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 816-235-2741 or email us at

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

Fall Session 2017: August 7 – December 16, (18 Weeks)

Lesson Length           Semester              Tuition

30 minutes        18 Lessons @ $27.50       $495.00

45 minutes         18 Lessons @ $41.25       $742.50

60 minutes         18 Lessons @ $55.00       $990.00


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 and Roo Singers, which are offered in 10 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 816-235-2741.

To register for a class online click here or download a registration form here