COVID-19 Update

Last Update: May 28, 2020

Cascade School of Music will remain closed through the end of June 2020. 

During this time, limited administrative support will be available via email at We will respond to messages as quickly as possible though please know that our response time may be slower than usual. 

Our primary mission is to support the continuity of our students' education during this challenging time so criteria for Tuition Assistance has changed to give wider support to our community. Please let us know if assistance is needed at this time by emailing

Students enrolled in our Private Study Program are encouraged to remain in contact with their teachers about options for their lessons. The majority of our teachers have taken time over the past few weeks to transition their teaching to online education.  We have chosen to use multiple online platforms to better align with the various technologies currently available to the students and teachers, with Zoom, Skype, and FaceTime directly integrated into our existing student services program. 

If your teacher is not available for this option and you/your student would like to continue lessons, please email to be placed with an alternative teacher during this time. 

If students wish to suspend their lessons during this time, please give notice by sending an email to  We will bill enrolled private study students according to their normal payment schedule.  

We are scheduled to resume in-person lessons on July 1. 

Summer 2020 Classes

Musical Explorers

Students enrolled in our 2019-2020 Youth & Adult Classes are encouraged to review the following notice on classes. 

1. Our Youth Beginning Piano classes and Youth and Adult Central Oregon Recording and Production will continue online. 

2. Our Youth Classes and Bands, including Academy Blue, Awesome After School Orchestra, Cascade Jazz, Rock U Bands,  and Adult Women's Vocal Ensemble, will now be cancelled for this school year and refunds will be processed on May 1st. 

Please note: all current band students will be invited back to join the bands with classes beginning September 9th and public performances scheduled for September through December.

3. The Intergenerational Bluegrass Jam class is also now cancelled for this school year and refunds will be processed on May 1st.

4. The following classes are canceled and credits/refunds are being processed. Students who registered through Bend Parks and Recreation will receive a refund from Bend Parks and Recreation while students who registered through Cascade School of Music will receive an account credit though refunds are available upon request.

  • Kindermusik Classes including Cuddle & Bounce, Sing & Play, Wiggle & Grow, and Laugh & Move. 
  • Youth Beginning Drums on Mondays with Lindsey Elias
  • Youth Beginning Guitar on Wednesdays with Randy McRill
  • Youth Beginning Guitar II on Mondays with Randy McRill
  • Youth Beginning Violin on Tuesdays with Ginny Hollon
  • Youth Little Singers on Wednesdays with Amy Conklin
  • Youth Musical Universe with Amy Conklin
  • Youth World Choir for Girls with Cullie Treichler
  • Adult Jazz Vocal Solos on Mondays with Michelle Van Handel
4.  Kindermusik Online via Zoom is now live and classes will be offered online through April and May.   Please visit our Kindermusik web page for class and registration information.