Adult Programs

Private Music Instruction for Adults

North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) takes great pride in providing Private Music Instruction(PMI) for adults of all ages and abilities, in Boston. Our music lessons uniquely tap into the creative talent of each of our students and pairs them with the best local faculty. We offer private music lessons in a wide range of instruments including Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute, and more!

Let’s Get Started!

Step 1. To learn more about our private music lesson offerings, please click below to submit your Inquiry Form. 

Private Lesson Inquiry

Step 2: Once you have received inquiry confirmation for day and time, please click below to fill in your Registration Form. 

Register for Lessons!

Cost of Lessons, Fees & Discounts

Private Music Instruction 2019-20 Rates:
30 minute lesson = $33
45 minute lesson = $44
60 minute lesson = $55

All new students are charged a $25 registration fee. Credit card payments will be issued a 4% processing fee. Late payments will accrue monthly late fees of $15 on the 1st of each month.

Sites, Sessions, Registration & Policies

Registration is required for all new and returning students. Students must contact Mary-Alexandra Onstad to arrange lesson schedules at before registering through our online system. Registrations are incomplete without payment.

Once NEMPAC receives your registration, we will send you an e-invoice for your total amount due. Payment is expected via check, credit/debit card, or cash (in person). Adults have the option to purchase full session lengths or a 5 lesson pack, please reach out to 617-227-2270 or email Mary-Alexandra Onstad at for more information.

Please carefully review our policies before registering: 2018-19 Policies Please stay tuned for updated 2019-20 Policies.

NEMPAC does not provide instruments. If you need help buying or renting an instrument, we are happy to provide guidance. Please contact Mary-Alexandra Onstad at or visit our Instrument Rental Information.


  • NEMPAC Studio Building on the Prado, Boston’s North End
  • 9 Hull Street Studio, Boston’s North End
  • Charlestown Working Theatre, Charlestown

All students enrolled in private music lessons are on rolling-registration for the entire academic year, excluding the summer session. Students interested in lessons per session must notify NEMPAC at least two weeks prior to the last lesson.

  • Fall Session – September 16th through December 14th
  • Winter Session – January 6th through March 21st
  • Spring Session – April 6th through June 20th

A full 2019-2020 academic calendar is available here.