Online Music and Dance Lessons
Individual music lessons are offered at all levels in keyboard, string, brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, as well as voice, composition, music theory, and music production. For a full list of instruments, please visit our Instruments page. We also offer individual instruction in dance.
Students may begin online lessons at any time throughout the year. Weekly lessons may be 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length as appropriate for age (see starting age list below) and length of study.
We are currently waiving our $55 registration fee for new students interested in our online lessons.
30-minute lesson: $39.50
45-minute lesson: $59.25
60-minute lesson: $79.00
Financial Aid is available to all students through completion of high school (through age 21 for voice students).
At the time of registration, payment for the final three lessons of the school year is due. This non-refundable deposit, which we call Credit Lessons, is asked for in advance to hold your place in the schedule for the duration of the school year (September through June), even for adult students.
Credit Lessons Fee Due at Registration
Three-lesson deposit saved for final three lessons in June
30-minute lessons: $118.50
45-minute lessons: $177.75
60-minute lessons: $237.00
Tuition payments can be made in advance, for as many lessons as you would like, or after each lesson via PayPal online payment or by phone. You do not need a PayPal account to pay online.
If you are age 65 or above, you are eligible for an older adult discount for lessons before 2 p.m.
Absences and Make-up Lessons
If a student is absent, you will still be charged for the missed lesson – however, the student will be entitled to a make-up lesson after submitting a make-up request. Qualifying circumstances for make-ups are student illness, a required school activity, a death in the family or a religious activity. Students are limited to three make-ups per year and requests must be submitted within 30 days of the absence.
Starting Ages for Individual Lessons
Age 4 – Suzuki Piano, Pre-Ballet, Cello (Parent attendance required for lesson)
Age 5 – Piano – Traditional and Jazz
Age 6 – Violin, Viola and Guitar
Age 7 – Cello, Trumpet, French Horn, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Age 8 – Double Bass, Percussion
Ages 13-14 – Voice (age 13 by audition) and Music Production
Online Music Classes
Through Settlement Music Online, we provide early childhood education classes to children as young as six months all the way through age 9.
Children’s Music Playshop
- Structured as a music class for parents/caregivers and children ages six months to 3 years, Children’s Music Playshop offers creative and rhythmic movement, beginning folk dance, and playful games with rhymes and sounds.
Children’s Music Workshop
For children ages 3 to 4, the focus is on gaining independence and competence with basic music and movement skills, forming their own music-making community, and exploring learning concepts in greater depth. For children ages 4 and older, the focus is on developing beginning theory skills, ear training, notation, and musical development through singing, creative expression, and body movement, and beginning ensemble work using specially designed percussion instruments.
To sign up for any of the programs listed above, or for help finding the best match for you or your child, please contact Chelsea Steinberg at Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org.