The Music Studio offers three lesson rooms equipped with instruments. These versatile spaces are perfect for music lessons, drumming, and practice. The large Ensemble Room hosts a piano, drum set, and numerous other instruments. Its uses vary from open studio, where people gather to play music together on Thursdays, to group music lessons such as ukulele.

Strings Open Studio

Strings open studio takes place on the First & Third Thursday of each month from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. It is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with other string players and work on chamber music together. It is only $5.00 per session to participate, and free to J – Members (Artist level or higher). Contact Karen Visser with any questions regarding this group: [email protected]

Jansen Jazz Band

Directed by Steve Herrick, the first JJB formed the fall of 2012 with about ten players using “Combo” charts for rhythm and 4 horns. The band did two performances that first year. One concert later, they developed into the full-sized Big Band they are today, comprised of 20-30-members. All of the musicians are volunteers, members of the community who enjoy learning and performing.

It is open to adults and teens ages sixteen and older.

If you are interested in participating in the Jansen Jazz Band, please email [email protected]

Explore Classes

There’s something for everyone!



Karen Visser

Music Instructor

Terry Sacks

Theater Instructor

Steve Herrick

Jazz Band Director
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Larry Miller

Private Instructor – Guitar

Leona Foster

Private Instructor – Piano

Private Music Lessons

The Jansen Art Center is equipped with several teaching studios for private instruction on the upper level of the building. We currently have teachers for piano, guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele, voice, and cello. Parents or students can contact the private instructors directly to set up a schedule. Payments are then made directly to the instructor. Parents and family members have the option of enjoying coffee or snacks in the Café or waiting in the area outside the teaching studios. Any potential instructors interested in renting a space are invited to inquire with the music studio manager at [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Does having an Artist Level Membership give me access to the music studio rooms?

At this time, having an Artist Level Membership only permits free access to both Strings and Jazz open studio. This does not mean that one can have access to the studios on their own time, as they are often rented out by private instructors.

Do you offer financial scholarships?

The mission of the Jansen Art Center is to create opportunities for the community to engage in the arts, and we recognize that financial barriers are one way that limit access to the arts. If a scholarship would enable you to attend one of our programs, please fill out this form! Scholarships are available for people of all ages and can be applied to all programs from classes to exhibit submission fees.