SCAA Private Lessons

Private Music Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument or sing? Are you looking to improve your skills as a musician?

SCAA offers 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.

Complete the SCAA Private Lessons Inquiry Form or email the SCAA office at to find out more about private instruction offerings.

We look forward to seeing you this summer or in the fall! Registration is ongoing throughout the year.

Private Instruction Registration

At SCAA, our private music lessons teachers mange their own schedules. After submitting the lessons inquiry form, the SCAA Office will put you in contact with instructors for your chosen instrument. After speaking with both the SCAA office and the instructor(s), registration for private music lessons can be completed online here.

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.

Flexible scheduling is available for summer lessons scheduled from June to August.

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.

Lessons Begin

Wednesday, September 4, 2024

Lessons Length

Fall-Spring: 24-32 weeks
Summer: Lesson sessions vary by instructor


Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy
John Kerr Building
203 S. Cameron Street
Winchester, VA 22601

Shenandoah University Main Campus
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601


Rates/tuition vary by instructor and are given upon request by calling the SCAA office at (540) 665-4602 or email to

Registration Fee*


Students pay a one-time annual Registration Fee which covers all classes and lessons taken between September and August.


Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available as an option for class and lesson tuition.

Areas of Instruction

Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy currently offers private instruction in the following instrumental and voice areas:


Piano • Violin


Classical • Musical Theatre • Jazz • Pop


Flute • Oboe • Clarinet • Saxophone


Horn • Trumpet • Trombone • Euphonium • Tuba


Violin • Viola • Cello


Drums • Classical Percussion • Drum Set

Guitar & Bass

Acoustic Guitar • Electric Guitar • Electric Bass • Ukulele



Student Recitals

SCAA students of all levels have opportunities throughout the academic year to play in recitals for family and friends to demonstrate what they are learning accomplishing through their practice and one-on-one lessons. Recitals take place in Goodson Chapel – Recital Hall on the main campus of Shenandoah University.

SCAA Piano Festival

The Piano Department hosts a SCAA Piano Festival each year. Participating SCAA students 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 they have been a student of the SCAA.

Private Lessons Inquiry

Tell us more about yourself and what you'd like to learn!