About Us

About Us

Music con Brio is committed to offering high quality music lessons at an affordable graduated tuition schedule to a diverse mix of Madison area students, forming an inclusive, supportive community to build students’ self-esteem and pride in their talents.


Currently housed at Emerson Elementary on Madison’s East Side, Music con Brio is open to all Madison area students in first through fourth grade. Once enrolled in the program, these students may continue through high school. Students participate in partner lessons and group classes every week throughout the school year (30 weeks) and during a summer program (4 weeks). They have the opportunity to perform solo and in groups around the community throughout the year.

Our lessons take place after school at Emerson Elementary School, 2421 East Johnson St., Madison, WI 53704 and the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St,  Madison, WI 54704. Other locations are also occasionally used.


Instruments provided free of charge to all students who need them.


Music con Brio provides a variety of performance opportunities each year, including our Community Concert Series, our First Year Student Showcase, our annual Spring Solo Recitals, and our Summer Workshop Series.

Tuition is charged on a sliding scale. No one is turned away due to financial need!

``Excellent staff! Truly inspiring to the students!``

``Thank you for providing this wonderful music program for students!``

``Thanks for all you do! Our child has gained and learned so much through the program. McB is AMAZING!``

``Music con Brio is all about learning, fun, and pursuing a talent. Working with the teachers is really fun and we all learn a lot.``

Featured highlights from past years!