Making Music


A FREE music program for the Payson community ♪ June & July 2020

The program has been completely restructured for 2020 in consideration of the pandemic to help make things safer for everyone. There will be no group music outside of family units. We will strive to make the experience worth while and special for each individual student. 

Enroll here

Sydney Peterson, main teacher for the 2020 program.

Making Music Program

We will do our best to follow guidelines from health officials and governing authorities.

  • Our teachers will offer whatever level of social distancing requested by parents for the one-on-one lessons.
  • The keyboard and all shared touch points in the room will be sanitized between lessons.
  • Individual VBS-style Bonus Lessons will take the place of our Monday Group sessions. These can be scheduled right after each individual lesson or family unit.

Nine weekly one-on-one lessons all June & July.

  • Various instruments (This changes each year. See our 2020 listing below)
  • Lesson slots available on first-come first-serve basis.

Main Teacher for 2020

Our main teacher for the 2020 summer program is Sydney Peterson. She is currently studying at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota to pursue degrees in Elementary Education and Instrumental Music Education.


  • Hosted by Rock of Ages Lutheran Church 204 W. Airport Rd. Payson, AZ 85541

Lessons Offered

Our lesson offerings will vary each year.

Sydney Peterson, the main teacher for 2020, is studying music education at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN.

Here are the lessons offered for 2020.

  • Music Appreciation (for PreK)
  • Voice – Beginner
  • Percussion, All Types – Beginner
  • Piano – Beginner
  • Piano – Intermediate
  • Saxophone – Beginner
  • Saxophone – Intermediate
  • Clarinet – Beginner
  • Clarinet – Intermediate
  • Clarinet – Advanced
  • Trumpet – Beginner
  • Trumpet – Intermediate
  • Trombone – Beginner
  • Trombone – Intermediate
  • Ukulele – Beginner
  • Mandolin – Beginner
  • Violin – Beginner
  • Individual VBS-style Bonus Lesson slots are available to all PreK-8th Grade levels even if not taking a lesson

Picking Out A Lesson Slot

  • You will receive an email after enrollment to pick out an available time slot. It will repeat for all 9 weeks.

Need an Instrument?

Piano practice rooms available for those who sign-up.
If you need an instrument rental we recommend:

Quigtone Music & Supply
234 E. State Hwy 260
Payson, Arizona 85541
(928) 363-4037

Rentals are monthly and they offer great service with affordable rates.

Note that there is no affiliation with Rock of Ages, but they have indicated they can provide instruments for you at a fair and competitive rate.

How do I get started?

[Enroll here] or call 928-474-2098