Music Classes

Music Classes at the Academy

Music Classes and Lessons
For Kids, Teens and Adults

Learn how to sing, play piano, guitar and more – and explore composition and music theory – in these fun music classes! The Mason Community Arts Academy in Fairfax, VA (part of George Mason University) offers the perfect blend of university-quality music teachers and a supportive environment with other community members.

When you join the Academy for music classes, you become part of the George Mason University community!  Many of our faculty members are Mason professors or highly recommended graduate music students.  All of our faculty members, regardless of University affiliation, are highly qualified, dedicated and experienced  musicians and performers.   We strive to provide the highest level of instruction while creating a supportive relationship with our students and instilling a lifelong love of music.


Group Classes vs. Private Lessons

We recommend beginners to start with specific GROUP MUSIC CLASSES when possible, then progressing to PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS. For voice lessons, most teachers recommend starting when a student’s voice is fully developed after puberty.  However, younger students can start with GROUP VOICE CLASSES as early as age 5 to learn basics of strong vocal technique with proper breathing, vocal exercises and basic musicianship in a fun, engaging environment. We also have specific GROUP CLASSES for more advanced and supplemental ensemble learning experiences. PRIVATE LESSONS offer individual instruction geared specifically to each student’s needs and goals. Feel free to contact us for further advice!


Choose from any of the classes below for Fall or Spring Semester:





Vivace Advanced Musicianship Class VIVACE! MUSICIANSHIP



Along with the group classes above, we offer PRIVATE LESSONS for most instruments, including: