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. Fall and Spring Semesters conclude with student recitals at The MSU Detroit Center and other local venues.

Music Theory class is included with every AMP student registration for FREE (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.

More information can be found in the AMP Student Handbook. 

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

Fall/Spring

AMP I
Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.  (ages 9-17)
Lessons by instrument group for beginner students

AMP II
Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. (ages 9-17)
Lessons by instrument group for intermediate students

AMP III
Saturdays, 11a.m.-12 p.m. (times may vary, ages 9-17)
Lessons by instrument group for advanced students

AMP Strings (I-II-III)
Saturdays, 1-3 p.m. (ages 9-17)
Lessons for string instruments for beginners through advanced students

Teen Piano (ages 13-17)
Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

Summer

AMP Studio Classes
Thursdays, 2-3p.m. (ages 9-17)
Lessons by instrument group for all playing ability levels

AMP Guitar (I-II-III)
Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. (ages 9-17)
Lessons for string instruments for beginners through advanced students

AMP Strings (I-II-III)
Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. (ages 9-17)
Lessons for string instruments for beginners through advanced students

Teen Piano (ages 13-17)
Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

 

Tuition: $55 per semester

**Financial assistance is available for all youth students by application**

 

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