Children and Youth

kid-group-smiling.jpgWeekly music classes are offered for children and youth in  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-Aspiring Musicians Program (ages 6-8)

  • Musical Foundations
  • Young String Beginners

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

Gift In Kind

Youth Vocal Music

  • Vocal Village (ages 6-8)
  • Learn to be a Soloist! (broadway, jazz, and more, middle and high school ages)

MSU Detroit Youth Band (concert band for ages 10-16, 1+ years' experience)
Flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet/cornet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion.

Spartan Youth Jazz Orchestra (for middle school youth with 1+ years' experience)
Saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drumset, guitar and piano. Non-traditional instruments are welcome. Please send short audition video (phone video, a brief example of skill level) to 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. Please send an audition video (a brief performance piece and a 2 scales) to 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. $50/60 mins, $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.