Making Music

This is a free music learning program for the Payson community hosted by Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 204 W Airport Rd. Payson.

Program runs June 1st to July 8th, 2024.

View Monday Group Schedule

View 2024 Program Info Sheet

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Full Program (PreK-8th)

  • Enrollment opens in March.
  • Monday Group sessions (9:20-11:50)
  • Weekly one-on-one lesson slots (30 minutes)

Partial Program (all ages)

  • Enrollment opens in May
  • Weekly one-on-one lesson slots (30 minutes)
  • (Only available if open slots remain.)

Monday Groups Only (PreK-8th)

  • Not interested in one-on-one lessons? Mondays only enrollment is available.

Picking a Lesson Time

Once you have registered you will be contacted on a first-come first-serve basis by phone to schedule your lesson time. It will repeat all six weeks.

Our Ministry

Rock of Ages exists to share rock-solid hope in Jesus to Rim Country and supports the world-wide gospel ministry of the WELS. There is no obligation, but we would love to share more with you. You can view Sunday messages online [click here].

Learning an instrument can be challenging, but it is rewarding, and anyone can do it if they take the time. We look forward to a great summer of music with everyone!  

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2024 Registration opens in March


What is the program for?

At Rock of Ages, we believe that next to the gospel, music is one of the greatest gifts from God. We aim to share both because of the joy they bring us.

What ages can participate?

All ages! Enrollment opens first for children PreK-8th grade enrolled in the full program.  If some lesson slots remain open in May, we are glad to fill them with anyone who is interested in learning music.

Who are the teachers?

Emma Pufahl is a college student studying music education at Martin Luther College in New Ulm Minnesota. Learn more about the ministry of MLC [click here]. She is our main music teacher for 2024. She is excited to join our community for the summer.

Tom Barthel is serving as pastor at Rock of Ages. He will be instructing some of the stringed instrument students. He plays multiple instruments and has taught various ages from PreK to adult. He loves sharing Jesus and sharing music.

Lydia Barthel is our assistant teacher for 2024. She will be helping with the Monday Groups and teaching an art module each week. She is a high school band and voice student and is an enthusiast for art and aquatic life.

Can I join with my child?

Absolutely! Joining with your child is encouraged, but not required.

What about music books?

The program is free, but a registration fee of $10 will help cover the cost of books. Your teacher will provide any instruction books at the first lesson. Checks can be made to “Rock of Ages Lutheran” with the memo “Making Music”.

Where can I get an instrument?

If you are looking to purchase or rent one your teachers can offer some suggestions.

What if I have to miss a lesson?

Please notify your teacher if you will miss any group sessions or one-on-one lessons: Emma Pufahl or Tom Barthel 928-612-8463.

A limited number of rescheduling slots will be made available for catch-up lessons. Lessons slots are first-come first-serve. Please note that two unexcused absences will result in your slot opening for someone else.

What is the Monday Group Session?

The full program enrollment includes the Monday Group Sessions which will have playing & singing (harmony or unison), a snack break, rhythm exercises, an art module, games, and gospel-themed music.

We will meet on five Mondays: June 3-July 1st.

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