The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music

Exchange Building
26 E Exchange St
Saint Paul, MN 55101

[Coffee Concert Series] [Private Instruction] [Getting There]

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music is a music education center offering a wide range of musical instruction for all ages, in both individual and group settings. The faculty is of the highest caliber, including artist/teachers with well-established reputations. The Conservatory has systematically developed a music program with demanding, yet age-appropriate expectations, with the ability to effectively teach the youngest of students as well as prepare those seeking to become music majors. The Conservatory is also able to meet the needs of students who are life-long learners of music and music appreciation.

Coffee Concert Series

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music’s Coffee Concert Series is a lunchtime musical performance series that has been offered since 2003. Concerts are presented on the first Wednesday of each month from November through May. In keeping with the Conservatory’s motto to “enrich lives through the joy of music,” and as part of their efforts to increase accessibility for all populations to high quality music education and performance opportunities through their Music for All Program, all Coffee Concert performances are open and FREE to the public. They are followed by coffee, bagels and an opportunity to meet and talk with the performers.

Whether you’re a teacher or parent with students you’d like to expose to diverse musical styles, an activity coordinator at a recreation, rehabilitation or senior center, another musician seeking to expand your repertoire, or a professional looking for an enriching change of scene over the lunch hour, you’ll experience entertainment and artistic excellence at this free Concert Series.

Contact Phone: 651-224-2205
Contact Email: info(at)thespcm [dot] org

Cost per Child/Student: free
Cost per Adult/Educator: free

Target Age Range: recommended for ages 12 and up

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Private Instruction

The Conservatory offers instruction to all ages that is designed to meet the needs of each student, taking into account the background of the individual, previous experience, and musical goals. Prospective students are interviewed and a careful assessment is made of each student's strengths and skills. Lessons are taught by established and recognized artist-teachers who actively perform in the Twin Cities.

The Conservatory subscribes to a comprehensive approach to musical studies, exposing students to the theoretical and historical aspects of music, as well as the joys of performing. This ultimately provides them with the basis for a lifetime of musical fulfillment. Studying within the context of a conservatory environment enables students to participate in recitals, repertoire classes, and ensemble experiences.

Contact Phone: 651-224-2205
Contact Email: info(at)thespcm [dot] org

Cost per Child/Student: The cost for individual instruction ranges from $29-$33 for a half-hour lesson. Partnered lessons are offered for the discounted rate of $14.50 to $16.50 per person for a half-hour lesson.

Target Age Range: all ages

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Note: Group classes are avialable on evenings and weekends.

Getting There

Parking Information: There is ramp and metered parking available. Metered parking is free after 4:30 pm. The parking ramp on Exchange St (between St Peter and Wabasha) is $1.25/hour.

Driving Directions: Located on the corner of Cedar & Exchange Streets in downtown St Paul. The Conservatory is housed in the historic Exchange Building (on the same block as the Fitzgerald Theatre) and is located on the 5th floor.

From the North: take I-35E to the 10th St exit. Follow 10th to Cedar and turn left. The Conservatory is at the corner of Cedar and Exchange Streets.    

From the East: take I-94 west and exit at 12th St (State Capitol exit). Turn left on Cedar. The Conservatory is at the corner of Cedar and Exchange Streets.

From the South: take I-35E north to the 11th St exit. Follow 11th St to Cedar St. Turn right on Cedar St and follow Cedar St south past Wabash St. The Conservatory is located on the right.  

From the West: take I-94 east to the 10th St exit. Follow 10th St past St Peters and Wabasha St. Turn right onto Cedar St. The Conservatory is located on the right down one block.


Information subject to change. Please check with The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music for the most current information. Last updated on Tue, Dec 12, 2017.

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