Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Why Take Lessons at the Manchester Community Music School?

MCMS provides quality instruction and performance opportunities for students of all ages. In a teaching environment dedicated to enhancing your enjoyment and appreciation of music, you will be valued as an individual and receive the support you need to meet your goals.

Our talented faculty makes learning fun. Faculty members are committed to developing the musician within you through caring and personal instruction.  For private instruction, you will be placed with an instructor based on teaching and learning styles, maintaining the high standards for which the school has become known.

All Ages, All Levels, All Instruments including voice and composition

Lesson Rates

Six 30-minute Trial Lessons:       6 weeks:  $199.02         
*New Student Discount Rate:       Full Year Tuition: $1,399.10
30 minute lesson:                               Full Year Tuition: $1,539.18
45 minute lesson:                               Full Year Tuition: $2,099.50
60 minute lesson:                               Full Year Tuition: $2,779.50

Full year includes 32 weeks of lessons + 2 recitals = 34 weeks.  Ask about paying in full to receive a discount. Open enrollment all year long. Lessons are prorated based on how many weeks are left in the year. 

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*Discount for Private Lesson Students for participation in certain Ensembles.


In addition to all the instruments…Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings, …you can study Voice, Music Theory, Composition, Piano…both Classical and Jazz, Harp, Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin and more!

See our Suzuki page for information about this inspiring and engaging method of learning musical instruments starting as young as age 3! Manchester Community Music School is also proud to offer the largest Youth Ensemble Program north of Boston. There are ensembles for all levels of player, from beginner through advanced. Learn more about our NH Youth Ensembles Program.

Working with a private teacher, either one on one or in a small group gives you the opportunity to strengthen you playing skills. Your teacher will help you work on specific areas of your playing that need improvement, such as articulation, intonation, rhythm and phrasing.

When you take private lessons, you get right to the point in improving your playing. Your teacher will give you strategies on how to practice, open the door to new music and what to practice, and will motivate and encourage you to do your very best work.
Private lessons are scheduled according to student and teacher availability. Tell us when you are available, and we will match that with a teacher’s time.

The private teacher you will study with is a professional performing artist who plays the instrument you are playing. For example, if you want to take lessons on flute, your teacher will be a professional flutist!…really, there is such a thing! That teacher may play another instrument…like bassoon…or saxophone…but their main instrument is flute. That’s important because the teacher really knows all there is to know about that instrument. Often they have studied with teachers from all over the world.

Enroll in a monthly payment plan called “Tuition in Tune” . To choose this option, visit our Tuition in Tune Page and follow the instructions. Complete the Tuition in Tune  form as well as the registration form and return both to the Music School.

The Music School is committed to making music education accessible to all, regardless of ability to pay. We are proud to offer need-based financial aid to qualifying students.  If you would like to apply for financial aid, visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.