Lessons meet once a week in the Cali School of Music Building (Chapin Hall) in coordination with the Extension Division’s 12-week fall semester calendar. Individuals must be twelve or older and fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination is required. Masks are required indoors. All individuals coming to campus must complete a HAWK CHECK each time before they come to campus. The Extension Division office will communicate any changes in Montclair State University’s policies and guidelines as circumstances change or new information becomes available.
Here is how it works:
- Download the registration form
- Complete the Student and Contact Info section
- Select In-Person/On-Campus
- Indicate the Instrument/Voice/Composition lesson you want and select the length of lesson
- Email us your completed registration form along with proof of vaccination
Upon receipt of your registration form the Extension Division office will start working on processing your schedule requests. Once a schedule has been established the office will email confirmation and an invoice.
In-Person/On-Campus Lesson Fees (12-week semester)
- 15-minute lessons: $360
- 30-minute lessons: $540
- 45-minute lessons: $720
- 60-minute lessons: $960
There is a $25 semester registration fee added to the total cost of lessons.
Private lessons are available for piano, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, voice and composition.
ADVANCED LESSON INSTRUCTION
Advanced lesson instruction provides motivated students who are passionate about music performance or music
composition the opportunity to study with John J. Cali School of Music performance and composition faculty. A 30-minute trial lesson/meeting is required for acceptance into this program area. Once accepted, students can set up a lesson schedule in coordination with the faculty member. Five to fifteen lessons may be arranged.
Trial Lesson: $50 (The trial lesson must be paid in full before the lesson can be scheduled. There are no additional fees.)
Advanced Studio Lessons Fees: (Must be accepted into the program area)
45-minute lessons: $75 per lesson
60-minute lessons: $95 per lesson
There is a $10 processing fee in addition to the cost of the lessons.
Private Studio Lessons
Private Studio Lessons provide one-on-one comprehensive training with a skilled artist-teacher. Our instructors are able to work with beginning students through the very advanced. Private Studio Lessons meet once a week in coordination with the program’s semester calendars.
Students age four and older interested in instrumental lessons can take private lessons ranging in duration from 15-minutes for the very young to 60-minutes for the more advanced student. Private instrumental lessons are available for piano, strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion.
Students interested in vocal lessons generally start at age 12 or later. An initial meeting with a vocal faculty member is required before scheduling vocal lessons.
Students interested in composition lessons must be proficient in note and rhythm reading. Students are encouraged to bring any examples of pieces they have created.
Advanced Studio Instruction for High School Students
Advanced studio instruction provides motivated high school age students who are passionate about music performance or music composition the opportunity to study with John J. Cali School of Music performance and composition faculty. A 30-minute trial lesson/meeting is required for acceptance into this premier program area.
Private Studio Lessons provide one-on-one comprehensive training with a skilled artist-teacher. Our instructors are able to work with beginning adult students through very advanced who are looking to further refine their technique and artistry. Adult students are welcome to participate in the regular Extension Division private studio lessons which consists of a 14-week semester. Knowing how busy many adult schedules are the John J. Cali School of Music Extension Division is now offering a more flexible lesson option for adult students who are not able to commit to a complete 14-week semester. Adult students can now opt to commit to any number of lessons ranging from five to 12 per semester. The specific lesson schedule and dates will be coordinated with the Extension Division faculty member.