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

Ages 2 – ADULT

Spring 2021 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. Whether you live near or far, our online programs will connect you with George Mason University faculty, professional teaching artists, and experienced music educators.

Interactive Online Experience—Students will develop artistic skills through live-streamed interactive classes, collaborating with other students and our engaging instructors.

Short Sessions—Our classes range from 2-12 weeks allowing families more flexibility to try a variety of classes.

Exciting New Topics—Our spring classes are perfect for beginners to expand their skills, and alumni are welcome to repeat the class as new materials will be presented!







Music for Toddlers
The ABC’s of Music
Ages 2–3
Saturdays, 10:15–10:45 am EST
Mar. 6–Mar. 27, 2021
4 weeks


Young Musician Prep toddler music classYoung Musicians Prep
Ages 3-4
Saturdays, 11-11:30 am EST
Feb. 20–Mar. 27, 2021
6 weeks


Young Musician Prep toddler music classYoung Musicians
Ages 5-6
Saturdays, 12-12:45 pm EST
Feb. 20–Mar. 27, 2021
6 weeks







Adult Guitar Class Level 1
Ages 18+
Mondays, 6–7 pm EST
Mar. 1–May 3, 2021
8 weeks


Adult Guitar Class Level 2
Ages 18+
Mondays, 7:30–8:30 pm EST
Mar. 1–May 3, 2021
8 weeks

Adult Ukulele Level 1
Ages 18+
Wednesdays, 6–7 pm EST
Mar. 3–May 5, 2021
8 weeks


Ukulele for adultsAdult Ukulele Level 2
Ages 18+
Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30 pm EST
Mar. 3–May 5, 2021
8 weeks






Piano Discoveries Level 1
Ages 6-9
Mondays, 4:30–5:30 pm EST
Feb. 15–May. 17, 2021
12 weeks


Piano Discoveries Level 2
Ages 6-9
Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 pm EST
Feb. 16–May 18, 2021
12 weeks


Beginning Piano Adult 55Piano Adults 55+
Ages 55+
Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30 am EST
Feb. 17–Apr. 28, 2021
10 weeks
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Vocal Studio Session
Ages 15-25
6:30-7:30 pm EST
Thursdays, Mar. 4–25, 2021
4 weeks


Flute Audition Prep &

Ages 15-18
5-6 pm EST
Thursdays, March 11 & 18, 2021
2 weeks

Violin Techniques 1
Ages 5–12
Fridays, 5-6 pm EST
Feb. 19–Mar. 26, 2021
6 weeks


Violin Techniques 2
Ages 10-18
Fridays, 6-7 pm EST
Feb. 19–Mar. 26, 2021
6 weeks


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.