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.
30 minute lessons: $30 per lesson
45 minute lessons: $45 per lesson
60 minute lessons: $60 per lesson
During the summer months the schedule is flexible. We prefer for students to pay for five lessons at a time, but lessons can be paid individually if necessary. ALL LESSONS MUST BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE. To pay for summer lessons, click on the button below and choose the lesson length and enter in the number of lessons you wish to pay for. You can also pay with cash or with a check. To pay with cash or with a check, make the check out to Augusta University and place it in an envelope in the "Conservatory Program" box in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center which is near the kitchen.
During the school year we run on a semester schedule. Students sign up for a semester of lessons, which includes 15 lessons. You have the option of paying for the full semester (with a small discount), or you can pay in three payments (pay for five lessons at a time). To pay for lessons, you can click the links below to pay securely online, or you can pay with cash or with a check. To pay with cash or with a check, make the check out to Augusta University and place it in an envelope in the "Conservatory Program" box in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center which is near the kitchen.
Lessons take place once a week on a day and and time mutually agreed upon between the instructor and student.
Summer Session 2018
May 19 - August 12
Fall Semester 2018
August 13 - December 21
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 if you have questions about adjusting your fees.
Once you complete the request form, one of our instructors will contact you to talk to you about your goals and find a lesson time that will work for both of you. Once your lesson day and time have been established, you can register and pay for lessons.
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.
If you prefer to pay with check or cash you can put your payment in the Conservatory Program box in the main lobby of the Fine Arts Center. Please include the student’s name on the envelope and on the memo line of the check. Checks should be made out to Augusta University.
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 where students can perform the repertoire they have been working on. All students are invited to perform and all friends and family are welcome to attend. This concert is free and open to the public.
Students agree to attend a minimum of 15 lessons during each of the fall and spring t semesters. Any additional lessons need to be paid for in advance of each lesson. The summer session is more flexible. We just require that each lesson is paid for in advance.
If a lesson needs to be cancelled, 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.