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 herePlease note, college credit hours are not available through Academy private lessons. 

Spring Session 2019: Jan 7 - May 18 (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 $12.50 per class! Academy kids classes are available for students ages 0-13. 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. 

All spring classes begin the week of Jan 22, 2019.

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 herePlease note, college credit hours are not available through Academy group classes.