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Instrumental Lessons

  • <p>Take instrument lessons either online or in person</p>
  • <p>Take online trial lessons</p>
  • <p>We’ll find the perfect instructor for your child</p>
  • <p>Rediscover an old passion or explore a new interest</p>

instrumental lessons for children and adults

Whether you're a beginning, intermediate or advanced student, private lessons with a supportive and motivating teacher are the best way to develop your skills. In a personalized process focused on students' individual needs, Lucy Moses School staff consult with new students to make sure they're matched with the faculty member best suited to their skill level, musical interest, goals and schedule.

Private lessons are offered in cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, French horn, guitar (all styles), oboe, percussion, piano (classical, jazz, musical theater), recorder, saxophone, trumpet, viola, violin, voice (all styles) and theory/composition. Lessons are 30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes. Students may begin private lessons at any time during the school year and summer. Registration is open year round.

young people's division

As a first step to signing up for private lessons, parents and children meet with Lucy Moses School Young People’s Division Manager Scott Taylor to discuss their goals and the individual child’s needs. To schedule a lesson consultation with Scott, or to discuss group class options with our experienced Registrars, please call 212 501 3360 or email Children may register for 30 lessons during the academic year, or 4 lessons at a time during the summer.  Private lesson students receive significant discounts on Dalcroze and theory classes, chamber music, and large ensembles.

Our online registration system now includes private lessons, in addition to group classes! 
Click here to submit your private lesson registration request and deposit.

Adult division

Adult students new to Lucy Moses School meet with the school’s Assistant Director and Adult Division Manager Alicia Andrews, who matches each student with a teacher best suited to their musical interests, schedule and learning style. Beginners are welcome! To schedule a lesson consultation with Alicia or to discuss group class options with our experienced Registrars, please call 212 501 3360 or email Adults may register for 7 lessons at a time. Private lesson students on jazz instruments receive discounts on jazz classes.

Take an ONLINE Trial Lesson!

Read what our students and parents are saying about online classes and instrument lessons.

Online trial instrument lessons are available for young and adult students.
Register for 1, 2 or 3 online trial lessons.

  • Pay only the tuition for online trial lessons - the registration fee is waived during the trial period
  • You'll be matched with our expert faculty
  • Lessons can take place via Zoom, Hi Maestro, FaceTime. etc.

Contact an LMS Registrar at 212 501 3360 to register and be matched with a teacher right away!

mobile teachers program

PLEASE NOTE: Out of concern for the health and safety of our community, our mobile program is currently suspended. Some faculty are teaching occasional lessons in person at our school. Please contact us to learn more about this option.

Financial aid is available. Click here for info and an application.