kids in music class
Pardon Our Dust!
by Ginevra Ralph, Director of Education
Welcome back to Fall term classes – and year-round lessons for all ages at The Shedd. These are momentous times in The Shedd’s 15 year history, as our major capital campaign Completes the Transformation of our wonderful – but decidedly aging – building into a more welcoming, accessible, energy efficient, and better functioning music school and performance center.
What you will notice this fall, besides some new faces on the Shedd Faculty, are new restrooms on all 4 floors of the 1962 School wing, lots of renovation in the Jaqua Concert Hall as we replace the balcony. Later in the year we will be working on areas of the School to improve the sound attenuation, ambience, and climate controls.
The School is now open 7 days a week, and we work hard to match your busy family schedules with flexible lesson timing. We know that having “enough time” is the hardest barrier to overcome in lifelong music participation. But let’s see what we can work out together with some creative scheduling!
Term Announcements
Fall classes begin Sunday, September 17.
Begin private lessons anytime!
No classes scheduled: Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day)
Fall workshops...
Workshops announced to date:
    - BeauSoleil Workshop - Oct 2

Focus on the Classes...
kids playing violin
The Music Box
Music Box provides a beginning foundation in music education with hands-on explorations of different instruments, songs and musical styles to help students discover the right “fit” for their musical interests and pick a favorite instrument for further study. Each week introduces a new song from our Music Box CD (from spirituals, folk, bluegrass and more) followed by a hands-on introduction to a new instrument led by a Shedd Faculty member! Read more...

Don’t see the class you want? Don’t fit the age range specified? Are you home schooling and want a class in the morning or something special in your curriculum? Write or call The Shedd Institute Music School Registrar ( or 541.434.7015) today! We can most likely tailor a class or special sessions to fit your interests!!!
Music School Registrar
Current term catalog PDF
Current Term catalog PDF
Fall Term 2017
Weekly Schedule
Fall Term 2017
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts (The Shedd)
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