Traditional Private Lessons

Traditional Private Piano Lessons

Traditional piano lessons, from beginners to advanced students, ages 6 and up.  Beginners will start with the Faber lesson series:  intermediate to advanced students will draw from a variety of sources in the classical, jazz, and pop genres.  In addition to learning from a diverse selection of repertoire, students will learn theoretical and technical skills that will supply them with useful, practical knowledge, enabling them to apply their musical backgrounds to the contemporary world.  Focus is on the individual, developing his/her strengths and interest, while still encouraging exposure to unfamiliar repertoire.  Consistent practice is expected, and students must have access to a full-sized (88 keys) acoustic piano or keyboard.  Participation in an end-of-the-year recital is encouraged.

Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Lessons

The Brass, Woodwinds, and Percussion programs of RCSM continue to grow.  Our faculty brings enthusiasm in addition to a wealth of performance and teaching experience.  Whether you wish to begin one of these instruments for the first time or are endeavoring to supplement your existing or prior instruction, this program boasts top-notch teachers from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Roberts Wesleyan College, and talented professionals.  Recommended age:  grade 4 and older

Guitar, Cello

Weekly private lessons are offered.  Students may begin study without prior training although other prior music instruction (piano, early childhood music) is recommended for preschool age children.  The minimum age for beginning cello and guitar is 5 years old.

Violin and Viola for Ages

Weekly private lesson are offered for students ages 5 and up. No previous training is required.

Voice Lessons

Private vocal instruction is offered beginning with junior high students through adult.  Proper vocal technique is emphasized for healthy and effective singing, in addition to the development of overall musicianship.  Sight-singing and developing proficiency with solfege are also included.  Many voice students of RCMS are active in school and community choruses and musical theater.  Recommended age:  14 or older.  Younger students accepted by audition.


Private Lesson Fee and Payment Plan

Fee per lesson
Yearly total cost
RMCS Faculty (32 weeks)
30 minute private lesson




45 minute private lesson




60 minute private lesson




Student Teacher (28 weeks)
30 minute private lesson




45 minute private lesson




60 minute private lesson





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