Private Music Lessons in Springfield

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Private Lessons are Available for

Piano, Keyboard, Voice, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 8 String Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Flute, Recorder, Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe, Violin, Cello, Viola, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Bells, Percussion and Drums.

These classes are available during the following hours:

 Monday  1:00-9:00, Tuesday - Thursday 2:30 - 9:00, Friday 1:30 - 7:30,  

 Saturday 9:00 - 2:30 pm

 Please call for availability of weekday morning lesson times.  

Begin as Early as 3 Years Old

We feel an experienced teacher with years of teaching behind them is best to teach your toddler. Our early childhood instructors have over 25 years of teaching experience. Their teaching methods are designed to get the best results from young students.  Ages 3-5 may begin with an evaluation. We welcome children to begin early. If a young child is not ready for lessons we guide parents and guardians with how to best prepare them. 

All Ages and All Styles

Lessons are offered  for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to very advanced students. Our instructors teach all styles of music. We have students who want to play just for fun and students who wish excel in performances and competitions. With many teachers on staff we are able  to match students with an instructor that works best with their particular age, ability and interest. We start  lessons at any age from age 3 and up. Our private  lessons are one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes or 1 hour. 

Recitals and Performances

Optional recitals and performances are offered four or more times a year. These concerts are held on and off premises of our location. Our recitals are not competitions but exhibitions and fun days for students to display their talents.  

Competitions and Theory Exams

All students are encouraged to learn music theory and work towards taking off premises theory exams. Piano and string instrument students may choose to compete in an off premises  competition which is held each spring. Many students of our instructors have placed high in these competitions.    

Practice Incentives

We are committed to having students achieve their goals.  We offer three different incentive programs which students can participate in. We update these programs annually to best motivate our students.  There are no participation fees.  

Tuition and Policy

Tuition at the Conservatory is $25.00 per half hour lesson.  Tuition is paid at the beginning of each month.  A one month notice is required for students to discontinue.  Lessons may be rescheduled based on advanced notice given to our front desk staff and teacher availability. In the event of a teacher absence a subsitutue may be provided or lessons will be rescheduled.  Lessons continue through the summer months.  For more policy information please refer to policy forms which are signed at the time of regisration.

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PIANO & KEYBOARD LESSONS

Begin your lessons on keys today!

Ages 3 and UP


Overview

Whether you aspire to play Bach or Alicia Keys, the Springfield Conservatory's dedicated piano instructors will help you become the pianist you want to be. Our faculty will introduce you to the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not need a piano at home to take lessons; a simple full-size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first six months.


What’s the #1 reason to study the piano at the Conservatory of Music?‍'


Our piano instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with each individual or parent to craft a lesson plan that fits the student’s unique needs and favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the piano after many years, our teachers will share their love for the piano and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations. Our teaching studios are set up for both young children and adult students.  


What styles of piano do you teach?


We teach all styles, from rock, pop and jazz to country, blues and classical.


How qualified are the Conservatory's piano instructors?


Our piano faculty has no student teachers.  Many have degrees in music, over 25 years of teaching experience and years of performing behind them.  Some have toured the US and Europe. They bring years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons. 

What will I learn from piano lessons at the Conservatory?


Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are dedicated to helping you become the pianist you want to be. They will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, and incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons.


Do I have to know how to read music?


No. Beginners are welcome!


Do I need a piano to learn the instrument?


No, you do not need a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size key, electronic keyboard will suffice for the first 6 months. Some keyboard rentals are available through us.  


Are there piano recitals?


Absolutely! Several times a year our students have the opportunity to perform in beautiful recital halls on Steinway  pianos. There is one flat fee for students  to perform. Admission is free, so you can invite all of your family and friends.

Piano lessons since 1902

Our school was established in downtown Springfield in 1902.  We are the oldest established lesson center in our area. In 1999 we moved to Sumner Avenue. Our location is ideal for students of many surrounding towns. 


Our pianos are updated and in tune.  Several of our studios have two pianos in them. Our piano students learn on high quality acoustic pianos.   We believe piano lessons should never be taught on a keyboard.  Younger students begin on a piano which allows them to easily see their music. We have many upright pianos and four grand pianos for lesson use.   We also home a Steinway grand piano in our Concert Room!


Our piano students have become performers, composers, studio musicians and recording engineers.  They have performed in various concert halls including Carnegie Hall.


Students can sign up for a one hour private lesson on the construction of the piano, selecting a piano for purchase, how to maintain the instruments and what piano tuners do to tune your piano.


Many of our piano students practice on a keyboard at home.  Students are welcome to bring their keyboard to lessons if they need help working it.  We have several high tech keyboards at our school for students who request keyboard lessons.  

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Acoustic and Electric GuItar and Bass Guitar Lessons

Let's Rock!

(AGES 3 AND UP)

Overview

Our guitar instructors teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical styles on both electric and acoustic guitars. Beginners work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Each lesson will challenge you with a new technique or music theory, and ends with something fun – such as your favorite riff or song. We employ a variety of guitar method books based on student needs and preferences, and encourage students to bring smartphones or CDs to their lessons to learn their favorite tunes.


