Private Lessons

Private music lessons allow students, ages 5 and over, to receive one-on-one time with professional musicians across many instruments. We welcome those who are first-time learners and those who want to further advance their talents.

For Fall 2021, Abrons Arts Center offers an array of private music lessons that will be held both in-person and virtually. Please specify which method of instruction you prefer in your private lesson inquiry.

Students receive 12-13 lessons, depending on the day of the week, in private music instruction from leading professional musicians. There is no set number for courses required but we recommend students participate in a full semester to excel in their instrument and subject of choice and to receive the best results from private lessons

Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Lessons are available in:

Bass (Upright and Electric)
Guitar (Acoustic and Electric)
Music Theory
Music Production

Want to enroll in private lessons in another subject? Please reach out to Tyler Diaz, Education Manager, at TDiaz@HenryStreet.Org and we will work with you to set up private instruction.



Important Dates

Fall 2021 semester

Priority registration for returning families is available July 25th – August 6th.
Registration opens for new students on August 7th.

Semester Dates: Monday, September 20 — Sunday, December 19

Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, November 25 – Sunday November 28
*There will be no recitals in Fall 2021, only open studio the last week of classes

Spring 2022 semester 

Semester Dates: Monday, January 10 – Sunday June 5

Midwinter Recess: Monday, February 21 – Sunday February 27

Spring Break: Saturday, April 16 – Friday April 22

Memorial Day Weekend: Saturday, May 28 – Monday May 30

The Fall 2021 semester prices are as follows:

Ages 5 + (teen, youth & adult)

30-Minute Lesson | $47.00 per lesson
45-Minute Lesson | $66.00 per lesson
60-Minute Lesson | $87.00 per lesson

Private lessons do not qualify for tiered group class discounts. 

All students must pay a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

Cancellations & Absences

Requests to reschedule lessons can occur via email with mutual consent from both student and teaching artist no later than forty-eight (48) hours before the scheduled lesson. If a student cancels a lesson within 48 hours of their scheduled lesson, the lesson is ineligible for makeup and students will be charged.

Tuition assistance is only available for group classes.

The Sammy Cahn Scholarship

With a generous gift from Tita Cahn, Abrons Arts Center is pleased to offer an annual scholarship to six youth to support their study of music.  The Sammy Cahn Scholarship provides six students who demonstrate a commitment to advancing their musical craft in an instrument of their choice (including voice) with one year of free, weekly thirty-minute private music lessons with a professional instructor. Students are invited to apply. Learn more about the scholarship here.

Parent Vaccination Policy

All students requiring supervision must be accompanied by a vaccinated chaperon for pick up and drop off from Abrons classes. In the event that a parent/guardian is unvaccinated and not permitted to enter the building, the student must be joined by another vaccinated adult for pick up and drop off, and all other activities in the Abrons Arts Center building. Abrons Arts Center staff is not responsible for chaperoning students from the lobby to classrooms.