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Causes: Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Education, Music, Performing Arts Schools

Mission: Music Center of the Northwest is a non-profit community music school located in North Seattle. We believe in the transformative power of music in the lives of people and our community. With a commitment to music education and live performance, Music Center provides access to exceptional musical experiences for people of all ages and abilities. At Music Center no child is turned away. We offer a variety of tuition discounts, waivers and scholarships. Please call us and speak with our staff about your specific financing needs.

Results: Over the last 20 years, we have had thousands of students of all ages participating in our Music Together classes, private instruction, and performance ensembles.

Target demographics: Music Center programs are open to all. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or economic status

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 kids and adults take private lessons or music classes; as well as untold numbers of kids and adults through outreach programs in schools and in the community!

Geographic areas served: Seattle and surrounds

Programs: Individual Instruction for the following instruments: Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Japanese Koto, Guitar, Recorder, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, and Percussion. Our Suzuki Program Includes: Suzuki Piano, Suzuki Violin, and Suzuki Harp. A variety of classes and programs for kids: Music Together Kids Rock Band and adults (New Perspectives): Flute Choir Oak Lake Strings Jazz Theory and Combo Big Band Rock Theory and Rock Band Vocal Jazz Mixed Voice Chorale Chamber Music and Orchestral Workshops We are also hosts to resident ensembles: Around the Sound Community Band Rain City Symphony Centerpiece Jazz Band Haydn Workshop All City Clarinets and Northwest Clarinet Choir Greenwood Concert Band (Summer)

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 4

The Music center of the Northwest is a great way to promote music in the community. I have taken lessons ans have enjoyed the experience of learning there.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

"Judy has more enthusiasm and less talent than any student I've had in my 30 years as a piano teacher" said my 5th grade music teacher! I was crushed, and put music on the back burner for the next 40+ years. At some point I realized that enthusiasm has taken me much further than piano could have done, and I decided to re-engage with music. The Music Center of the Northwest welcomed me, a recovering non-musical music-loving woman. Voice lessons with Kristen Ramer over a year's time supported me to full voice. I love being on the Advisory Board, attending concerts, and events. Finding my voice and being able to use it is a joy. Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After the birth of my second child, I struggled to find a way to make time to play the piano as I had since I was a child. The structure of lessons seemed a good bet, I heard about MCNW, and I found an excellent teacher there. My younger children then took Music Together, and my older child requested a class, too. She enjoyed a group intro piano class but was enchanted by a practicing violin the next studio over. She has been playing violin ever since, and her siblings have followed suit -- all at MCNW.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been going as a family to the Center for the past 3 years and it has been a great experience for us a family and for each of us individually. The quality of teaching is excellent and there also is a feeling of community that makes us return every week. All of our teachers have been awesome. Thank you!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

MCNW is made up of a great group of professionally trained teachers & administrators. Both of my daughters took private lessons thru the Center, I've been part of a choir for the last 4 years & my husband is part of a semi-professional sax group that has performed at Music Center.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization which provides excellent music instruction of all types for all ages. My entire family has benefitted greatly from MCNW.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a valuable organization in the greater Seattle community, because it serves people at all levels of music skill, from beginner to advanced. There are ensembles and individual instruction. The Womens Chorale, of which I'm a part, has an excellent director and attracts talented and congenial women. I enjoy the chance to learn more about singing, learning challenging music and having the chance to perform.