Preparatory Division


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 Ryan at (615) 498-4996.

Application Fee $30

For Financial Aid for 2018-2019 school year, please see

Early Childhood Music Program

Spring Semester 2019 - Saturdays Only


  • Music and Movement I for Ages 2-3: $335
    (15 weeks per semester: 45 minute classes)
    9:00AM to 9:45AM     (Drop-off class)
  • Music & Movement II for Ages 4-5*$335
    (15 weeks per semester: 45 minute classes) 
    9:45AM to 10:30AM     (Drop-off class)   
  • Children's Chorus for Ages 4-6: $180
    (15 weeks per semester: 30 minute classes) 
    10:30AM to 11:00AM
         (Drop-off class)   
  • Music and Movement III for Ages 5.5-7*: $415
    (15 weeks per semester: 60 minute classes)
    11:00AM to 12:00PM      (Drop-off class)    

COMBINED Music & Movement AND Chorus class (discount pricing):
  • Music and Movement II AND Chorus:  $490   (combined)
       9:45AM to 10:30AM Music & Movement II    AND
       10:30AM to 11:00 Children's Chorus
  • Music and Movement III AND Chorus:  $570   (combined)
       10:30AM to 11:00 Children's Chorus    AND
       11:00AM to 12:00PM Music and Movement III
(7 year olds may join the 12:00PM Senior Chorus)
  • Piano Explorers for Ages 4-6: $400 
    • 8:30 to 9:00AM
    • 12:30 to 1:00PM
  • (15 weeks per semester: 30 minute classes) 
      Class Size:  2 to 4 Students  (Drop-off class)

Please note:  Some four year olds may qualify for private or group lessons. Contact the directors for more information.

* Music and Movement II & III 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 45 min Music & Movement II: $1,115
  • 30-min. lesson and 60 min Music & Movement III: $1,215
  • 30-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,215
  • 45-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,600
  • 60-min. lesson and musicianship class: $1,988
* 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 $700
45-minute private lessons $1,050
60-minute private lessons $1,400

Instruments offered: piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, 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 4-6: $180
    30 min: 10:30AM to 11:00AM
  • Senior Chorus for Ages 7-9: $180
    12:00PM to 12:30PM
  • Children's Chorus for Ages 4-6: $180
    30 min: 10:30AM to 11:00AM
  • Piano Explorers for Ages 4-6: $400
  • 30 min: 8:30AM to 9:00AM
  • 30 min: 12:30PM to 1:00PM
  • 30 min: 1:00PM to 1:30PM
  • Instructor: Leslie Frost
  • Musicianship Class: $415
    60-minute  (various levels)
  • 30-minute  (various levels)
  • Junior Class (Ages 8-10)
  • Senior Class (Ages 11 and up)
  • Instructor:  David Degge, percussion faculty
  • SONGWRITING  (various levels/class times)
    • 30-minute Class: $315
    • 45-minute Class: $412
    • 30-minute Private Lesson: $640

  • VOCAL ENSEMBLE$220 ($180 for Full Program Prep Students)
    30-minute   (various levels/class times)
  • JAZZ/IMPROVISATION ENSEMBLE$310 ($230 for Full Program Prep Students)
    60-minute   meets 1:00-2:00PM
  • CHAMBER MUSIC (must be approved by faculty)
    • 30-minute: $300
    • 45-minute: $450
    • 60-minute: $600
    for FULL PROGRAM students ONLY
    (piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, voice, composition, percussion)
30-minute lessons: additional $640
45-minute lessons: additional $960
60-minute lessons: additional $1,280

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: $110
  • 45-minute class:  $165
  • 30-minute private lessons: $235
  • 45-minute private lessons: $350

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Students may withdraw from the Preparatory Program or individual classes at any time. Tuition refunds will be given at the following rates:
• Before the 1st Day of Classes: 100% Tuition Refund (minus the application fee and tuition deposit*)
• After the 1st Day of Classes: 90%
• After the 2nd Day of Classes: 80%
• After the 3rd Day of Classes: 70%
• After the 4th Day of Classes: No Refund Given

Withdrawal from individual classes and/or secondary lessons will also be refunded at the percentage rates listed above.

*Please Note: Application Fee and Tuition Deposit are not Refundable at any time of withdrawal.
If you wish to withdraw, you must notify the Bard Preparatory Division directors by email at The effective date of withdrawal is the date of withdrawal is the date that the written notice is received, not the last day of class or private lesson. Students receiving financial aid forfeit their aid upon withdrawal. 

All class times are subject to change