Private music lessons are hands down the best way to learn an instrument. They’re not easy, but if you’re passionate and have a little bit of elbow grease, you’ll be playing or singing your favorite music in no time. Here’s what we offer:
We understand that every student is different. You have your own goals, abilities and musical tastes. We create an individualized experience that’s comfortable and positive, making sure that every lesson is both fun and challenging. We also know that learning an instrument is hard work and can get frustrating. We’re here to develop your skills and passion at the same time and will fight through the challenges with you! We’re more than teachers: we’re friends and role models too.
1. The first step is a 60 minute assessment. At the assessment you’ll meet your teacher who will go over your goals and abilities and develop a personal curriculum for you. The assessment fee is $60. We know that your relationship with your teacher is the most important thing about lessons, and that all of our teachers have different strengths. If you’re not immediately satisfied, we’ll match you with someone else at no charge.
2. Next we’ll find an ongoing time for your private lesson. Most lessons are 30 or 60 minutes per week. We operate on a quarter schedule that mirrors local schools and makes holiday and summer scheduling easy. Every student is required to commit to a full quarter.
All private lessons are $32 per half hour, paid by the quarter. You can start any time and tuition will be prorated.
Our year is divided into four quarters that roughly coincide with the school calendar. The quarters range from 8 weeks (summer quarter) to 15 weeks (fall quarter). Every student commits to a full quarter of lessons at a time. Here are detailed dates and tuition.
Nope! You can start whenever you want. We’ll just prorate the remaining weeks of the quarter for you
If your child is excited about an instrument, the right time is right now! We have students as young as 3 and 4 on almost every instrument. Our teachers are amazing at harnessing and developing young students’ passion for music. There are some instruments that are more difficult for very young students, so we might recommend starting on ukulele rather than guitar, for instance. Read our article about when to start music lessons.
The assessment is not a test, so don’t be nervous. It’s a way for your teacher to get to know you, what you like, what your goals are, and what the best path forward is for you to get the most out of lessons. It’s also a way for you to try out your teacher before you commit to a quarter.
Our teachers are fun, engaging and incredibly talented with lots of experience. However we know that a good personality match with your teacher is just as important for lessons to be successful. In the rare event that you’re just not feeling it, we’ll match you with a different teacher, no charge, no questions asked.