Lessons

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are available on all instruments and in voice, composition, and jazz improvisation with Community Music School instructors and interns. For most instrumentalists the recommended age for beginning private study is age 7. Pianists and violinists may start at a younger age; for vocalists the recommended age is about 10.

 

Instructors and Interns

Community Music School instructors are professional artist-educators who are Western New York’s most sought after teachers and performers. Community Music School interns are Eastman School of Music students or recent graduates who are among the best and brightest young performers in the world. In addition to instructors and interns, some members of the Eastman School of Music collegiate faculty also offer lessons through the Community Music School; each sets his or her own individual fee. Call the Community Music School office for more details.

 

Community Music School Instructor Rates per Semester (17 weeks)

Lesson Length
Private Lessons
Equivalent Cost per Lesson
1/2 hour weekly
$521
$30.65
3/4 hour weekly
$767
$45.12
1 hour weekly
$980
$57.64

 

Community Music School Intern Rates per Semester (17 weeks)

Lesson Length
Private Lessons
Equivalent Cost per Lesson
1/2 hour weekly
$357
$21
3/4 hour weekly
$528
$31.06
1 hour weekly
$670
$39.41

 

 Summer Lessons

Summer is a wonderful time to continue your lessons or for new students to try lessons at Eastman Community Music School. During the fall and spring semesters students make a 17-week commitment to study, however during the summer all students may make a commitment of any number of weeks they choose.

Most of our teachers are available for lessons during the summer.

  • If your teacher is available during the summer, students/parents may set up a schedule with their teacher based on mutual availability. No new Registration form is needed.
  • If your teacher is not available, you may request a different teacher for the summer by completing a new registration form and submitting it to the office.
  • If you are a new student for the summer, please complete a  registration form and submit it to the office for placement with a teacher.

Students will be billed based on their total lesson time scheduled during the summer.

Rate per hour
Instructor $58
Intern $40

 

Introductory Piano Classes

Introductory Instrumental or Voice Classes are a great way to begin to play an instrument or sing with an eye toward possible future private study.  No previous musical knowledge is necessary!  over the course of the year, students will learn to read music, as well as the fundamentals of their particular instrument.  Please note, instruments are not provided and are the student’s responsibility.  Since the classes are at the beginner level, students with any previous experience, or who have taken a year of introductory classes, are encouraged to register for private lessons to enhance their developing skills.

Full year Introductory Classes (3 units)
Tuition:  $207 per semester
$189 or less with other private lessons

Instrument
Grade
Day
Time
Room
Piano
Ages 4-6
Saturday
9-9:45
M 443
Piano
1-4
Saturday
10:45-11:30
M 443
Piano
5-6
Saturday
9:45-10:30
M 443
Piano
7-8
Saturday
12:15-1
M 443
Piano
adult
Saturday
2:30-3:15
MSH
414

Sampler Classes

8-week Sampler Classes (2 units)
Tuition:  $138 per semester
$127 or less with other private lessons

Instrument
Grade
Day
Time
Room
Guitar for Children Sampler
September 8-October 27
1-3
Monday
4-5
MSH 405
Guitar Sampler
January 12-March 9
9-adult
Monday
6:30-7:30
MSH 405

See also

Eastman Beginning Strings: a program of private and group lessons

Piano Classes:  ages 4 to adult

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Last updated: April 23, 2014