Making Music


  • A FREE summer music program for the Payson community | June & July 2020

    Syndey Peterson, main teacher for the 2020 program.
  • 9 weekly group music sessions –with a gospel themed focus & fun activities (Monday mornings -2.5 hours each) 
  • 9 weekly one-on-one lessons (Various instruments -30 minutes each)
  • New this year: an expanded program with more hands-on music learning.
  •  [Enroll here] or call 928-474-2098  


  • March 1st: (PreK-8th Gr.) full-program enrollment opens
  • May 1st: (All ages) lessons-only enrollment opens


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
  • Monday Groups: enter through main church doors. Lessons: enter the building marked “Fellowship Hall”


Our lesson offerings will vary each year. See listing of music booklets we will use in 2020.

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
  • Monday sessions are open to all children even if not taking lessons

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