Private Lessons

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

For Spring 2022, 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 18-19 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.

Students who participate in the full semester are eligible to participate in Abrons end of the semester public recital.

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

Priority Registration for returning students November 24 (Wednesday) – December 2 (Thursday)
Registration for the general public opens December 3 (Friday)

January 10 (Monday) — June 5 (Sunday) – Semester Dates
February 21 (Monday) – February 27 (Sunday) – Midwinter Break
April 16 (Saturday) – April 22 (Friday) – Spring Break
May 28 (Saturday) – May 30 (Monday) – Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 (Tuesday) – May 26 (Thursday)- Private Lesson Recitals

The Spring 2022 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

Please note, tuition assistance is only available for group classes.

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.

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 this scholarship opportunity.

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