Our violin/viola teachers are very skilled and hold either, bachelor, masters or doctorate degrees in music or a minor in music. Our teachers implement various methods in their teaching style including Suzuki and the traditional conservatory style which incorporates scales, etudes, sight reading, and appropriate repertoire based on the student’s level and theory. In addition to weekly lessons, when applicable violin/viola students at the Valley Conservatory participate in recitals, Valley Conservatory Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, All State Orchestra, Huntsville Study Music Club Junior Festival of the National Federation of Music Clubs, Huntsville Youth Orchestra, Alabama Music Teachers Association, Alabama String Teachers Association and other various adjudications, competitions and festivals. Our violin/viola instructors are also performers and have played with various symphonies in the area including the Valley Conservatory Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony, Shoals Symphony, various community orchestras/ ensembles in addition to participating in various national music festivals including Aspen Music Festival, Interlochen Music Festival and Gateways Music Festival. Students must provide their own instrument.
(Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba/Euphonium)
Our brass instructors focus on embouchure, breath control, tone production and basic music fundamentals with their students. All of our brass instructors either hold bachelor, masters or doctorate degrees in music and/or performance equivalent in their instrument. In addition to weekly lessons, students participate when applicable in recitals, District Solo and Ensemble Competitions, District and State Band Festivals, Huntsville Study Music Club Junior Festival of the National Federation of Music Clubs and various other adjudications, competitions and festivals. Our brass teachers are excellent music educators and have performed with the Valley Conservatory Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Shoals Symphony in addition to various national ensembles including the United States Air Force Band, Washington D.C.
and African Drums/Steel Pan
We have one of the most professional drum lesson studios in the Tennessee Valley with state of the art equipment. Our percussion instructors teach all genres of music from jazz and rock to symphonic. Our percussion studio has a full range of instruments including tympani, xylophone, African drums, Steel Pan, drum sets and more. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve technique. Students do not have to purchase drum kits to take lessons. Instruments such as drum set, tympani, xylophone and more are provided for the students use during lessons. All students need to bring is themselves. In addition to weekly lessons, students participate when applicable in recitals, local bands, District and State Band Festivals and other adjudications, competitions and festivals. Our percussion teachers are excellent music educators and have performed with the Valley Conservatory Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, various local bands in addition to presenting and/or participating in numerous workshops and/or clinics in the region.
Tune for Tots
This class teaches general music fundamentals and introduction to the piano and violin by incorporating the holistic approach to learning. Instruction is structured according to age appropriateness and experience. All instruments for instruction are included. Book fees are not included in price and will be billed separately. Thirty minute classes are offered either morning or evening for eight weeks. Class size limited to two to six students. This class can also be tailored to suit your pre-school, daycare, or private school at your site
Chamber Music coaching is available for duets, trios, quartets and other small ensembles. Established groups may enroll together or individual students interested in playing chamber music can indicate their interest in joining like-minded players. Strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and vocal ensembles are welcome as well as mixed ensembles and those which include piano. Chamber music hones individual skills and develops collaborative skills which also apply to large performance groups like band or orchestra. Chamber music sessions are one hour weekly.
Theory/Music Appreciation Classes
Theory and music appreciation classes are structure according to the individual needs of the students involved. Special attention is given to provide students with the necessary skills to excel in the subject matter. A minimum of four students is required for class to be offered. Classes are one hour weekly but can be customized to meet bi-weekly. This class can also be tailored to suit homeschool or private school.
Group Piano lessons are designed for two to four students with similar abilities who prefer a learning style that is a little more relaxed than individual private instruction. Children who enroll for group piano lessons should be approximately the same age to ensure maximum development for the students. Lessons will be structured towards age appropriate activities and materials.
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$100.00 a month for 30 minute lesson held once a week
$150.00 a month for 45 minute lesson held once a week
$200.00 a month for 60 minute lesson held once a week
Tunes for Tots
$160.00 per eight week sessions
Chamber Groups – 60 minute instruction held once a week
$75.00 a month for Duets
$70.00 a month for Trios
$60.00 a month for Quartet and above
Theory and Music Appreciation Classes
$75.00 a month for 60 minute instruction held once a week
$80.00 a month for 30 minute lesson held once a week
$120.00 a month for 45 minute lesson held once a week
$160.00 a month for 60 minute lesson held once a week
Frequently Asked Questions:
That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals.
We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.
WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC DO YOU TEACH?
ARE YOUR INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?
The reputation of any teaching institution rests on the caliber of its faculty. Valley Conservatory faculty are graduates of some of the best music conservatories and universities in the country. Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as The Julliard School, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Michigan State University, State University of New York at Stony Brook, University of Northern Colorado, University of Alabama, Catholic University of America, Columbia Union College, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Bob Jones University, Clark College, VanderCook College of Music, University of North Alabama and Vitebsk Music College, ( located in Vilebsk, Belarus, former republic of the Soviet Union). In addition, several of our faculty hold master and doctorate degrees with all of our instructors holding either a bachelors degree and/or performance equivalent in their instrument.
Our nearly two dozen instructors are dedicated to providing academic instruction, guidance, and assistance and mentoring. In addition, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parents on a personal level.
At the Valley Conservatory we value the
opportunity to prepare our students for the discovery, integration,
application and dissemination of knowledge.
Business hours are 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday –Thursday
Business hours are 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday –Thursday