Spring classes have officially started. If you are a late enrollee, please contact the Stiefel box office for assistance.
Mike Finnigan was a beloved musician, often called a "musician's musician." He loved music, was passionate about education, loved playing at the Stiefel, and loved Kansas. Mike Finnigan was a keyboardist, vocalist, and session musician who performed with an impressive array of artists including Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Jimi Hendrix. We are grateful that we are able to celebrate his legacy with this school named in his honor.
Scholarships are available for students in need. If registering for a workshop is beyond your financial means, please call (785)827-1998 for a scholarship application or print out the application here.
Class Information & Donations
Beginning Guitar: February 6 through April 2- 4:00 to 4:50 PM (No class March 12)
Intermediate Guitar: February 6 through April 2- 5:00 to 5:50 PM (No class March 12)
Advanced Guitar: February 6 through April 2- 6:00 to 6:50 PM (No class March 12)
Intermediate Piano: February 6 through April 2- 4:00 to 4:50 PM (No class March 12)
Piano for Beginners: February 6 through April 2- 5:00 to 5:50 PM (No class March 12)
Adult Piano: February 6 through April 2- 6:00 to 6:50 PM (No class March 12)
Voice: February 6 through April 2- 5:30 to 6:30 PM (No class March 12)
Basic Ukulele: March 5 through April 2- 7:00 to 7:50 PM
Hammond B-3: Individual lessons, dates and times will vary
Classes missed by the student for any reason cannot be made up, nor will a tuition refund be given. However, the teacher may allow the student to attend another class at their discretion. In the event of a class being canceled due to the instructor’s absence, or if the school must be closed because of inclement weather, either a make-up class will be offered, or a partial tuition refund will be issued. Class registration is non-refundable
If a student attending classes on a scholarship has 3 or more unexcused absences, they will not be allowed to apply for a scholarship for the next semester of classes. Please contact the instructors or the box office with any questions on this policy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When you enroll, you receive the very best instruction from the most qualified instructors in the area.
Music is a collaborative art form - Playing together is essential to becoming a good musician and the group lesson format provides that opportunity while also giving students plenty of individual feedback.
Each class will include essential learning objectives that will be assessed by the instructor to help focus instruction and aid students in their practicing.
Students are learning in one of the nation’s premier performance venues and will receive a chance to perform on the Stiefel stage. The Stiefel’s work in bringing in the nation’s top performing artists may also bring chances for students to work with some of America’s greatest musicians or chances to see a live concert at the Stiefel while enrolled.
• All lessons will be taught in a group format.
• 50 minute classes offered in 12 week sessions plus a short informal concert/recital or open house at the Stiefel at the conclusion of each session.
• A minimum number of students must be signed up to offer the class. Each class also has a maximum number of participants so sign up soon!
• Classes will meet in the Watson Room / Green Room of the Stiefel Theatre.
• Tuition is due upon enrollment, but payment plans are available. Scholarships are available if class enrollment is beyond your financial means. Contact the box office to discuss payment options.