pm EST
Oct. 5–Nov. 30, 2020







Piano Discoveries
Ages 6-9
9 am  |  4 pm  |  4:30 pm EST
Sept. 21–Jan. 18, 2021
Sept. 22–Jan. 19, 2021
Sept. 23–Jan. 20, 2021


Adult Piano Class Level 1
Ages 16+
Mondays, 6–7 pm EST
Oct. 5–Nov. 30, 2020


Beginning Piano Adult 55Beginning Piano Adults 55+
Ages 55+
Thursdays, 10:30–11:30 am EST
Oct. 8–Dec. 3, 2020



Intermediate Piano Adults 55+
Ages 55+
Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30 am EST
Oct. 7–Dec. 2, 2020







Violin Adventures
Ages 5–12
5 pm  |  5:30 pm  |  6 pm EST
Fridays, Oct.2–Nov. 20, 2020



Violin Choir
Ages 10–18
Fridays, 6:15–7 pm EST
Oct. 2–Nov. 20, 2020


Patriot Violins
Ages 10–18
Alternating Fridays, 7:15 pm EST
Sept. 18–Jun. 11, 2021






Explorations in
Vocal Technique

Ages 13-18
Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 pm EST
Oct. 1–Nov. 19, 2020



Adult Voice Class:
Repertoire Focus

Ages 18+
Thursdays, 6–7 pm EST
Oct. 1–Nov. 19, 2020