Returning Students

Returning Students

Welcome Back!

Registering for Fall?

Click on the “Returning Students Register Now” button below and fill out a lesson inquiry.  If you submit an inquiry and pay the $150 deposit before June 15, you will complete the pre-registration process. By pre-registering you secure your faculty and scheduling for the upcoming year.  To receive a discounted rate on your tuition, pay your tuition cost in full by August 15.    Begin by sending an inquiry and our registrar will be in touch to complete the registration process!


Rolling Enrollment

Any Questions? Interested in Summer Lessons or enrolling anytime throughout the year? Please contact the registrar at

* Did you know you could receive a discount on your Private Lessons if you participate in an ensemble?

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.  Lessons are prorated based on how many weeks are left in the year. 

Returning Students Click Here to Register Now


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.