Youth & Family Programs

From banjo classes to making leather crafts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers a wide range of fun and interactive programs for the whole family. Most programs take place in the Taylor Swift Education Center found on the third floor of the Museum. All the programs connect to the Museum galleries and exhibitions.

Types of Programs


Two girls playing a banjo

Dig into the story of country music in hands-on art and music workshops. Instructor-led programs are offered every Saturday. During summer, spring, and fall breaks, workshops are also offered on Fridays. Programs include:

  • Instrument Workshops: Offering instruction on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, and voice. Bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours.
  • Art Programs: Such as sewing, costume and instrument design, painting, leather craft, and more. All supplies are provided and participants can take their creations home.
  • ​​​Songwriting 101: A group songwriting experience led by professional songwriters. Want to hear songs written in Songwriting 101? Click here!
  • Dancing Lessons: including square dancing, clogging, and line dancing workshops, which teach easy steps for any occasion. ​
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Songwriting Camp

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Songwriting camp at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum offers a fun and unforgettable experience where budding songwriters can hone their craft, learn from professionals, and make new friends. Discounts are available for members.

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Creative Zone

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Creative Zone is the Museum’s drop-in artmaking program, where guests can join in for some arts & crafts fun that is connected to the Museum’s artifacts and exhibitions. Check the Museum calendar for upcoming Creative Zone dates.

Preschool Programs

An adult reading to children

Designed for learners ages two to five, Song and Story Time explores a different theme each month with a book, song, gallery exploration, and a hands-on art activity.

String City: Nashville's Tradition of Music and Puppetry

String City Performance

Learn about Nashville’s emergence as Music City in a story told by marionettes, shadow puppets, and more. Over thirty country artists appear in puppet form. Presented during the summer and the weekend following Thanksgiving. String City was created by Wishing Chair Productions, the resident puppet theater company at the Nashville Public Library.​

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School Breaks

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Participate in programs when school is out! We offer additional programs during fall, spring, and summer break.

In the Community

Girl playing violin

​Our musical petting zoo and art activities visit festivals, parks, and libraries throughout the Nashville area.

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