Children in pre-school – grade 2 have the opportunity to take individual music lessons, group music, theater and dance classes, and summer theater workshops.
Private/Individual Music Lessons can be started at any age. However, PAC recommends starting lessons on specific instruments at certain ages. Here are some of the factors when deciding if your child is ready for lessons:
Ability & willingness to practice
Desire to learn & play an instrument
Good teacher fit
Piano & Violin – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 3.
Voice – lessons can begin at any age or age 12 and up. Developmentally, children are not ready for voice lessons until age 12. Starting voice lessons too early can hurt the vocal chords. It is also important that lessons are taught by a voice specialist.
Guitar – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 7.
Bass Guitar – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being ___.
Ukelele – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 5.
Clarinet, Flute & Saxophone – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 8 or third grade.
Trumpet & Trombone – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 8 or third grade.
Drums & Percussion – lessons can begin at any age with the youngest being age 6 or first grade. A child’s hand and eye coordination are important factors to determine when lessons should begin.
How to Register for Lessons
For instrument, voice or acting lessons, PAC recommends a free 30-minute initial consultation for prospective students with an instructor before committing to a 17-week semester. The 30-minute consultation, which is similar to a lesson, serves as an important way for students, parents and teachers to get to know one another, and offers a way to discuss goals for lessons.
Call the PAC Office at (508) 875-5554 to schedule an initial consultation or schedule lessons.
Due to the complexity of scheduling individual lessons and matching students with teachers, you *MUST* call the PAC Office to confirm lesson, time and teacher before you complete the form.
Ongoing registration is available throughout the year for lessons, although lessons are generally scheduled in two 17-week semesters: September-January and February-June, with a student recital at the end of each semester.