Currently, we offer violin, cello, and piano lessons after-school at Emerson Elementary, on Madison’s east-side.  We hope to expand into other instruments and locations in the near future. Registration is open to all Madison area students in first through fourth grade. 


Once enrolled in the program, students may continue through high school graduation. Students participate in partner lessons and group classes every week throughout the school year (30 weeks) and during a summer intensive program (4 weeks).


Using a graduated tuition scale and program-provided instruments, we ensure that no student is turned away due to financial constraints.  Enrollment is first-come, first-served, so apply early for the best chance of acceptance.


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!


Fall 2023 Registration is now open: Online Registration

Please note that in addition to the online registration form, we also need everyone to print, fill out, and submit the 2023-24 Student Forms packet.

Download our 2023-24 Calendar

Read the Fall 2023 Welcome Letter