Fine Arts

Music Conservatory

The St. Cecilia Academy Conservatory of Music continues a long tradition of excellence in music under the patronage of Saint Cecilia herself, the patroness of music. Our Conservatory of Music studios are open to elementary and high school students from across the Dominican campus and surrounding areas. Our commitment to all students and families is to provide excellent training by highly competent musicians and instructors who have studied and performed with their own instruments for decades! In addition, each teacher has pursued continuing education in the best pedagogical practices worldwide and across the centuries.

The practice of music adds joy to life. Many formal studies have shown that the study of music engages the whole brain and body while building individual confidence, personal discipline, and patience.
At SCA, we believe that we were born to make music! Psalm 98: 1-7  (excerpts) “Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things… Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the Lord with the harp, and the sound of singing, with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn.” Though we do not at this time have any ram’s horn instructors, we as faculty, make the following commitments:
  •  To provide a joyful experience in the learning process
  •  To foster mutual respect between teachers and students
  •  To  continue our own adult learning and become ever more proficient and effective teachers
All styles—Classical, Pop, Broadway, Jazz, Liturgical, and more—will be taught in the Conservatory, with the permission of each instructor and in keeping with good pedagogical practice for each student regarding age and personal progress. 
All Instruction (with the exception of Suzuki violin)
30 minutes x 15 weeks = $610
45 minutes x 15 weeks = $837
60 minutes group lessons x 15 weeks = $503 (non-violin)
Private violin instruction, without group, is available by prior permission of instructors only at the rates listed above.
60 minutes private violin = $1095

Suzuki Violin Instruction: (Levels determined by instructor)
Beginner - 30 minutes/30-minute group x 15 weeks = $716
Intermediate - 45 minutes/45-minute group x 15 weeks = $788
Advanced - 45 minutes/60-minute group x 15 weeks = $929

The 15th week concludes with a studio performance show.
Lessons are not refundable. All students must inform their coaches and club directors of their commitments immediately. For a very limited range of issues, we will try to accommodate families (such as incremental athletic tournaments that could not be forecast in advance or serious personal illness with a doctor's note.)
If school is canceled, we will work with students to reschedule lessons.

Student Registration

You will be contacted to set up a lesson time, and once agreed upon, you will then be sent the link to pay. Registration is not complete until payment has been received. If payment is not received within two weeks, your lesson time will be given to someone else.

* Please complete this form for each child taking music lessons.
* Returning students will have priority to schedule to continue studying with the same teacher.
* Please read the forms below:
     Media Release
     Medical Release
Please check all that apply.
Piano lessons are full. If you have questions please email