Private Lessons

The Mount Olivet School of Music develops and encourages musical skill and appreciation in each student, regardless of age or ability. In an artistic, nurturing environment, teachers provide excellent musical instruction thus educating, strengthening and enriching the intellectual, spiritual and emotional person.

Private Lessons taught in:

  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Baritone
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Voice
  • Bassoon
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Piano
  • Flute
  • Percussion
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Folk instruments- banjo, mandolin

 Click on this link to see a list of our current teachers

Registration
Registration is by phone or email to the School of Music office on a first-come, first-served basis with returning students given priority. 

Teacher Selection
Registration begins with a placement interview in order to determine the best teacher for each student. A staff member will conduct the interview in person or by phone. Important considerations include musical experience, goals, learning style, stylistic interests, individual qualities and time constraints.

 

Calendar

Private Music Lesson Calendar
  2015
Week of May 4 Last week of spring semester
Week of May 11 Recital and make up week
Week of June 8 Summer session begins
Week of August 10 Last week of summer session
Week of September 14 First week of fall semester
Week of November 23 No lessons Thanksgiving week Weeks of Dec. 21 & 28 No lessons winter break
2016
Week of January 4 Lessons resume after winter break Week of January 11 Last week of private lessons for fall semester
Week of January 18 Recital and make up week
Week of January 25 First week of spring semester
Week of March 21 No lessons spring break
Week of May 9 Last week of spring semester
Week of May 16 Recital and make up week

Tuition
Tuition varies depending on the length of the lesson and the instructor’s fee. A $25 per family per semester administrative fee is added to tuition. Tuition is due on or before the first lesson. The fall and spring semesters each consist of 15 weeks of lessons plus one week for makeup lessons and recitals. Summer session consists of eight weeks with students required to register for a minimum of four lessons. Most students choose half-hour lessons; however, longer lessons are available at a prorated cost. Students who begin study mid-semester must register for all remaining weeks in the semester. Please contact the School of Music for more specific information.

Missed lessons
If a teacher misses a lesson, he or she is required to make up the lesson or a refund will be issued.  If the student misses a lesson, the teacher is not obligated to make up the lesson but will make an effort to do so if possible.  The make-up week at the end of the semester can be used for lessons missed by the teacher or the student at the discretion of the teacher.  If possible, teachers should be notified of any absence at least 24 hours in advance.