We believe music is for everyone

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, violin, African Drums, marimba, flute, clarinet, oboe, and more! Our dance faculty have classes from early childhood music and movement, to creative dance, traditional African dance, and both youth and adult classical 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 on the third floor of The Mary Center, behind St. Mary's Cathedral, in historic downtown St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Fall Semester Begins August 29th!

Check out our Fall Semester Classes page and keep music in your life! More classes are being added as teachers finalize their plans, so come visit again as updates are posted. Thanks!

Summer Lessons

Register for lessons!

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.

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Discounted Lessons!

Through fundraising and grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Central Minnesota Arts Board, we are proud to offer discounted lessons for financially needy families. Apply today!

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Crescendo Newsletter and Blog!

Check out our new Crescendo Newslettern and Blog page, featuring articles by the faculty, practice tips, updates on upcoming events, student acomplishments, and more!

Crescendo Newsletter and Blog

Dr. Paul Wirth's Studio Page

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!

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Thank you for your interest in the Wirth Center!

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For more information, or to schedule a tour.