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!
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
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.
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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.
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