Music Classes

MUSIC CLASSES

Ages 18 months – Adult  |  In-Person & Online

 


Fall 2021 Registration 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. 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
Please be assured that all in-person programs will follow strict safety protocols required by George Mason University and are subject to pivoting to all virtual platforms if health and safety conditions warrant. Please visit our COVID Safety Guidelines for all in-person programs. We will be routinely updating the information as it evolves. Stay informed by visiting our website and looking out for email alerts and other Academy communications.

 

 

  PIANO  |  VIOLIN & VIOLA  |  GUITAR & UKULELE  |   EARLY CHILDHOOD

 

 

 

NEW THIS FALL!


 

Musicianship Class
Ages 12-18
Mondays, 4–5 pm
Oct. 4–Dec. 6, 2021 (10 weeks)

 

 

 

 

 

PIANO


 

Piano Discoveries Level 1
Ages 6-9
5–5:45 pm  |  4:45–5:30 pm
Sept. 20–Jan. 10, 2021 (15 weeks)
Sept. 21–Jan. 11, 2021 (15 weeks)
Sept. 22–Jan. 12, 2021 (15 weeks)

 

Adult Piano Level 1
Ages 16+
Tuesdays, 6–7 pm
Sept. 21–Nov. 23, 2021 (10 weeks)

 

Beginning Piano Adult 55Beginner Piano for Adults 55+
Ages 55+
Wednesdays, 11:45 am–12:45 pm
Sept. 22–Dec. 1, 2021 (10 weeks)

 

 

Intermediate Piano Adults 55+
Ages 55+
Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30 am
Sept. 22–Dec. 1, 2021 (10 weeks)

 

 

 

 

VIOLIN & VIOLA


 

Violin Beginnings Level 1
Ages 4-6
4:45-5:45 pm
Sept. 23–Jan. 27, 2021 (15 weeks)

 

 

Viola Beginnings Level 1
Ages 9-14
Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm
Sept. 28–Dec. 14, 2021 (10 weeks)
Registration closed.

 

Violin Adventures
Ages 5-13
Alternating Fridays
6:15–7 pm
Sept. 17–Dec. 3, 2021 (7 weeks)

 

Violin Orchestra Audition Workshops ONLINE
Ages 12-19
4–5 pm  |  5–6 pm EST
Sept. 3–24, 2021 (4 weeks)
Oct. 8–Nov. 5, 2021 (5 weeks)

 

Violin Choir
Ages 11-18
Alternating Fridays, 7–8 pm
Sept. 17–Dec. 3, 2021 (7 weeks)

 

 

Violin Gymnastics ONLINE
Ages 10-18
Tuesdays, 5:00–5:45 pm EST
Sept. 28–Dec. 7, 2021 (10 weeks)
Registration closed.

 

Patriot Violins
Ages 11-18
Alternating Fridays, 7–8 pm
Sept. 17, 2021–May 27, 2022
Registration closed.

 

 

 

 

GUITAR & UKULELE


 

Adult Guitar Class Level 1
Ages 18+
Mondays, 6:30–7:30 pm
Sept. 20–Nov. 22, 2021 (10 weeks)

 

 

Adult Guitar Class Level 2
Ages 18+
Mondays, 7:45–8:45 pm
Sept. 20–Nov. 22, 2021 (10 weeks)

 

 

Adult Ukulele Level 1
Ages 18+
Wednesdays, 5:45–6:45 pm
Sept. 22–Dec. 8, 2021 (10 weeks)
Registration closed.

 

Ukulele for adultsAdult Ukulele Level 2
Ages 18+
Wednesdays, 7–8 pm
Sept. 22–Dec. 8, 2021 (10 weeks)
Registration closed.

 

 

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD


 

Music for Toddlers 1
Ages 1.5-2.5
Wednesdays, 9–9:30 am
Sept. 22–Oct. 13, 2021 (4 weeks)
Registration closed.

 

Music for Toddlers 2
Ages 2.5-3.5
Wednesdays, 10–10:30 am
Sept. 22–Oct. 13, 2021 (4 weeks)
Registration closed.

 

Young Musicians Prep
Ages 3.5-4
Wednesdays, 4:15–4:45 pm
Sept. 22–Nov. 10, 2021 (8 weeks)
Registration closed.

 

Young Musicians
Ages 5-6
Wednesdays, 5–5:45 pm
Sept. 22–Nov. 10, 2021 (8 weeks)
Registration closed.