How old does my child have to be to start lessons?
We know that children begin learning from the moment they are born, and as Suzuki teachers our aim is to teach music the same way children learn how to speak. In this way the youngest children can learn the joy of playing and singing at any age. Infants and toddlers can join our Preparatory Group Class and Suzuki Pre-K Separation and Confidence Classes. There are private lessons, music theory group classes, orchestra, jazz band, and choir for elementary through high school students. Adult students have stress-free lessons built around each individual's goals. Everyone is different - which is why Tone Academy does not have a set age requirement to start lessons.
How do I know if my child is ready for music lessons?
During a trial lesson, our instructors will be able to set appropriate goals for each student and recommend private and group classes. If you have an instrument you're most interested in, great! If you'd like to explore several, the teachers will be able to introduce a variety and give their suggestions. The most important difference between Tone and other music schools is that by having a parent or caregiver in the class each week, the learning that happens in the practice room can continue at home. Tone instructors create a positive, processes-based learning environment where children can explore music by setting goals that are achievable.
Does Tone Academy offer Group Classes?
Tone Academy of Music's recently renovated and expanded location at 118-122 Baxter St, Suite 403 hosts a range of group classes and ensembles for every level and ability. Each semester ends with a recital opportunity for all students and there are additional outreach concerts held for students participating in ensembles.
What type of lessons does Tone offer and what are the costs?
Summer is a great time to try a few lessons and explore some instruments. Tone Academy offers flexible scheduling from May through August. A Summer 4-pack of lessons is $250 for classes at our studio in SOHO, $310 for in-home lessons in Manhattan and Brooklyn or $320 for in-home lessons on Long Island.
Fall Semester runs 14 weeks starting in mid-September through January. Pricing is $910 for classes at our in SOHO and $1085 for in-home lessons. Group classes, Pre-K, and Ensemble prices vary so please enquire for details.
Trial Lessons are $50 at Tone Academy and $75 for in-home classes