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 a teacher.  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.

Spring Session 2017: Jan 3 - May 14 (18 Weeks)

Lesson Length                  Semester                       Tuition
30 minutes                18 Lessons @ $27.50             $495
45 minutes                18 Lessons @ $41.25             $742.50
60 minutes                18 Lessons @ $55.00             $990

Group Classes (non credit)
Click here for more information about Kids Classes.
Click here for more information about Adult Group Classes.

The UMKC Community Music and Dance Academy offers several music and dance classes. Academy kids classes include Musikgarten (ages infant -4), Piano-Readiness (ages 4-6), Roo Singers (grades 3-6), and Creative Movement (ages 3-5). The Academy also offers classes for teens and adults, such as Group Piano, Group Guitar, and Fit Barre. 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 - Musikgarten, which is offered in two 8 weeks 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.

Spring Session 2017: Jan 17 - May 14 (16 weeks)

Session Length                               Tuition

16 week class sessions                    $160

8 week class sessions                      $80