Private lessons are the core of every student's musical education. At NEC Prep, we offer private instruction with world-class faculty. Private lesson instruction can start at any time during the school year.
In order to take private lessons through NEC Prep, students must first take part in an in-person placement meeting with the respective Department Chair. This placement does not determine acceptance or rejection (as we accept everyone into our community music school!) but is for teacher recommendation and for an opportunity for the student and the student’s family to address any questions or concerns they may have and talk about preferred lesson schedule and goals.
Schedule a Placement
Private lessons can begin at any time. However, many families choose to begin lessons at NEC with the beginning of a new academic year. Others choose to start mid-way through the year. Both options are great, and we recommend starting at the time best for you and your family.
Instrumentalists and Singers
- If the student is a beginner, there is no need to prepare anything for the placement. The placement will simply be a conversation.
- If the student has experience playing their instrument or singing, he/she should prepare 2 contrasting pieces to present to the Department Chair.
Once the Department Chair recommends a teacher(s), students may then take a trial lesson. Once a teacher decision has been finalized by the student and the student's family, the final step is registration.
Composers and Music Theory
Please complete the placement form above or contact the Prep Office directly if you are interested in private composition or theory lessons. We will connect you to the appropriate department chairs, who will make teacher recommendations for the student. Once the Department Chair makes teacher recommendations, students may then take a trial lesson. Once a teacher decision has been finalized by the student and the student's family, the final step is registration.