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Musical enjoyment for all ages in
Croton-on-Hudson since 1950

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914-271-4825
 
18 Van Wyck Street
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520

 
bennettconservatory@gmail.com
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To register, call us at 914-271-4825 or click on the links below to view and print PDF registration form:
 
 
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The Bennett Conservatory of Music offers:
Private and Group Music Lessons on Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Guitar and Voice. For all ages and levels.


Private Instruction
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2018-2019 Tuition Rates
 
Tuition is payable in advance and is due at or before the first lesson. It may be paid in full or in 2 equal installments. There is an annual registration fee of $25. There are 17 individual lessons (15 for Monday students in the fall semester) and one group lesson per semester.

 
 
30 minute lesson
45 minute lesson
60 minute lesson

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$1080 (Fall semester Mondays $960)
$1440 (Fall semester Mondays $1280)


An annual $25 registration fee is required.
 
 
Full tuition may be paid in advance or in two equal installments. First tuition payment is due on or before the first class, second payment is due November 13, 2018.
 
 
Registrations are accepted for full term only or for full remainder of the term in case of late registration. Final payment will be adjusted for late registration and teacher's absences.
 
 
No refund will be made for a student's absence from private or group instruction with less than 24 hours notice. Only two make-ups per semester are allowed.
 
 
A limited number of scholarships are awarded to applicants who evidence need and motivation.


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Early Childhood Music
(ages 18 months to 4 years)
Young children love the sound of your voice. Come sing, dance and make music! This class is for children 18 months through 4 years, with a parent or caregiver. Each class will include songs, rhythmic play, percussion instruments, circle games, a snack and a story. This one hour class will provide a stress-free, playful introduction to singing and movement, which can lead to a lifetime of musical enjoyment.
 
Instructor: Jane Parkhouse, 45 minutes, 4-8 students, 10 week term, fee: $160
Eurhythmics
(ages 4-7 child alone)
Dalcroze eurhythmics teaches the basic musical concepts of rhythm, pitch and form through joyous movement, song and use of percussion instruments.
 
45 minutes, 4-8 students, 10 week term, fee: $200
Instrument Sampler
(ages 5-7)
This is an ideal class for children who are not sure which instrument to choose. A lead teacher will enhance basic musical skills with instrumental visitors giving hands on opportunities to try piano, guitar, violin and recorder.
 
60 minutes, 4-8 students, 10 week term, fee: $200
Creative Music Theory
(ages 6 and up)
Creative music theory classes are musicianship classes complementing instrument instruction. Music theory can be fun and can build confidence when eager young artists are shown a direct, practical music application! Ear training is a big part of music theory class. Through games and other resources, students will be taught to hear and recognize, pitches, intervals, and chords. Students will learn scales, key signatures, basics of harmony and rhythm. The ultimate goal of creative theory is to produce a literate musician, able to understand, read, and write music.
 
Instructor Luana Ayres, 30 minutes, 4-8 students, 10 week term, fee: $100
Singing Class
(ages 8 to 12)
Vocal ensemble for those who love to sing! Singing lifts your spirits and can lead to a lifetime of good health and happiness. Singing with correct technique will enhance all musical skills and is an essential part of a musician's development. Repertoire will be carefully selected to suit children's voices and interests, with music from across the centuries.
 
Instructor: Claire Collins, 45 minutes, minimum 4 students, 16 week term, fee: $240
Guitar Class
(ages 8 and up)
In this class, students learn beginning guitar in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Students will learn the basic chords and chord variations as well as a variety of rhythmic strum patterns, folk picks and simple melodies. They will learn to play in a band-like setting varying their melody and rhythm by playing with each other and the teacher. By the end of session, students will be playing a variety of basic songs including traditional folk favorites, rock, and blues. (Semi-private guitar lessons also available.)
 
Instructor: Brian Carpentieri, 45 minutes, 4-8 students, 16 week term, fee: $240
Chamber Group (45 minutes)
 
Small groups of strings, winds, with or without piano, come together to play an independent line and make music.
 
45 minutes, minimum 3 students, 10 week term, fee: $200
Chamber Group (60 minutes)
 
Small groups of strings, winds, with or without piano, come together to play an independent line and make music.
 
60 minutes, minimum 3 students, 10 week term, fee: $250
Jazz Workshop
(ages 11 to 15)
Jazz is sometimes seen as a mysterious language. But like any language, it can be learned. For all instruments.
 
Instructor: Michael Goetz, 45 minutes, minimum 4 students, 16 week term, fee: $320
Percussion Ensemble
 
Think of Blue Man Group! Develop self-discipline, creativity, and become part of a musical team.
 
Instructor: Nathan Brewster, 45 minutes, minimum 4 students, 16 week term, fee: $288
Song Writing / Rock Band
 
Nearly every kid's dream!
 
45 minutes, minimum 4 students, 16 week term, fee: $288
West African Drumming
 
Will be offered on Saturday mornings. Come find your inner groove and expand your musical horizons!
 
Instructor: Alex Dyer, 45 minutes, 4-12 students, 10 week term, fee: $150
Music Appreciation
(adult)
For adults—everything you always wanted to know—but were afraid to ask!
 
120 minutes, minimum 4 adults, 10 week term, fee: $150
Madrigals
(adult)
For adults who can read music and love to sing!
 
Instructor: Claire Collins, 120 minutes, minimum 6 adults, 18 week term, fee: $270
Adult Chorus
(adult)
For adults who love to sing! All styles, no experience necessary.
 
Instructor: Claire Collins, 60 minutes, minimum 6 adults, 10 week term, fee: $150
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