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© 2017 by Queen City Music Studios. 

A school of music for learning by ear.

Offering aurally based music classes and private lessons for all ages in voice, guitar, piano, bass, mandolin & ukulele and Musikgarten for families with babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers.

A note about COVID-19:
We at QCMS are aware of the potential risks of being exposed to COVID-19 and are taking preventative measures to ensure that we do not contribute to the spread of germs for everyone's health and well-being. In an effort to be proactive, we are being diligent about handwashing, sanitizing commonly used surfaces, and monitoring our own health AND WE'RE MOVING ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

It is with much forethought that we've decided to close QCMS this week to keep us all safer from transmitting germs. We will offer online lessons but we can not offer in-person lessons for the next few weeks even if folks are feeling well as a safety protocol. As with all school closings, will be following the Staunton City School schedule. We hope you are well and taking care of your health as well as well as the health of those around you. Let's do what we can to keep the music going! We all need music!!

While we are not panicking, we are staying alert and informed as best we can. If you have traveled recently on public transportation such as plane or train, you are urged to exercise a self quarantine for 14 days as recommended by the CDC. We will work with students to reschedule any lessons that are already paid for ahead of time.
Click the button below to follow updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

6-week March workshop series 

begins 3/16:

inquire about ONLINE OPTIONS at makemusicmakers@gmail.com


At Queen City Music Studios, we seek to stimulate the next generation of creatively-empowered critical thinkers and provide educational support to musicians of all ages and skill levels.



Contact me about a free class for prospective families!

A certified and licensed Musikgarten teacher, I offer classes for babies as early as birth to 18 months and toddlers up to 3 years in the Family Music curriculum, and early music makers for 3-5 year-olds in the Cycle of Seasons curriculum. The Musikgarten program is the only early childhood curriculum to use music and movement as a pathway to music literacy, and address the whole child. 

All ages are welcome!


"The "Do oh do" and "hello/goodbye" songs have been stuck in our heads all afternoon! Haden now claps and taps hello and goodbye to everything and it has been an enormous help for transitioning him from one activity to another. He also loves dancing with my scarves now. Thank you so much for starting this class. It is making such a wonderful difference"

-Amy Tesich

"My sons, Remy and Dean, LOVE Musikgarten with Molly! Remy and Dean are one year old and they have learned so much from this class. This has created such great interaction between us. They get huge smiles on their faces when we walk into class and see Molly. I am so grateful for this class and Molly!"

-Jodie Bishop


Queen City Music Studios is located in the heart of downtown Staunton, VA at 16 W. Beverley St, on the second floor above Warehouse Miniatures. The entrance is the arched-top wooden door. Take the stairs up to the first landing and make a right into the foyer that we share with the Staunton Yoga Co-op. Our door is on the right.