Ashley Hall Private Lesson Program

Ashley Hall Private Lesson Programs

The String Academy

The String Academy is open to students ages 5–18 who wish to study the violin, viola and cello through a curriculum that includes private and group lessons, theory and master classes, chamber music, and performance opportunities. Our program is based on the teaching of master violin educators Mimi Zweig, Shinichi Suzuki, and Paul Rolland. Parents are central to the beginning years of study; they attend all lessons and support daily practice.

This specialized program, taught by highly trained faculty, allows students to start expressing themselves musically and artistically with ease from the earliest stages. Students develop concentration, confidence, and a lifelong appreciation for music.

Traditional Lessons 

Traditional private lessons are open to students who wish to study the piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, composition, or music theory in a one-on-one setting, once or twice a week.

Registration

The Ashley Hall Private Lesson program is part of After-School programs at Ashley Hall. To learn more and register, please use the button below and click on Private Lessons in the navigation bar to the right. Thank you.

Register for Summer Lessons

Tuition

SUMMER I SEMESTER (June 17–July 5, 3 weeks)

String Academy (private + group lesson for violin, viola, and cello)
Group lessons: Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Ingram Arts Center

30 minute lesson: One weekly lesson |$150    Two weekly lessons |$270
45 minute lesson: One weekly lesson | $210    Two weekly lessons | $390
60 minute lesson: One weekly lesson | $270    Two weekly lessons| $510

Traditional (private lesson only)

30 minute lesson: One weekly lesson| $120     Two weekly lessons| $240
45 minute lesson: One weekly lesson | $180    Two weekly lessons | $360
60 minute lesson: One weekly lesson | $240   Two weekly lessons| $480

 

SUMMER II SEMESTER (July 8–July 26, 3 weeks)

String Academy (private + group lesson for violin, viola, and cello)
Group lessons: Wednesdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Ingram Arts Center

30 minute lesson: One weekly lesson |$150    Two weekly lessons |$270
45 minute lesson: One weekly lesson | $210    Two weekly lessons | $390
60 minute lesson: One weekly lesson | $270    Two weekly lessons| $510

Traditional (private lesson only)

30 minute lesson: One weekly lesson| $120     Two weekly lessons| $240
45 minute lesson: One weekly lesson | $180    Two weekly lessons | $360
60 minute lesson: One weekly lesson | $240   Two weekly lessons| $480

For more information, please contact program director Flora Nevarez at [email protected] 

 

Composition

The goal of composition private lessons is for students to compose and notate at least one composition per session, to be performed by the student composer and/or other musician(s). Composition lessons are open to students who currently study piano, or have a minimum three years of study on their primary instrument.

Required materials:

– Music composition book(s)
– Blank staff paper

– Music notation program (grades 6–12)

Students in this program have won numerous local, regional, and national composition contests and awards and have been accepted to the nationally renowned Brevard summer camp under merit scholarship.

For more details, contact Dan McCurry, [email protected].

Instrument Details

Piano students should have a piano or 64-key (or larger) keyboard with pedal attachment at home. Please consult with your child’s teacher for string instrument sizing before renting or purchasing an instrument. Private lesson teachers can recommend sources for instrument rental or purchase. 

Practice Details

– Students are expected to practice outside of lessons every day for the same amount of time as their lesson (for example, a student who takes a 30 minute private lesson is expected to practice 30 minutes a day at home).
– Parents are expected to help students establish a daily practice routine, providing necessary materials and a quiet place free from distractions.
– Parents are expected to help younger students (ages 5–10) practice at home. Parents are expected to attend private lessons to take notes or video record. 

Calendar

Ashley Hall Private Lesson Program Calendar

January 8–May 17 (16 lessons)

January 8 | Private & group lessons resume
February 2 | Piano Masterclass: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm
February 19–20 | Winter Break
March 1 | Piano Masterclass: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm
March 18 | Violin Recital: Recital Hall, 5:00 pm
March 19 |  Conference Day
March 20 | Cello/Viola Recital: Recital Hall, 5:00 pm ; Piano Recital: Recital Hall, 6:00 pm
March 25–29 | Spring Break
April 30 | Violin Recital: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm; Violin Recital: Recital Hall, 5:00 pm; Violin Recital: Recital Hall, 6:00 pm
May 1 | Cello Recital: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm; Viola & Cello Recital: Recital Hall, 5:00 pm; May 2 Piano Recital: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm; Piano Recital: Recital Hall, 5:00 pm; Piano Recital: Recital Hall, 6:00 pm
May 10 | Royal Conservatory of Music pre-exam Recital: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm
May 18–19 | Royal Conservatory of Music Exams: Recital Hall, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
May 20–24 | Makeup week

Summer 2024: June 17–July 26

June 17 | Private lessons & groups begin
June 19 | Juneteenth – No classes
July 4 | Independence Day – No classes
July 19 | Summer Concert: Recital Hall, 6:00 pm 
 

Faculty

Flora Nevarez, Private Lesson Program Director; violin and viola 

Frances Hsieh, violin
Zoe Walker, violin and viola
Ben Weiss, violin and viola
Jenny Weiss, violin and viola
Anna Brock, piano and music theory
Loretta Haskell, piano
Dan McCurry, piano and composition
Misha Pekar, piano; piano accompanist
Jen Jemison Smith, piano
Aubrey Goio, cello
Caitlin Tarver, cello
Cameron Williams, cello
Margaret Cook, voice
Michael Bunny, guitar

 

Contact Information

For more information, contact:
Flora Nevarez | Private Lesson Program Director | [email protected]

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Ashley Hall is a K-12 independent school for girls, with a co-ed preschool, committed to a talented and diverse student population. We consider for admission students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.
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