Arts Education



Beck Center’s Music Education program offers a wide range of music classes and private lessons for children and adults. Our highly-qualified faculty consists of accomplished and dedicated musicians who look forward to guiding you on your musical journey!

Private Lessons are offered throughout the year - see below for details

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Beck Center has been named Best of the West in Music Instruction for the second year in a row.

Beck Center Music Education

          • Early Childhood: We provide numerous early childhood programs for newborns through age 7! From Dalcroze Eurythmics, to Kids-N-Tunes, to Suzuki Violin, your young child will discover the joy of music and movement at Beck Center
          • Group Lessons: Group lessons for instrument and voice are an excellent way to experience music and work with other students who are also beginning their musical journey
          • Creative Arts Therapies: We offer Creative Arts Therapies for individuals with special needs. Click here to learn more.


Private Lessons - Open enrollment throughout the year

Private lessons are offered to anyone who wishes to learn an instrument or increase their ability on an instrument they are already studying. Our music faculty is an accomplished group of musicians who have years of experience and will help you discover your true potential on a wide variety of instruments and/or singing:

          • Banjo (Ages 10 to Adult)
          • Bass (Ages 10 to Adult) - String bass and electric bass.
          • Brass (Ages 10 to Adult) - Trumpet/cornet, trombone, French horn, mellophone, and tuba.
          • Composition/Music Theory (Ages 12 to Adult)
          • Guitar (Ages 5 to Adult) – Classical, electric, and acoustic.
          • Percussion (Ages 8 to Adult) - Drum set, snare, mallet, and auxiliary instruments.
          • Piano (Ages 5 to Adult)
          • Strings (Ages 5 to Adult) - Violin, viola, fiddle, and cello.
          • Ukulele (Ages 5 to Adult)
          • Voice (Ages 12 to Adult and Ages 7-11 with special arrangements)
          • Woodwinds (Ages 12 to Adult) - Clarinet, flute, oboe, and saxophone.

For more information or to schedule private lessons, contact Associate Director of Education Jessica Firing at 216.521.2540 x37 or




Student Showcases provide students with the opportunity to perform for friends, family, and peers in a relaxed recital setting. Beck Center students enrolled in the Music and Theater Education as well as Creative Arts Therapies departments are welcome to participate. Students should work with their private or group class instructor to determine pieces that are ready to perform. Each student receives a timeslot of up to 5 minutes. All participants must be available at least 30 min prior to the performance start time for check-in and warmups. Participation is free of charge for Beck Center students, although piano accompanist fees may be required. Speak with your teacher to sign up for an upcoming Showcase. We can’t wait to hear you perform!


Music Department Showcases are held on the following dates and are free and open to the public in the Recital Hall of Beck Center’s Music & Dance Building:

Holiday Student Showcase        Friday, December 14, 5:00 PM

Folk/Jazz/Rock Showcase         Friday, March 22, 5:00 PM

Music Finale Student Showcase Saturday, May 18, 4:00 PM