Private lessons are available for piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, composition and theory. Enrollment is open to ages and abilities. Download the registration form or contact registrar Mary Beth Stewart by email or (914) 395-4507.
Lessons are available in lengths of 30, 45, and 60 minutes, with 30 lessons per academic year and two studio classes. Careful consideration is given to match students with the appropriate instructor. Prior to registration, students and families meet with the Director in order to learn about the Conservatoryís offerings, and so that a teacher can be recommended.
Keyboard: classical piano, jazz piano, harpsichord
Voice: classical, musical theater, jazz
Strings: violin, viola, celo, contrabass, guitar (acoustic & electric), bass guitar
Winds: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, saxophone, recorder
Brass: horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba
Percussion: drumset, marimba, orchestral percussion, Afro-Caribbean drums
Composition: composition, songwriting, theory, and improvisation
For piano instruction, a piano or electronic keyboard with 88 keys at home is required for enrollment.
Tuition for private instruction includes 15 private lessons, one studio class, an end-of-year recital, and additional performance opportunities at performance classes and honors recitals. There is a an annual, non-refundable $50 registration fee.
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Performance opportunities. Recitals are developmental milestones for students and Concordia Conservatory offers many opportunities for students to share their musical accomplishments in a supportive environment.
Performance Classes The Conservatory encourages students of all levels to participate in these informal settings in which students play for their peers, the faculty, and the Director. Faculty recommends their individual students for upcoming performance classes. An accompanist is provided for performance classes.
Studio Classes are excellent supplements to private study, given through group exercises. While expanding studentsí knowledge of music, the class builds confidence and motivates students in their private study. Studio classes are held twice a year at the end of the semester for all students.
Honors Recitals These semi-annual recitals feature students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and progress during the school year, based on a teacherís recommendation.
Year-End Recitals Student recitals are held for family and friends at the end of the year in the Sommer Center for the Performing Arts. Recital participation is highly recommended. Students prepare repertoire with the approval and guidance of the teacher.
Senior Recitals offer a concentrated performance outlet for the serious music student at the end of his or her senior year in high school. Students prepare recital repertoire and set dates with the approval of the Director.
Music and Art on Parade Youth and adult students play throughout the day to raise funds for the Conservatory's scholarship and music outreach program.
Outreach Concerts Select students and faculty perform concerts throughout the year at Lawrence Hospital, the Fountains Senior Living in Tuckahoe, Sunrise Assisted Living in Mount Vernon, The Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mount Vernon, The Andrus Senior Center, and concerts in association with Bronxville Chamber of Commerce..
Chamber music Playing chamber music is an essential aspect of learning an instrument. Learn more here.