Private music lessons serve a critical role in the development of musical abilities and techniques that otherwise would not develop by self-teaching or playing by ear. One-on-one lessons allow for a dynamic that cannot happen in any other environment, and allow for the student to develop a more solid foundation. We work to provide the best possible instruction for the students by providing the best instructors and materials - and working with local schools to make sure students are learning material suitable for school bands and orchestras.
How much do lessons cost?
Private music lessons cost $100 a month. This will give you one half-hour lesson each week with an instructor of your choosing. There is a one-time $20 registration fee upon signing up.
What discounts are offered for families registering multiple students?
For each additional student enrolled under your account, we offer 10% off lesson fees. Please note that this does not apply to the first student, only subsequent additions.
Are the instruments and materials provided?
You are responsible for your own instrument(s) and materials. We do have rentals available for band and orchestral instruments if you so choose. Depending on your instructor, you may also need to purchase additional accessories and/or learning materials.
Are there group lessons available?
At Garden Music School, we believe that individual lessons add the most benefit to developing a student's musical technique. We do offer group Rock Lab and Summer Camps for those wishing to do music in a group setting.
Who teaches lessons?
We have a wide variety of well qualified instructors from a variety of musical backgrounds - from well-known recording/performing artists to professional music teachers. You can learn more about the instructors and their qualifications here.
At what age should I start? Am I too old?
There is no such thing as a bad time to pick up an instrument and learn how to play - or refine the skills you've already learned. The minimum starting age at Garden Music School is 7 years old. If you feel that your child is able to start earlier, we will do an evaluation of the instructor.