Music Lessons

Individual Music Lessons

The one-on-one nature of these lessons provide more intensive and focus driven learning environments. These are best suited for students who are ready for individual instruction.
The music lessons are taught at our center by highly qualified teachers.

Individual music lessons are available for students age 4 and above in the following instruments :

Individual Music Lessons available at NCMAC

Individual music lessons are held weekly with 30, 45, or 60-minute sessions.

Available Lessons

Piano Lessons: Our most popular option. Piano lessons is a great way to start your music education for the young beginner. The piano is used in almost all genres of music. It can also be used in a group or solo setting. Piano is one of the most versatile instruments one can learn. Students who start with piano are able to easily learn a second instrument.

Guitar Lessons: Another popular option. Guitar lesson is a good way to learn multiple genres of music. Some of these include rock, jazz, and classical. Guitar lessons is a great instrument for singer/songwriters.

Strings include Violin, Viola, and Cello Lessons: These are useful for joining orchestras and playing in chamber music groups. The violin is also often used to play country and jazz music.

Woodwinds include Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone Lessons: Woodwind instruments are common in jazz bands and orchestras. The flute and clarinet are more commonly seen in orchestras. However, the saxophone is mostly seen in jazz bands.

Voice Lessons: A good singer is very valuable. The starting age for voice music lessons will depend on the teacher’s recommendation.

Drum Lessons: Drum lessons is a fun way to learn rhythm, coordination and improvisation.

Ukulele Lessons: Ukulele is a great instrument for younger children. The smaller size allows smaller fingers to play the chords with ease. Great for adults as well!

These classes are designed for young students who have completed group classes but are not quite ready for a full on one-on-one class.
We require two students to sign up together for these lessons, and each class is 45 or 60 minutes long.

Classes for Young Students

This class allows young children to explore music and movement through play. They will learn musical concepts such as rhythm, tempo, pitch and volume, through percussion instruments and singing.

• Music & Movement — For students ages 1-5

– Schedule: Saturdays from 11:00AM – 11:45AM

– Fees: $115.00/ month (4 sessions) / student

Group Piano Class

These classes introduce students to music notation, rhythm and the keyboard. It promotes fine motor skill development. They will also learn and use other instruments in the percussion family primarily for rhythm learning purposes. It is designed to prepare students with a strong musical foundation before moving on to individual lessons.

• Group Piano (ages 5-7)

– Schedule:  Saturdays from 11:00 AM- 11:45 AM

– Fees : $125.00/ month (4 sessions)/ student

Group Percussion Class

Group percussion will focus on play + game style exercises using body percussion and small drum circles. Students will be taught improvisation and rhythm using percussion instruments such as shakers, congas, bongos, djembes, boomwhackers, electronic drums, cow bells, etc.

• Group Percussion (ages 5-10)

-Schedule: Tuesdays from 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM (starts November 14)

-Fees: $125/ month (4 sessions)/ student

Group Guitar Class

Group guitar classes introduce guitar basics, such as rhythm, note reading, and chords. Students will learn music from different genres and will have the opportunity to perform for each other.

• Group Guitar (ages 7-14)

-Schedule: Saturdays from 1:00 PM- 1:45 PM

-Fees: $125/ month (4 sessions)/ student

Holiday Chorus

This is a fun way to sing together. All ages are welcome, no singing experience necessary. Participants will be performing for the Honors Recital on Sunday, December 10.

-Schedule: Saturdays from 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM

-Fees: $125/ 8 sessions/ student (from October 14-December 9)

Theory & Ear Training Prep. 1: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level Preparatory (8-week Course – Summer only)
Theory & Ear Training Prep. 2: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level 1 (8 week Course – Summer only)

Theory & Ear Training I: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level 2 – 4 (24 weeks needed to cover all materials)
Theory & Ear Training II: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level 5 – 7 (24 weeks needed to cover all materials)
Theory & Ear Training III: Equivalent to MTAC/CM Level 8 – 10 (24 weeks needed to cover all materials)

$200.00/8-week (Summer classes)
$300.00/12-week (24 weeks total)

Theory classes teach the students the specifics and concepts behind musical structures in written format, an essential addition to musical instrumental instruction. These classes help heighten and speed up the students’ learning process by providing an understanding of the way music is constructed. The classes are also structured according to the MTAC/CM Exam format to prepare students for the Theory & Ear Training Exam.

Group Theory & Ear Training Classes are provided as a 24 week course to cover all materials. The class will meet for one hour once a week.

Please note that No Refunds will be given if a student misses a class.


Saturdays at 11:00am – 12:00pm (8-week Course – Summer):
Not offered this year

Fridays 4:30- 5:30 PM

Fridays at 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Saturdays at 10:00am – 11:00am

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