Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy

Private Instruction

We offer individual instruction to students of all ages and abilities, from beginner to advanced levels. Private instructors tailor curriculum and repertoire to each individual student with the intent to develop skills, both motor and auditory, for proficiency in an instrument or voice. Students are also taught basic ear-training, sight-reading and theory fundamentals.

To find out more about private instruction offerings, fill out our Interests Inquiry form or email the SCAA office at scaa@su.edu.

Private Instruction Rates

Rates vary by instructor and are given upon request by calling the SCAA office at 540-665-4602 (leave message)  or email to scaa@su.edu.

Private Instruction Registration

After speaking with both the SCAA office and the instructor(s), registration for individual instruction is completed online. Students are registered and charged for 28 – 32 weeks of lessons (depending on the instructor), September through May. Students who begin lessons after the start of the fall session will be registered for the remainder of weeks to the end of the current session or the full academic year.

Suzuki Instruction (3 years and up)

The Suzuki method, developed by the late Japanese violinist and educator Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, has revolutionized instrumental teaching and produced outstanding results with young children. During the early years, children can develop extraordinary musical abilities much in the same way they learn to speak their native language. Recommended for children 3 and older, specially trained instructors first teach basic listening and playing skills, with note reading following later. Thus, the Suzuki method has been called the “Mother Tongue Method.” A parent’s role is essential in the development of early learning ability. Parental attendance at lessons is required, and the parent must help with home practice.

SCAA Piano Festival

The Piano Department will host a SCAA Piano Festival. Participating students will perform before two judges and receive a written critique and rating from each judge and a certificate of participation. A student successfully participating yearly until graduation from high school will receive a certificate stating he or she has been a student of the SCAA.

Private Instruction offered in

Suzuki
Piano
Violin

Voice
Classical
Musical Theater
Jazz
Pop

Brass
Baritone
French Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba

Winds
Flute
Recorder
Clarinet
Oboe
Saxophone
Bassoon

Strings
Violin
Viola
Cello
Electric Bass
Guitar (acoustic)
Guitar (electric)

Percussion
Drums
Classical Percussion
Drum Set

Keyboard
Organ
Piano