Free Live Streamed Music Classes from MacPhail

Today’s happy news brought to you by broadband is free classes for K12 students in Minnesota. Here’s the news from MacPhail Center for Music

Live Streamed Music Education for K-12 Students offered at no cost to families.

MacPhail Center for Music School Partnerships is pleased to provide custom designed online music instruction for students studying at home. Offered in collaboration with the Minnesota Music Educators Association and Perpich Center for Arts Education.

The program also provides resources for music educators and parents to assist with online and distance music education.

MacPhail K-12@Home is offered at NO CHARGE to students currently enrolled in Minnesota schools thanks to generous funding from the Otto Bremer Trust and other individual donors.

What is MacPhail K-12@Home Program?

  • MacPhail faculty use specially designed curriculum and teaching materials to lead students through fun, engaging explorations of music.

  • Classes reflect a wide range of styles, genres and cultures that build on a student’s own creativity and artistry.

  • MacPhail’s school partnership faculty share a decade’s worth of experience teaching music live online. A wide range of resources assists music educators or parents new to live online music education and distance learning. Resources are provided for educators working with students who do not have access to the internet.

Who is eligible for MacPhail K-12@Home Classes?

Children and Youth grades K through 12 currently enrolled in Minnesota schools.  (Some classes may require prior music learning & expertise.)

Music educators or parents homeschooling during shelter in place.

What do you need to participate in a class?

Students will need a computer (desktop, Chromebook, laptop, iPad, smart phone) and a reliable internet connection.

*Please see eLearning resource list for resources and ideas for students without internet access.

How do I sign up?

1 – Review course descriptions

2 – Click register and complete information

3 – Once you’ve registered you will receive a Zoom link sent to your email address

4 – All you need to do at the designated class time is click on the link (Make sure to do this a few minutes ahead of each class. The first time you use zoom, allow extra time.)

5 – You may register for as many classes as you wish

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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