REGISTER FOR PRIVATE LESSONS
To register for private lessons online, click on the applications below. If you would like tor register in person, please visit the Student Service office in room 101.
PRIVATE LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR:
Brass: trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba/euphonium
Jazz: piano, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass, theory
Percussion: orchestral percussion, drum set
Strings: violin, viola, cello, string bass
Voice: classical, musical theater, jazz
Woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone
AGES: 4+ (DEPENDING ON INSTRUMENT)
No experience necessary.
Private lessons are the key component to reaching one’s full potential as a musician, especially when combined with Merit School of Music’s Instrumental Music or Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory programs. Merit School of Music’s faculty provides students with one-on-one instruction that is necessary to advance their level of musicianship and allows students to explore their individual talents and interests, develop skills and overcome challenges. Students who take private lessons learn in-depth instrumental technique, practice methods, dedication, commitment and achievement. Feedback is a required part of the process.
RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDED IN PRIVATE LESSON TUITION:
+ One on one instruction with tailored goal setting
+ Access to Merit’s highly qualified and dedicated faculty
+ Financial aid for qualifying families
+ Annual studio recital
+ Merit Young Musician’s Competition (March)
+ Discounts for students enrolled in qualifying levels of Instrumental & Vocal Music or Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory (Passport Rate)
+ One written evaluations per year
+ Access to Merit’s library and audio/visual recordings
+ Free admittance to most Merit concerts at the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center
TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID
Standard Private Lesson Rates
60 minute lesson = $73
45 minute lesson = $56
30 minute lesson = $39
Note: Higher hourly rates apply to certain faculty. Please inquire with Student Services for more information.
PRIVATE LESSON PASSPORT (32 weeks)
Passports provide discounts on private lessons for students who participate in qualifying levels of Instrumental Music or Tuition-free Conservatory programs. Private lesson passports are available for students with approximately one year of playing experience and are based on a student’s steady progression through Merit’s group class curriculum. Please contact Student Services for more information regarding passport eligibility.
60 minute lesson = $68
45 minute lesson = $52
30 minute lesson = $36
Financial aid is available to qualifying households**. For students enrolled in other programming (this includes Instrumental Music and the Tuition-free Conservatory) financial aid is in addition to the Passport rate. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
**Limited financial aid is available for qualifying students who are NOT enrolled in other summer programming