Making Music


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

Syndey Peterson, main teacher for the 2020 program.

Making Music Program

Full Program (PreK to 8th Gr.) 

Partial Program (All Ages)

  • ♪ Weekly Lessons
  • [Enroll here for partial program after May 1]

Weekly Lessons:

  • 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.

Monday Groups:

  • PreK to 8th Grade levels
  • Mondays, 9:15-11:50
  • Hands-on Group Music Learning
  • Gospel-Themed Music
  • Group Rhythm Training
  • Music Theory and Appreciation
  • Fun Activities & Snack
  • New this year: an expanded program with more hands-on music learning.

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

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
  • Monday sessions are open to all children even if not taking weekly 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] or call 928-474-2098