MUSIC THEORY & COMPOSITION LESSONS
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.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Dr. Xiaopei Xu
Piano, Music Theory Faculty
Xu has received international acclaim with top prizes at the New York International Piano Competition, Oberlin International Piano Competition, Tureck International Bach Competition, Richmond Piano Competition and the Washington D.C. International Young Artist Competition. She has been invited to major festivals including Pianofest in the Hamptons, PianoTexas, Banff Music Centre, Sarasota Music Festival, Russia Young Artist Festival, and the Walnut Hill Music Festival. Xu has also been invited regularly to give masterclasses and lectures in Nanjing, Beijing, Qingdao, amongst other cities in China. Xu has been exclusively interviewed by Shanghai Morning Post, Qilu Evening news, Music Weekly, Yanzhao Metropolis Daily, and Shanxi Evening News. Her concerts have been reported by The Boston Globe, Sing Tao Daily, Boston Musical Intelligencer, Lancaster New Era, and more.
OUR STUDENTS LOVE US!
Celia is very experienced at teaching young kids violin. My 10-year-old loves Celia's detailed, clear, and meticulous way of teaching and her techniques have improved tremendously in a short period of time, and so has her love for learning violin. While taking violin lessons from Celia, we also learned that Village Youth Conservatory also offers piano lessons taught by an accomplished pianist, ChiWei. We immediately signed up for it and was equally amazed by the inspirational ways of ChiWei's teaching methods.
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.
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).
TUITION & POLICIES
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.
For all policies visit here.