Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Ages 6 - Adult

Make music a central part of your life with weekly lessons.

Spring Semester begins January 28!

Lessons are the central core of music education and provide a focused environment for students of all ages and abilities to grow. Students have the freedom to explore a wide range of instruments and styles and develop creativity, dedication, and life skills to prepare them for success in any future pursuit. Weekly lessons build confidence and self-expression, the cornerstone for sharing music with others in the studio and on stage.

Lessons are offered for adults, teenagers, and children ages 6 and older, at all levels. Students ages 4-5 are eligible to take private lessons in Dalcroze Eurhythmics piano or Suzuki cello, viola, violin, or guitar. Private lessons require a commitment from the student as well as from the family.

New Students:
Prospective students should contact the School for free placement consultations to help advise them in their musical studies. Call (617) 484-5750 to schedule your phone or in-person consultation. New student information forms should be completed on our website prior to scheduling a placement appointment. Trial lessons are available for $55 (maximum 1 trial lesson per teacher).

For more information about registration, please contact the Registrar at 617-484-5750, or via e-mail at

Interested in a string instrument? Powers offers the Suzuki method of instruction, where students learn by listening, daily repetition, and parental guidance and encouragement. We also offer the Mark O'Connor Method for violin which uses American music such as blues, rock, and fiddle. It is based on technical excellence, but also exposes the student to improvisation, chordal awareness and FUN!


Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Ages 6 - Adult (all levels)

Fall Semester: 16 weeks + 1 "workshop week" (October 29-November 3)
Spring Semester: 16 weeks + 1 "workshop week" (May 29-June 2)
During the academic year, private lessons are intended to be taken from September - June. Tuition is paid by semester. Fees are pro-rated for private lesson students entering after the start of the semester.

Private lessons are available for the following: acoustic/electric bass, banjo, bassoon, cello, clarinet, composition, dulcimer, electronic keyboard, euphonium, fiddle, flute, French horn, guitar (all styles including bass guitar), harp (lap and folk), harpsichord, jazz (various instruments), music therapy, oboe, organ, penny whistle, percussion, piano (all styles), recorder, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, ukulele, viola da gamba, viola, violin, voice, and music theory.


  • 30-minute lessons - $816 p/ semester ($1,632 p/ year)
  • 45-minute lessons - $1,152 p/ semester ($2,304 p/ year)
  • 60-minute lessons - $1,504 p/ semester ($3,008 p/ year)

The full semester private lesson tuition along with the $20 per student semester registration fee must be paid in full at the time of registration. For more information about payment options, please see our Policies and Procedures page.

Tuition Rates include:

  • a total of 32 weeks of private music lessons for the academic year
  • 2 "workshop weeks" with opportunity to register for workshops at no cost
  • Written student evaluation at the end of each semester
  • Option to register for orchestra, theory, or an ensemble at a 10% discount.
  • Multiple performance opportunities during the academic year, including festivals, studio recitals, all-school recitals, and more!
  • If needed, free accompaniment rehearsal time prior to a recital or a student's performance

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PO Box 398 Belmont, MA 02478  |  Phone: 617.484.4696  

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Community Programs

Belmont Open Sings
Chamber Music Festival
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Piano Festival
Sample Classes

Student Performance

Piano Festival
Chamber Music Festival
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Powers Music School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, nationality, sex, ethnic origin, religious belief, gender,
or sexual orientation in its employment practices or in the administration of its educational policies.


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