Swift attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gave reporters and area high school students a tour of the new education center, which she donated to the museum as part of its expansion campaign.
"I'm really excited about this music education center and the fact that right now they have three different classes going on today," the pop star said in an interview after the ceremony. "It's really exciting that we can be here on a day when they're not only unveiling it, but they're starting to actively use it today."
The $4 million center will have classroom space, a hands-on instrument room and several education opportunities.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.