Private Music Instruction
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
― Albert Einstein
The East End Arts School offers private music lessons to children and adults for voice, piano and all musical instruments. Since 1995 our experienced faculty members have been sharing the joy of music with beginners, advanced students, and all levels in between.
Strings / Violin, Cello, Viola
Suzuki Violin, Viola, and Cello
Twice-yearly student recitals are scheduled at the end of fall and spring semesters. Students also have the opportunity to perform at East End Arts Gallery openings.
To discuss choosing a teacher and to select the preferred day and time, please stop by, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 631-369-2171.
1. Increases the capacity of your memory
2. Refines your time management skills
3. Boosts your learning skills
4. Teaches you perseverance
5. Enhances your coordination
6. Betters your mathematical ability
7. Improves your reading and comprehension skills
8. Increases your responsibility
9. Exposes you to cultural history
10. Sharpens your concentration
11. Fosters your self-expressions and relieves stress
12. Creates a sense of achievement
13. Promotes social skills
14. Boosts your listening skills
15. Teaches you discipline
16. Elevates your performance skills and reduces stage fright
17. Enhances your respiratory system
18. Promotes happiness in your life and those around you
Did You Know?
Young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week through at least one full year are:
* 4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
* 3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
* 4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
* 3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance
* 4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem
Young artists, as compared with their peers, are likely to:
* Attend music, art, and dance classes nearly three times as frequently
* Participate in youth groups nearly four times as frequently
* Read for pleasure nearly twice as often
* Perform community service more than four times as often
"Living the Arts through Language + Learning: A Report on Community-based Youth Organizations," Shirley Brice Heath, Stanford University and Carnegie Foundation For the Advancement of Teaching, Americans for the Arts Monograph, November 1998
All lessons are held at the East End Arts School, located at 141 E. Main Street, Riverhead NY 11901.
CALENDAR & FEES
The East End Arts School's private music instruction program runs on a 16-lesson or 15-lesson semester as determined by federal and school holidays. Enrollment for the academic school year consists of a Fall and a Spring semester. The private lesson day and time will automatically carry over from Fall to Spring semester, unless the school is notified of withdrawal. A make-up week for excused student absences will be scheduled at the end of each semester. A separate Summer semester consisting of 7 lessons, with no make-ups for absences, is also available. Please see the yearly school calendar for exact dates and days closed. Half-hour trial lessons are available prior to registration. There is a $35 fee for this lesson.
A non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment. No lesson times will be held without paid registration. Lesson payments can be made per academic school year, per semester or by installment plan. Weekly payments are not accepted. All tuition not paid in full by the start of the semester will be charged an installment fee. Monthly installment plan payments are due at the first lesson of the month. Failure to pay will lead to immediate termination of lessons.
MAKE UP POLICY
Students are committing to a course of study, and will not be credited for missed lessons. ONLY ONE EXCUSED ABSENCE WILL BE MADE UP PER SEMESTER. For a lesson to be considered “excused” the school must be notified prior to noon on the day of the lesson. Lessons canceled after 12PM will not be rescheduled. If a student cancels a make up lesson the teacher is not required to reschedule the lesson. All lessons canceled by the teacher will be rescheduled. All lessons missed due to inclement weather will also be rescheduled. There are allocated days for make up lessons at the end of each semester. Please note that the limited summer semester schedule does not allow for any excused absences to be made up.
Decisions regarding school closings will be made by noon. When in doubt call the School at 631-369-2171 for information. For full day closings please see the homepage or call the East End Arts Gallery at 631-727-0900 for a recorded message. If a private instruction is canceled due to a teacher emergency every effort will be made to reach the student via the phone numbers provided at registration.
INSTRUCTION WITHDRAWAL & REFUNDS
In the case of withdrawal from private music instruction, two weeks notice must be given. The student will be considered absent until the School is notified of withdrawal. Days absent prior to withdrawal will not be included in refund. A pro-rated refund, less the equivalent of two lessons, will be issued based on prior payments.
***IMPORTANT*** The rates below will go into effect on August 1, 2015.
A yearly non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment:
Full Semester Payment – one payment per semester, paid before first lesson.
Late start prices are pro-rated.
16 30-min. lessons: $496 EEA members / $552 nonmembers
Thursdays Fall semester, Fridays Fall semester, Saturdays, 15 lessons: $465 EEA members / $518 nonmembers
16 45-min. lessons: $752 EEA members / $828 nonmembers
Thursdays Fall semester, Fridays Fall semester, Saturdays, 15 lessons: $705 EEA members / $776 nonmembers
16 60-min. lessons: $992 EEA members / $1,104 nonmembers
Thursdays Fall semester, Fridays Fall semester, Saturdays, 15 lessons: $930 EEA members / $1035 nonmembers
Full Year Payment – both fall and spring semester paid before first lesson.
Prices include 5% discount.
32 30-min. lessons: $943 EEA members / $1,049 nonmembers
Thursdays, 31 lessons: $913 EEA members / $1,031 nonmembers
Fridays, Saturdays, 30 lessons: $855 EEA members / $940 nonmembers
32 45-min. lessons: $1,429 EEA members / $1,574 nonmembers
Thursdays, 31 lessons: $1385 EEA members / $1,532 nonmembers
Fridays, Saturdays, 30 lessons: $1,340 EEA members / $1,552 nonmembers
32 60-min. lessons: $1,885 EEA members / $2,098 nonmembers
Thursdays, 31 lessons: $1826 EEA members / $2033 nonmembers
Fridays, Saturdays, 30 lessons: $1,710 EEA members / $1,881 nonmembers
Semester installment plan includes initial payment, payable before first lesson, followed by monthly payments due by the first lesson of October, November, December (Fall semester) or March, April and May (Spring semester). Prices include a 5% fee. Late start first installment payments are pro-rated.
Summer Semester - payment is due in full before first lesson.
No payment plan available.
Registration fee for Summer Semester students.........................$20
7 30-min. lessons: $217 EEA members / $245 nonmembers
7 45-min. lessons: $329 EEA members / $364 nonmembers
7 60-min. lessons: $434 EEA members / $483 nonmembers
Family discounts: Families having more than one student enrolled will receive a 5% discount of an equal or lesser tuition for second and additional students.
Limited financial assistance is available for dedicated students based on financial need. Applications are available upon request and must be submitted along with the required documentation at time of registration. Scholarships will be revoked for students with unexcused absences. Private instruction scholarships are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Town of Southampton, East End Arts School fund raising, and by private donors. Click here to download a scholarship form.