Music Education

"Some people think music education is a privilege, but I think it's essential to being human."

- Jewel - singer, songwriter and instrumentalist


At The Conservatory we believe music education is not just for a privileged few but rather for anyone who desires to connect with music.  Throughout our 30-year history there have been numerous studies released about the empirical evidence that music education benefits everyone.  Our lives become well rounded when music enriches our cognitive and analytical thinking, physical and mental health, and social and emotional well-being.

By taking lessons at The Conservatory, you join a music community that is supportive and engaging.  Find out today how music can make a difference for you!

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Music Education Programming

“With music, one’s whole future life is brightened. This is such a treasure in life that it helps us over many troubles and difficulties. Music is nourishment, a comforting elixir. Music multiplies all that is beautiful and of value in life.”  
Zoltan Kodaly 

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Private Lessons

The Conservatory welcomes musicians of all ages and levels regardless if the student is a complete beginner, wants to learn recreationally or is career bound. We enjoy working with adults, teens and kids in creating a rewarding musical experience that explores all genres of music.

Our private lesson faculty are selected from the area’s finest musicians and music educators. Our teachers are ready to provide you with the information, environment, and inspiration to reach your musical goals. We are proud to offer private lessons in every major instrument. To review our roster of teachers click the button below.

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Private Lesson Enrollment

The Conservatory is a year round school. Students can enroll at any time. All private lessons are scheduled once per week, on the same day and time slot, and with the same teacher each week.

1. Trial Lessons

Students can take a trial lesson at any time to meet and greet a potential teacher.   

30 minute trial lesson - $38 

45 minute trial lesson - $57 

60 minute trial lesson - $76 

*must be paid for at time of enrollment

*are non-refundable

*lessons cannot be rescheduled once confirmed 


2. Tuition Fees  

30 minute lessons per month - $150 

45 minute lessons per month - $225 

60 minute lessons per month - $300 


3. Annual Registration Fee 

The annual registration fee is $25 each for the first two enrollments. Families with a 3rd or more student enrolling will have no additional registration fees.


Please call 215-340-7979 to schedule a trial lesson!

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Payment Information

1. Tuition Payments

Payments are processed on the 1st of the month.    

The Conservatory provides easy automatic monthly payments – Visa, Mastercard, Discover or Amex.   

While the number of lessons may vary from month to month, the monthly tuition fee remains the same.  

Late payments are subject to an additional $25.00 processing fee.


2. Discounts for Monthly Payments:

1. Siblings/Family and Multiple Instruments Discount: Please note these discounts only apply after one full-priced registration per family has been processed, discounts are taken off of the lowest qualifying monthly tuition plan.

  • 30 Min Lessons: $5 off per month  

  • 45 Min Lessons: $7 off per month  

  • 60 Min Lessons: $9 off per month


2. Discounts for Seniors 65+, Veterans/Military, & Law Enforcement:  

  • 30 Min Lessons: $7 off per month  

  • 45 Min Lessons: $9 off per month  

  • 60 Min Lessons: $11 off per month  

3. Tuition Assistance

It is important to The Conservatory that we help to provide access to music education. Each year The Conservatory can provide a limited number of tuition assistance grants to families who economically need assistance.

Click HERE to download the form and apply today.  

Forms can be submitted to Rachael Gallagher, Executive Director at 

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School Policies

1. Please click on each link to review our policies: 

                a. Enrollment Polices 

                b. Absence Polices 

                c. Parent Expectations  

                d. Student Expectations

                e. COVID Policies

2. School Calendar 

Please click HERE to review the 2022 School Calendar. 

Group Music Classes

Learning music in a group setting can be motivating and fun for young or beginner students. Group classes provide an opportunity to try out an instrument and learn about basic musical concepts before starting private lessons.

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Performance Program

This ensemble based program gives students of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to play in a group setting with other musicians. Beginner through Advanced students receive valuable instruction, experiences, and extra performance opportunities through this unique program. Enrollment is open all year and based on instructor discretion. Space in each ensemble is limited!