Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Music on the Hill offers weekly private lessons in the DC area for students aged 6 and up. All of our teachers are highly experienced and qualified music educators. We do not take a summer vacation, but teach throughout the summer.

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Lessons are available for: guitar, bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, fiddle, saxophone, percussion, clarinet, flute, and ukulele.

Recurring Lesson Membership Policies

Membership Cost

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     30 min lesson- $200

     45 min lesson- $290

     60 min lesson- $380

Music on the Hill’s Recurring Lesson Membership entitles all students to a reserved time on their music instructor’s schedule. Members will be charged a flat fee on the 25th of the month, for the upcoming month 

The membership fee is based on the assumption that Music on the Hill is able to offer 4 lessons every month. If Music on the Hill fails to offer 4 lessons in any given month, they will compensate the student in the form of a credit toward next month’s membership charge. There will be no additional charge when a student receives 5 lessons in their reserved lesson time in a month. 

Music on the Hill does not offer makeup or rescheduling opportunities for lessons missed by students who occupy a reserved weekly time slot, even with advance notice. We are happy to facilitate a long-term change in a weekly reserved time slot pending availability. 

Music on the Hill does not follow the DCPS schedule. We will be open and giving lessons for many federal holidays like Columbus Day, and MLK Day, as well as most snow days and spring break. Please assume your teacher is at Music on the Hill and your lesson is happening. The front desk at Music on the Hill will be happy to confirm and/or clarify any questions about your lesson, please call and double check.

Music on the Hill will assume a student is continuing and charge them for the next month unless told otherwise. Once a student is charged the membership fee, they are committed to the lessons that coming month.

To cancel a Music on the Hill Recurring Lesson Membership, the student or student’s parent must inform the Front Desk via email of their intention to cancel the membership. They will then complete any lessons remaining in the month. Music on the Hill does not charge any cancelation fees or penalties. 

Music on the Hill will not discuss scheduling or billing with any person who is not listed as a “Scheduling Contact” and/or a “Billing Contact”. All scheduling and billing contacts must be over 18 years old. No one outside of these lists can make any changes to the schedule or account, no matter how minor. Parents of teenage students must communicate with the front desk directly, not through their child.

All students must have an active credit card on file at all times. Music on the Hill is happy to take payment via check or cash before the 25th of the month. If payment has not been made by the 25th of the month the front desk will charge the credit card on file.

Floating Lessons

The membership is designed for stability, and our new Floating Lessons will be designed for flexibility. Customers can register for lessons 1 at a time, in any available teacher slots. You can cancel floating lessons be issued a credit to be used on your next lesson with 24 hours notice. More detailed policies for this program will be released over the summer.

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Teacher Bios

PIANO
Cecilia DeMaria
Radina Dosseva
Hannah Gerdes
Alicia Lumberry
Brendan Harper
Anna Nizhegorodtseva
Daniel Peterson
FLUTE, CLARINET, and SAXOPHONE
Brian Falkowski
PERCUSSION
Lindy Campbell
Amanda Thornstad
GUITAR AND UKULELE
Christopher Brown
Phillips Saylor Wisor
Erik Grimm
BASS
Christopher Brown
Erik Grimm
BANJO AND MANDOLIN
Phillips Saylor Wisor
CELLO
Maxfield Wollam-Fisher
VIOLIN and VIOLA
Hannah Gerdes
Enrique Reynosa
VOICE
Gabriella Cheij
Alicia Lumberry

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MUCH ARE PRIVATE LESSONS?
$50 per half hour lesson, $95 per hour lesson. All lessons are billed monthly
HOW MUCH ARE GROUP CLASSES?
$250 for an eight week session or $200 for a six week session, paid at time of registration.
CAN I START A GROUP CLASS AFTER THE FIRST LESSON?
You can join a group instrumental class on the second offered at a pro-rated price. After the second week we believe that it will be in the student’s best interest to wait for the next new session, which start every 8 weeks.
CAN I SIGN UP FOR LESSONS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH?
Yes you can! We will charge you for the remainder of the month and then starting next month you will be billed normally.
WHAT IF I WANT A TRIAL LESSON?
Our teachers are happy to give you a trial lesson. It is the same cost as a normal lesson. You will need to call the front desk within 24 hours of your completed lesson if you would like to continue. If we do not hear from you we will have to reopen that time slot for other students.
HOW CAN I CHANGE MY LESSON TIME?
Call the store and talk to the front desk. You can move your lesson into any available slot at any time without any penalty.
 
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE AN INSTRUMENT? CAN I STILL TAKE LESSONS?
Music on the Hill believes that students need the opportunity to practice at home to get the most out of their private lessons.  Students can use the studio guitars for their first lesson if necessary. If students do not own an instrument, the front desk will help them through the process of purchasing one. Music on the Hill does rent guitars for the first eight weeks for an additional cost of $50 per eight weeks.
WAIT, I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS!
No problem, we’re happy to answer them. Send us an email at info@musiconthehilldc.com or give us a call at (202)733-3158 and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.