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School of Music FAQ

At what age may my child begin individual lessons?

A minimum age is not specified to begin lessons, as each young student demonstrates readiness for individual lessons on an individual basis. Developing abilities to follow instructions, maintain focus and isolate finger movements are meaningful indicators that children may be ready for individual instruction. We welcome young children for an introductory lesson and together assess a child’s readiness for individual lessons.

Do I have to commit to an entire term?

Yes, students must register for an entire term. Instructor studio spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once enrolled, families will have an exclusive period in January and June to pre-register for the following term. This means that returning students have first choice to retain or change a lesson day and time (dependent on instructor availability).

Where do lessons take place?

All lessons take place at the Dana Hall School of Music at 103 Grove St. in Wellesley. We do not offer in-home lessons as we believe they ultimately do not benefit the student. Providing a warm, nurturing environment dedicated to making music is one of the many benefits of belonging to the Dana Hall School of Music.

What is the make-up policy?

Instructors are required to make up their own absences only. There are specific make-up dates at the end of each term to help with scheduling. In addition, mid-term make-up lessons may also be scheduled. Instructors are not obligated to make up student absences; however, with at least 48 hours notice, most instructors will make a good faith effort to accommodate a missed lesson.