Private Lessons

Posted by North End Music & Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 10, 2017

We take great pride in providing musical instruction that uniquely taps into the creative talent of each of our students. NEMPAC offers private music instruction in a wide range of instruments including Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute, and more! We also offer Semi-Private and Group Lessons. 

The Winter Session will begin on January 8, 2018! We do accept on-going registration for new students and returning students! Please contact Educational Programs Director – Manda Shepherd at to arrange and schedule lessons mid-session.

For a full listing of our 2017-18 program offerings use the link below!

2017-2018 Education Season


Let’s Get Started!

Step 1. If you’d like to learn more about our private lesson offerings, please submit an inquiry by clicking below to access our Inquiry Form. 

Private Lesson Inquiry


Step 2: Once you have a confirmed lesson day and time, you are all set to register for lessons! Use the button below to access our registration form. 

Register for Lessons!


PMI Program Information:


  1. NEMPAC Studio Building on the Prado
  2. 9 Hull Street, North End
  3. St. John School After-School Program
  4. The Eliot Upper School After-School Program
  5. Charlestown Working Theatre
  6. Warren Prescott After School Program

**PLEASE NOTE: Lessons offered at St. John School, the Eliot Upper School, and Warren Prescott are only available to kids enrolled in the after school program.**

Schedule: All students enrolled in private 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 last lesson.

  • Fall Session – September 11th through December 8th
  • Winter Session – January 8th through March 23rd
  • Spring Session – April 9th through June 22nd

A full 2017-2018 academic calendar is available: Web Calendar 17-18.

Music Instructors: Each of our instructors has an introductory bio on our website, providing a glimpse of their expertise, helping you to choose who will be the best fit.

Registration: Registration is required for all new and returning students. Students must contact Manda Shepherd to arrange lesson schedules before registering through our online system. Registrations are incomplete without payment. All new students are charged a $25 registration fee. 

Payment: Once NEMPAC receives your registration, we will send you an e-invoice for your total amount due. We accept payment via check, credit/debit card, or cash (in person). All payments using a credit card will receive an added 4% charge for processing.

Policies: Please carefully review our policies carefully before registering: Program Policies

Instruments: NEMPAC does not provide instruments. Need help buying or renting an instrument? We are happy to provide guidance, just call our office during operating hours or email Manda Shepherd –


Cost of Lessons, Fees & Discounts:

PMI  2017-18 Rates:

30 minute lesson = $33
45 minute lesson = $44
60 minute lesson = $55

Semi-Private 2017-18 Rates:

30 minute lesson = $25
45 minute lesson = $35
60 minute lesson = $45

Sibling Discounts: NEMPAC offers a sibling discount of 10% to families with 2 or more children or teens enrolled in our programs. Students must be under the age of 18. This discount applies to private, semi-private, and group lessons. The discount will be applied to the lesser cost program.

Scholarship / Financial Aid: NEMPAC awards over $7,000 in children’s music scholarships each year through our Scholarship Fund for Families in Financial Need. Interested applicants must submit financial documentation and an annual application to be considered for this assistance. For more information please contact Manda Shepherd at

Fees: All new students are charged a $25 registration fee. Pick-Up for lessons is $50 per session and includes the Eliot Lower School and the Eliot Upper School. 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.

Pick ups/drop off: In partnership with the Eliot Lower School and Eliot Upper School, NEMPAC offers student pick ups (contingent on individual instructor approval). If you would like pick up for the session, there will be a $40 fee for the additional service and parents are required to read NEMPAC Pick Up Protocol.