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  • Our unique private lesson program allows you to work with producers, editors, and recording artists of the highest caliber from across New York City. You can request to take lessons with anyone in the NYC area: professionals who are leading music forward, artists who you want to perform with outside of school, and musicians who you can build relationships with for your future career.

    Lesson Levels 

    1000 

    In Lessons 1000 students study with select faculty on their primary instrument/voice. Students focus on technique, developing healthy practice habits, and exploring their interests. This is the introductory level of lessons. 

    2000 

    Students enter Lessons 2000 after passing the Lessons 2000 Entrance Jury. In this second level of lessons students can request to study with any musician who plays their instrument/sings in the NYC metro area. Students can also choose to split their lessons so they can take lessons with up to two people.  

    3000 

    Students enter Lessons 3000 after passing the Lessons 3000 Entrance Jury. In this final level of lessons students can request to study with any artist(s) in the NYC metro area. Students can also choose to split their lessons as well. 

    Featured Lesson Instructors

    Below is just a handful of the faculty that have taught at the 2000/3000 Lesson Level. You can view Lesson 1000 faculty in the course catalog.

    Brass:
    Dave Douglas
    Peter Evans
    John Fedchock
    Weston Olencki
    Jeremy Pelt
    Marcus Printup
    Bria Skonberg

    Composition:
    Darcy James Argue
    Elliot Cole
    Guillermo Klein
    Kirk Nurock
    Emilio Solla

    Drums/Percussion:
    Andrew Cyrille
    Mark Guiliana
    Eric Harland
    Ari Hoenig
    Billy Martin
    Ulysses Owens
    Bobby Sanabria

    Electronics:
    Levy Lorenzo
    Ikue Mori
    Hank Shocklee

    Piano:
    Gerald Clayton
    Sylvie Courvoisier
    James Francies
    Ethan Iverson
    Shai Maestro
    Aaron Parks

    Singer-Songwriter:
    Margaret Glaspy
    Nick Hakim
    Julie Hardy
    Hank Shocklee
    Machan Taylor

    Strings:
    Peter Bernstein
    Kim Cass
    Sara Caswell
    Mary Halvorson
    Lage Lund
    Joe Morris
    Tomeka Reid
    Buster Williams
    Vibes:
    Patricia Brennan
    Chris Dingman
    Joe Locke
    Joel Ross

    Voice:
    Kate Davis
    Jazzmeia Horn
    Michael Mayo
    Nicki Richards 
    Fay Victor

    Woodwinds:
    Melissa Aldana
    Anat Cohen
    Ingrid Laubrock
    Joe Lovano
    Elena Pinderhughes
    Dayna Stephens
    Marcus Strickland

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