Study privately with an experienced, working musician.

Private lessons offer you the advantage of completely individualized study and learning.

Lessons do not need to be all taken in 6 or 8 weeks, nor do they need to be with only one teacher – you can study with various members of the faculty, at whatever schedule you like – weekly, every other week, or as arranged.

Lessons are one hour, and can be purchased individually for $97. Lessons can also be purchased in blocks at the following discounted rate:

4 lessons – $368
6 lessons – $552
8 lessons – $736

There is a $35 non-refundable registration fee. A one-lesson deposit of $97 is required in advance of the first lesson. This deposit is kept on file for the duration of your studies and is refundable, or can be applied to pay for your last lesson, should you discontinue. A block of lessons expires 1 year from the date of purchase.

To book private lessons, or for information please email: [email protected]

Private lesson policies

Scheduling of lessons is done through the office only, not through your teacher. You must inform The Collective office if you wish to cancel your lesson or wish to make any changes in your lesson schedule. It is not the private instructors’ responsibility to schedule or administrate their lessons in any way. This will ensure that no misunderstandings over scheduling or payment occur.

If you need to miss a lesson:
To be excused from your lesson, you must contact the office by 2 p.m. the day before your lesson is scheduled. If you cancel after 2 p.m., or fail to show up for a scheduled lesson, you will be charged for that lesson.

PLEASE NOTE: If your lesson is scheduled on a Monday, you must contact the office by the previous Saturday no later than 5pm.

In the event that you discontinue private study in the middle of a block of lessons, used lessons paid for at the block rate will be charged at the individual rate ($97 per hour) and the balance refunded. If there is no outstanding balance on your account, your lesson deposit will be refunded, if you pay individually. Any outstanding balances will be charged against your deposit and the remainder refunded. The $35 registration fee is non-refundable.

 Refunds are paid by check only, and are mailed within six weeks of refund request in writing or by phone to The Collective office. No refunds will be paid in cash. If you wish to pick up a refund check in person, you must notify the office at least one week in advance.

Offerings include drum, guitar, bass, voice, and piano lessons NYC. Learn more about our individual divisions.