Music Conservatory Program


Private Lessons

Click here to register for Spring 2018 Private Lessons

The Augusta University Conservatory Program offers Private Instruction in all the standard performance areas, including:

  • Piano, Organ, Harp
  • Voice
  • Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo)
  • Woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, recorder)
  • Brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba)

Instructors

Our instructors include faculty members at Augusta University as well as other professional musicians in the community.

Fees

30 minute lessons: $30 per lesson
45 minute lessons: $45 per lesson
60 minute lessons: $60 per lesson

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).

30 minute lessons pay in full: $445
45 minute lessons pay in full: $667.50
60 minute lessons pay in full: $890

30 minute lessons – three payment option:
$150 due at registration, March 1st and April 1st

45 minute lessons – three payment option:
$225 due at registration, March 1st and April 1st

60 minute lessons – three payment option:
$300 due at registration, March 1st and April 1st

Schedule

Spring Semester 2018
January 8 - May 18

Lessons take place once a week on a day and and time mutually agreed upon between the instructor and student.  

Mid-semester Registration
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 consprog@augusta.edu if you have questions about adjusting your fees.

Request an Instructor

Click here to fill out the form to request an instructor

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.

Registration and Tuition

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.

Click here to fill out registration form

Click here to 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.

Location

All lessons take place in the Fine Arts Center on the Summerville Campus at Augusta University.

Click here for a campus map

Student Recital

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.

Private Lessons Policies

Semester Schedule

Students agree to attend a minimum of 15 lessons during the semester. Any additional lessons need to be paid for in advance of their lesson(s).  

Lesson Cancellations

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.

Schedule

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.

Augusta University Music Conservatory Program
Summerville Campus, FAC - A6
1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912
Phone: 706-731-7971
E-mail: consprog@augusta.edu