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.

Greenwich House Music School offers Suzuki Method in violin and guitar for children as young as three. Shin’ichi Suzuki pioneered the idea that pre-school age children could learn to play the violin if learning steps were small enough and if the instrument was scaled down to fit their body. He believed that, if properly taught, every child is capable of a high level of musical achievement. Based off his observations of how children learn language, he developed a teaching method that prioritizes learning through listening, imitation, review and positive reinforcement. Individual lessons are complemented with group class to review materials and develop the skill of playing together.

Lessons are given once a week. Students enrolling in two courses of private instruction receive a ten percent discount on the second course. Families enrolling more than one student receive a ten percent discount for each additional student. Semesters are 17 weeks unless otherwise indicated.

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, MasterCard or Visa. All MasterCard and Visa payments must be made in person at Greenwich House Music School.

Annual Registration Fee 

$30 per student; $35 per family

Suzuki Method
$1,309 per semester ($75 per lesson)

30- Minute Lesson and Repertoire Class

30-Minute Lessons
$1,054 per semester ($62 per lesson)
$372 per Summer term

45-Minute Lessons
$1,190 per semester ($70 per lesson)
$420 per Summer term

60-Minute Lessons

$1,309 per semester ($77 per lesson)
$462 per Summer term

Piano Maintenance Fee 
$15 per semester (Piano Students Only)

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

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