NKU Music Preparatory does not provide instruments. If you are taking private lessons on piano, however, we do provide a piano for you to use while you are in your lesson; you should also have a piano at home. If you need to acquire any kind of instrument, please discuss this with your new private lesson instructor. All of our instructors would be glad to assist you in recommending rental and/or purchase options.
A trial lesson may be arranged with any instructor at a rate of $30 per half hour:
Junior Instructors are undergraduate students at NKU who are training to be future educators. They have been selected via a rigorous application process and recommended by their applied teacher in SOTA. In selecting a Junior Instructor, you are agreeing to be part of their training process which may include requests by the Prep Director to observe a lesson and receive further feedback. NKU Music Prep engages undergraduates as teachers in training as part of the mission for building a better community of learners and teachers. Thank you for considering partnering in this mission!
Registration Fee and Prorates: All students who register after the semester registration period will incur a $25 registration fee. Anyone registering for Private Lessons after the semester has begun will be prorated for the remaining weeks.
Two-payment plans: If you opt for the two-payment plan, the first payment is due upon registration and the second is automatically withdrawn on February 1, 2024. This requires you to have a credit card on file. Please select "save credit card" when registering.
Additional Fees: Private lesson students should expect to purchase books/materials as recommended by their private teacher. Also, private lesson students may participate in a recital at the end of fall and spring semesters. Recitals are held in Greaves Hall and the Choir Room. Students who perform repertoire that require an accompanist should expect to pay $20, which covers a brief rehearsal on the day of the recital and the recital performance. If virtual, this covers the recorded accompaniment track.
Term Dates: Please see the Music Prep calendar for important dates and deadlines.
Prices subject to change.
Private-lesson make-up weeks are reserved for lessons due to instructor absences. Private-lesson instructor absences and private lessons (not classes, ensembles, etc.) scheduled on holidays will be made up. Missed student lessons are not eligible for make-up unless scheduled in advance (at least 24 hour notice) with the private lesson instructor. Canceled classes and ensembles cannot be made up. Private lessons canceled due to inclement weather are not required to be made up, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis between the student and the private lesson instructor. Private lesson students who exhibit a habit of canceling lessons may be asked to leave the program without refund.