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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Training Year

A rare opportunity to learn directly from one of Gifted Music School's founders, "Training Year" is an essential music fundamentals course for any aspiring young musician. Whatever your child's musical interests may be—singing, playing an instrument, composition or songwriting, etc.—this class is designed to benefit students of any background who have an aptitude for or interest in music. Singing, rhythmic dictation, solfege, ear training, basic keyboarding, and transposition are just a few of the vital skills that students will develop in this class.
 
This class is a game-changer for any student looking for high-quality, well-rounded music instruction. We highly recommend this class for any student who has their eyes set on auditioning for the full-scholarship Conservatory at Gifted Music School later down the road.

 

Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Dr. Vera Watanabe
Meets Mondays at 6pm
Duration 50 minutes
Length 15 weeks
Starts January 31, 2022
Ends May 23, 2022
Age Range 7 to 8
Participants Open to anyone 7-8
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$425/semester $425/semester
   

 

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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 5pm
Duration 90 - 120 minutes
Length 15 weeks
Starts January 26, 2022
Ends May 11, 2022
Age Range 8 to 55+
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$200/semester $400/semester
   

 

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Preparatory Chorus

The Preparatory Chorus is an introductory hybrid group voice class, open to singers ages 5-8, 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.

 

Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Dr. Sarah Houghton
Meets Thursdays at 4:15pm
Duration 30 minutes
Length 15 weeks
Starts January 27, 2022
Ends May 19, 2022
Age Range 5 to 8
Music Fee $15/semester
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$100/semester $180/semester
   

 

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Children's Chorus

The Children's Chorus is open to singers ages 7-13, who have little or no former choral experience through placement audition. Singers will learn the fundamentals of healthy vocal production, and aural, notation-reading, and ensemble skills. Through developmentally appropriate vocal activities and repertoire, singers learn music in unison and two-parts, in a variety of 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 Thursdays at 4:45pm
Duration 60 minutes
Length 15 weeks
Starts January 27, 2022
Ends May 19, 2022
Age Range 7 to 13
Music Fee $15/semester
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$100/semester $180/semester
   

 

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You Can Ukulele!

Ever wanted to learn an instrument without the stress involved? Enter the ukulele. This is a crash course in learning how to play this loveable and mellow instrument – join Sophie for a 10-week class in learning basic ukulele chords and strumming patterns, fingerpicking, and fun familiar tunes!
 
 
Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Sophie Stanley
Meets Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Duration 45 minutes
Length 10 weeks
Starts January 26, 2022
Ends May 11, 2022
Age Range 10 to 55+
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$100/semester $150/semester
   

 

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Elements of Composition

This course is designed to help students explore music composition through the examination of great works and the development of creativity. Students will learn about melodic writing, the application of theory and chord progressions, and various aspects of orchestration. This course will also contain a music technology component and students will need to obtain music notation software.

 

Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Dr. Matthew Durrant
Meets Wednesdays at 7pm
Duration 7 60-minute seminars
6 30-minute lessons
Length 13 weeks
Starts February 2, 2022
Ends May 4, 2022
Age Range 11+
Location On Campus (In-Person)
Online Lessons
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$375/semester $375/semester
   

 

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Guitar Ensemble

This course is designed to help young guitarists learn to play and perform in a group setting, whether that be in a small ensemble of two or three, or a larger orchestra of guitarists. They will learn to listen and play with other instruments, develop musical leadership and group skills, and discover how to shine both independently in their given part and as a whole ensemble team. The music we will play is mostly classical-style music and requires an understanding of classical technique and basic sight-reading.

 

Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Sophie Stanley
Meets Thursdays at 6pm
Duration 60 minutes
Length 11 weeks
Starts January 27, 2022
Ends May 12, 2022
Age Range 8 to 18
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$100/semester $165/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.
 
Suzuki ECE seeks to build on the child’s natural delight in learning and lays the foundation for life-long learning that meets Dr. Suzuki’s goals for all children—to create an environment for children, free from pressure, in which they can gain skills, a sense of purpose in life, an understanding of discipline, and an appreciation of beauty.
 
 
Course Details
   
Instructor(s) Kristina Turner
Meets TBD
Duration 50 minutes
Length ---
Starts TBD
Ends TBD
Age Range Prenatal to 3 years
Participants Parents, babies, toddlers
Location On Campus (In-Person)
   

 

Tuition for GMS Lesson Students
Tuition for All Others
   
$175/semester $175/semester
   

 

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2021-2022 Academic Year

Fall Semester — August 23, 2021 to December 22, 2021
Spring Semester — January 10, 2022 to May 23, 2022
Summer Semester — June 6, 2022 to August 21, 2022