Private Lessons

What are your goals?

Get ready for that audition. Learn a new instrument. With over 18 private teachers in our studio, we will help you find the right fit for your goals and learning style. No matter your age, experience, or where you are on your musical journey we have a place for you.

Private lessons. . .

  • provide the foundation for a solid music education
  • help you build your technical and musical skills
  • offer you 1:1 individualized attention
  • give you the opportunity to work with one of our professional teaching faculty

FAQs

The summer session is 12 weeks. You choose the weeks you will be taking lessons and then pay only for those lessons.

Our lesson coordinator will discuss your goals for your study with you and will then find the teacher that will be a best fit for you. Trial lessons are available upon request.

Lesson length is determined in your initial meeting. Lessons can be 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes.

Semester tuition (18 weeks)
15-minute lessons $270
30-minute lessons $540
45-minute lessons $810
60-minute lessons $1080

You can sign up for lessons at any point during the year. We are always accepting new students. We will prorate tuition based on the weeks remaining in a semester. If a teacher’s studio is full, you will be added to our waitlist.

Yes, need-based financial aid is available to all families and individuals. We believe that music is an integral part of everyone’s life. Read our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement.

Learn more about Financial Assistance

Private lesson students participate in two recitals a year that are free and open to the public. Students may also play for community events and at local retirement homes.

Traditional lessons start the beginning student on reading music and playing at the same time. Depending on the instructor and instrument, usually private lessons start around age 7, when the child is reading fluently.

Suzuki lessons start as young as 3 years old and use the method developed by violinist Shinichi Suzuki called the “mother-tongue approach.” Learn more about EMA’s Suzuki Private Instruction.

  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • String Bass
  • Trumpet
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice