Don’t know when “social distancing” will end? Longing to socially interact with more people than your immediate family? Take our online individual lessons or group classes and share what you’re working on musically!
Our instructors are experienced in delivering high quality musical instruction in an online format using Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, etc., as well as providing technical assistance on how to get everything set up. In order to take online lessons and classes you will need a reliable internet connection, device (smartphone, computer, tablet, etc.) and place where you can make music.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our in-person offerings will be suspended for the summer and will move to a completely online format. We plan to continue online music instruction in the fall, and resume our in-person offerings for group classes and individual lessons then.
Music brings joy to the lives of so many, and whether you’re interested in pursuing it as a career, or you simply want a fun and fulfilling hobby, the Dutchess Community College Academy of Music is ready to accompany you.
The Academy offers instruction and performance opportunities in a wide variety of instruments, and voice. College students can take credit classes and individual lessons and participate in ensembles on their way to an associate degree or certificate, while credit-free group classes, ensembles and private lessons are available for children, teens and adults of any skill level who want to have fun learning at a more relaxed tempo.
The Dutchess Community College Academy of Music is a partnership between credit-free music offerings and the college’s Performing Arts: Music Track Associate degree and Music Performance Certificate program. The DCC Academy of Music is committed to providing individual lessons, ensembles and group classes for the musical enrichment of students with both avocational and professional ambitions, as well as the needs and interests of the diverse populations from across the region, including children and life-long learners. The DCC Academy of Music also serves as a teaching institute, permitting students interested in pursuing employment in music education key opportunities to receive training and mentorship while serving the broader community.
Kids, Teens, and Adults (ages 4+) can take lessons, group classes and ensembles.
Teens & Adults (ages 14+) can take select college classes for “no credit” at a discounted price starting at age 14.
College Students (ages 16+) can take classes for college credit starting at age 16.