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Private Lessons

Want to learn to play music in a private setting? Our students are fitted with our Best-fit Lesson Plan!

Student playing piano

Best-fit Lesson Plan

The Academy of Music offers the Best-fit Lesson Plan, a unique opportunity to select not only the length and number of lessons but also the level of instruction. Families can make decisions based on instructor experience, student skill level, interests, expectations, financial consideration, scheduling or any other criteria important to the student. The availability of instructors may vary depending on the instrument.

Teacher request is on a first-come, first-served basis. Private lessons are offered for the following instruments: 

  • Banjo
  • Bass Guitar
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Conducting
  • Double bass
  • Drum Set
  • Euphonium
  • Flute
  • French Horn
  • Guitar/Acoustic
  • Guitar/Electric
  • Harp
  • Mandolin
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Songwriting
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Ukulele
  • Viola
  • Violin 
  • Voice

Instructor Levels

Faculty Instructor: An experienced teacher who has advanced degrees in music. Faculty instructors are accomplished teachers who actively perform in the community.

Graduate Instructor: An instructor with a bachelors degree in music who has experience teaching lessons.

Student Instructor: A student in the music program at University of Northwestern who is teaching to gain experience and apply newly learned teaching techniques. Student instructors are under the supervision of faculty members.

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