Music Programs & Classes

 

Explore what interests you at Beck Center! Our Music Education program provides an extensive range of classes, camps, small ensembles, and private lessons for all ages. Our award-winning faculty teach piano, voice, guitar, percussion, strings, and concert band and orchestra instruments. Classes and lessons are offered all year long to fit your busy schedule.

Genres include classical, pop, rock, jazz, folk, musical theater, and more!

Our students:

  • Play in The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

  • Participate in numerous all-state band, orchestra, and choral ensembles

  • Receive college scholarships

  • Place in national and regional competitions

  • Pursue careers in pop, rock, musical theater, opera, recording arts and technology, and music education

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Beck Center has been named Best of the West, or a finalist in Music Instruction for 11 years!

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 Classes: Group classes 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.

Music News

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 Assistant Director of Education Jessica Firing at (216) 521-2540 x37 or jfiring@beckcenter.org.

Showcases

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 times lot of up to 5 minutes. All participants must be available at least 30 min prior to the performance start time for check-in and warm-ups. 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:

2019-2020 Music Showcases

Faculty Showcase: Sat, Sept 14, 2019 at 4 pm

Fall Music Soiree (teens & adults): Fri, Oct 4, 2019 at 6 pm

Holiday Music Showcase: Sat, Dec 14, 2019, at 4 pm

Solo & Ensemble Run-through: Sat, Jan 18, 2020 at 4 pm

Pop, Rock, Jazz Concert: Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 6 pm

Music Finale Showcase: Sat, May 23, 2020, at 4 pm

For more information on Music Showcases please contact Assistant Director of Education Jessica Firing at (216) 521-2540 x37 or jfiring@beckcenter.org.