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School of Music Contacts:
Rebecca Mason
by Email or 612.767.2262

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
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Folk instruments- banjo, mandolin

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

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.



Private Music Lesson Calendar
Week of Jan. 30 First week of spring semester
Week of April 10 No lessons spring break
Week of May 1 No private lessons
Week of May 22 Last week of spring semester
Week of May 30th and June 5 Recital and make-up week
Week of June 19  First week of summer session
Week of July 3  No private lessons
Week of August 14  Last week of summer session
Week of September 11  First week of fall semester
Week of November 20  No lessons-Thanksgiving week

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.