The Augusta University Conservatory Program offers Private Instruction in all the standard performance areas, including:
Our instructors include faculty members at Augusta University as well as other professional musicians in the community.
Students register for a minimum of 15 lessons each semester. There are two payment options: pay for the semester in full or pay in three payments. If a student has more than 15 lessons in a semester, those lessons will be paid for individually in advance of their lesson(s). We do accept new students mid-semester. Contact the office for mid-semester payment instructions.
30 Minute Lessons
Pay in full: $465
Three payments: $155 each payment
($31 per lesson)
45 Minute Lessons
Pay in full: $697.50
Three payments: $232.50 each payment
($46.50 per lesson)
60 Minute Lessons
Pay in full: $930
Three payments: $310 each payment
($62 per lesson)
Lessons take place once a week on a day and and time mutually agreed upon between the instructor and student.
Fall Semester 2018
August 6 - December 21
Spring Semester 2019
January 7 - May 24
We will accept new students during the middle of the semester. Click below to request an instructor and the conservatory director will be in touch with you about adjusting your semester fees. Feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 706-731-7971 if you have questions about adjusting your fees.
Once an instructor has made contact with you and you have established a lesson day and time you can fill out the registration form and pay for lessons.
All lessons take place in the Fine Arts Center on the Summerville Campus at Augusta University.
At the end of each semester we have a student recital at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Center where students can perform the repertoire they have been working on. All students are invited to perform and friends and family are welcome to attend. This concert is free and open to the public.
The Fall 2018 recital will be on Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 p.m.
Students agree to attend a minimum of 15 lessons during each of the fall and spring semesters. Any additional lessons need to be paid for in advance of each lesson.
If a lesson needs to be canceled, 24 hours advance notice to the instructor is required. Failure to notify the instructor within 24 hours or not showing up for a lesson will result in a loss of that lesson without the option for a make-up or refund.
All scheduling changes to the agreed upon private lesson schedule must be coordinated between the student and the private lesson instructor. The Music Conservatory Director will not be responsible for communicating private lesson schedule changes with your instructor.
Semester Registration Cancellation
If the student wishes to cancel their registration, the Music Conservatory director and private lesson instructor need to be notified immediately. Failure for the student to notify the Music Conservatory Director will cause cancellation and late fees to accumulate on the account. It is not the responsibility of the private lesson instructor to notify the Director of a student’s drop from registration. There will be a $50 cancellation fee for semester registration cancellations.
Private Lesson Make-Ups
All make-up lessons need to be verified and approved by the private lesson instructor. Lessons that do not qualify for a make-up include cancellations and no shows made in less than 24 hours to the instructor. It is between the student and the instructor as to how the lessons are made up. The instructor may add on a few minutes to following lessons to make up the time, or schedule an additional lesson during the semester. Any questions about make-up lessons should be directed to the private lesson instructor. It is not the responsibility of the Conservatory Director to oversee lesson make-ups.
Semesters coincide with the University calendar as well as local school district calendars. Please note that in the case of severe weather and campus closings at Augusta University, lessons are subject to cancellation. Any lessons missed due to campus closing will be allotted a make-up at no fault to the student or the instructor. All private lesson semesters are based on 18-20 calendar-week periods. There are extra weeks built in for cancellations due to illness or other emergencies.