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Private Lessons

Instrument Age Notes
Piano 4 and up Traditional and Suzuki
Strings 4 and up Traditional and Suzuki
Winds and Brass 9 and up Suzuki flute available at a younger age
Percussion 9 and up Drum set lessons available
Voice 11 and up Contact us regarding younger students
Guitar 4 and up Variety of styles and Suzuki
Harp 5 and up
Organ Please contact us
Composition grade 7 and up Small group format

Students interested in Strings, Piano, Guitar, or Flute may visit our Suzuki Instruction page to find out more about the differences between traditional and Suzuki lessons

What you should know about private lessons.

  • Students take a private lesson once a week during a standard school year of 34 weeks (September-June)
  • Lessons are booked in 30, 45, or 60 minute blocks
  • Merit and need-based scholarships are available
  • Our faculty consists of highly qualified graduates of conservatories and schools of music from across the country and abroad. They have deep understanding of their instruments, musicianship, and education.
  • Private lessons do not end in the practice room. Included in the cost of lessons are musicianship classes and monthly solo recitals.  We encourage all students to take advantage of these enriching electives.

How to request private lessons

  • Complete the private lesson request form
  • Within one week our Private Lesson Coordinator will contact you to answer questions and take an initial deposit of $40.50.
  • The initial deposit pays for an introductory 30-minute lesson.
  • Meet a teacher and take your first lesson!
  • Complete a lesson registration form, pay the registration fee, and make arrangements for payment. Please see our registration and billing pages for more details.

Please note: Students must be placed with a teacher before they can register for lessons. Students are not registered for lessons until they have completed this process.

2016-2017 Private Lesson Tuition Rates

Type of Lesson 30 Minutes 45 Minutes 60 Minutes
Traditional Private Lessons $40.50 $55.90 $74.50
Suzuki Piano/Flute* $43.80 $59.20 $76.80
Suzuki String/Guitar* $54.60 $70.40 $89.00
Registration Fee
(per year per student)
$25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Late Registration Fee
(per year per student)
$30.00 $30.00 $30.00

Tuition rates are based on the type of lessons taken and may vary depending upon the teacher. Students also receive:

  • Reduced rates on ensemble participation (by audition).
  • Access to music theory classes
  • Free or discounted tickets to concerts
  • Monthly recital opportunities
  • Other benefits


Solo performance is an important aspect of every musician's growth and development. In addition to recitals organized by our teachers for their studios, we encourage our students to participate in Hartt Community Division "Solo Recitals". These are open to all of our students with teacher recommendation and support.

2016-17 dates TBD

2015-16 Solo Recital Dates
Date Times
October 3, 2015 3:30 and 5:00pm
November 7, 2015 3:30 and 5:00pm
December 19, 2015 3:30 and 5:00pm
January 9, 2016 3:30 and 5:00pm
January 30, 2016 3:30 and 5:00pm
February 27, 2016 3:30 and 5:00pm
April 2, 2016 3:30pm only
April 23, 2016 3:30 and 5:00pm
May 21, 2016 3:30 and 5:00pm
2015-16 Adult Solo Recital
Date Time
November 15, 2015 2pm
March 13, 2016 2pm
June 12, 2016 2pm

Basic Community Division Lesson Policies

  • Registration for all programs is for a full academic year, September through June, and tuition is assessed for the full term.
  • Payment of at least 10% of the FULL YEAR’s tuition (plus applicable fees) is required with a signed and complete registration form prior to the commencement of lessons, coachings, and/or rehearsals.
  • Classes and lessons are pro-rated after the start of term.
  • After the initial 10% payment, the balance may be paid in up to 8 installments to the University of Hartford.
  • An opt-out period is available during the third week of January for students wishing to withdraw without penalty.
  • Please view our complete policies, located on the registration page, for more details.

Please contact our office at (860) 768-4451 or harttcomm@hartford.edu for questions regarding teacher placement and further assistance.

For more information call the Community Division office at 80.768.4451 or harttcomm@hartford.edu.

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