Ashley Hall Private Lessons
Serving Ashley Hall students and the greater Charleston community, Ashley Hall’s Private Lesson Program offers music instruction and performance opportunities to students of all levels, ages 5 and up. Lessons are offered in piano, violin, viola, cello, music theory, and composition.
Please use the form below to register for the Summer 2023 session. Details can be found below the registration form. Thank you.
Summer Registration Deadline: June 12, 2023
SUMMER 2023 (6 weeks): June 20-July 28
Private + Group Lessons (strings only): 1 private lesson/week & 2 private lessons/week
30 minute private + group lessons: 1 private lesson/week $281; 2 private lessons/week $561
40 minute private + group lessons: 1 private lesson/week $357; 2 private lessons/week $714
45 minute private + group lessons: 1 private lesson/week $393; 2 private lessons/week $786
60 minute private + group lessons: 1 private lesson/week $450; 2 private lessons/week $900
Private Lessons Only: 1 lesson/week & 2 lessons/week
30 minute private lessons: 1 private lesson/week $225; 2 private lessons/week $450
40 minute private lessons: 1 private lesson/week $301; 2 private lessons/week $603
45 minute private lessons: 1 private lesson/week $337; 2 private lessons/week $675
60 minute private lessons: 1 private lesson/week $450; 2 private lessons/week $900
Music Theory Private Lessons (Instructor permission required)
30 minute private lessons: $225
NEW! Composition Private Lessons (Instructor permission required)
30 minute private lessons: $225
Requests for prorated tuition or refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be made in writing to [email protected].
New Students: Please contact program director Flora Nevarez at [email protected]
Private lessons are scheduled on an individual basis with the teacher. All lessons take place on Ashley Hall campus, Monday through Friday.
Private lessons are offered in:
– Music Theory
Students studying piano, violin, viola, and cello perform in a solo recital at least once per session. Piano accompaniment is provided.
Group lessons for violin, viola, and cello students take place once a week and are required for students grades 2–4. Group lessons include:
– Solfège, aural skills, rhythmic training, movement, and music theory-
– Scales, technique, Suzuki and supplemental repertoire
– Solo performance practice opportunities with piano accompaniment
– Group concert performances at least once per session
Summer 2023 String Group Schedule
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.
– Music composition book(s)
– Blank staff paper
– Music notation program (6th–12th grade)
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].
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.
– 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.
Summer 2023 Session: June 20–July 28
June 20 | Private lessons and groups begin
June 28 | Summer Concert: Sottile-Thompson Recital Hall at Ashley Hall at 4:30 p.m.
Flora Nevarez, Director, Private Lesson Program; violin and viola | [email protected]
Frances Hsieh, violin
Zoe Walker, violin and viola
Ben Weiss, violin and viola
Jenny Weiss, violin and viola
Anna Brock, piano and music theory
Grace Casey, piano
Loretta Haskell, piano
Dan McCurry, piano and composition
Jan Jemison Smith, piano
Aubrey Goio, cello
Cameron Williams, cello
Margaret Cook, voice