Classes

Our Instructors Hail From All the Best Schools Including
The Longy School of Music,
The New England Conservatory,
and the Boston Conservatory.

Private instruction is designed to provide students with the highest quality of teaching in a fun, rewarding and comfortable atmosphere - their home! Our teachers offer instruction in all styles of music including classical, popular, jazz and more. Lessons are available to individuals ages five through adult, from beginning to advanced in 30, 45, or 60 minute intervals, in the following:

  • Piano

    Piano Lessons

    The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music and accompaniment, the piano is also popular as a tool for composing and rehearsal. Although not portable and often expensive, the piano's versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world's most familiar musical instruments.

    If you are considering music study for either yourself or a child there is no better introduction to music than the piano. For our youngest students the piano is more accessible than other instruments and our adult students find that piano study provides a solid foundation in music theory. Whether you wish to learn popular, jazz or classical music our instructors are patient and supportive.

    Music performance teaches young people to conquer fear and to take risks. A little anxiety is a good thing, and something that will occur often in life. Dealing with it early and often makes it less of a problem later. Risk-taking is essential if a child is to fully develop his or her potential. As you become a more confident pianist we encourage you to participate in one of our many recitals!

  • Violin / Viola

    Violin and Viola Lessons

    The violin is a string instrument, usually with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest, highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments.

    Among our students, the violin is one of the most popular instruments for music study and is a great opportunity for your child to learn self expression through music. Although a very difficult instrument, we have violin students as young as four. As your child masters this difficult but beautiful instrument each week at their lesson they will become more confident and self assured. Our violin and viola instructors offer lessons in either the traditional or Suzuki methods.

  • Guitar

    Guitar lessons

    The guitar is a string instrument of the chordophone family constructed from wood and strung with either nylon or steel strings. The modern guitar was preceded by the lute, vihuela, four-course renaissance guitar and five-course baroque guitar, all of which contributed to the development of the modern six-string instrument

    The guitar is an extremely flexible and expressive instrument and can be effective in any musical style. Our guitar students work with their instructor to select music that will be meaningful and fun to the student.

    Recent studies show that students who study the guitar or other musical instruments are more successful on standardized tests such as the SAT. They also achieve higher grades in high school!

    Our youngest music students enjoy having their lessons in the comfort of their own home and their parents appreciate the convenience!

  • Voice

    Voice Lessons

    Vocal pedagogy covers a broad range of aspects of singing, ranging from the physiological process of vocal production to the artistic aspects of interpretation of songs from different genres or historical eras.

    Voice students as well as other music students learn craftsmanship as they study how details are put together painstakingly and what constitutes good, as opposed to mediocre, work. These standards, when applied to a student's own work, demand a new level of excellence and require students to stretch their inner resources.

    Our voice students may study from several genres including classical, theatre, popular, jazz and more. Many of our voice students also work on songwriting and often sing their own original songs at our regular recitals! Whether you dream of being the next Taylor Swift or Andrea Bocelli our voice teachers can get you there!

  • Trumpet

    Trumpet lessons

    A trumpet is a musical instrument. It is the highest register in the brass family. Trumpets are among the oldest musical instruments, dating back to at least 1500 BC. They are played by blowing air through closed lips, producing a "buzzing" sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column inside the instrument. Since the late 15th century they have primarily been constructed of brass tubing, usually bent twice into a rounded oblong shape.

    If you or your child are interested in studying a brass instrument, the trumpet is a great introduction. This small, inexpensive instrument is fairly accessible and a good place to begin before moving on to the trombone or tuba.

    In studying the trumpet as well as other musical instruments, a mistake is a mistake; the instrument is in tune or not, the notes are well played or not, the entrance is made or not. It is only by much hard work that a successful performance is possible. Through music study, students learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence and the concrete rewards of hard work.

  • Flute

    Flute Lessons

    The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind family. Unlike woodwind instruments with reeds, a flute is an aerophone or reedless wind instrument that produces its sound from the flow of air across an opening. According to the instrument classification of Hornbostel-Sachs, flutes are categorized as edge-blown aerophones.

    This woodwind instrument is very accessible and a lot of fun to play. Our teacher Jeanette is not only very talented but fun and patient too!

  • Cello

    Cello Lessons

    The cello is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin and viola. The cello is most closely associated with European classical music, and has been described as the closest sounding instrument to the male human voice.

    For those of you interested in leaning a string instrument, the cello is a great choice. Many prefer the cello’s low pitch compared to the higher pitch of the violin.

  • Bass

    Bass Lessons

    The double bass stands around six feet from scroll to endpin, and is typically constructed from several types of wood, including maple for the back, spruce for the top, and ebony for the fingerboard. It is uncertain whether the instrument is a descendant of the viola da gamba or of the violin, but it is traditionally aligned with the violin family. While the double bass is nearly identical in construction to other violin family instruments, it also embodies features found in the older viol family.

  • Saxophone

    Saxophone Lessons

    The saxophone (also referred to informally as the sax) is a conical-bore woodwind musical instrument. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. The saxophone was invented by the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax in 1846. He wanted to create an instrument that would be the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds, and the most adaptive of the brass—that would fill the vacant middle ground between the two sections. He patented the saxophone on June 24, 1846 in two groups of seven instruments each. Each series consisted of instruments of various sizes in alternating transposition. While proving very popular in military band music, the saxophone is most commonly associated with jazz and classical music. There is substantial repertoire of concert music in the classical idiom for the members of the saxophone family. Saxophone players are called saxophonists.

  • Clarinet

    Clarinet Lessons

    The clarinet is a type of woodwind instrument that has a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight cylindrical tube with an approximately cylindrical bore, and a flaring bell. A person who plays the clarinet is called a clarinetist or clarinettist.