Private Lessons Placement
Private lessons are the core of every student's musical education. At NEC prep, we offer private instruction with world-class faculty. Private lessons can start at any time during the school year.
In order to take private lessons through NEC Prep, students must first take part in a face-to-face teacher placement interview with the respective Department Chair. This interview does not determine acceptance or rejection (as we accept everyone into our community music school!) but is for teacher recommendation and for an opportunity for the student and the student’s family to address any questions or concerns they may have.
- If the student is a beginner, there is no need to prepare anything for the interview. The interview will simply be a conversation.
- If the student has experience playing their instrument, he/she should prepare 2 contrasting pieces to present to the Department Chair.
Once the Department Chair makes teacher recommendation(s), students may then take a trial lesson. Once a teacher decision has been finalized by the student and the student's family, the final step is registration. For information on Registration, please click here.
Tuition & Financial Assistance
Tuition rates can be found by clicking here.
For scholarship and financial assistance, please fill out the scholarship application form and return it to us via the instructions on the form.
Schedule an Interview
To schedule a teacher placement interview, please contact your respective instrument's Department Chair. For additional questions and help, please contact Ana Lorenzo, Department Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at (617) 585-1131.