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    Private music theory and history lessons

Private lessons are available in all areas of music and speech instruction for all ages and levels of development by highly qualified professional teachers and performers with real-life musical experience.

About music theory and history

Interested in learning the intricacies of composition, harmony, and tone? Develop and deepen your musical knowledge and creativity through private lessons in musical theory! Our diverse faculty will help students enrich their experience with their own instrument and appreciate how instrumentation and composition function to create the sounds that evoke emotion from musicians and audiences alike.

Students will learn to write music in a variety of classical and contemporary styles. They also learn to use computer technology to create scores and parts, transcribe their improvisations, and make recordings. Instruction is available for beginners of all ages as well as to more experienced artists who are looking to take their creativity and art to new levels with alternative approaches.

About our private lessons

New students must complete an online lesson placement request form. Conservatory staff or your assigned instructor will contact you directly to assist with your placement for the term.

When choosing a private lesson, you will need to consider:

  • number of lessons
  • length of lesson
  • what time of day you prefer 
  • which day of the week you prefer 

The average instruction per term (fall, winter or summer) is 16-18 hours.

The general rates for private lessons are 30 minutes for $39.50, 45 minutes for $59.25, 60 minutes for $79.00. 

Rates may vary depending upon the instructor and duration of lesson. 



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