available from youth through adulthood
Private lesson study is the largest component of Academy programming. The relationship with a caring, professional instructor, combined with a commitment to regular practice, enables each student to acquire the technical and musical skills necessary for mastery of an instrument. All students are encouraged to supplement the private lesson experience with theory lessons and ensemble classes to broaden their musical understanding.
New students may register for private instruction as any time during the year. Placement will depend upon teacher availability. Tuition for private lessons is prorated when not beginning at the start of the semester. If no teacher is available, you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when an opening occurs.
To begin the placement and registration process, please click here to fill out our interest form. You will be contacted by the Academy office.
Private Lesson Instrumentation
Lessons are available on piano, string, winds, percussion, and voice. Below is a complete list of instruments. Click on an instrument to view instructor biographies.
Private Lesson Fees
The Academy of Music has three categories of music teachers and corresponding lesson fees.
- Academy teachers number approximately 50; most of them hold advanced degrees, certificates or diplomas in music education or pedagogy.
- Lawrence University Conservatory of Music faculty members teach, by audition only, a small number of highly motivated and accomplished students.
- A limited number of Conservatory students offer private lessons and are supervised by the Academy. Student teachers are recommended by Conservatory faculty and have successfully completed a rigorous pedagogy class.
2019-20 Lesson Rates
|Price per lesson||30 minutes||45 minutes||60 minutes|
|Typical 16-week semester||$464.00||$664.00||$864.00|