+ What is a good age to begin music lessons?
It is never too early to begin nurturing a musical sensibility within children. During early childhood, the mental structures and mechanisms associated with processing and understanding music are in the prime stages of development. So then, what is the goal of music lessons for young children? Regardless of age, experience, or aptitude, all young children can develop meaningful relationships with music at a young age. If this is your goal, then it's never too early to start. Lessons are structured with the individual student's needs, goals, and interests in mind.
+ Do you teach adults?
Yes! Mastering a new musical instrument has a reputation as a young person’s game. Like learning a foreign language, it is commonly seen as something that must be embedded during the formative years otherwise the learner will be hopelessly behind, if not simply hopeless. That's simply a myth and a common barrier that discourages many adults from pursuing their desire to make music.
People of any age can aspire to learn to sing or play a musical instrument and gain a level of satisfaction. Moreover, an ever growing body of research suggests that learning to play an instrument can enhance emotional well being, brain health, and cognition. Neuroscientists say there are few things that stimulate the brain the way music does.
If you have the urge to make music but never had lessons as a kid — or quit for any reason — it's never too late. You'll enjoy lessons and learn how to play or sing the songs you like.
+ How are the lessons structured?
Private Lessons (one-on-one instruction)
The learning plan is tailored for the individual interests and needs of the student.
The learning environment is comfortable for the student to take on new challenges, ask questions, build confidence, and learn at his or her own pace.
+ How often do lessons occur?
- Children and youth students enrolled in Private Lessons maintain weekly lessons throughout the school year (as defined by the Calendar).
- Summer lessons for children, youth, and adults can be scheduled à la carte (on a first-come, first-served basis). Students are also welcome to continue their regularly scheduled weekly lessons throughout the summer.
+ What is the cost of tuition?
Private Weekly Lessons
For children, youth, and adult students who prefer lessons at a regular weekly day/time.
30 minute $35/week
45 minute $55/week
60 minute $70/week
For adult students who prefer to schedule and pay as you go instead of securing a regular weekly day/time.
30 minute $40/session
45 minute $60/session
60 minute $80/session
+ When is tuition due?
Pre-paid tuition is due on the 1st of the month and pays for the upcoming month’s lessons in full, regardless of planned or unplanned student absences. Tuition for months with holiday closings, as defined by the Calendar, will be prorated.
+ What are my payment options?
Tuition is payable only through Auto-Pay using the credit card you registered at the time of enrollment. Payments are automatically charged on the 1st of each month.
+ Can I discontinue lessons at anytime?
Yes. Students can withdraw from lessons at anytime. Please note that any pre-paid tuition is nonrefundable.
+ Do you offer lessons during the summer?
Yes. Summer lessons can be scheduled à la carte (on a first-come, first-served basis) and paid for at the time of booking. Students can also choose to continue their regularly scheduled weekly lessons throughout the summer.