Aspiring Musicians Program

The Aspiring Musicians Program (AMP) is for students ages 9 to 17. Weekly, one-hour small group lessons provide instruction on flute, clarinet, trumpet/cornet, oboe, saxophone, trombone/baritone/tuba, percussion, piano, strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass), guitar and voice. Lessons provide a solid foundation for musical development focusing on technique, reading musical notation, ensemble playing, music history and more. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels are offered for each instrument group. 15-week Fall and Spring Semesters conclude with student recitals at The MSU Detroit Center and other local venues.

A FREE weekly theory class is included with every AMP student registration (additional registration required). Tuition also includes the loan of an instrument, if needed, as well as starter supplies such as music books, reeds and drumsticks. Auditions via phone video or in-person are required for student placement for AMP levels II and III.

More information can be found in the AMP Student Handbook. 

SCHEDULE (Additional classes at varying times may be added based on enrollment)

Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. 
Lessons by instrument group for beginners

Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.
Lessons by instrument group for Beginner II and Intermediate-level

Saturdays, 12-2 p.m. (times may vary)
Lessons by instrument group for intermediate/advanced students

Teen Piano (ages 13-17)
Saturdays, 3-4 p.m.

AMP Pop Vocal Chorale (ages 13-17)
Saturdays, 2-3 p.m.


Tuition: $85 per 15-week semester