Individual Instruction

  • Mon, May  1, - Fri, Sep  1,
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discover the joys of playing with others by working in a small ensemble setting. Take your music to the next level. Play great music with great people. Explore a different genre. (more…)

  • Preschool Age
    Wed, May  17, - Tue, Aug  22,
    10:50 am - 10:00 am
  • Kindergarten
    Mon, Aug  21, - Tue, Aug  22,
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Returning Suzuki Violin Students
    Wed, Aug  23,
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Suzuki Violin Summer Camps for Holy Family Academy Students with instructor Jennifer Lang PLEASE REGISTER FOR VIOLIN RENTAL IF NEEDED. PRESCHOOL AGE AUGUST 21 & 22 9:00–10:00am $10 per student Violins provided KINDERGARTEN AUGUST 21 & 22 10:30am–11:30am $10 per student Violins provided RETURNING SUZUKI VIOLINS STUDENTS August 23 9am–Noon $15 per student Bring your (more…)

  • Take Five
    Mon, Jun  12, - Mon, Jul  31,
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Ages 4-6 yrs Sandy Waterman, Instructor Class begins: June 12 (no class July 3) Class time: Monday, 6:00 pm Tuition: $105, 6 sessions, 45 minutes, (3 student minimum) “Take Five” means we take our five fingers (on each hand) and explore instruments such as piano, guitar, ukulele, Irish harp, Orff instruments, boomwhackers, and Tibetan singing (more…)

  • Uke Time
    Mon, Jun  12, - Mon, Jul  31,
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Ages 7-12 yrs Sandy Waterman, Instructor Class begins: June 12 (no class July 3)­ Class time: Monday, 7:00 pm Tuition: $105, 6 sessions, 45 minutes, (3 student minimum) Ukulele is the fun focus of this class! Learn basic methods and terminology, build chord vocabulary and strumming techniques as we learn to sing and play fmailiar (more…)

Event Phone: 651-224-2205

  • Mon, Jul  10, - Fri, Jul  21,
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Saint Paul Conservatory of Music offers three summer camps. The Children’s Music Workshop is open to children who have completed Kindergarten up to 6th grade. Maestros of the Future is open to ages 13 to 17. In Harmony With Autism is open to ages 8 to 12. For more details download our full camp brochure HERE  or register through the links below. (more…)

  • Mon, Aug  7, - Thu, Aug  10,
    9:00 am

Maestros of the Future is a music and leadership workshop that encourages students to enhance their communication, problem-solving and team work skills through the study of chamber music.  Open to ages 13-17, students will participate in small and large group ensembles, coached by faculty and guest artists. Other activities during the workshop have included individual (more…)

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 oppurtunities, and an approach to learning that emphasizes cooperation over competition.


Peter Arnstein    Kim Craig      Asako Hirabiyashi     Ora Itkin

Ivan Konev     Oleg Levin      Patricia McPherson      Kari Peterson      Elena Piastro

     Sandy Waterman


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


Rena Kraut, clarinet

Laura Nortwen, oboe



Kathy Lee, chorus       Marita Link       Sandy Waterman, Broadway voice


Derrick Raiter


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


Kora Boisvert        Sandy Waterman


Peter Arnstein           Ivan Konev