Music Classes

MUSIC CLASSES

Ages 3 – Adult  |  In-Person & Online
Spring 2022 Registration is Open!

 

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.

 

 

 EARLY CHILDHOOD  |  PIANO  |  GUITAR & UKULELE  |   VIOLIN

 

 

 

MUSICIANSHIP


 

Musicianship Class Online
Ages 12-18
Mondays, 4:30–5:30 pm
Mar. 7–May. 16, 2022 (10 weeks)

 

 

 

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD


 

Music for Toddlers
Ages 3-4
Wednesdays, 4:30–5:00 pm
Mar. 2–Apr. 27, 2022 (8 weeks)

 

Young Musicians
Ages 4-6
Wednesdays, 5:15–6:00 pm
Mar. 2–Apr. 27, 2022(8 weeks)

 

 

 

 

PIANO


 

Piano Discoveries Level 1
Ages 6-9
Wednesdays, 4:45–5:30 pm
Feb. 9-May 25, 2022 (15 weeks)

 

 

Piano Discoveries Level 2
Ages 6-9
Mondays or Tuesdays, 5–5:45 pm
Feb. 7-May 23, 2022 (15 weeks)
Feb. 8-May 24, 2022 (15 weeks)

 

Adult Piano Level 1
Ages 16+
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 pm
Feb. 17–Apr. 28, 2022 (10 weeks)
Mar. 22–May 31, 2022 (10 weeks)

 

Adult piano classAdult Piano Level 2
Ages 16+
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Jan. 4–Mar. 8, 2022 (10 weeks)

 

 

Beginning Piano Adult 55Beginner Piano for Adults 55+
Ages 55+
Wednesdays, 11:45 am–12:45 pm
Mar. 2–May 11, 2022 (10 weeks)

 

 

Intermediate Piano Adults 55+
Ages 55+
Wednesdays, 10:30–11:30 am
Jan. 26–Apr. 27, 2022 (10 weeks)

 

 

 

 

GUITAR & UKULELE


 

Adult Guitar Class Level 1
Ages 18+
Mondays, 6:30–7:30 pm
Feb. 21–May 2, 2022 (10 weeks)

 

 

Adult Guitar Class Level 2
Ages 18+
Mondays, 7:45–8:45 pm
Feb. 21–May 2, 2022 (10 weeks)

 

Adult Ukulele Level 1
Ages 18+
Wednesdays, 6:45–7:45 pm
Feb. 23–May 4, 2022 (10 weeks)

 

 

Ukulele for adultsUkulele Level 1 for Teens
Ages 13-18
Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm
Feb. 23–May 4, 2022 (10 weeks)

 

 

 

 

 

VIOLIN


 

Violin Beginnings Level 2
Ages 4-6
Thursdays, 4:45-5:45 pm
Feb. 10–Jun. 2, 2022 (15 weeks)

 

 

Violin Adventures Session A
“Storytelling & Movie Magic”
Ages 7-14
Fridays, 6-6:45 pm
Jan. 28–Mar. 18, 2022 (8 weeks)

 

Violin Adventures Session B
“The Adventure of Performance”
Ages 7-14
Fridays, 6-6:45 pm
Apr. 22–Jun. 2, 2022 (8 weeks)

Violin Choir: Session A
“A Violin in America!”
Ages 13-18
Fridays, 7–8 pm
Jan. 28–Mar. 18, 2022 (8 weeks)

 

Violin Choir: Session B
“May the Fourths Be With You”
Ages 8-18
Fridays, 7–8 pm
Apr. 22–Jun. 2, 2022(8 weeks)