Dear Students, Parents, Families, and Educators,
Welcome to St. Joseph’s School of Music! We are thrilled to be celebrating our
47th year serving the Twin Cities community.
St. Joseph’s School of Music has roots that date back to the 1880s, when the
Sisters of St. Joseph founded St. Joseph’s Academy and St. Agatha’s
Conservatory. These were among the first classical music schools in in the Twin
Cities…. From humble beginnings in the basement of Carondelet Center, adjacent to St Catherine
University, we reinvented ourselves in 1970 as St. Joseph’s School of Music.
We have grown to an urban school of more than 800 students and 45 teachers nestled in
the flourishing Midway neighborhood of St. Paul.
Our learning community includes infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged
children, college students and adults. Every day, we strive to educate, inspire, and
enrich lives through music education and performances. We value excellence,
affordability, and accessibility.
We look forward to another year of music-making with you, and announce the
following new events or programs that are taking shape now:
25th Annual STRING FEST at Como Pavilion
NEW Practice Challenge- The 2016-17 Practice Olympics!
Online music lessons
Coaching Club (punch card lessons plus events for adult students)
NEW Songwriting class!
Automatic payment enrollment
The Board of Directors has approved incremental, careful, and responsible tuition
increases to cover the rising costs of running the school. We are grateful for your
support - as students or parents who pay tuition, audience members,
or as our generous benefactors.
The rates for 2016-2017 are as follows:
For a nine-week term
30-minute lesson, $270
45-minute lesson, $400
60-minute lesson, $525
We are proud of the community we have built at St. Joseph's School of Music,
and the opportunities we give students and families to explore and express their love of music.
If you are new to us, we invite you to take a tour, attend a concert,
or try a class or new musical instrument. Come make music with us!