The Preparatory Program’s mission is to offer well-rounded music education for each child.  To ensure an enriching and comprehensive learning experience, lessons are matched with a class in musicianship. Below are the available options for your consideration. If you have any questions about the course content or selections most appropriate for your child, please contact the program directors at any time at or reach Susanne at (646) 456-8795 or Ryan at (615) 498-4996.

Application Fee $30

For Financial Aid, please see

Early Childhood Music Program

  • Music and Movement I  for Ages 2-3: $325
    (15 weeks per semester: 45 minute classes)
    9:45AM to 10:30AM
  • Children's Chorus for Ages 3-6: $175
    (15 weeks per semester: 30 minute classes) 
    10:30AM to 11:00AM      
  • Music and Movement II for Ages 4-6*: $405
    (15 weeks per semester: 60 minute classes)
    11:00AM to 12:00PM     
  • Music & Movement I AND Chorus:  $475
  • Music & Movement II AND Chorus:  $555
Please note:  Some four year olds may qualify for private or group lessons. Contact the directors for more information.

4-6 year old Music and Movement can be taken as the musicianship requirement for the Full Program.

Full Program (ages 5 to 18)

Classes below include private lessons of varying lengths and a 60-minute musicianship* class.
  • 30-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,180
  • 45-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,555
  • 60-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,930
* Music and Movement will substitute as Musicianship classes for students ages 4 to 6

The Prep Program does not offer private lessons separate from the FULL PROGRAM.


Adult Lessons

30-minute private lessons $675
45-minute private lessons $1,013
60-minute private lessons $1,350

Instruments offered: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, voice, composition, percussion


Optional Classes

The following optional classes can be taken without enrolling in the division lesson and musicianship class:
  • Children's Chorus for Ages 3-6: $175
    30 min: 10:30AM to 11:00AM
  • Senior Chorus for Ages 7-9: $175
    12:00PM to 12:30PM
  • Musicianship Class: $405
    60-minute  (various levels)
    30-minute  (various levels)
  • Junior Class (Ages 8-10)
  • Senior Class (Ages 11 and up)
  • Instructor:  David Degge, percussion faculty

  • VOCAL ENSEMBLE: $210 ($175 for Prep voice students)
    30-minute   (various levels/class times)
  • CELLO ENSEMBLE$210 ($175 for Prep cello students)
    30-minute   meets 1:00-1:30PM
  • VIOLIN/VIOLA ENSEMBLE: $210 ($175 for Prep violin students)
    30-minute    meets 1:00-1:30PM
  • Ages 9-14 (or by consultation with director) open to violin, viola, cello, double bass
        1:30PM to 2:00PM
    $90 for non-enrolled Prep student  or
    $50 for students enrolled in the FULL PROGRAM
  • CHAMBER MUSIC (must be approved by faculty)
    • 30-minute: $290
    • 45-minute: $435
    • 60-minute: $580
    for FULL PROGRAM students ONLY
    (piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, voice, composition, percussion)
30-minute lessons: additional $610
45-minute lessons: additional $915
60-minute lessons: additional $1,220

Secondary Instrument tuition is a discounted rate available only for students enrolled in the FULL PROGRAM.
The Prep Program does not offer private lessons separate from the FULL PROGRAM.

  • 30-minute class: $105
  • 45-minute class:  $155
  • 30-minute private lessons: $225
  • 45-minute private lessons: $335

Refund Policy

Minus the $100 deposit, a full refund will be made for withdrawal before the start of classes. A refund of 80 percent will be made for withdrawal before the second Saturday of each semester. No refund will be made after the second Saturday of the semester.

All class times are subject to change