Rates and Policy

  • Fall Quarter 2017: Oct through Dec 2017
  • Winter Quarter 2018: Jan through March 2018
  • Spring Quarter 2018: April through June 2018
  • Summer Quarter 2018: July through Sept 2018
  • We accept: cash, money orders, checks (personal and company), Citibank deposit at teller (cash, check, money order), bank transfer, PayPal, PopMoney, Chase QuickPay. 
  • Quarterly payments hold your weekly spot for three months!


– – – – – –  Free Registration!  – – – – – –  Free Orientation Lesson!  – – – –


Students four and five years old: (private 30 minute lessons) A package of 10 sessions to be used up within one quarter (12-13 weeks) 10 x $30/half hour = $300. A package of 5 lessons: 5 x $35 = $175. Single lessons: $40/half hour. (Parent or guardian must be present for entire lesson).

Students six years old through adult: (private 60 minute lessons) A package of 10 sessions to be used up within one quarter (12-13 weeks) 10 x $50/hr = $500. A package of 5 lessons: 5 x $55/hr = $275. Single lessons: $60/hr.

Lessons in your home: (one hour lessons only) Add ten dollars more per lesson if local. $20 per lesson if further.

Lessons in the studio are scheduled Monday through Friday 3pm-8pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 12 -4pm.

Registration must be done in person in the studio to receive a free orientation lesson (unless you are disabled).

Quarterly Payments are due in full before the start of the quarter to get the discount. This ensures your weekly time slot and ensures credit towards rescheduling make-up lessons (you must call 24 hrs in advance).

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive credit towards a makeup lesson, unless dire emergency.

Make-up lessons: Although we can offer you alternative time slots, canceling your weekly lessons is not encouraged. Please keep in mind we cannot guarantee our schedule will accommodate you. Those who do not call 24 in advance to cancel, forfeit the privilege of receiving a make-up. Make-up lessons do not roll over into the next quarter.

Refunds: Fort Greene Music Scene does not have a refund policy.

Music Books and Supplies may be purchased at the studio, approximately $25 to get started.

K-8 After-school pick-up / drop-off: Please inquire within, price depends on distance (local schools preferred).

Piano Students (4 years old and up) must have a piano or keyboard to practice on at home. If not, you can purchase a keyboard, starting at around $100, or we will find you a new or used piano at no extra charge if you are a registered student. Ask about our moving and tuning services available.

Ukulele Students (6 years old and up) must have a ukulele to practice on at home and to bring to class. We can suggest a local music shop to purchase your first ukulele.

Guitar Students (8 years old and up) must have a guitar to practice on at home and to bring to class. We can suggest a local guitar shop to purchase your first guitar.

Bass Students (10 year olds and up) must already be registered guitar students and/or adult students. Students can use a guitar (or keyboard) to learn and practice bass lines, will discuss further.

Voice, Music Theory and Ear Training (12 years old and up) is incorporated into every piano and guitar lesson, but may also be studied separately. This will be determined at the time of orientation/registration.

Four and five year olds: (weekly 30 min lessons on piano). Each student will receive individual attention on piano for 30 minutes. The lesson will focus on training the young student’s ear as well as developing coordination; first through clapping rhythmic patterns and reciting syllables, then through mimicking melodic phrases, developing his/her manual dexterity while discovering his or her new singing voice. Sparking an interest in music is key at this stage, no reading or writing assignments will be given. Parent or guardian must be present during entire lesson and may be asked to participate.

Six year olds to adults: (weekly 60 min lessons on any instrument) Each student will receive individual attention on his or her instrument for a full 60 minutes. At this point, reading and writing music is introduced to younger students and beginners. All students will receive written homework assignments with an integrative and comprehensive approach to music theory, as well as being given scales and finger exercises for daily practice. The students will learn selected songs appropriate for his or her level. Various styles of music and artistic influences will be covered from classical to contemporary. Lessons will also cover ear-training and sight-reading drills. Students are expected to practice and complete homework on time. All children are encouraged to perform at the annual spring recital.

Recital fees: $100 per student, due 30 days in advance of recital date. This fee goes towards rehearsals, rental space, supplies, printing of programs, etc. Recitals are always in June, time and place to be announced.