Making Music


  • A FREE PROGRAM for the Payson community.
  • Eight weekly VBS-style group music sessions exploring biblical themes and music (Mondays 9:15-11:00 am, PreK-8th Gr.)
  • Each participant has the option to sign-up for one-on-one weekly music lessons on the instrument of their choice. (Tues-Thursday, All Ages)
  • Enroll here


  • June & July 2019 (8 weeks)


  • Weekly Monday morning music groups for all PreK-8th grade.
  • Option to sign-up for 60 weekly lesson slots filled on a first-come first-serve basis.


  • March (PreK-5th grade)
  • April (PreK-12th grade)
  • May (All ages)
  • You may enroll early, but will not be able to pick a lesson slot until your enrollment window opens.


  • 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 main teacher for the 2019 summer program is Elsie Koutia, a music student from Glendale.
She is studying at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota to pursue degrees in Elementary Education and Instrumental Music Education.


Our lesson offerings will vary each year. See listing of music booklets we will use in 2019.

Here are the lessons offered for 2019.

  • Music Appreciation (for PreK)
  • Voice
  • Piano – Beginner
  • Piano – Intermediate
  • Flute – Beginner
  • Flute – Intermediate
  • Saxophone – Beginner
  • Saxophone – Intermediate
  • Clarinet – Beginner
  • Clarinet – Intermediate
  • Oboe – Beginner
  • Oboe – Intermediate
  • Bassoon – Beginner
  • Trumpet – Beginner
  • Trumpet – Intermediate
  • Trombone – Beginner
  • Trombone – Intermediate
  • Ukulele – Beginner
  • Violin – Beginner
  • Monday sessions are open to all children even if not taking lessons

Picking Out A Lesson Slot

  • Weekly lessons are offered Tuesday-Thursday between 10:00am-6:00pm
  • You will receive an email after enrollment to pick out an available time slot.
  • Group Sessions for all PreK-8th grade students are Mondays 9:15-11:00 am.
  • You must pick out a lesson slot to confirm your enrollment.

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