Private lessons

Whether you are a beginning, intermediate, or advanced student at any age, private lessons with supportive and motivating teachers are the best way to develop your skills.

SMC staff consult with new students to make sure they’re matched with the teacher best suited to their skill level, goals and schedule.

Each private lesson student has the option to perform in at least two recitals and performances throughout the school year.

Private music lessons are scheduled once a week or twice a week for 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutes.

Adults!  You are welcome too! Read more 

How to get started?

We recommend prospective lesson students to start with a free Trial Lesson. Have particular interests and goals?  Take a look at our Programs of Study page.   Let us know of your interest on the trial lesson form.  Following the lesson – we will recommend a course of study and lesson length.

Private Lessons
Our private lesson program is open year-round (September – August).  All Private Lesson students receive:
  • Year-round instruction with SMC professional faculty
  • Student and Faculty Recitals
  • Performance Workshops
  • Access to practice rooms with high-quality instruments
  • Discounted pricing for classes and ensembles

 Tuition is prorated, depending on start date. 

Age chart

Instruments Age (minimum)
Suzuki Violin 5
Suzuki Cello 5
Piano 5
Strings 6
Percussion 6
Drums 7
Guitar (acoustic / electric) 8
Bass (acoustic / electric) 8
Saxophone and Flute 9
Voice 9

Registration is open year-round.