Let's Make Beautiful Music!

Whether recreationally or professionally, we provide music lessons and classes for all ages and levels.

  • Bring your little ones to our Early Childhood Music & Movement Classes.
  • Study one-on-one with teachers who will equip you with lifelong, music-making skills.
  • Enjoy making music with others in one of our piano or string ensembles.
  • Learn the mechanics of music by enrolling in a theory class.
  • Lessons

    Private lessons are available on piano, strings, winds, brass, percussion, and voice. Lessons are scheduled at a time that works well for both the student and teacher. 

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  • Ensembles

    String and Piano Ensembles are offered for various ages and levels. Ensemble participation is free for students taking private lessons. Students not enrolled in private lessons may join an ensemble for a fee.

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  • Early Childhood

    Early Childhood Music and Movement Classes are offered for Ages 5 and under. Siblings of students taking private lessons may enroll in class for free. 

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  • Theory Classes

    Six levels of theory classes are taught each semester. Theory classes are free for students taking private lessons. Students not enrolled in private lessons may sign up for a fee.

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Maria Gracia

Maranatha Music Prep provides incredible learning opportunities and excellent instruction in a gorgeous environment. My husband and I made the choice to send our daughter here over 7 years ago...best decision we could have made when it comes to helping to instill a lifelong love of music in our child

Christina Miller

My daughter has greatly developed in her musical ability, thanks to the investment of her teachers in the Prep School. She has been stretched and encouraged each step of the way to further her musical abilities and to go beyond where she ever thought she could go. Thank you, Prep School, for your investment in families and children by making such excellent music instruction available to us!

Alison Boorujy

We love Maranatha Music Prep! My children eagerly attend their classes and are excited about what they are learning. The teachers obviously enjoy the students and it is a great place to learn and to make music!

Jenny Meyers

Our intern is a terrific instructor! We appreciate her creativity and the effort she puts into her lessons with our son. She is always willing to try new and innovative ideas.

Sara Galarza

Our experience here has been a wonderful one!! Thank You!

Denise Jacob

We started both of our girls in violin when they were 6 and then added piano a few years later. That was over 7 years ago and both are still in the program and thriving. MBU provides a loving, respectful and creative environment for kids to learn, explore and share their love of music. We consider ourselves blessed to have the quality of teachers and learning that they have provided. Best. Program. Ever.

Our Team

Study with Maranatha Baptist University Music Interns, Music Prep Faculty, or Maranatha Baptist University Faculty.

Janet Tschida

Janet Tschida

Music Prep Director




David Brown


DMA Conducting

MA Brass Performance


Ruth Brown


MA Piano Performance

BA Music Education

Tim Hammond

Timothy Hammond


MA Cello Performance

BA Cello Performance


Emily Haynes

Piano, Flute

BA Piano Pedagogy




David Ledgerwood


DMA Music Education

MA Theory


Lewis Rosove


MA Viola Performance

BA Music


Carol Ruffin


MFA Performing Arts

BA Music


Melody Steinbart

Violin and Viola

MA Violin Performance

BA String Pedagogy

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Rachel Stevens


BA String Pedagogy

Janet Tschida

Janet Tschida


MA Music Education Piano Pedagogy

BA Music - Piano

Amber Willson

Amber Wilson


BA Piano Pedagogy



Intern Instructors

All Instruments

Music Majors

Music Minors

Give the Gift of Lessons

Do you know someone who would love to learn how to play an instrument, or get better at one the already know? Give the gift of music today. 

Donate a Scholarship

Perhaps you do not know of anyone interested in lessons, but you would like to donate a scholarship to someone needing financial assistance.

Mission Statement

Maranatha Music Prep's mission is to develop God-given gifts by providing valuable observation and teaching experiences for our interns

while simultaneously providing quality music learning opportunities for our Watertown area community.


    745 West Main Street, Watertown