Private Music lessons

Form registration for private music lessons is currently closed. If your child is interested in startting midyear lessons, please contact Michael Borton, music director directly.

What is offered:


  • Violin - Pre-K, Montessori and Kindergarten
  • Cello – Pre-K, Montessori and Kindergarten


  • Piano – Pre-K through grade 8
  • Violin – Grades 1 through 8
  • Cello – Grades 1 through 8
  • Guitar – Grades 2 through 8 
  • Flute – Grades 4 through 8
  • Clarinet – Grades 4 through 8
  • Saxophone – Grades 4 through 8
  • Percussion – Grades 3 through 8 (grade 2 by request)
  • Trumpet – Grades 4 through 8
  • Trombone – Grades 4 through 8
  • French Horn – Grades 4 through 8
  • Voice Lessons – Grade 6 through 8 (grade 5 by request)

When are they offered:

Lessons are offered before, during and after school according to teacher availability.
Each student will receive 24 lessons during the school year and a studio recital.
If your child plays sports any time of the year, please consider having them take their lesson before or during the school day.  Lessons missed due to extra-curricular conflicts will NOT be made up.
Lesson times are scheduled with the cooperation of parents and teachers to limit the disruption to the student’s academic schedule. Lunch/recess slots are limited.
No lesson times are guaranteed. They are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Missed Lesson Policy:

Students will receive no more than three (3) make-up lessons throughout the year. Missed lessons will only be made up under the following conditions:
Excused Student Absence – The private teacher will ONLY make up an excused absence if the teacher and Music Department are notified prior to the start of the school day. Unexcused absences will not be made up.
Teacher Absence – These conflicts will NOT count as one of your three (3) make-up lessons.
School Activities – Such as field trips, visitations, retreats. Students MUST notify their private lesson teachers the day before to receive a make-up lesson.
NOTE – Extracurricular conflicts do NOT constitute a make-up lesson. Plan carefully when you request your lesson time.
NOTE – Students in pre-k through grade 3 will be picked up from classes for their weekly lessons.
NOTE – Students in grades 4 through 8 must be responsible to come to their lessons on their own and at their allotted times. Persistent tardiness and forgotten lessons will be reported to the parents and will NOT be rescheduled.

Fee/Payment Schedule: 

Students sign up for lessons on a yearly basis.
NOTE – Parents are responsible for full payment. No refunds.
NOTE – Please DO NOT SEND IN A CHECK. Your account will be billed.
The total fee for Private Lessons or Suzuki Group Lessons is $810.
$210 will be due October 1, 2016.
$200 will be due December 1, 2016.
$200 will be due February 1, 2017.
$200 will be due April 1, 2017.
This registration is an agreement that your child will take part in Private, Suzuki or Partner lessons for the duration of 2015-2016 academic year.
This is a year-long, non-refundable/non-transferable commitment.
You agree to the academic, behavior and missed lesson policies of the Music Department and Waldron Mercy Academy.
Please fill out one form for each child AND each lesson type your child is going to take.

Contact us:

513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066 
t. 610-664-9847 
driving directions

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