Private lessons are taught by our conservatory educated teachers. Students are placed with their teacher after meeting with the Instrumental Department Head. Lessons take place once a week and are typically 30 minutes or 45 minutes.
The relationship between a student and their private teacher is often one of the most formative relationships a child will have with an adult. Our teachers have a deep interest in their students’ artistic and personal development and dedicate themselves to helping your child reach their potential. This commitment from our teachers requires a reciprocal commitment on your part to practice with your child every day and attend their weekly lessons.
For piano, Suzuki and traditional technique is offered.
Student Recitals which include string and piano students are held throughout the year at our school on 72 Street, approximately once a month. Students are encouraged to play on between one and three recitals during the year at the school. In addition, we have recitals exclusive to pianists twice a year at a larger venue (Steinway Hall or DiMenna). Recitals are formal performance opportunities for all students to perform a solo piece for friends, family, and the Silver Music community.
Suzuki students who have completed a Suzuki book are encouraged to present a Book Recital. Book Recitals are an opportunity to showcase an individual student’s hard work and progress as a solo recital. Book Recitals can take place at our 72nd St or Tiemann location, or at an outside venue.
Outreach concerts are opportunities for our students to play solo and group pieces for neighborhood audiences who may not otherwise have the chance to hear a live music concert.
“My teacher is very funny and makes lessons a joy.” -Thomasina, 10 years old, piano