What’s the #1 reason to study guitar at the Conservatory of Music?


Our guitar instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the guitar after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.


What will I learn from guitar lessons at the Conservatory of Music?


Beginner guitar students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.


What styles of guitar do you teach?

We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and blues to metal, country and classical guitar – on electric and acoustic guitars.


How qualified are your guitar instructors?

Our guitar and music instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions and top studio and concert performers. Many have toured the US and Europe, and bring over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.


Do I need to purchase a guitar to learn the instrument?

The Conservatory of Music offers acoustic and electric guitars for student lessons (for your convenience, students can use one of ours at their first lesson). But to practice at home, you will need a guitar. We offer a variety of instruments appropriate for beginners, which are available for rental. 



Our  teachers have instructed students that have become famous rock and heavy metal guitar players.  Will you be the next to have a centerfold in Guitar World Magazine?

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Voice LEssons

(AGES 3 AND UP)

Overview

If you've always wanted to hone your skills as a rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel or R&B singer, the Conservatory of Music has the voice teacher for you. Our voice faculty focuses primarily on popular music. Each week, students are led through physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, enunciation and more. Each student sets goals with their teacher, either to sound like their favorite recording artist, or to develop their own unique voice. We also teach TV and radio personalities who want to enhance their speaking voices.


What’s the #1 reason to take voice lessons at the Conservatory of Music?


Our voice instructors work with each student and parent on a personal level to craft a lesson plan that fits the student's individual needs and favorite type of music. Whether you’re a singer in a band, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to singing after many years, our friendly, dedicated teachers will share their love of popular music and help you set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.


What styles of singing do you teach?


Our voice teachers primarily focus on popular music. If you've always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel or R&B singer, we have the right voice teachers for you.

How qualified are your voice instructors?


Our voice lesson instructors have received their musical education from prestigious institutions.  They have years of performing experience and over 25 years of teaching experience.

What will I learn from voice lessons at the Conservatory of Music?


Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice.


We encourage students to follow their dreams

Many of our voice students have continued their education with an acceptance into Berklee College of Music. Others have made it  through several stages of American Idol auditions. They have also performed in the Apollo Theater and other large concert halls in the USA. 

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Ukulele and Mandolin

AGES 3 AND UP

Overview

Our ukulele and mandolin instructors teach folk, country, reggae and rock-n-roll styles — and classical too. Beginners work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Each lesson will challenge you with a new technique or music theory, and ends with something fun – such as your favorite riff or song. We employ a variety of ukulele and mandolin method books based on student needs and preferences, and encourage students to bring smartphones or CDs to their lessons to learn their favorite tunes.


What’s the #1 reason to study ukulele and mandolin at the Conservatory of Music?


Our ukulele instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the ukulele after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.


What styles of ukulele and mandolin do you teach?


We teach all styles from folk to country, reggae and rock-n-roll styles.

How qualified are your ukulele and mandolin instructors?


Our ukulele and mandolin instructors have  played in several touring bands and bring over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.

What will I learn from ukulele and mandolin lessons at the Conservatory of Music?


Beginner ukulele and mandolin students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of ukulele and mandolin method books, and encourage students to bring their smartphone or CDs to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

Learn More

Call us today to add your name to our summer ukulele jam group for June, July and August. 

Our get togethers will be on Tuesdays 11-12:30. 

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Electric and Acoustic Drum LEssons

Start drumming away!

AGES 3 AND UP)

Overview

At the Springfield Conservatory of Music our drum lesson rooms are  equipped with high quality drum kits for our students. Our instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles of drumming, and challenge every student with technical exercises specifically designed to improve their speed and comfort. Beginning students need only their drumsticks and a notebook, and all that’s needed for practice at home is an inexpensive drum pad. Drummers are encouraged to bring in their favorite drum parts to learn. Many of our students are band members who play in local clubs and churches.


What’s the #1 reason to choose the Conservatory of Music for drum lessons?  


Our drum instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're playing in local bands, a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the drums after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations. 


What styles of drumming do you teach?

Our drum instructors teach all styles, from rock and metal to pop, jazz, funk, country, blues and classical.


How qualified are your drum instructors?

Our drum faculty are graduates of such prestigious institution. Many have toured the US and Europe, and bring over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.

What will I learn from drum lessons at the Conservatory of Music?

Our instructors challenge our students with wide-ranging technical exercises designed to improve speed and comfort. Drum language can be complex, and theory is encouraged. Students can bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons.


Do I need to purchase a drum kit to learn the drums?

Definitely not. Our professional drum lesson rooms in are equipped with a  drum kit for our students. Just bring your drum sticks and a notebook. Beginning students can practice at home with a drum pad and sticks for only $25.

No more pots and pans!

Younger students can begin on a large selection of drums we have in our studios.  Many toddlers begin learning on small percussion instruments. 


Electric drums are a great way for students to practice without interrupting the life of their household.  They enable students to practice with headphones.  Students really enjoy selecting their drum sounds. We have both electric and acoustic drum sets for our students to use.