MusicWorks is a comprehensive program of music instruction for all ages currently offered at the Jay County Campus of Arts Place and Blackford County Arts Center. Students learn reading music, proper playing techniques, and the fundamentals of music theory. 

MusicWorks runs year-round with a fall and spring semester as well as a summer semester. Call 260-726-4809 to register or use the button below to register online.


For younger students, MusicWorks provides a solid music education foundation. For middle school and older students, MusicWorks lessons contribute toward the mastery of an instrument and exposure to standard repertoire written for their particular instrument. Individual Lessons are offered weekly in thirty-minute sessions with a qualified teaching artist.


Group lessons introduce young children to playing an instrument in a comfortable small group setting. Group Guitar is available to students in 4th – 6th grade at the Blackford County Arts Center once a week. Group Piano is available to students in 2nd – 4th grade at the Blackford County Arts Center once a week.


Ensemble students learn to perform in small groups, a skill quite different from playing in larger numbers. These groups require the student to play their part independently of the others in the ensemble, a skill necessary for all musicians. Ensembles also give students more performance opportunities and expose them to repertoire written specifically for their instrument. 

Please note – Ensembles are only available at the Jay County Campus of Arts Place unless stated otherwise.

MusicWorks FAQ’s

Which instruments are offered for individual lessons?

The Jay County Campus of Arts Place is equipped to teach Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Tuba, French Horn, Flute, Clarinet, Recorder, Piano, Trumpet, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Voice, Trombone, and Percussion. The Blackford County Arts Center is also equipped to teach all the above with the exception of harp. All these, however, depend on teacher availability each year.

When can I enroll?

MusicWorks lessons occur in three semesters – Fall, Spring, and Summer. Registration for the Fall Semester automatically enrolls you for the Spring. Lessons for the Fall Semester typically begin in late August, with registration opening around a month beforehand. Lessons for the Spring semester begin in January. Lessons for Summer MusicWorks, which is a great opportunity to try something new without the commitment of year-long lessons, typically begin in June. However, you can enroll in MusicWorks at any point in the year and your tuition will be pro-rated to adjust for previous lessons.

Can I get a scholarship for MusicWorks?

Yes! Scholarships are available for MusicWorks and interested parties are highly encouraged to apply. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are available. Please contact the Jay County Campus of Arts Place or the Blackford County Arts Center if you need financial assistance. 

Thank you to our MusicWorks Sponsors!