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Butler Community Arts School
Butler Community Arts School

Private Music Lessons

COVID-19 Update: All Spring 2020 on-campus private lessons have been moved to online learning. We are not accepting new spring students at this time.  Summer lessons are still as scheduled. Contact us with any questions at


Our trained instructors, Butler students known as "Teaching Fellows",  are passionate artists engaged in creating learning experiences that accomplish their student goals. Private lessons take place in Lilly Hall on Butler University's campus in Indianapolis, Indiana. Scheduling is flexible. Lesson times are arranged to accommodate both the teacher and student. The BCAS office manages all preliminary scheduling, we do not publish teacher contact information or schedules online. 

Register using the online registration form available in the "Registration Forms and Calendar" section below.

Lessons are available in the following areas:

  • Piano (minimum age 5)

  • Strings (minimum age 5)

  • Percussion (minimum age 7)

  • Guitar (minimum age 7)

  • Brass (minimum age 9)

  • Woodwinds (minimum age 9)

  • Composition (minimum age 9)

  • Music Theory (minimum age 9)

  • Harp (minimum age 10)

  • Voice (minimum age 12)

Registration Forms and Calendar

Fall Term (14 lessons)

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Sept. 3 - Dec. 16, 2019
Fall registrations will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2019

Tuition | At least one-half due prior to the first lesson. Tuition due in full by November 1 
No lessons on Labor Day, Sept. 2
No lessons week of Nov. 25 (BU Thanksgiving Break)
Recitals: Saturday/Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, 2019

Spring Term (14 lessons)

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Jan. 13 - April 27, 2020
Spring registrations will be accepted through April 1, 2020

Tuition | At least one-half due prior to the first lesson. Tuition due in full by April 1 
No lessons week of Mar. 9 (BU Spring Break)
Recitals: Saturday/Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2020

Summer Term (any number of lessons)

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COVID-19 Update: Due to the current situation, summer private lessons in early May (and possibly beyond) will be online only. The situation is continuing to evolve and we will make updates as needed. Please reach out to us with any questions  

Anytime between June 1 - Aug. 15, 2020
Summer registrations will be accepted through July 1, 2020

Tuition | At least one-half due prior to the first lesson. Tuition due in full by July 1 

Lessons arranged upon request

Continuing students: May 4-Aug. 15

New students: June 1-Aug. 15

Recital: TBD

*During the summer session, you may enroll for any number of lessons and, depending on the instructor, scheduling is flexible in terms of the day and time of your lesson.


The cost of private lessons for a typical 14-week semester, consisting of weekly 30-minute lessons, is $336. Longer lessons also are available. Tuition is only prorated for new students beginning lessons after the start of the semester. Pricing Information is available on the registration form (Summer Lessons Registration; Fall/Spring Lessons Registration).

Tuition is due in full by the following deadlines: Fall - November 1, Spring - April 1, Summer - July 1

Need-based scholarships are available. You may apply for scholarship on the private lessons registration form or complete a separate Scholarship Application Form. If you would like more information on need-based scholarships, please contact the Butler Community Arts School at or (317) 940-5500.