Hey Kids! You and your favorite adult are invited to a concert series just for you!

Mini Maestros is designed especially for children ages 2-8 and their families. Each of the four-concerts in the series provides an interactive concert experience with Symphony Tacoma musicians and their instruments. With curriculum developed by Early Childhood Learning experts, the 45-minute “informances” get kids physically and mentally engaged with the music.­

The first three concerts highlight a different family of instruments—strings, brass and percussion. Educator and emcee Shay Ryan (Kiddos and Kin) introduces the instruments and foundational musical concepts while costumed musicians demonstrate through a selection of songs that children respond to by singing, dancing, marching and clapping their hands.

The grand finale performance is Sergei Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf, which introduces various instruments in the orchestra as characters in the classic Russian folk tale. Featuring the full orchestra, it provides a vivid culmination of concepts presented in the previous concerts.

Each concert is preceded by an instrument “petting zoo” that begins one hour before the performances, providing an opportunity for the children to touch and try out the musical instruments with the assistance of musicians.

All concerts begin at 2:30 pm, with the instrument petting zoo beginning at 1:30 pm. Tickets to individual concerts are $10 for children and $13 for adults (including box office fees).


This year we are offering a Mini Maestro’s Season Discount! If buying tickets for all 4 of our Mini Maestro Series, using the discount code MMSEASON10, you can get 10% off your tickets!

Click here to learn more about our 2024 concert season.

Peter and the Wolf Coloring Page!



Virtual Programs

Join in the Mini Maestros fun anytime from home!

Fiddler on the Hoof


3-2-1 Brass Off!

Kitty’s Big Adventure


Explore the story of
Peter and the Wolf

Learn all about Peter, his animal friends and Prokofiev’s beloved story in our VIRTUAL CLASSROOM!

The name “Mini Maestros” is used by kind permission of Major Maestro Pty Ltd.

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