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Private Music Instruction

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.

Piano Composition
Strings • Violin, Cello, Viola
Suzuki Violin, Viola, and Cello
Bass Drums
African Drums
Songwriting & Recording

Space is limited for EEA's Fall Semester.
Register Now!

Current Summer Semester Ends August 23, 2021

8-week Fall Semester Begins Thursday, September 9, 2021

Priority Registration for Fall Lessons opens August 9, 2021

Open Registration starts August 16, 2021

Registration enrollment fee for students:
Individual - $35.00   Family - $50.00
Registration Fee per Student - $25.00



Lessons available at:

To discuss choosing a teacher and to select the preferred day and time:

The East End Arts School is offering in-person and virtual, remote instruction. You can register at anytime!  Please contact the registrar or Director of Education at the emails above to schedule your class. Children & adults welcome!




Limited scholarship opportunities based on financial need are available.


2019-2021 School Calendars

General Information

East End Arts School, 141 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901

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. Each student is entitled to one make-up lesson. A make-up week is scheduled at the end of the semester for this purpose. An extra week is scheduled for use for any weather day make-ups or instructor absences. 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 $38 fee for this lesson.

A non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment. No lesson times will be held without paid registration and either total tuition for the semester or initial down payment for the installation plan. Lesson payments can be made per academic school year, per semester or by installment plan. Weekly payments are not accepted. Monthly installment plan payments are due at the first lesson of the month. Failure to pay will lead to immediate termination of lessons.

Twice-yearly student recitals are scheduled at the end of fall and spring semesters. Students also have the opportunity to perform at East End Gallery openings and various community venues.

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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. 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.

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.

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A yearly non-refundable registration fee is due upon enrollment:


Full Semester Payment – one payment per semester, paid before first lesson.
Late start rates are pro-rated.
30-min. lessons: $538 EEA members / $605 nonmembers
45-min. lessons: $806 EEA members / $907 nonmembers
60-min. lessons: $1,075 EEA members / $1,193 nonmembers

Payment Plan
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.
30-min. lessons:
EEA members $565 ($265 first installment and three monthly payments of $100)
Nonmembers $635 ($335 first installment and three monthly payment of $100)
45-min. lessons:
EEA members $846 ($396 first installment and three monthly payments of $150)
Nonmembers $952 ($502 first installment and three monthly payments of $150)
60-min. lessons:
EEA members $1,129 ($529 first installment and three monthly payments of $200)
Nonmembers $1,253 ($653 first installment and three monthly payments of $200)


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.

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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 fundraising, and by private donors. 
Click here to download a scholarship form >>

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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

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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


East End Arts School Press Coverage:

“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” ~ Anni Albers

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