Lessons and Classes

Find your voice at Gifted Music School. Browse our current offerings below and use our registration form or contact us to get started. Individual lessons are available on 12 instruments and in voice, composition, and music theory. Gifted Music School offers lessons online or in-person at our Salt Lake City campus.
 

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Private Lesson Packages

Private Lesson Packages at Gifted Music School include a wide array of school activities with weekly individual lessons, regular group classes, jury examinations, studio recitals with accompaniment, masterclass and performance opportunities, and more. Our world-class faculty is highly qualified and experienced in teaching students of all ages and skill levels. From casual learning to advanced coaching, our instructors are ready to help you achieve your musical goals in a vibrant school community
 
We offer lessons for piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, voice, guitar, and ukulele. Our Suzuki Program provides comprehensive lesson packages for young violin, viola, cello, bass, and flute students.

 

Lesson Length
Per Lesson
   
30 minutes $40 - $60
45 minutes $60 - $90
60 minutes $80 - $120
   

 

Semester
Length
   
Fall 2021 15 weeks
Spring 2022 17 weeks
Summer 2022 6+ weeks
   

 

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Chamber Music

Enhance your instrument studies by playing music with friends! The study of chamber music allows students to work together through focused activity and shared goals. Ensemble playing gives each member a chance to develop listening skills, musical sensitivity, and group dynamics. Students in Gifted Music School's Chamber Music program will participate in a structured high-level chamber ensemble where they will be coached weekly by a member of our Gifted Music School faculty, as well as a weekly guided rehearsal. Chamber music builds essential musical growth for students, opportunities to work with other faculty, as well as connections with a broader musical community. This course will supplement an individual student’s communication, note-reading, rhythm, score study, listening, and more. Groups are assigned based on audition submissions, age, and level.
 
 
Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Assigned after auditions
Meets Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Duration 90 minutes
Length 12 weeks
Starts September 7, 2022
Ends December 7, 2022
Age Range 8 to 55+
Materials Fee $20/semester
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$200/semester $320/semester
   

 

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Preparatory Chorus

The Preparatory Chorus is an introductory hybrid group voice class, open to singers ages 6-8, who have little or no former singing experience through placement audition. Singers will learn the fundamentals of healthy vocal production, develop underlying skills necessary for part independence in ensemble singing, build confidence, and explore their voices in both solo and ensemble formats, within developmentally-appropriate vocal activities and repertoire. Students perform in two concerts per year. Students must have text-reading ability.

 

Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Dr. Sarah Houghton
Meets Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.
Duration 30 minutes
Length 15 weeks
Starts August 23, 2022
Ends December 20, 2022
Age Range 6 to 8
Materials Fee $20/semester
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$85/semester $115/semester
   

 

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Children's Chorus

The Children's Chorus is open to singers ages 8-13, who have little or no former choral experience, through placement audition. Singers will learn the fundamentals of healthy vocal production, and aural, part- independence, notation-reading, and ensemble skills; there is a special emphasis on learning audiation (i.e., to hear and understand music in the brain) skills and the development of autonomous musicians. Through developmentally appropriate vocal activities and repertoire, singers learn music in unison and multi-part voicing and a variety of musical styles and languages. Students perform in two concerts per year, in the fall and spring. All choristers must have text-reading ability.

 

Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Dr. Sarah Houghton
Meets Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.
Duration 60 minutes
Length 15 weeks
Starts August 23, 2022
Ends December 20, 2022
Age Range 8 to 13
Materials Fee $20/semester
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$125/semester $225/semester
   

 

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Elements of Composition

This course is designed to help students develop their composition skills by focusing on musicality and good writing techniques in the following five areas: melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, and form. The study of orchestration will be integrated into the studies of these areas. We will pay particular attention to creativity and problem solving by doing compositional exercises each week that present various challenges and limitations to overcome and work around. Additionally, each student will have a personal project that they will be able to work on throughout the semester and that will lead up to a performance, either live or digital, at the end of the term. Please note that this course is geared towards classical composition and not popular styles.

 

Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Dr. Matthew Durrant
Meets Thursdays at 5:00 p.m.
Duration 60 minutes
Length 15 weeks
Starts January 26, 2023
Ends May 18, 2023
Age Range 12 to 55+
Location Online (Zoom)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$225/semester $225/semester
   

 

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Suzuki Early Childhood Education

Suzuki Early Childhood Education (SECE) is a program in which a mixed age group of children meet weekly, building on concepts and skills laid out in the SECE repertoire while interacting with one another, their parents, and the teachers. The parent plays a central role in all activities in the belief that the parent is the child’s first and most important teacher. Through parent participation in prenatal, baby, and preschool classes, parents become partners in providing an enriched natural environment for the growth of their children.

 

Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Kristina Turner
Meets Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Duration 60 minutes
Length 15 weeks
Starts August 22, 2022
Ends December 19, 2022
Age Range Prenatal to 3
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$225/semester $225/semester
   

 

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2022-2023 Academic Year

Fall Semester — August 22, 2022 to December 21, 2022
Spring Semester — January 9, 2023 to May 22, 2023
Summer Semester — June 5, 2023 to August 20, 2023