Private Lessons

Talented and dedicated music faculty caring for students

Private lessons are the best foundation for music learning. The relationship between a student and their music teacher helps to unlock each student's personal best. Creating music is a physical, mental, and some would argue, spiritual pursuit. Working one-on-one with a trained music professional provides consistent personalized feedback and a path to musical growth that can avoid the pitfalls of physical injury and frustration.

Tuition for
Private Lessons
1 hour: $77; 3/4 hour: $61; 1/2 hour: $43 (eff. 9/1/2023)

Alumni say

"I was in one of the first-ever Joy of Music classes -- 4 years old! -- taking Music & Movement with Wendy, then recorder lessons, flute lessons, jazz ensemble, and tenor sax lessons somewhere along the line...I'm SO lucky that JOMP was who laid my musical foundation."

~Molly McLaughlin, JOMP alumni, professional flutist and singer
Weekly lessons for 30, 45, or 60 minutes
Consultation with JOMP staff for thoughtful placements
Our story

It all began with a sunflower...

Walk up JOMP's path in the summer and you'll be welcomed by an abundance of sunflowers. They weren't always there. JOMP's founder Wendy Webster Ardizzone discovered a stray seed germinating near the door of JOMP shortly after moving to their new space on 1 Gorham Street. She protected and nurtured that little plant until it grew strong, tall, and eventually was joined by others. The same is true of her care for JOMP, which she founded in 1986, and the thousands of students of all ages that have made JOMP their musical home.

Wendy's vision was to create a musical community reflective of the rich diversity of the greater Worcester area. Today, with its core of outstanding faculty of more than 40 musician educators, JOMP draws students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and donors together in a joyful community united by high quality music education and performance. Access informs all of JOMP’s programming. With a beautiful facility (a former nursing home) that houses the Shapiro Concert Hall as well as 22 fully equipped music teaching studios, JOMP has created a fully accessible music space for all.

Additionally, JOMP believes everyone deserves access to a quality music education. Financial Aid for any person with demonstrated need has been, is, and always will be at the heart of JOMP’s mission. JOMP on in. We can’t wait to welcome you.