Individual Instruction

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music offers instruction to students of all ages. Lessons are designed to meet the needs of each student, taking into account the background of the individual and musical goals. Prospective students are interviewed and an assessment is made of  strengths and skills. Lessons are taught by established and recognized artist-teachers.

Students typically enroll for 30 to 34 lessons for the year. Cost for individual instruction ranges from $30.50 – $34 for a half-hour lesson. Forty-five minute and hour long lessons are available for more advanced students. Partnered lessons are available. Students split the cost of lessons ($15.25 to $17 per half hour). Payment plans are available. Please review our policies.

The Conservatory subscribes to a comprehensive approach to musical studies, exposing students to the theoretical and historical aspects of music, as well as the joys of performing. Studying within the context of a conservatory environment enables students to participate in recitals, repertoire classes, and ensemble experiences.

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music features an international faculty of accomplished instructors and performers.  We accept students of all ages at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill. Students benefit from the experience of belonging to a music-making community, frequent performance opportunities, and an approach to learning that emphasizes cooperation over competition.

PIANO

Peter Arnstein    Kim Craig      Asako Hirabiyashi   Ivan Konev    

Oleg Levin      Patricia McPherson      Kari Peterson      Elena Piastro     Sandy Waterman

STRINGS

Ewa Bujak, violin and viola        Jay Hildebrand, Guitar  

Natalia Moiseeva, violin     Leif Petersen, violin     Emily Rolka, violin

Wendy Tangen-Foster, violin     Andrea Stern, harp     Jeanne Trelles, cello

WOODWINDS

Rena Kraut, clarinet

Laura Nortwen, oboe

BRASS

VOICE

Kathy Lee, chorus       Marita Link       Sandy Waterman, Broadway voice

PERCUSSION

Derrick Raiter

EARLY MUSIC: RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE

Paul Boehnke, baroque ensemble      Julie Elhard, viola da gamba and renaissance band

Cléa Galhano, recorder     Asako Hirabayashi, harpsichord

Marc Levine, baroque violin and baroque ensemble

Jean Allison Olson, recorder

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Kora Boisvert        Sandy Waterman

MUSIC THEORY COMPOSITION AND SONGWRITING

Peter Arnstein           Ivan Konev