Private Music Lessons

Our one-on-one music lessons are available to anyone in the community. No auditions are required, and lessons are taught to students of all levels and ages from three years and up. The lessons are at Casa (230 8 St S) and are scheduled based on mutual convenience, during the day or evening. We offer affordable recurring monthly payment options at no additional cost! In addition to weekly lessons, we also schedule additional events and opportunities for our students.  Are you interested in a more intensive program? Check out our Young Artists Music Academy!

We accept new referrals all year round. Start your music journey today!

New students to the Conservatory are asked to complete our Music Lesson Request Form to be referred to an instructor. NOTE: If you are a continuing student and already have your instructor, you do not need to complete this form and can simply confirm your lesson details directly with your instructor and register online.

You will be put in touch directly with your instructor by email or phone to confirm all the lesson details. Please note: new students are eligible for a paid trial lesson before committing. We can accept new students at any point in the term, subject to instructor availability (fees will be prorated).

Easy steps to complete your private lesson registration:

  1. Confirm your lesson details with your instructor and complete this registration process online before September 5. Studio spaces are not guaranteed until this registration process is complete, with payment arranged (either monthly or in full).

  2. When registering, you will be able to choose between paying monthly or in a lump sum.

  3. If you choose monthly payments select the “Make a Down Payment” option, which will be equivalent to the first month’s payment, and then proceed through checkout. You will be contacted by the Conservatory within 2-3 business days to set up your remaining monthly payments (October – April). Payments are made on the first business day of each month using a credit card on file. Please note: we can not access the details you input at the time of registration.

  4. If paying in full, simply select “Pay Full Price” and proceed through checkout.

  5. Please carefully review your confirmation email, as it includes our cancellation policy and other important information. Note: please disregard any lesson day or time listed on your receipt - those details can be confirmed directly with your instructor.

  6. If you are starting late in the term, your payments will be adjusted accordingly, if space is available.

  7. If you are looking to register for fewer than 4 lessons, we have one-time lesson options available here (higher rates apply for this option).

Registration for the 2023 - 24 term opens August 1! 



Fee Range*
  • 30 Minute Lessons: $106 - $132 (Monthly) OR $848 - $1,056 (Lump Sum)
  • 45 Minute Lessons: $159 - $198 (MonthlyOR $1,272 - $1,584 (Lump Sum)
  • 60 Minute Lessons: $212 - $272 (Monthly) OR $1,696 - $2,176 (Lump Sum)

*Rates vary by instructor and will be confirmed in your referral email. The above lump sum ranges are based on 32 weeks of lessons over the course of September - May, but can be pro-rated for students starting late in the term. Note: our monthly payment option is not available for the Spring/Summer session. If you would like to read more about our instructors, please check our instructor directory (linked in the top menu), or click here.

In addition to weekly lessons, student can access these additional opportunities at no extra cost!
  • Performance Opportunities (sign up by clicking link).  Note that performers must arrange their own accompanist (if needed):
  • Trial RCM Exams - Preparing for an RCM exam? Contact us to set up a trial exam with one of our instructors, to help you prepare for your RCM exam.
  • Masterclasses - These are great opportunities for students to get a new perspective from another teacher and provide an encouraging environment to perform in front of peers. 
    • 2023-24 Masterclass Schedule (Sign Up here ):
      • October 23, 5-7pm (Casa Community Room): Dr. Janet Youngdahl (Voice)
      • November 20, 5-7pm (Casa Community Room): Dr. Deanna Oye (Piano)
      • February 1, 5-7pm (Penner Classroom, Casa): Dr. Sandra Stringer (Classical Voice)
      • February 8, 5-7pm (Penner Classroom, Casa): Dr. Sandra Stringer (Musical Theatre)
      • February 14, 5-7pm (Casa Community Room): Dr. Brad Parker (Piano)
      • Cello Masterclasses - dates coming soon
      • Violin Masterclasses - dates coming soon
      • Woodwinds and Brass -masterclasses will be scheduled based on numbers in the fall.
  • Special Discounted Rates:
    • Podcast Studio/Practice Room Rental: $10 per hour. Contact us at to book (available on a first come basis, weekdays only)
    • Access to our Online Music Theory Course: $75/course (for 6 months of access) 
    • 50% off price of Conservatory tshirts and sweatshirts.
  • Practice Challenges throughout the year! Check back for more details!

Cancellation Policies


Procedures for Withdrawal

If you are unable to finish the entire term (32 lessons, including those missed by students), you can send a cancellation request to Refunds of less than 4 lessons will not be considered. 30-days written notice is required. Unused lessons expire August 31, 2024; no refunds are considered after that point. Refunds are processed 2 times per year, during the second week of December and May.


Missed lessons - Rescheduling Policies for Private Lessons
By Student

Lessons cancelled by the student are made up at the discretion of the instructor, but in most cases, the missed lessons are forfeited. Please understand, weekly lesson times are set aside in our incredible busy studio for you at the beginning of the year. If you do not attend at your designated time, that is time that we can not fill with another student, since you will be returning the following week. If you do not want to forfeit your lesson, consider doing it online that week; your instructor can give you some options. NOTE: Our studios at Casa are now booked at capacity, so moving your lesson time is not usually an option. Please understand that there are few programs when you would be able to move your standing weekly program time (eg. ballet, hockey, gymnastics).


By Instructor

Any cancelled lesson initiated by an instructor will be made up.


Illness Policy

Students should not attend lessons or Conservatory group classes or ensembles if they are exhibiting any signs and symptoms of illness. Instructors may ask students to leave their studio or classes if they seem to pose a health risk to other students or the instructor. Signs and symptoms include: vomiting, fever, unexplained rash, coughing, runny nose, etc. If you are sick, rather than forfeiting your lesson, please ask your instructor for an online lesson that week instead. If online is a viable option that you choose not to take, you may be asked to forfeit that lesson.


Cancellation requests received within 2-7 working days prior to the commencement of the activity/program, are eligible for 50% of the course fees refunded (NOTE: the materials portion of registration will not be refunded due to materials needing to be ordered well in advance).

Refund requests received after the start of the group class or ensemble will be considered on an individual basis, however, in most cases, no refunds will be considered after the commencement of the class.  No Refunds can be considered after the commencement of the our day camps.