Weekly lessons may be scheduled for 30, 45, or 60-minutes, and instruction may begin at any time during the year.
Students enrolling in the Fall will automatically be enrolled through the Spring, with an “opt-out” opportunity by early December. This procedure eliminates the need for a “re-enrollment” period in the middle of the school year. Please scroll down to the online enrollment form to enroll today!
Regular communication between parents and faculty is essential in order to monitor student progress. Instructors are also evaluated by students/parents.
Performance and Concert Opportunities
Some teachers also hold monthly performance classes. RMCMA students are encouraged, though not required, to participate in scheduled student recitals throughout the year. An annual Honors Recital is held to give students an opportunity to experience the audition process. In addition, a number of free or nominal-fee guest artist and faculty concerts are held during the year, and publicized regularly. Attendance at these performances is an important part of a complete music education.
We offer private instruction in the following areas:
Flute/piccolo – Jennifer Pauley, Ysmael Reyes, Olga Shylayeva, Emma Shubin, Dave Camp | Oboe – Tenly Williams | Clarinet – Mary Jungerman, Dave Camp | Saxophone – Mary Jungerman, Dave Camp | Bassoon – Brian Jack, Kaori Uno | Trumpet – Margaret Romero | French Horn – Devon Park | Trombone/Baritone – Danielle Chollet, Dan Castillo | Tuba – Dan Castillo | Violin – Alexandra Eddy, Kat Fritz, Ruth Galloway, Nancy McNeill, Sarah Murray, Annie Savage | Viola – Nancy McNeill, Ruth Galloway, Kat Fritz | Cello – Marcelo Sanches, Anne Brennand | Bass (upright and electric) – Byron Dudrey | Harp – Carolyn Kuban | Percussion – Danny Schade | Piano – Christine Armstrong, Nayantara Desai, Barbara Grout, Scott Martin, Faye Nepon, Deborah Schmit-Lobis, Amanda Setlik, Olga Shylayeva, Alejandro Sierra | Guitar – James Cline, Michael Quam, Rick Pruitt | Voice – Faye Nepon, Alejandro Sierra, Rachel Fetler
American Roots Studies: Banjo, Folk Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin – Jeff Scroggins, Kit Simon | Fiddle – Annie Savage | Ukulele – Michael Quam
Suzuki Instruction: Cello – Anne Brennand | Flute – Emma Shubin | Guitar – Rick Pruitt | Violin – Nancy McNeill, Sarah Murray, Kat Fritz | Piano – Christine Armstrong, Barbara Grout, Amanda Setlik
Jazz Improvisation: Winds/brass – Dave Camp | Piano – Nayantara Desai, Scott Martin | Percussion – Danny Schade
Adaptive Music – Carolyn Kuban
Music Therapy – Amanda Bryant, Carolyn Kuban, Maria Gonsalves-Schimpf, Bonnie Draina
Theory/ Composition – Alexandra Eddy, Nayantara Desai, Deborah Schmit-Lobis
Viola da Gamba – Ann Marie Morgan
Tuition: 30 minutes……….$27 | 45 minutes……….$37 | 60 minutes……….$50
10% discount for seniors 59+ who register for a private lesson time before 2:30pm, Monday-Friday.
Vocal, instrumental, theory, and composition may be taken in groups of two to four students of similar ability. After two terms, it is recommended that students enroll in private lessons.
Scheduling arrangements will be coordinated among students and faculty through the Student Services Office.
Registration and Fees: Please note that all registrations will be charged an annual registration fee of $30 per student or $50 per family. This fee helps to cover the cost of our registration system and processes. The registration fee is non-refundable unless RMCMA cancels your program. After you complete the online registration form, you will be taken to a secure payment page to pay your A $50 deposit.
Other related programs include: Piano Class for Seniors | American Roots Studies Program | Adaptive Instrumental Music Lessons| Lesson Support for Private Lessons | Music Therapy Sessions | Recreational Music Making