We believe that art helps us be better people, and better people create a brighter world. The Wirth Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that has offered the very best music and dance instruction in the upper midwest since 1981. Our exceptional level of education, coupled with many exciting performing opportunities, have attracted students of all ages. We believe that music is for everyone and that it is best to develop excellent technique from the very first lesson.
Our faculty are talented in their fields of music and dance and hold a great love for the performing arts. Our music faculty offer lessons on piano, drums, voice, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, flute, violin, African Drums, marimba, and more! Our dance faculty have classes from early childhood music and movement, to creative dance, traditional African dance, and both youth and adult ballet! We love what we do and we will be sure to inspire you!
Serving central Minnesota and the Twin Cities, our history is marked by the success of our students and the inspiration of our teachers. We are a fast growing, nationally recognized performing arts community and we'd love for you to be part of it! We are located in St. Mary's Education building, adjacent to St. Mary's Cathedral, in historic downtown St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Check out our new Crescendo Newslettern and Blog page, featuring articles by the faculty, practice tips, updates on upcoming events, student acomplishments, and more!
You can begin classes and lessons anytime throughout the year, you don't have to wait until the beginning of a semester! For the full School Calendar and Tuition Rate Sheet, please see our Instruction page.
The Wirth Center is excited to offer Jam Band 101 again this fall, a FREE rock band class! We have all the big equipment set up: drum set, keyboard, and sound system. All we need is you! The one hour class is held every other Monday night, putting young rockers into a group and learning some tunes. We learn music fundamentals, do some listening, and have lots of jam time! A minimum of 1 year experience on your instrument is required. This class is sponsored by Riff City Guitar in St. Joseph. A huge thanks to the crew at Riff City Guitar for getting us the gear we need to offer this class for free!
This page is for Dr. Wirth's piano studio, where he has information about his Gravi-DVD, marathon scales, fingering strategies, competition calendar and more!