Every Age, Every Ability
As you develop musicianship, whatever your age, we encourage you to explore our range of programs. We offer a variety of age appropriate programs that naturally progress as musicians grow.
If you'd prefer to browse a printed version of our program guide, call (206) 526-8443.
Do you want to learn to sing or play an instrument? Whether you're beginning for the first time or picking up an instrument that's been sitting in the closet for years, Music Center can help. Give us a call and we'll help on the road to making the music you love with personalized, one-on-one instruction with one of our friendly, professional instructors.
We offer programs for young musicians that progress as they age. Our Music Together®program offers 4 different types of classes: Music Together® Mixed-Age for birth to Age 5, Music Together Big Kids® for 5 to 7 year olds, Music Together Babies® for birth to 8 months, and Music Together® Guitar for Grown-ups for for parents and caregivers of children enrolled in Music Together®.
The Suzuki Academy takes students as young as 3, and has a continually progressing curriculum for students up to age 18.
The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program™
Music Center of the Northwest is pleased to be a founding school of The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (formerly the Achievement Program), that offers students an opportunity to measure their musical progress against a national standard. The program provides a detailed and extensive curriculum that includes repertoire, ear training, music theory, and sight reading at each level.
Classes for Kids & Teens
Learning opportunities ala carte! Workshops are intensive sessions that range in length from an afternoon to an entire week. Besides the Messiah Sing-and-Play Along in December, most workshops are held during the summer term. Please do see our upcoming offerings.
Instrument Petting Zoos
An Instrument Petting Zoo is a free, hands-on activity that introduces children of all ages to musical instruments. This is one of the ways we make music accessible and available to all, and we host several Instrument Petting Zoos in the greater Seattle area every year.
Given the opportunity to see, touch, hear, and play the instruments, curious minds discover how they can be an integral part of the creation of musical sounds and become familiar with how sound is produced.
This is a great way to spark people's creativity and open the doors to a world of music and its many benefits. Without the support of donors and volunteers, free public events like this could not happen.