Private Lessons


Private lessons are the center of our program and are offered for three 12-week sessions during the school year and a summer session. Lessons can begin at any time during the year and can be arranged for 30, 45, or 60 minutes each week. Enrollment reserves your instructor’s time at that specific time period each week.

Registration is first come, first served, and tuition/fees must be paid in advance to reserve a lesson time. By registering for lessons, you are agreeing to abide by all policies and adhere to payment deadlines (links below).

At the end of each session, you are automatically enrolled into the next session and emailed an invoice for tuition payment. Provided payment is up to date, your lesson time will be reserved for the entire school year. Automatic enrollment ends at the conclusion of the school year.

You must re-register to enroll in the summer session and the next school year.

Summer registration opens May 2, 2022. Register over the phone or in person. No online registration for summer lessons.

School year registration opens July 25, 2022. Register and enroll online, over the phone, or in person. To enroll in 45- or 60-minute lessons, please call the office.

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The many talented musicians on our faculty are experienced in working with students of all ages and abilities. We offer private instruction in…

Brass – trumpet, trombone, tuba, French horn, baritone, cornet, euphonium
Guitar and fretted instruments – guitar, banjo, ukulele
Percussion – drum set
Piano – traditional instruction in all styles of music, organ
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Strings – violin, viola, cello, bass
Voice – all voice parts
Woodwinds – bassoon, clarinet, flute, oboe, saxophone


For instruction in any other instrument, please call (563) 690-0151.

Recommended ages:

Piano (6+)
Violin/Viola (7+)
All other instruments: (9+)
Composition: students should possess at least an intermediate level of music theory knowledge.

If your student is younger than the recommended age, please call (563) 690-0151 to discuss lesson options.


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