About Us

Music Lessons & Classes
Roseville • Eagan • Woodbury • Saint Paul


One of the top 5 places for music instruction in the Twin Cities, according to CBS local.

Our Mission:

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music is a music-making community, offering high quality music lessons & education to all segments of society. Here the aspirations of students of all ages and abilities are met with a commitment to excellence through creative expression, disciplined training, and performance opportunities. Thus our motto is “Enriching lives through the joy of music.” 

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music offers instrumental instruction to students of all ages in piano; jazz piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and voice. Instruction is designed to meet the needs of each student, taking into account the background of the individual, previous experience and musical goals. Prospective students are interviewed and a careful assessment is made of each student’s strengths and skills. Lessons are taught by established and recognized artist-teachers who actively perform in the Twin Cities area.

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music subscribes to a comprehensive approach to musical studies, exposing students to the theoretical and historical aspects of music, as well as the joys of performing. This ultimately provides them with the basis for a lifetime of musical fulfillment. Studying within the context of a conservatory environment enables student to participate in recitals, repertoire classes and ensemble experiences. The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music facilities are available for these performances. We welcome students from all around the region to participate in our ensembles, classes, & lessons including the Saint Paul, Roseville, Eagan, & Woodbury areas.

Our History

Since 1985, the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music has provided high quality music education to the metropolitan community. Originally under the auspices of The University of St. Thomas, we became an independent non-profit community music school in June of 2001. Our facility in downtown Saint Paul provides an exciting venue for continuing our commitment to providing excellence in music for all ages. As an independent organization we are able to broaden our mission as a music school ensuring that quality music is available to an ever-widening segment of our community.

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music is a music education center offering a wide-range of musical lessons & instruction for all ages, in both individual and group settings. The faculty is of the highest caliber, including artist/teachers with well-established reputations. The Conservatory has systematically developed a music program with demanding, yet age-appropriate expectations, with the ability to effectively teach the youngest of students as well as prepare those seeking to become music majors. We are also able to meet the needs of students who are life-long learners of music and music appreciation.

Support Us!

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Many of the programs we provide depend on charitable giving. If you have questions regarding donations, or are ready to give, please contact us at 651-224-2205.


Our programs are generously supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Saint Paul Star Program, the Boss Foundation, the Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation, the Pentair Foundation, the Saint Paul Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of HRK Foundation, Knight Saint Paul Cultural Opportunity Fund and the Twin Cities Opera Guild.

What people are saying about us:

You do such a beautiful job of creating a fun and supportive environment, and yet the learning that happened was amazing.  

I look at the St. Paul Conservatory of Music as an investment in my sons’ lives. My sons have always been passionate about music (both vocal and instrumental) and dance. They are 5 but already want to name instruments they hear. I look at this as the beginning of years of instruction and not just one session!

Our children and ourselves consider the musical education they have been receiving from SPCM to be a very positive and influential educational experience that we take seriously.

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