Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the school hours?

Our office hours are Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Lessons are available 7 days a week during the hours of 10:00 am – 9:30 pm. 

Where will my lessons take place?

Music School of New York City specializes in convenient in-home private music lessons.  We also have 2 studios available – a Manhattan location on the Upper West Side at West 95th Street and a location in the heart of Queens in the Rego Park/Forest Hills area.

How do I get started?

Please contact our office at 917-710-7175 or click the "contact us" link at the upper right hand corner of this page.  We will be happy to schedule a trial lesson for you that will determine the best teacher for your needs and goals.  We look forward to speaking with you!

What books and materials do I need?

Your teacher will provide the necessary books and materials for your trial lesson and should you wish to continue and register for the semester we will provide all the necessary books and have them shipped to your home for your convenience.  You will be billed for the cost of the books and shipping only.  There are no additional fees!

What is your cancellation policy?

We ask that you notify the school of any cancellations with as much notice as possible so that we are able to contact the teacher and schedule a make-up lesson.  Kindly note that cancellations that are made with less than 24 hour notice are not eligible for make-ups and are non-refundable.

What is your make-up policy?

Music School of New York City allows two make-up lessons per semester. In order for a lesson to qualify for a make-up, you must give the office at least 24 hour notice.  Make-up lessons have to be made up during the current semester and cannot be rolled over.  We do our best to schedule your make-up at a mutually convenient time for you and the teacher but please be aware that scheduled make-up lessons are forfeited if cancelled.  Lessons cancelled by the teacher or Music School of New York City will be made up as soon as possible.

What is your withdrawal policy?

Music School of New York City will retain 10% of remaining tuition provided that the office is notified of your intent to withdraw by October 15th in the Fall/Winter Semester and by March 15th in the Winter/Spring Semester.  After these deadlines all tuition and fees are non-refundable.  Registration fees are non-refundable. 

How much is the Registration Fee?

There is an Annual Registration Fee per Academic Year of $30 per student.

When do I register?

We accept ongoing registration throughout the year and tuition is pro-rated for the current semester. Semester schedule for the 2014-2015 School Year is as follows:

  • The Fall/Winter Semester runs from September 4th, 2014 – January 24th, 2015.
  • The Winter/Spring Semester runs from January 25th, 2015 – June 20th, 2015.

During the summer, lessons are provided for up to 8 weeks depending on student and teacher availability. For our detailed calendar, including closures, please see the calendar page. Pre-registration for the following semester begins approximately 2 months before the semester starts.

Do you offer a sibling discount or a multiple instrument discount?

Music School of New York City offers a 10% discount to a sibling who is taking lessons in the same instrument with the same teacher as their brother or sister.  Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a multiple instrument discount.

I am interested in one of your special programs.  How and when do I enroll?
Because most of our special programs have individual curriculum created specifically for the student, there are no pre-set enrollment deadlines.  We recommend that you contact us at least 7-10 weeks prior to the audition/competition date(s) and at least a month before any college application deadlines.  Just give us a call at 917-710-7175 or email us at to find out more.

Do you offer recording services?

YES.  Whether you are looking to record for yourself, a gift, a college application, or a special event, we can do it.  Please contact us for further information at or 917-710-7175.  For more information on our College Application Recording Workshop and other programs, please click here.