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Group Lessons

Check out our Group Piano, Class Voice, and Class Guitar! Group music lessons present the unique opportunity for students to learn a new instrument in a setting that is both engaging and instructive. Students can learn the basics of music theory while building foundational playing skills. Group lessons are ideal for those students who excel in peer-motivated environments with the chance for both individual and ensemble performance.

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Group Lessons

Session lengthWeeksTuition
Class Guitar30 minutes12 per semester$125 per semester

Group Piano60 minutes12 per semester$200 per semester
Class Voice45 minutes12 per semester$200 per semester


Registration for group lessons is available both online and through the Academy of Music office. Current families are welcome to register using their online* account. Families without an online account should contact the office to have an account created. There is a nonrefundable $20 registration fee per family per semester. The spring registration fee can be waived if registering for both fall semester and spring semester within the same transaction. See details below under 'Full-Year Registration Process.' 

Tuition may be paid by credit card (online* or over the phone) or check. Payments may be made in full or in monthly installments for an additional $20 fee (per family per semester, except for full year registrations). Monthly invoices will be sent by e-mail. Please see Payment Policies for additional information.

Once registered, you will receive a reminder email a few days before the class begins with further details. 

*Note that online registration requires payment in full by credit card. If you wish to pay by another method or to set up a monthly payment plan, please call the Academy of Music office to register.

Full-Year Registration Process

In order to register for a full year, register for the Group Lesson fall semester and answer 'YES' at checkout to be automatically registered for the Group Lesson spring semester. Spring registration is not paid for during fall registration. 

Our office will then register you for the Group Lesson semester of spring lessons and an invoice will be sent to you by December 1, with first payment for spring semester due by January 15. The spring registration fee ($20 value) will be waived if automatically registered as well as the spring $20 payment plan fee if a payment plan was set up for the fall semester. When you receive the invoice, you may reply 'cancel' and your spring registration will be deleted with no charges.


Family discount: Families registering three or more students or registering for lessons on three or more instruments/groups/ensembles during the same transaction will receive a 10 percent discount off the family’s total tuition for the semester. The discount does not apply towards the registration fee or the monthly payment plan fee.

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