Private Lessons, Group Classes, Choirs (non-credit

Private Lessons (non credit)

Private lessons are available in piano, guitar, composition, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Academy students enroll in weekly 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60-minute lessons for the entire semester (or the remainder of the semester, if enrolling mid-semester). Fall and Spring Semesters are 18 weeks, and the Summer Session is 9 weeks. All lessons are taught on the UMKC Conservatory campus.

New students, please contact our offices to be placed with an instructor.  You may call us at 816-235-5448 or email us at

Returning students may click here to register for Private Lessons online or download a registration form here.

Summer Session 2018: May 28 - July 28 (9 Weeks)

Lesson Length           Semester              Tuition

30 minutes         9 Lessons @ $27.50       $247.50

45 minutes         9 Lessons @ $41.25       $371.25

60 minutes         9 Lessons @ $55.00       $495.00


Group Classes (non credit)

The UMKC Community Music and Dance Academy offers several music and dance classes at just $10 per class! Academy kids classes are available for students ages 1-13. The Academy also offers adult classes for teen and adult beginners. All classes meet once a week at a predetermined time. Most classes are offered in 16 week sessions for the Fall and Spring semesters, and 9 week sessions in the Summer, with the exception of Family Music, which is offered in two 8 week sessions for the Fall and Spring semesters. 

For more information on Academy classes and to check on availability, please contact the Academy offices at or 816-235-5448.

To register for a class online click here.