When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Music Conservatory of Westchester – a renowned nonprofit community music school in White Plains, NY – quickly and successfully implemented a virtual private lesson program. Beginners to advanced students can learn from the Conservatory’s accredited, world-class faculty from anywhere – as long as they have an internet connection.
Building on this success, the Conservatory will launch an Online Division this fall, offering flexibility for new and current students, and extending our reach to students who do not live within easy commuting distance.
“Our faculty are what differentiate us from everyone else, as well as our expert staff who can guide new students to the right course of study and teacher choice,” said Conservatory Executive Director, Jean Newton.
As the Conservatory is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), all of its teachers are trained in their instrument with exceptional educational and performance credentials in order to meet the highest standards.
The comprehensive private lesson curriculum includes online music theory classes; monthly onsite performance workshops are also planned for students enrolled in virtual lessons.
“I feel this is helping [my daughter] to spend more time on her piano at home, and it will help her to be comfortable playing her piano, which I think will lead to her spending more time practicing,” a Conservatory parent said of virtual lessons. “I believe there will be some long-term benefits with this new program.”
Students of all ages are able to excel at their instrument of choice with an enriching experience as part of the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s musical community, even from surrounding counties and states.
Enrollment is open now for virtual summer private lessons. Visit musicconservatory.org to get started!
The Music Conservatory of Westchester was founded in 1929 by a group of community members and renowned artists. Today, the Conservatory provides the extraordinary benefits of music to all in our community, from absolute beginners to advanced artists, with one-on-one instruction, performing ensembles, theory, composition, early childhood classes, lifelong learning for adults, and free community performances, serving more than 3,000 students each year from 4 months to over 80 years old. As a not-for-profit organization, the Conservatory is dedicated to serving the community and reaching out to those who would not otherwise have access. Our Scholarship Program provides tuition assistance for financially deserving students. The Music Therapy Institute brings music into the lives of 2,000 children and adults with disabilities each year through on-site and outreach programs. Healing Our Heroes offers military veterans a specialized music therapy program to help with recovery after their service. The Conservatory has inspired generations of students, and contributed to a vibrant musical life in the county, the region, and beyond. www.musicconservatory.org