General Information & Policies
The Music Library is located on the first floor in Stein Hall Room 100. The hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 7:00pm, Friday 8:30 – 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Need some solid advice about practicing? Call the Conservatory office and speak with Executive Director Kathleen Suss.
Youth Performances for Private Music Instruction
The Conservatory encourages students of all levels to participate in these informal settings in which students play for their peers and teachers. Based on teacher recommendations, this class is a relaxed venue for students prior to a performance. An accompanist is provided for performance classes.
Studio Classes are the last “lesson” for private instruction students at the end of first semester. While expanding students’ knowledge of music, the class builds confidence and motivates students in their private study within their studio. Studio classes are held once a year for the studio teacher and his/her students only.
These semi-annual recitals feature students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and progress during the school year based on a teacher’s recommendation. They are held at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, 180 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville.
Student recitals are held for family and friends at the end of the year in The Reformed Church of Bronxville. Recital participation is highly recommended. Students prepare repertoire with the approval and guidance of the teacher.
Play-a-thon for Scholarship
Youth and adult students and faculty, play and make art throughout the two-day event to raise funds for the Conservatory scholarship and outreach programs.
Select students and faculty perform concerts throughout the year at The Fountains Senior Living in Tuckahoe, Sunrise Assisted Living in Mount Vernon, Monarch Coopers Corner in New Rochelle, The Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mount Vernon, and concerts in association with Bronxville Chamber of Commerce.
- Gentlemen – dress pants, shirt with collar, and optional blazer and tie.
- Ladies – dress, blouse and skirt or dress pants.
- No jeans, sneakers, flip-flops, or UGG boots are allowed.
Recitals are important milestones for students developmentally. Concordia Conservatory offers many opportunities for students to share their musical accomplishments in a supportive environment. To encourage performers so that they can maintain attentiveness in a performance situation, please turn off cell phones. The use of camcorders or cameras with flashes is prohibited. Please wait until hearing applause before entering a performance, and gently encourage very young audience members to participate in appropriate concert etiquette.
Music & Instrument Resources
- Victor LaGamma
- K&S Music
- Pelham Violins
- Rental Instrument, LLC.
547 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Registration, Tuition, and Fees
Registration for all ages begins during the Spring and continues throughout the academic year. We recommend registering and interviewing before Labor Day as classes and teachers’ schedules will reach capacity.
The annual registration fee is non-refundable. The student (or parent/guardian) is financially responsible for all classes and lessons. Students enrolled in private lessons and year-long classes are registered for the entire academic year and will be billed automatically.
Tuition for year-long lessons and classes may be divided into one, two or monthly payments. Payment information is required at registration.
For 8-,16-week sessions, tuition is due in full before the first class or lesson.
Payment plans are available for all students. Complete on the registration form.
The lessons and classes for students with outstanding balances will be suspended until the account is paid in full.
The Conservatory reserves the right to cancel group classes due to insufficient enrollment. Tuition will be fully refunded.
First time students are required to interview with the Executive Director prior to registration for teacher recommendation and scheduling. Call the Conservatory to schedule placement interview.
Private lessons are scheduled in the order in which registration is received. Lessons are scheduled on the basis of student and teacher availability and the Executive Director’s recommendation. The Conservatory makes every effort to accommodate each student’s schedule in assigning lesson time.
A limited number of classes and teacher studios may have space available after the semester begins. Private lessons and class tuition will be pro-rated. Registration for new students will be accepted throughout the semester on a space-available basis only.
Change of Faculty
Concordia Conservatory’s method of assigning faculty is designed to make the best possible match before studies begin. However, if a change is desired, a student (or parent/guardian) must contact the Executive Director to facilitate faculty changes.
Withdrawal and Refunds
Tuition is fully refunded if a student withdraws before the first lesson. The student (or parent/guardian) is financially responsible for all classes and lessons as stated in “Registration, Tuition, and Fees.” Students who enroll for private lessons and classes designated as “year-long” are registered for the entire time period of the lessons or classes and are responsible for the financial commitment. Students who enroll for classes designated 8 and 16 classes are registered for the entire time period of the classes and are responsible for the financial commitment.
|Postmarked prior to the 1st scheduled class/lessons||100% of tuition|
|Postmarked prior to the 4th scheduled class/lessons||75% of tuition|
|Postmarked prior to the 8th scheduled class/lessons||50% of tuition|
|Postmarked prior to the 16th scheduled class/lessons||No refunds given|
Cancellations & Missed Lessons
The Conservatory office must be notified of all cancellations. For student absences, two individual lessons per semester can be rescheduled if the absence is due to student illness, religious observance, or extraordinary circumstances. There are no exceptions. The Conservatory must be notified 24 hours in advance of cancellation due to a religious observance or extraordinary circumstance, or by 8 am the day of a lesson when due to illness. Otherwise, the teacher is not required to make up the missed lesson. For teacher absences, students receive personal notification from the teacher and the lesson will be rescheduled. For unscheduled Conservatory closings such as snow closings, lessons and classes will be rescheduled. Group classes cannot be made up due to student illness.
Return Check Fee
There is a $25 fee for returned checks.
In the event of inclement weather, Concordia Conservatory will send an email notification and will post on our website at concordiaconservatory.org the school closing information. Lessons will be given via remote/virtual instruction.
Students are expected to treat the facilities respectfully. Pets are not allowed in Stein Hall. Parents, guardians and caregivers are responsible for supervising the safety of their children at all times while they are on the premises. All pick-up and drop-offs are required to be made in parking zones only.
E-mail and phone are the primary mode of communication.
Change of address
Contact the Conservatory office with any change of home, phone or email address.
Photos & Video
Conservatory students (or their parents/guardians, if student is under 18) grant permission to Concordia Conservatory to use photographs and/or video of the students in publications, news releases, online, and in other communications related to the mission of the Conservatory. If you wish to opt out of this practice, please communicate that in writing to Marilou Yacoub at firstname.lastname@example.org.