Private instruction is the foundation of a sound musical education. At NEC Prep, the depth and expertise of our faculty assure a great match for our students' individual needs. A unique feature of our private lesson program is that it includes the opportunity to participate in workshops, recitals, and evaluations, which offer every student valuable performance experience and feedback from a variety of teachers.
Private lessons of 30, 45, and 60 minutes are offered in all the categories listed under faculty, including music theory, composition, and conducting. Prospective students must set up an audition or placement interview with the department chair, who will advise each student personally regarding an appropriate studio teacher placement. Auditions can be scheduled by calling 617-585-1160 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click on one of the options below to find out more about the benefits of private instruction at the NEC Prep School. Click here for our private lesson rates and fees.
For information on how to get started, please click here. Private lessons can begin at any time during the school year.
Masterclasses provide students with opportunities to meet and perform for prominent artist/teachers and occur throughout both semesters.
Recent guests have included cellists Laurence Lesser, Ralph Kirshbaum, Leslie Parnas, Colin Carr, and Orlando Cole; pianists Gilbert Kalish, Bruce Brubaker, Jerome Lowenthal, and Andras Schiff; singers Kathleen Kaun and Robert Honeysucker; violinists Eric Rosenblith and Zakhar Bron; violist Jeffrey Irvine; oboists Washington Barella and Wayne Rapier; flutists Sheryl Cohen and Keith Underwood; trumpeter Roger Voisin; trombonist Toby Oft; and bassists Gary Karr, John Clayton, and Paul Ellison.
photos by Andrew Hurlbut