Rutgers Community Arts

Private Music Lessons

Private music instruction is available for students of all ages and stages, starting at just 4 years old. Individual instruction with our faculty of world-class, conservatory-trained musicians is available in 30-, 45-, and 60-minute sessions in all instruments and voice.

Each student’s musical and personal needs are taken into consideration during the placement process, as student needs and instructor teaching styles vary considerably. To request placement in our private lesson program, new students should submit a Private Lesson Inquiry Form. Our office will respond to requests via phone and/or email within two (2) business days. Please contact us with questions or to learn more about our private lesson options.

Students may register for lessons at any time. We are pleased to offer Academic Year and Single Semester registration options. Once registered, students commit to weekly lessons for the remainder of the term. An a la carte registration option is available for an additional charge per lesson.

Academic Year Registration

  • The Academic Year Registration option comprises a 30-week schedule of weekly private lessons, September through June.
  • There is no registration fee for the Academic Year Registration option.

Single Semester Registration

  • Students may opt to register for weekly private lessons by semester:
    • Fall/Spring: 13 weeks per semester
    • Summer: 6 weeks
  • A $50 fee is assessed with each semester registration.

A la Carte Lessons

  • Students may arrange for occasional or additional private lessons at any time of the year, excluding holidays and closure dates.
  • A $10 premium is added to each a la carte lesson, on top of the regular tuition cost.
  • Make-up lessons, refunds, and credits are not provided for a la carte lesson student absences.
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Please refer to our Policies and Procedures for specific information related to each registration option.

Private Lesson Tuition Rates

  • 30-minute weekly lessons: $35 per lesson
  • 45-minute weekly lessons: $52.50 per lesson
  • 60-minute weekly lessons: $70 per lesson

Please note that some Mason Gross School of the Arts faculty and selected Rutgers Community Arts faculty may have a higher rate. Our office staff is happy to discuss pricing options.

Financial aid is available up to 25% off standard private lesson tuition rates.

 

Many of the classical music faculty of Rutgers Community Arts utilize The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program (RCMDP) or Associated Boards of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) syllabi. Students are encouraged to discuss these curricula with instructors and consider participating in RCMDP or ABRSM examinations, as they provide a truly outstanding means of focusing your efforts on achievable and sustainable progress.

Private Lesson Faculty

Christopher Delgado
Administrative Coordinator; RCA Private Lesson Instructor, Trumpet
Music
Community Arts
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Luke Schwalbach
Private Lesson Instructor, Trumpet
Community Arts
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Mickey Bertelsen
Percussion Instructor, Private Lessons
Community Arts
Zoe Browder Doll
Chair of Rutgers Community Arts Piano Program
Community Arts
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Jae Hee Min
Piano Instructor
Community Arts
Email
MyungJin Oh
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
Arts Online
Community Arts
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Jihye Park
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
Community Arts
Emailphone
Sung Tae Park
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
Community Arts
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Enriqueta Somarriba
Private Lesson Instructor, Piano
Community Arts
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Nic Brown
Private Lesson Instructor, Guitar
Community Arts
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Susannah Chapman
Part-Time Lecturer, Cello
Music
Community Arts
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Sharon Gayoung Cho
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
Community Arts
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Grace Heeeun Lim
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
Community Arts
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Judith Morse
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
Community Arts
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Leighann Narum
Private Lesson Instructor, Guitar
Community Arts
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Yu Ouyang
Private Lesson Instructor, Violin
Community Arts
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Jonathan Spitz
Head of Strings, Cello
Music
Community Arts
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Rachel Silverstein
Private Lesson Instructor, Voice
Community Arts
Email
Saul Dautch
Private Lesson Instructor, Saxophone
Community Arts
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Yoon Huh
Private Lesson Instructor, Flute
Community Arts
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Maureen Hurd
Associate Director
Head of Woodwinds, Clarinet
Music
Community Arts
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Joseph Pinto
Private Lesson Instructor, Clarinet
Community Arts
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Sarah Shin
Private Lesson Instructor, Flute
Community Arts
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Schuyler Thornton
Private Lesson Instructor, Flute
Community Arts
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Amy Tu
Private Lesson Instructor, Flute
Community Arts
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