Individual Instruction

  • Preschool Age
    Mon, Aug  21, - Tue, Aug  22,
    9:00 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…)

  • Tue, Sep  5, - Tue, Dec  12,
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Experience the joy of making music with other adults in this ensemble. Participants will expand their knowledge of the Baroque repertoire, as well as expand their ensemble and listening skills

  • Tue, Sep  5, - Sat, Dec  16,
    6:00 pm - 7:00 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. Duos: $25/hr, Trios: $20/hr, Quartet: $18/hr Schedules set by participating musicians. (more…)

  • Mon, Sep  11, - Mon, Dec  18,
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

            Experience the world of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Purcell and more in this early music ensemble. Strings, winds, violas da gamba and recorders all welcome. Join our “band” of musicians this Fall! All instruments welcome. Two baroque violins available for student use, as well as viols and recorders. Featuring public (more…)

  • Chamber Music Academy
    Mon, Sep  11, - Sat, Dec  23,
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A new and exciting initiative from the SPCM! Led by Director Tom Rosenberg, the Chamber Music Academy offers advanced training in small ensemble skills to string players and pianists, led by some of the regions finest chamber musicians. Chamber Music skills propel students in their solo instrumental studies and into orchestra leadership positions by developing (more…)

  • Mon, Sep  11, - Mon, Dec  18,
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This ensemble class is for viol players who have played a minimum of five years and who can play independently on complicated rhythmic music of the Renaissance and Baroque. Emphasis is on single line interpretation of polyphonic music, and becoming aware of the role each part plays in the whole This class strives for musical expression and understanding to bring about an artful interpretation of ancient music.

  • Ages 5-12
    Tue, Sep  12, - Tue, Dec  19,
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

The Saint Paul Children’s Chorus offers a challenging choral program for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. Each choral session includes general musicianship, sight-reading, vocal technique and both unison and two part singing.

  • Registration
    Wed, Sep  13, - Wed, Dec  20,
    10:45 am - 11:30 am

In this multiple-age class, we will explore musical movement and instruments in large and small groups. Musical Explorers is perfect for siblings as well as children who need a little more time with their caregiver before feeling comfortable participating independently in our other classes.

  • Wed, Sep  13, - Wed, Dec  20,
    10:45 am - 11:30 am

Join the fun with your child in musical play and exploration activities: singing, dancing, playing simple instruments. Your child will discover musical concepts with supportive adult models in a relaxed, playful environment.

  • Wed, Sep  13, - Wed, Dec  20,
    11:30 am - 12:15 pm

The fundamentals of basic musicianship develop naturally in the context of songs, rhymes, improvisation, and movement exploration. Your child will develop confidence, music skills, and familiarity with music symbols.

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.


Peter Arnstein    Kim Craig      Asako Hirabiyashi   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