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92Y School of Music offers private instruction for adults and children on all orchestral instruments, piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, theory, music technology, composition and film scoring. New students to the school are invited to meet with the director to discuss their goals, expectations and schedule.

The interview process allows for best-suited teacher to student pairing. Student recitals are scheduled throughout the year with numerous opportunities to perform. Please call 212.415.5580 to schedule a placement interview and view our teachers by clicking here.

Students are encouraged to take Music Theory classes which accelerate and enhance private instrumental lessons. Vocalists are encouraged to add Ear Training classes to supplement private instruction. Tuition for theory classes is greatly reduced for those registered for private lessons.

Lessons are available Sunday through Friday for the summer term; lessons are available 7 days a week in the fall and spring terms.

Please fill out our Private Lesson Inquiry Form to help facilitate private lesson placement. Placement interviews are available with the Director and are scheduled after the completion of the inquiry form.

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Spring 2019 Lesson Packages:

Full semester rates (16 weeks or remainder of semester)
  • 16 30-minute lessons: $1,040 ($65)
  • 16 45-minute lessons: $1,280 ($80)
  • 16 60-minute lessons: $,1488 ($93)
Partial Semester Rates
  • 30-minute lesson: $70
  • 45-minute lesson: $87
  • 60-minute lesson: $98

Private instruction enrollment is open year round.

If you are unable to attend your lesson, please notify the teacher and the School of Music as soon as possible.

  • Please refer to the School of Music semester calendar below for holidays when the School is closed.
  • Instructors are required to provide a substitute teacher, or to make up lessons/classes they have cancelled.

PLEASE NOTE: Instructors will make up one lesson missed by the student if 24-hour notice is given. Students are responsible for scheduling their make up lesson with the instructor directly.


Pass to Practice

Pass to Practice cards are available at the box office for individuals that would like to use our state-of-the-art practice facilities. Practice rooms include chairs, stands, and a baby grand piano. Once you have purchased a Pass to Practice, you may schedule time in a practice room by contacting the School of Music office at: email, 212.415.5580 (practice room availability not guaranteed). During the Fall and Spring Semester, practice room hours are 9:30 am-1:30 pm Monday-Friday, and 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on the weekends. During the summer months we have more availability (please email us) and are closed on Saturday. Card expires three months after date of first use; not refundable or transferable. All Pass to Practice cards must be displayed in the window during the use of the room. Patrons may only use the room during their scheduled time.

Regular Rates

$17 per hour / $150 per 10-hour punch card

Discount Rates:
92Y School of Music students, Himan Brown members and 92Y residents

$6 per hour / $50 per 10-hour punch card

Non-member seniors and current student with ID

$12 per hour / $100 per 10-hour punch card