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PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

 Skilled teachers provide affordable private music lessons for students of all ages

Located in the music studios at Artspace Community Arts Center, 15 Mill Street, Greenfield, MA.

CURRENTLY OFFERING

 

STRINGS: Violin* & Fiddle    Viola    Cello*

WINDS:    Clarinet    Flute    Saxophone

BRASS:     Horn    Trumpet    Trombone    Tuba

PLUS:       Guitar    Piano    Percussion    Voice

*traditional or Suzuki options

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LESSONS

Weekly or bi-weekly lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes are reserved by the semester or by the academic year. The full academic year schedule is listed at the bottom of this page.

Fall semester is 16 weeks, September–January. 

Spring semester is 16 weeks, February–June.

Summer session (June-August) is a flexible schedule, with a minimum of 4 lessons.

Mid-semester starts depend on instructor availability.

Try it out before you commit! Students can sign up for a 30-minute TRIAL LESSON to ensure a good student-teacher match. These trial lessons are $35 and must be paid in advance. Please note, trial lessons canceled without 24 hours' notice will not be refunded.

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TUITION

Private lesson cost is $67.50 per hour ($33.75 per half-hour).

Payment may be made in full or in monthly installments.

 

Refer to the chart below for tuition costs. Mid-semester registrants' tuition is pro-rated.

There is an additional $20 registration fee per student for each new commitment period (semester or year). Registration fees are capped at $40 total per household per commitment period. Summer session registration fee is waived for returning students.

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PAYMENT 

You will be invoiced for your lessons. You may pay in full with cash, check, bank transfer, or debit/credit card, or in monthly installments via automatic ACH or debit/credit card payments.

The full tuition amount or the first monthly payment is due before the first regular lesson of the commitment period. We offer a grace period of one week. If tuition is not received and no payment plan established by the second lesson, lessons will cease until payment is received.

 

If tuition is not received and no payment plan established within 30 days of the initial invoice date, your bill will incur a $10 late payment fee. We run a very lean program to keep costs to you as low as possible, this fee helps us offset the additional work for staff to track and manage late payments.

REMOVING FINANCIAL BARRIERS

The tuition is set at the lowest rate possible to sustain our instruction programs. However, we do not want the cost to turn any student away from learning an instrument. 

To provide equitable access, the PVS has a “no questions asked” financial support policy, we will not require you to document your income or otherwise “prove” your financial need. Contact Casey Gilman, Education Programs Manager (music@pvso.org or 413-773-3664) to learn more about your options.


If you would like to support other families in accessing local music programs, please consider a donation to the Mary Kay Hoffman Scholarship Fund at https://bit.ly/MKH-Scholarship-PVS.  The PVS is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

STUDENT POLICIES

QUESTIONS?

Contact the program staff:

Email: music@pvso.org

Phone: (413) 773-3664

Mailing: 239 Main Street Rear, Greenfield MA 01301

Education Programs Director: Julie Carew

Education Programs Manager: Casey Gilman

Billing Coordinator: Meegan Schreiber

PRIVATE LESSON SCHEDULE 2023-24

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