Children and Youth

kid-group-smiling.jpgWeekly music classes are offered for children and youth in 15-week semesters during the Fall (September through December) and Spring (January through May). 8-week summer sessions and a variety of day camps take place in June, July and August.

Early Childhood Music Classes

  • Musical Building Blocks for Babes (Birth – 2)
  • Music Time for Tots (ages 3-4)
  • Music Rocks! (ages 5-6)
  • Pre-AMP – building a musical foundation (ages 7-8)

Aspiring Musicians Program (AMP, ages 9-17)
Small group classes for strings, flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet/cornet, trombone, tuba, percussion, piano, guitar, drum set and vocals.

Drum Shed
Drumset for ages 12-17. Beginners are welcome, but basic percussion fundamentals and music-reading are strongly encouraged.

Youth Vocal Music

  • Singing Sprouts (ages 6-8)
  • Learn to be a Soloist! (broadway, jazz, and more, middle and high school ages)
  • AMP Pop Chorale (ages 9-17)

MSU Detroit Youth Band (concert band for ages 10-16, 1+ years' experience)
Flutes (5), clarinets (5), bass clarinet (1), oboe (2), also saxophone (5), tenor saxophone (1), baritone saxophone (1), trumpets/coronets (9), French horn (4), trombone (6), baritone (2), tuba (2), percussion

Spartan Youth Jazz Orchestra (for middle school youth with 1+ years' experience)
Saxophone (5), trumpet (4), trombone (4), drumset, guitar and piano. Non-traditional instruments are welcome. Please send short audition video (phone video, a brief example of skill level) to attn: Perry Holmes or call (313) 578-9716 for more information.

Spartan Youth Jazz (for high school youth, ages 13-19) **Auditions are required**
Saxophone, trumpet and trombone, piano, guitar, bass and drums, but other instruments are welcome. Please send an audition video (a brief performance piece and a 2 scales) to attn: Perry Holmes or call (313) 578-9716 for more information.

Verses Project: Exploring Literacy through Lyrics and Song (ages 10-16)
For students who play instruments or sing, as well as those with no prior musical experience. Free by application.

Private Lessons
All instruments and voice. $50/hr, $37.50/45 mins, $25/30 mins. Please call to schedule.

Music Therapy
For all ages and all special needs. Please email or call (313) 578-9716 for more information.