Private Lessons

The Troy Music Academy offers private lessons on nearly every instrument!

Students receive one on one attention and individualized lesson plans to meet their different tastes and goals.

2019 Tuition and Policies

Starting January 1st, 2019, the following will be the official policy for private lessons at the Troy Music Academy:


  • Private Lesson tuition will be a flat monthly rate of $130 per month for half hour lessons, $250 for hour lessons.
  • The rates will stay the same for all months of 2019, regardless of how many lessons are scheduled, and this includes all months with holidays falling on your lesson day (see below*).
  • Tuition for families who have a student taking more than one lesson per week; or families with more than one child enrolled will be $125 for weekly half-hour lessons, $240 for weekly hour lessons per student.
  • Non-recurring, single lesson pricing will be $45 per half hour, $85 per hour lesson.
  • Lessons will be billed by the instructor for the following month, and tuition must be paid in full before the first lesson of the month.



  • We do not guarantee makeups for lessons or classes missed by the student, and we do not offer refunds or credits for missed lessons or classes in general.
  • If you want to schedule a makeup lesson, please use our scheduling system or directly contact your instructor to reschedule at least 24 hours before the lesson you want to reschedule.
  • If a teacher is not available for a makeup during the week of the missed lesson, you will not be able to schedule a makeup lesson, and no credit or refund will be offered for the missed lesson.
  • Lessons canceled due to snow/weather emergencies are a reality in the Northeast, and we view these decisions to cancel as mutual agreements between the clients and teachers concerning the safety of all parties. For these types of cancellations, clients will be credited toward the following month’s lessons at the rate of $20 for half hour, $35 for hour lessons only when a makeup lesson is unavailable.
  • Lessons canceled by your instructor should be made up at a future date whenever possible, and credits/refunds will only be offered if a makeup isn’t feasible. If a makeup lesson is unavailable, teacher cancellations other than snow/weather will be credited toward the following month’s lessons at the rate of $30 for half hour, $60 for hour lessons.

*We are defining a holiday schedule that will allow families to plan their schedules further in advance.  Week-long breaks will align with Troy Public Schools. Saturday lessons preceding the week of breaks will be taken off.

  • New Year’s Eve and Day (December 31st – January 1st)
  • Martin Luther King Jr Day (January 21st)
  • Winter Break/President’s Week (Saturday, February 16th – Friday, February 22nd)
  • Spring Break/Easter (Friday, April 19th – Friday, April 26th)
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 27th)
  • 4th of July (Thursday, July 4th)
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 2nd)
  • Columbus Day (Monday, October 14th)
  • Halloween (Thursday, October 31st)
  • Veteran’s Day (Monday, November 11th)
  • Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday (Wednesday, November 27th – Friday, November 29th)
  • Christmas Break (To be determined upon release of 2019-2020 Troy CSD calendar)