Private Instruction


Private lessons are offered in piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, clarinet, flute, guitar, banjo, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums and harp. Children may study piano, violin and cello as young as age five. More maturity is required to study brass, guitar, harp, woodwinds and voice.

Call 212-242-4770 or email  to discuss what instrument and teacher would suit your needs and register for a private lesson.  Students enrolling in two courses of private instruction receive a 10% discount on the second course. Families enrolling more than one student receive a 10% discount for each additional student. Tuition is based on two 17-week terms (fall and spring) and one 6-week summer term.

There is a piano maintenance fee of $15 per term for piano students only.

30-Minute Lessons

$1,275 per semester ($75 per lesson)

$450 per summer term


45-Minue Lessons

$1,530 per semester $90 per lesson)

$540 per summer term


60-Minute Lessons

$1,700 per semester ($100 per lesson)

$600 per summer term


Music Theory and Solfege for Advanced Students

45 and 60-minute private lessons

Starting at $1530 per term

This one-on-one instruction will enhance your understanding of music to become a better musician. The course concentrates on the study of harmony, voice leading, ear training, dictation, and basic analysis in the Schenkerian tradition.


Let’s find the best fit for you or your child. Call 212-242-4770 or email to discuss what class and teacher would suit your needs and register them for a class. Payments can be made by cash, check, credit card or online here:

Is this your first time making a payment online with Greenwich House Music School? First, click here and enter the email address you provided when registering for your private class. You’ll be sent instructions for how to create a password. Then, you can log in and pay your tuition online.


For information about scholarships, please see our Procedure and Policy page.

Private Instruction Teachers:

Greenwich House Music School provides conservatory-level training in a non-competitive atmosphere for students of all ages. Our faculty has trained in many of the world’s finest institutions, and mentored generations of musicians with a level of artistic excellence unparalleled in the world of community music school education.

Many of our piano faculty studied under the leadership of Maestro German Diez (June 18, 1924-July 9, 2014), former Piano Department Chairman and 65 year faculty member. Maestro Diez formed much of what we, at GHMS, consider our teaching method. Our teachers advocate for a rigorous approach to the instrument with an open heart, designed to teach respect for music and a life-long love of the arts.