Ready to start music lessons? Simply click “enroll” to complete the Student Profile Form or call 206-526-8443.


About Private Lessons

Private lessons are the key component to reaching one’s full potential as a musician. There are many benefits to taking private lessons at Music Center of the Northwest. Through one-on-one study, a music student receives complete attention in their lesson. However, beyond the weekly repetition of being asked to perform tasks, listen, and answer questions is the great strength of private lessons; the student is working with a teacher/mentor who helps guide their musical life. Your teacher’s work with you goes beyond the 30 to 60 minutes you are in your lesson each week. It includes organizing recitals and performances, preparing repertoire, and many other activities designed to help each student gain the skills and enthusiasm that lead to lifelong involvement in music.

At Music Center, we believe the best learning happens through weekly private lessons. Students taking traditional lessons have the opportunity to enroll in The Royal Conservatory Certificate Program, a comprehensive and effectively sequenced program of music study and assessment.

Introductory Lesson

The starting point for many students is a traditional Private Lesson. Students are invited to take a 30-minute introductory lesson at a reduced lesson rate of $30. To begin the scheduling process, simply complete the Student Profile Form or call 206-526-8443 to speak with a staff member.

Strings: violin, viola, cello, guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, harp, koto
Piano: classical piano, jazz piano
Winds & brass: recorder, piccolo, flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, euphonium, tuba
Voice: all styles
Music Theory/Composition: All levels, Royal Conservatory Certification prep available

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees must be paid before a student begins lessons. The academic year runs from September through June and includes a total of 38 lessons. Payment plan options are available for a small fee. Tuition for lessons is prorated for those who start after the beginning of the year. For summer session (July and August) students may sign up for a predetermined number of lessons at the regular lesson rate. Families enrolling in lessons at Music Center are required to pay an annual $75 registration fee. Discounts are offered for second and third family members who enroll in lessons.


2019-20 Private Lesson Rates

30-minute     $42.50/lesson
45-minute     $63/lesson
60-minute     $80/lesson