Private Lessons

Private instruction is available on the following instruments:
Violin Age 3 and up
Viola After two years of violin study
Cello Age 3 and up
String Bass Age 8 and up, depending on size of student
Piano Age 4 and up
Guitar Age 4 and up
Flute Age 3 and up
Harp Age 5 and up
Voice Group class at age 8; private lessons at 10
Clarinet Age 7 and up
Oboe Age 8 and up
Bassoon Age 8 and up
French horn Age 8 and up
Trumpet Age 8 and up
Saxophone Age 7 and up
Percussion Age 6 and up
Low brass (trombone, tuba) Age 9 and up

New students must meet with the director of the Music School to design their programs.

INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL PROGRAMS 

  • Students enroll in private instrumental and vocal instruction as well as elective classes and performance through participation in one of these programs. New students must meet with the director of the music school before registering.

  • Tuition includes registration fee, Parents Association fee, security fee and facilities fee.

Jazz Artists

The Jazz Artists program is for students of jazz on any instrument, at all levels of study and in all grades.  Jazz musicianship encouraged as an elective.  Program includes:

  • One 30 or 45 minutes private lesson each week
  • Performace Forum includes participation each week in small ensemble (60 minutes) and large ensemble (45 minues)

20% discount on jazz electives


15 weeks

30 min. lesson: $1,515/$1,615 | 45 min. lesson: $1,690/$1,790
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Secondary Instrument

Private instrumental, history, theory, and composition lessons are available for children in addition to lessons on their primary instruments.
15 weeks 30 min. lesson
$685.00 Member
$740.00 Nonmember
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15 weeks 45 min. lesson
$985.00 Member
$1,060.00 Nonmember
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15 weeks 60 min. lesson
$1,285.00 Member
$1,380.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Young Artists

For students of all classical and jazz instruments at beginner or intermediate levels of study. All grades. This program is required for violin, viola, cello, and piano students.

  • One 60-minute private lesson or two 30-minute private lessons each week
  • Instrumental group class (30-60 minutes)
  • Choice of one or two 40-minute Early Childhood/Musical Explorers, Advanced Dalcroze (60 minutes), or Musicianship (60 minutes) class
  • One or more performance ensembles, by audition

May include participation in Chamber Music for a 50% fee reduction.


15 weeks
$2,410.00 Member
$2,600.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

High School Artists

The High School Artists program is for students in grades 9 through 12 at advanced levels of study in all instruments or voice. Program includes:

  • One 60-minute private weekly lesson
  • Class in musicianship (60 minutes)
  • One instrumental performance ensemble or Concert Choir, by audition

15 weeks
$2,105.00 Member
$2,275.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Piano Program

The Piano program is for students in grades 7 through 12 at all levels of study. Program includes:

  • One 60-minute private weekly lesson
  • Class in musicianship (60 minutes)

Additional electives are optional.


15 weeks
$1,870.00 Member
$2,010.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Young Musicians

The Young Musicians program is for harp, string, bass, winds, brass, percussion, recorder, Suzuki flute, Suzuki guitar, and voice students at beginning or intermediate levels of study. All grades. Program includes:

  • One private lesson for 30 minutes or 45 minutes each week
  • Instrumental group class (30-60 minutes) or performance ensemble
  • Early Childhood/Musical Explorers (40 minutes) or Advanced Dalcroze (60 minutes) or Musicianship (60 minutes) class

Note: Suzuki guitar requires eight “teacher training” workshops for parents.


15 weeks

30 min. lesson: $1,625/$1,765 | 45 min. lesson: $1,810/$1,950
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Voice Program

The Voice Program is for students at beginning or intermediate levels of study. Program includes:

  • Ages 6-9: Prelude Choir (45 minutes) and Do You Hear What I Hear? (40 minutes)
  • Ages 10+: Concert Choir (90 minutes) and Divas & Divos in the Making (60 minutes)

Private lessons in voice for children 10+ are available through registration in the Young Artists Program or Young Musicians or High School artists program.

Note: Additional fees for choral attire, transportation, and special events may apply. Fee for sheet music: $40 (all students).


15 weeks

Ages 6-9: $460/$510 | Ages 10+: $575/$640
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.

Introductory Wind, Brass and Percussion Program for

This program is for trumpet, flute, oboe, recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon*, french horn, trumpet, trombone and percussion students (ages 8+ yrs) at beginning levels of study. Program includes:

  • One 60-minute group lesson per week (limit 3-4 students per class)

*depends on size of student


15 weeks
$540.00 Member
$600.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 201.569.7900.