Study at Music/Arts involves much more than a weekly lesson. Students have access to recitals, master classes, fesitvals and ensembles and benefit from MAI's reputation as a regional leader in arts education excellence.
The Millicent A. Daugherty Community School of the Arts
Our instructors are professional performers and highly-qualified educators who teach only their primary instruments.
MAI offers professional-level children's choir, ethnic drum ensemble and harp ensemble in addition to music theory, beginning rhythm and vocal coaching programs.
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"The people here have helped me grow into a real musician, and I know they'll help me grow even more!"Malia, piano
"When I'm at MAI, if fills me with joy...I can't wait to come here every week."
"I feel extremely blessed to be a part of MAI and the safe environment it provides to express myself freely. I never dreamed I would ever play the harp..."Sophia, voice & harp
"I just feel happy every time I come here."Brian, voice
"I can be myself, I can express myself through music like I never thought I would. MAI is home!"Katti, violin
August is an exciting time for us at Music/Arts! The new school year is just around the corner and we're gearing up for the annual enrollment period August 18 - 29. Enrollment is by appointment, so call to set up your time during the week of August 11.
Be sure to check out the ensemble offerings listed on this site and consider not only enrolling in private lessons but also one of our outstanding ensembles.
35th Anniversary Gala and McCoy Centennial
Music/Arts will celebrate its 35th Anniversary along with a centennial celbration of our building, the former McCoy Elementary School. Join us Friday, October 10, 6pm at the Rhapsody in Independence as alumnus Ryan MacPherson returns to celebrate with an evening of great music, great food and great fun. Then take in the Centennial celebration the next day, Saturday, October 11, from 1:00pm - 4:00pm with an open house, alumni choir performance, refreshments and more. Saturday is free and open to the public. Our location is 1010 S Pearl St., Independence, MO 64050.
These are exciting times for Music Arts Institute - The Millicent A. Daugherty School of the Arts.
We continue to feel the spirit of Millicent and all those who have worked hard in the past to build better lives for our students through quality instruction in the arts. And we carry that legacy forward.
As we turn the page on the future we are set to expand and grow those opportunities. Our Executive Director, Mark Lee brings a wealth of experience in music and management and Chairman of the Board James Lyen has the visionary and business background to keep our eyes on the future. Program Director Jon Donald continues to develop classes, programs and events to benefit Music/Arts creatively and financially.
On behalf of our instructors and our board of directors, I welcome you to a wonderful place...the music filled halls of Music Arts Institute.
Dick Wilson,Board President