We welcome high school students and adults of all ages
to St. Joseph's School of Music!
We offer weekly private lessons of 30, 45, and 60 minutes,
and special performance opportunities, workshops and classes designed for adults.
Private music lessons are available on all instruments and voice.
2016-2017 TUITION per nine-week term
30 minutes $270 45 minutes $400 60 minutes $525
A $25 Registration Fee is paid once annually. Additional family members pay $10.
For new students, lessons begun within a term are pro-rated.
for students over 18 yrs. of age
What is this?
A program for adult learners, the Coaching Club allows students to take lessons at their leisure, and includes special events (studio classes, workshops, and wine and cheese salons).
Who is this for?
The Coaching Club is perfect for students who would like more independence of schedule and are self-starters with practice, or do not have the time to commit to a weekly schedule. Scheduling subject to teacher approval and availability. For students over 18 yrs of age only.
How does it work?
Buy a 5x or 10x punch card, schedule your lessons at your own pace in a one year period, buy a new punch card when you are ready!
(For 30-minute lessons)
5x punch card: $165
10x punch card: $330
$10 registration fee once annually.
PIANO Private lessons for beginners to advanced students, taking into consideration past musical experience and age. Emphasis is on fluent reading, memory skills, understanding of musical fundamentals, rhythmic and technical control, with concentration on self-expression and interpretation of different styles. VOICE Vocal training is directed toward correct placement and quality of tone, breathing and support, enunciation, intonation, and general musicianship. Advanced students continue technical training and develop repertoire. An opportunity for improving musicianship and performance through ensemble singing and workshops. STRINGS An individualized instruction course open to all levels emphasizing high standards of technique, intonation, coordination, listening, memorizing, musical expression, interpretation, and musicianship. Book II and up may form Ensembles. WOODWINDS and BRASSES Open to ages eight through adult with an emphasis on breathing and support, embouchure, intonation, fingering, tonguing, internal beat, tone quality, and general musicianship. As technique is acquired, repertoire is expanded. Ensemble work is encouraged to develop expression, interpretation, and memorizations. Solo and ensemble performances are included in the curriculum.
GUITAR Basic guitar for the beginning child or adult includes chords, strumming, picking, melody and runs. The advanced player perfects more difficult guitar techniques and studies music theory. A repertoire is developed from the classical and/or popular areas of guitar literature.
PERCUSSION Lessons open to all levels --beginners through advanced students. Emphasis is on rhythmic beats, reading skills, dynamics, and finesse preparing for band, symphonic, or small combo performances. Includesinstruments of definite and indefinite pitch: timpani, bells, xylophone, marimba, snare and bass drum, triangle, cymbal. Students have opportunities to perform individually and in groups.