Guitar & Ukulele Lessons

DMA offers private lessons for students of all ages and experience levels for Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Violin, Viola, Songwriting and Voice.

Our Studio gives students access to a complete, comprehensive music education.  Beginning with private music lessons, and builds upon those lessons with music theory, chamber ensembles, composition, student recitals, and juries.

Private music lessons take place once or twice a week at a regularly scheduled time and may be 30, 45, or 60 minutes long. Students must have an instrument available for daily practice.  All levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians receive a solid foundation in ear training, reading music, improvising and composition.

Both children and adults alike reap many benefits from learning an instrument. Music education overall engages both hemispheres of our brain. Which is highly beneficial at any age and FUN!


DMA Private Lesson Program features:

  • Distinguished Teachers, recognized for their extraordinary professional experience. 
  • Instruction in classical, contempory, jazz and popular styles.
  • Individualized attention, emphasizing joyful learning of solid music fundementals.
  • Juries and Student Salons for ensembles and individuals.
  • All families/students enrolled in private lessons receive a 10% discount on group classes. 
  • Additional family members/instruments receive a 5% discount off tuition.


2017-18 Private Lesson Tuition Rates

*Certain teachers are designated Master Teachers and therefore have higher private lesson tuition rates. Master Teachers are teachers who have achieved a masters degree and/or doctorate in performance or music education, have demonstrated teaching excellence with several years of experience, and maintain a professional career in performance. If you have questions about Master Teachers or Master Teacher rates, please contact Marianne Ryan at Master Teachers are listed on our website under “Instructors”.

Private Lesson Tuition Rates for Master Teachers:

    ½ hour: $40

    ¾ hour: $60

    1 hour: $80

Private Lesson Tuition Rates for non-Master Teachers:

    ½ hour: $38

    ¾ hour: $57

    1 hour: $76


Next Step!

Please complete our registration form to schedule your trial lesson. On your registration form let us know which instrument is of interest and which days/times might work best.  We will contact you to schedule your trial lesson and determine which teacher is an appropriate fit for learning style, level and goals. Registration and payment are required prior to trial lesson taking place.

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Important Private Lesson Policies

Please make note of DMA's Studio Policies here.

"When you mentioned there were classes for adults as well, I said 'this is my chance!' And here I am, reading music and playing for my children."  -Marcela Calderon