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Ashley Hall Private Lessons

Serving Ashley Hall students and the greater Charleston community, Ashley Hall’s Private Lesson Program offers music instruction and performance opportunities to students of all levels, ages 5 through 18. Lessons are offered in piano, violin, viola, voice, cello, guitar, music theory, and composition.


The Ashley Hall Private Lesson program is part of After School programs at Ashley Hall. To learn more and register, please use the button below and click on Private Lessons in the navigation bar to the right. Thank you.

Register for Spring 2024 Lessons


SPRING 2024: January 8 – May 17

String Academy (private + group lesson for violin, viola, and cello)
30 minute lesson: $770
40 minute lesson: $990
45 minute lesson: $1,090

Traditional (private lesson only)
30 minute lesson: $640
40 minute lesson: $860
45 minute lesson: $960
60 minute lesson: $1,280

For more information, please contact program director Flora Nevarez at [email protected]


Private Lessons

Private lessons are scheduled on an individual basis with the teacher. All lessons take place on Ashley Hall campus, Monday through Friday.

Private lessons are offered in:

– Piano
– Viola
– Cello
– Voice
– Guitar | New for 2024!
– Music Theory
– Composition

Students studying piano, violin, viola, cello, and guitar perform in a solo recital at least once per semester. Piano accompaniment is provided.


Group Lessons

Group lessons for violin, viola, and cello students take place once a week and are required for students grades 2–4. Group lessons are required for students grades 2-4. Cello Choir and Viola Choir are offered for students grades 5 and up.

Group lessons include:

– Solfège, aural skills, rhythmic training, movement, and music theory-
– Scales, technique, Suzuki and supplemental repertoire
– Solo performance practice opportunities with piano accompaniment
– Group concert performances at least once per semester

Group Lesson Schedule:

Monday 3:15-4:00 p.m. | Cello Choir with Mrs. Goio in Gaines Studio
Wednesday 2:45-3:30 p.m. | Cello Beginner with Ms. Tarver in Gaines Studio
Wednesday 3:05-3:55 p.m. | Cello Book 1/2 with Mrs. Goio in Recital Hall
Thursday 3:15-4:05 p.m. | Violin Beginner with Ms. Nevarez in Muti House 102
Thursday 3:15-4:05 p.m. | Viola Choir with Mr. Weiss in Recital Hall
Thursday 3:25-4:15 p.m. | Violin Book 1A with Mrs. Walker in Muti House 205
Thursday 4:15-5:05 p.m. |Violin Book 1B  with Mrs. Walker in Muti House 102


The goal of composition private lessons is for students to compose and notate at least one composition per session, to be performed by the student composer and/or other musician(s). Composition lessons are open to students who currently study piano, or have a minimum three years of study on their primary instrument.

Required materials:

– Music composition book(s)
– Blank staff paper
– Music notation program (6th–12th grade)

Students in this program have won numerous local, regional, and national composition contests and awards and have been accepted to the nationally renowned Brevard summer camp under merit scholarship.

For more details, contact Dan McCurry, [email protected].

Instrument Details

Piano students should have a piano or 64-key (or larger) keyboard with pedal attachment at home. Please consult with your child’s teacher for string instrument sizing before renting or purchasing an instrument. Private lesson teachers can recommend sources for instrument rental or purchase.

Practice Details

– Students are expected to practice outside of lessons every day for the same amount of time as their lesson (for example, a student who takes a 30 minute private lesson is expected to practice 30 minutes a day at home).
– Parents are expected to help students establish a daily practice routine, providing necessary materials and a quiet place free from distractions.
– Parents are expected to help younger students (ages 5–10) practice at home. Parents are expected to attend private lessons to take notes or video record.


Ashley Hall Private Lesson Program Calendar

January 8–May 17 (16 lessons)

January 8 | Private & group lessons resume
February 2 | Piano Masterclass: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm
February 19–20 | Winter Break
March 1 | Piano Masterclass: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm
March 18 | Violin Recital: Recital Hall, 5:00 pm
March 19 |  Conference Day
March 20 | Cello/Viola Recital: Recital Hall, 5:00 pm ; Piano Recital: Recital Hall, 6:00 pm
March 25–29 | Spring Break
April 30 | Violin Recital: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm; Violin Recital: Recital Hall, 5:00 pm; Violin Recital: Recital Hall, 6:00 pm
May 1 | Cello Recital: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm; Viola & Cello Recital: Recital Hall, 5:00 pm; May 2 Piano Recital: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm; Piano Recital: Recital Hall, 5:00 pm; Piano Recital: Recital Hall, 6:00 pm
May 10 | Royal Conservatory of Music pre-exam Recital: Recital Hall, 4:00 pm
May 18–19 | Royal Conservatory of Music Exams: Recital Hall, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
May 20–24 | Makeup week

Summer 2024: June 17–July 26

June 17 | Private lessons & groups begin
June 19 | Juneteenth – No classes
July 4 | Independence Day – No classes
July 19 | Summer Concert: Recital Hall, 6:00 pm




Flora Nevarez, Private Lesson Program Director; violin and viola 

Frances Hsieh, violin
Zoe Walker, violin and viola
Ben Weiss, violin and viola
Jenny Weiss, violin and viola
Anna Brock, piano and music theory
Loretta Haskell, piano
Dan McCurry, piano and composition
Misha Pekar, piano; piano accompanist
Jen Jemison Smith, piano
Aubrey Goio, cello
Caitlin Tarver, cello
Cameron Williams, cello
Margaret Cook, voice
Michael Bunny, guitar


Contact Information

For more information, contact:
Flora Nevarez | Private Lesson Program Director | [email protected]

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Ashley Hall is a K-12 independent school for girls, with a co-ed preschool, committed to a talented and diverse student population. We consider for admission students of any race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.