Group Beginning Instruction
Ages 6 to 12


  • $980 for 32 weeks

Financial Aid Available

Students participate in a one hour weekly lesson with peers. This class is an alternative to individual instruction in the first year of study and prepares students with the necessary musical knowledge to enter into Individual Instruction in their second year of study.

In groups of 6-8 students (4 for piano), students learn to play an instrument in a supportive and dynamic environment that emphasizes technique, musicianship, note reading, and ensemble playing. Performance opportunities will be provided throughout the year on Performance Hours and Recitals. Classes are arranged according to students' ages and open to all instruments. Settlement requires students to have an instrument for study and, in limited circumstances, may be able to assist students in acquiring instruments on loan.

All students are strongly encouraged to enroll in Fundamentals of Music (ages 9 and older) or Children's Music Workshop (ages 3-8) as an important complement to their Individual or Group Beginning Instruction.