Private classical and jazz instruction is offered at all levels by our highly qualified and experienced Continuing Education faculty.  Lessons are available in voice and most instruments including classical guitar. Private instruction is also offered in composition, conducting, jazz arranging, music theory, music sight reading, orchestration and music technology.

For more information about available instructors and private teacher placement, please call 617-585-1701 and speak with one of our administrators.All private lessons for School of Continuing Education credit require special approval and in-person registration in Room 120, 241 St Botolph Street.

After being placed with a private teacher, the student must confirm with that teacher the length and number of lessons they will receive.

Students must register for for-credit private lessons in person at the CE office located at 241 St. Botolph, Rm. 120. Non-credit private lessons are available through online registration.

Private Lesson Fees

Non-credit: (some instructors' fees may be higher)

60-minute lessons: $107.00/lesson
45-minute lessons: $80.25/lesson
30-minute lessons: $53.50/lesson

School of Continuing Education Credit: (some instructors' fees may be higher)

4 CE credits: $2600 for 15 hours of instruction
3 CE credits: $1950 for 11.25 hours of instruction
2 CE credits: $1300 for 7.5 hours of instruction

Registration for Spring 2015

Register for CE Non-Credit buttonOur Spring semester begins January 12th and ends May 22nd.  If you did not go through our formal placement audition process, and/or have not been assigned an instructor, please contact the NEC Prep/Continuing Education office at before proceeding with this registration.

Satellite Location for Private Instruction

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77 Arts Academy Acton


77 Arts Academy in Acton, MA.
For more information, visit: 77 Arts Academy

*Register for your instrument by selecting your instructor in the registration process.*


Tucker Antell - Jazz Saxophone

Allison Eldredge - Cello

Peter Kenagy - Jazz Trumpet, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Theory, Jazz Piano (beginners), Jazz Bass (beginners)

Ana Lorenzo - Percussion

Joung Hoon Song - Violin, Viola

Holly Zagaria - Voice

Certificate programs

Private Studio instruction is at the core of our certificate programs.  For more information, go to the Certificate Program page.


SCE Students are encouraged to perform in masterclasses and recitals that occur throughout the academic year.  Students enrolled in private lessons also have the option of performing a solo or shared recital at the end of the academic year, upon the recommendation of their private teacher(s).  Certificate students are required to perform a solo recital as a capstone experience.  

To learn more about private instruction in musical sight reading please visit the Practice and Performance page.