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We teach our students not only how to play their instrument, but also how to 'learn how to learn' - a critical skill which students can then apply to any field they choose.

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Lisa Yasui

Lisa Yasui

Cello Faculty

A Boston-based cellist and a graduate of Boston University, Lisa found her passion for sharing the joy of music during her undergraduate studies where she taught both group and individual lessons at public and private institutions. She is currently an active teacher and performer throughout Boston and strives to build a creative and safe environment for students where they can learn and grow, through a well-rounded curriculum that balances a strong emphasis on technical proficiency through the Suzuki method, while simultaneously developing a student’s own individual sense of creativity.

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Minjin Chung

Cello Faculty

Minjin Chung is a cellist based in Boston who enjoys an active career as a performer and educator. Praised by the Boston Music Intelligencer for her “beautiful sweeping melody played with grace” she has appeared in the top concert halls in the world such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. She is an avid performer of new music and has premiered countless new works throughout her years as a student and in her professional career. She was previously the cellist of the Juventas New Music Ensemble which has been regularly featured in The Boston Globe as a critic’s pick. As an

orchestral player, she has attended the Aspen Music Festival as a New Horizon Fellow and has performed with the Sinfonia da Camera, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New World Symphony.

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My 14-year-old daughter has been taking violin lessons from Celia Zhang for two years. Celia is a great teacher with a lot of patience and deep insight. She opened the Village Youth Conservatory this year (2022) to expand music programs such as voice, guitar, and chamber music. Celia has been great for my daughter who had hit a plateau 2 years ago. In just a month learning violin from Celia, my daughter started to improve and she is now a first violinist in the Junior Repertory Orchestra (JRO), one of the orchestras of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (BYSO). Celia is always quick to respond to any questions, and she has a knack for teaching music concepts and music interpretation in a way that is easy for children and teenagers understand without sacrificing depth or sophistication. She has been great for my daughter and I strongly recommend Celia and the Village Youth Conservatory for anyone with an interest in music performance.

Andrew Min

Private Lessons

One-on-One with Instructor

Private Lessons occur once a week at your regular time for 30/45/60 minutes (your choice), where your individual instructor will customize a lesson plan to suit your personal level, interests and needs.

Lessons currently held online and in person, student's choice. Check out our Team of top quality Faculty. See below for lesson rates.

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Studio Class

Group Sharing

Complimentary with your private lessons fee, this once a month class is open to all VYCo students to share their in-progress works with their peers. The warm and friendly environment is a favorite among current students! All instruments are welcome, as are family audience members. Classes are currently hybrid, both in-person and online via Zoom link.

Masterclasses and Performances Access

Ample Performance Opportunities

Tuition also includes participation in our two annual recitals and access to our masterclasses with guest artists who are top performers around the country - past examples include Kevin Lin (Concertmaster, Indianapolis Symphony), Nikki Chooi (Concertmaster, Buffalo Philharmonic) and William Shaub (Concertmaster, Knoxville Symphony).

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Lesson Rates (select teachers may have higher rates):

  • $48 - 30 minutes

  • $72 - 45 minutes

  • $96 - 60 minutes


Only pay for classes. No registration fees, recital fees, late payment fees, etc. 

Lessons are provided year-round and not tied to the academic school year. 

Due to safety and liability precautions, we do not offer lessons in students' homes. Our lesson options are either at our VYCo location, or online via provided link. 

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