In September of 1992, the school opened in Bemidji, offering private
music lessons with 7 teachers for 72 students. In 1997, our
organization purchased the current location at 519 Minnesota Avenue in
Bemidji and we became a full-service community school of the arts.
Because of incredible community support in the form of time, materials,
expert advice, and monetary gifts, the building is now a place to
experience a wide variety of arts activities ranging from orchestra
concerts and children’s productions to clay, mural painting, and other
We offer a full schedule of private lessons, group classes, and
workshops in a variety of art and music disciplines. Classes are
designed to enrich the arts education of school children and to unlock
the creative potential of teens and adults. Both the experienced artist
and the enthusiastic novice will find exciting opportunities at
Headwaters School of Music & the Arts.
Headwaters School of Music & the Arts is a private non-profit
school with a 501(c)3 charitable organization designation. We are
supported not only through tuition from our programs, but also through
grants from various arts organizations and agencies, and memberships and
contributions from the community.
Headwaters School of Music & the Arts is committed to offering
arts access for everyone, and financial aid programs are available.
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
We welcome you to contact us and join our family of talented individuals, eager students, and appreciators of the fine arts.
Headwaters School of Music & Arts offers accessible space for both our private classes and our public performances.
Engage and Celebrate the Arts...
Headwaters School of Music & the Arts was formed to enrich the lives of individuals by offering exceptional music and art education programs. The school provides a welcoming and positive atmosphere, which nurtures its students’ commitment to music and art.
Our mission is to demonstrate a willingness to seek music, engage the arts and build community.
Our vision is to contribute outstanding music and art education as well as comprehensive programming and performance opportunities to our broad community base. We offer quality private instruction tailored to the needs of individuals of all ages and will continue to adapt our course offerings to enhance the community and encourage new participation.