Private Lessons

Our Music Department staff feels that the high quality of our program is enhanced by, and in fact depends upon, the increased benefit and progress our students experience from private lessons. We have many excellent private teachers who teach here at Walnut Hills during the school day – several of them graduates or adjunct professors of CCM or members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Some of them have been with us for upwards of ten years. All have submitted resumes and been screened and selected by our departmental staff to make sure they satisfy our high standards. Names and contact information for private teachers are on file in the music office. They visit each music class a few weeks into the school year to demonstrate their instruments, answer questions, and to arrange lesson times. Students are usually able to schedule lessons during their regular music class, a study hall bell, during lunch, or after school, which is much more convenient than trying to squeeze one more thing into an already busy schedule! We can recommend several off-site teachers as well, if that is needed.

We encourage all music students to take private lessons. Currently, we have on-site teachers available in the following areas:
  • Wind Instruments:
    Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, all Saxophones, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba, & Percussion
  • Strings:
    Violin, Viola, String Bass, Cello, & Harp
  • Voice:
    Instructors for both male & female voice
  • Piano:
    We do have private piano instruction available; although it is not formally part of our music program, this can be especially beneficial for voice students.

Lesson rates may change from year to year, and vary somewhat from teacher to teacher, but currently the standard rate is around $25-30 for a half hour session. Most of our instructors request that lessons be paid for in advance, either monthly or quarterly. Lessons are given weekly.

Contact the music office for a list of available instructors.
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