Instruction

 

 

Piano Lessons

(For ages 5 and up)

Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular to jazz music and are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be.  All of our piano teachers hold either a bachelor, master or doctorate degree in music and/or piano performance.  Our piano faculty will teach students the fundamentals of sight reading, technique, theory, appropriate repertoire based on the student’s level in conjunction to incorporating music the student would like to learn into their lessons.  In addition to weekly lessons, when applicable piano students participate in recitals, Huntsville Study Music Club Junior Festival of the National Federation of Music Clubs, Alabama Music Teachers Association, other various adjudications, competitions and festivals.  Students do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons.  A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first 6 months.  All of our piano instructors have music degrees and are performers.  Our instructors have warm personalities and enjoy sharing the love of the piano with their students.

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Violin/Viola

(For ages 5 and up)

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.

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Cello/Bass

(For ages 8 and up)

Our cello/bass teachers are very skilled and hold either music degrees and or performance equivalent experience on their instrument.  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 cello/bass students at the Valley Conservatory participate in 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 cello/bass instructors are also performers and have played with various symphonies including the Valley Conservatory Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Greenville Orchestra, Shoals Symphony, various community orchestras/ ensembles in addition to participating in various national music festivals including Meadowmont Music Festival and Brevard Music Festival.  Students must provide their own instrument.

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Guitar Lessons

(For ages 7 and up)

Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars.  In addition to weekly lessons, when applicable guitar students participate in recitals, Huntsville Study Music Club Junior Festival of the National Federation of Music Clubs and other various adjudications, competitions and festivals. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory.  We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song.  We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their IPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

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Voice Lessons

(For Ages 8 and up)

Our voice teachers primarily focus on classical music however they do teach music from other genres. Our entire vocal faculty holds either a bachelor, masters’ or doctorate degree in music with a concentration on voice. Strong emphasis is place on vocal techniques such as breath control, diction and tone production. In addition to weekly lessons, when applicable students participate in studio forum classes where they have an opportunity to sing in front of their peers, recitals, Huntsville Study Music Club Junior Festival of the National Federation of Music Clubs, District and State Choral Festivals and other various adjudications, competitions and festivals. Our voice instructors are also performers and have sung on an array of venues including the Valley Conservatory Lyceum Series and various operas and music theatre productions including the Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel and Hello Dolly.

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Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone)

(For Ages 9 and up)

Our woodwind teachers concentrate on tone production and music fundamentals with their students. All of our woodwind instructors hold either masters or bachelor degrees in their instrument. Strong emphasis is placed on developing solid technique. 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 woodwind teachers are excellent music educators and have presented and/or participated in numerous workshops and/or clinics in the region.

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Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba/Euphonium)

(For Ages 9 and up – Tuba/Euphonium middle school and up)

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.

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Percussion and African Drums/Steel Pan 

(For Ages 8 and up)

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.

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Pre-school Programs

Pre-school Programs Tune for Tots

(For Ages 4-6)

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.

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Group Programs

Chamber Music

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. 

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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.

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Group Piano

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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Rates

 

Individual Instruction

~ One Lesson Per Week ~

 

30 Minute Lesson  $100/month 
45 Minute Lesson $150/month 
60 Minute Lesson $200/month

 

Tunes For Tots

 

Eight Week Session  $160

 

 

 

Chamber Groups

~ One 60 Minute Lesson Per Week ~

 

Duets $75/month 
Trios $70/month 
Quartet and Above $60/month

 

Theory and Music Appreciation Classes

 ~ Class Held Once a Week ~

60 Minute Session $75/month

 

 

Group Piano

~ One Lesson Per Week ~

 

30 Minute Lesson  $80/month 
45 Minute Lesson $120/month 
60 Minute Lesson $160/month