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Private Lessons for Adults

Rediscover what it’s like to have a wonderful teacher.


Our faculty are highly qualified graduates of conservatories and schools of music from across the country and abroad.They specialize in their instruments and have demonstrated excellence in performance. Their understanding is deep, so they can truly help each student achieve his or her potential.

Private lessons don’t end in the practice room. Included in the cost of lessons are: music theory classes and monthly all-school recitals.  These are wonderful ways to enrich what students learn with their private teachers. (They are elective but we encourage all students to take advantage of them!) Private lesson students also receive reduced rates to our chamber music programs for adults, adult chamber choir, and workshops.

We offer instruction in the following instruments:

  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Organ
  • Percussion (including drum set)
  • Piano
  • Strings (violin, viola, cello & bass)
  • Voice
  • Winds and Brass (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, baritone, tuba)

Students are placed with a teacher based on the student's needs and teacher availability. Requests for specific teachers will be honored when possible.

Music instruction is offered at the University of Hartford campus, in Simsbury at Simsmore Square, and in Middletown (piano only). Lessons may be 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length, and are offered weekly during a standard school year of 34 weeks (September-June) and one 6-week summer session. (Some satellite locations offer shorter sessions due to school schedules.)    

2012-2013 Private Lesson Tuition Rates

Type of Lesson 30 Minutes 45 Minutes 60 Minutes
Private Lessons $39.25 $54.25 $72.00
Middletown Satellite
Private Lesson Rate
(32 weeks)
$35.75 $49.25 $64.50
Registration Fee
Non-Refundable
(per year per student)
$25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Late Registration Fee
(per year per student)
$30.00 $30.00 $30.00

Rates are based on the type of lessons taken.  Middletown rates only apply to Middletown residents who study at the Middletown satellite. Non-residents pay the regular lesson rate. For select faculty, higher rates may apply.

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

IMPORTANT: Registration for all programs is for a full academic year: September through June and tuition is assessed for the full term. Classes and lessons are pro-rated after the start of 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. Any remaining balance may be deferred into up to 8 installments by the University of Hartford. 

An opt-out period is available the third week of January to students wishing to withdraw without penalty. 

Please see the registration or billing pages for more information on Community Division policies.

For more information about private lessons contact the Community Division office at (860) 768-4451 or harttcomm@hartford.edu.

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