Private Music Lessons

Our trained instructors, Butler students known as “Teaching Fellows”,  are passionate artists engaged in creating learning experiences that accomplish their student’s goals. Private lessons take place in Lilly Hall on Butler University’s campus in Indianapolis, Indiana. Schedule “blocks” are listed in the registration form. You will select up to three preferences. The BCAS office manages all preliminary scheduling, we do not publish teacher contact information or schedules online.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.

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August 29–December 10, 2022
Fall registrations will be accepted through Oct. 1, 2022

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

  • In person and online lessons available
  • No lessons on September 5 (Labor Day)
  • Lessons occur during Butler Fall Break
  • No lessons week of November 21 (Thanksgiving break)
  • Winter Showcase: December 10

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January 9–April 24, 2023

Continuing students will begin the week of January 9 and receive 14 lessons. Students needing to be placed with an instructor will begin the week of February 6 and receive 10 lessons. Students will be prorated for the 10 lessons.

Spring registrations will be accepted through March 4, 2023

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

  • No lessons on January 16 (MLK Day)
  • No lessons week of March 6 (Butler Spring Break)
  • Community Performances: April 27–29

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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.

Summer registrations will be accepted through July 1, 2023

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 8–August 16

New students: June 1–August 16

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)

The cost of private lessons for a typical 14-week semester, consisting of weekly 30-minute lessons, is $364. 30-minute lessons are $26 each, 45-minute lessons are $38 each, and 60-minute lessons are $50. Tuition is prorated for new students beginning lessons after the start of the semester.

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

Need-based tuition assistance is available. You may apply in the private lessons registration form or complete a separate Need-based Tuition Assistance Application Form. If you would like more information, please contact the Butler Community Arts School at bcas@butler.edu or 317-940-5500.