Our Program
Every Age, Every Ability

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Suzuki Viola student performing at the 2013 Honors Recital
© William Stickney

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.

Music Lessons

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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.

Music Together®

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We offer programs for young musicians that progress as they age. Our Music Together®program offers 4 different types of classes:Music Together® Babies for birth to 8 months, Music Together® Mixed-Ages for birth to Age 5, and Music Together® Big Kids for 5 to 7 year olds, and Rhythm Kids® by Music Together® for 4 to 8 year olds.


Suzuki Academy

Suzuki Academy Accent PhotoThe 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 Development Program Accent PhotoMusic 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

Performing Groups Accent PhotoKids and teens may learn to play an instrument or musicianship in our group classes for kids & teens.

New Perspectives

Performing Groups Accent PhotoAdult Education at Music Center offers group classes to learn musicianship and opportunities to rehearse and perform in instrument ensembles and vocal ensembles.


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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

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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.

Administrative Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 8 pm
Sat & Sun:          Closed

901 North 96th Street, Seattle, WA 98103
Mailing address: PO Box 30757, Seattle, WA 98113
(206) 526-8443 phone
office@mcnw.org email