Adult Lessons

(click panel to the left for Youth Lessons)


Designed for adult learners, we offer a variety of lesson options taught by highly qualified instructors. Styles include rock, classical, bluegrass, jazz, and pop. Instruments/voice options include:

Strings - violin, viola, cello, bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, guitar
Woodwinds - flute, clarinet, saxophone
Brass - french horn, trumpet, trombone
Percussion - drum set, piano



Drop-in Lessons

Recommended for students who need flexibility in their scheduling. 

  • 30 minutes: $40
  • 45 minutes: $55
  • 60 minutes: $70

Semester Tuition

Recommended for students who are able to commit to weekly lessons. Semester prices include discounted weekly lessons and a reserved time slot each week.

2018 Winter Semester: January 8 - April 6

  • 30 minute lessons: $420
  • 45 minute lessons: $600
  • 60 minute lessons: $780

Semester tuition will be prorated from lesson start date. Monthly payments can be made available. *Tuition rates may vary based on day of week, holidays, etc. Gift Certificates available!



Tuition for Lessons
Tuition is paid in advance for all lesson programs. Your tuition reserves you a weekly time slot and membership within the studio. The time of your lesson has been reserved and is unavailable to any other student and the teacher is also committed to instructing during that time, therefore you are expected to be there.

Payment is due at the time of registration. If a student begins lessons in the middle of the session, those lessons will be prorated for the current session. Lesson tuition is nonrefundable and nontransferable.  No lesson credits will be carried over to the next semester. Payments can be made online at the time of registration or made in cash or check and made out to Tahoe Truckee School of Music (TTSM).

Instructional Courses
All class fees are to be paid in full during the registration period for any particular class. Rates for instructional courses will vary with each class. No refunds will be given to students who drop out of a course on or after the start date of the class. Students enrolled in classes are expected to notify the instructor if they are going to be absent for any given class so the instructor can plan accordingly.

Cancellation/Lesson Make-Up Policy
TTSM does refund tuition or provide credits or make-up lessons for lessons canceled by the student for any reason. However, teachers may, at their discretion, offer to reschedule a lesson if an available time slot opens during the semester. Students are expected to give advance notice to their instructors for any cancellations to help with this process.

Snow Day Policy
TTSM observes the same snow days as TTUSD. However, if the student and instructor are able to meet for the regularly scheduled lesson, the space will be made available. Students will receive a lesson voucher for any cancellations made by TTSM due to inclement weather, which can be used for one free lesson outside of your regularly scheduled lesson time during the semester, on holidays, or over the summer (based on instructor availability). These certificates may also be given/donated to others if desired. The certificates must be redeemed by their expiration date.