Classes & Programs


Spring 2023 Health & Safety Guidelines

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MCA’s music division offers classes, workshops, master classes, private lesson instruction, informal and formal concerts, community outreach performances and summer camps.

Programs include:

  • Private lesson instruction in cello, flute, violin, piano, voice, clarinet, guitar and all brass instruments.
  • Multi-arts Summer camps.

Let MCA provide you and your child with fun and enriching music education!

Each year the MCA Music Division holds a variety of concerts open to the public. Performances include three private lesson concerts. Additionally, MCA students often have other performance opportunities that come up at community events, nursing homes and more. Please visit our Events Page for a full list of Music Division Concerts & other MCA events.

To inquire about instrumental private lessons, fill out a registration form that may be reached by clicking on the “inquire now” button or Register tab, including the questions about music background and interest and we will be in contact shortly. You may skip over the the credit card information and class enrollment sections.


Music Division Classes


Private Lessons

MCA offers private lessons for all ages and abilities! Our experienced teaching artists prepare students for a lifetime enjoyment of music.

Private lessons are offered year-round. Instruction available in flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, violin, cello, guitar, bass. piano, percussion, and voice. Students will be expected to purchase method books the instructor feels best address the student’s needs. Students have the opportunity to perform during MCA’s annual fall, winter and summer concerts and other performance opportunities based upon instructor recommendations. Some instruments such as the violin, guitar and piano are better suited for young students, if you have a young child who is interested in learning an instrument please contact us at 507-453-5500 for more information or by filling out a registration form indicating an instrument of interest. Virtual and in-person lessons are available.

  • 4, 30 minute lessons- $80
  • 8, 30 minute lessons- $160
  • 12, 30 minute lessons- $240

45 minute and 1 hour lessons may be arranged for more advanced students.

Lesson dates and times: Arranged between MCA instructor and student/family.

Instructor and instrument

Adults 55+ Percussive Music Class II

Continue to explore the world of drumming and percussion in a fun and relaxed way in this follow-up percussive music class! This 8-week class will build on the concepts learned in the first class from the fall of 2021. Anyone 55+ is allowed to join this class, but please note it is the second class in a series. Basic knowledge of rhythm and/or percussion is recommended.
Dates/Time: June 22-Aug. 10, Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pm
Ages: 55+
Instructor: Kayla Jannsen
Location: MCA
Fee: $60

After Jazz Combo rehearsals and performances my son feels fabulous! He is on cloud 9 after an evening of making music with his peers.

Parent of Jazz Combo Student

The MCA combos help me step out of my comfort zone and be with people outside my school.  And I got to play a new instrument. There is no pressure to be awesome, just do the best you can.


Jazz Combo Student

While attending the Winona Arts Camp I learned that I wasn’t shy after all!


8 Year-old Student

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Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507


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Monday - Thursday- 9:00am-3:00pm and 3:45-8:00pm

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday- Closed


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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