Guitar Lessons

Our private guitar lessons include acoustic, electric and bass guitar. We have an excellent guitar teaching staff and teach guitar lessons in everything from rock to jazz, classical to pop, and Spanish to chording. Many of our teachers perform in bands and write their own music. Our guitar teachers have college or university music degrees so they know the proper theory and technique no matter if a student is interested in metal or in classical. Guitar lessons at our school is enhanced by the opportunity of learning how to jam with other musicians in a rock band or jam session setting or how to perform solo in one of our recitals. No matter what type of guitar lessons you are interested in, we have the teachers to help you. Typically a student would need to be 7 before starting guitar lessons, due to their hand size, but some students start with a junior sized guitar.

Piano and Keyboard Lessons

Our school offers piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to very advanced students. We offer every style of piano lessons from classical to jazz and pop. We have students who want to play just for fun and students who excel and go on into college or play professionally. As we have a variety of piano instructors at the school we are able to match students with a teacher that works best with their particular age, ability and interest. We start piano lessons at age 5 onwards. before age 5 we recommend our group pre-school music program. Our piano lessons are all private one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes, or 1 hour. While our piano lessons are all private, parents are more than welcome to sit in on their child’s lessons. For our advanced piano students we have teachers with master’s degrees in piano who can prepare them for university entrance to a private or public university program.

Violin Lessons

Our private violin lessons start as young as age 5. We have students of all ages from adults to children. For younger children we highly encourage a parent to sit in on the lesson to help the student at home with things such as posture and hand positioning. We supplement our private violin lessons with 3 optional recitals at Christmas, Spring, and Summer. Our violin teachers have university degrees and perform regularly with local orchestras or bands. Basic restrictions are usually due to the size of the child – e.g. hand size for piano or lung capacity for brass and woodwinds.

Saxophone & Clarinet Lessons

Our private saxophone and clarinet lessons start from age 8 onwards. Earlier than age 8, a student typically does not have the lung capacity and strength to handle these instruments. Our saxophone and clarinet instructors are proficient on both instruments so a student can start with clarinet lessons if they wish and switch to saxophone lessons without having to change instructors. Our saxophone and clarinet instructors actively perform in all types of bands, ensembles, and as soloists. Saxophone lessons and clarinet lessons are offered 30 minutes and 1 hour lengths.

Percussion Lessons

We offer a wide variety of drum lessons or percussion lessons. Most of our students learn on a drum kit. We have both male and female students and typically do not start drum lessons before age 7 as students need to be able to reach both the pedal and the high hat. We do have some younger students but suggest they come in for a trial drum lesson to see if they are big enough to get started. Drum lessons are taught on a drum kit in our studios but students are able to get started practicing at home on practice pads before purchasing or renting a drum kit. Our drum lessons stress proper technique so students become good drummers quickly.

Voice Lessons

We have many students who take voice or singing lessons at our schools. Our voice lessons are all private one-on-one instruction. Students sing all kinds of music from their favorite artists to classical arias. Our voice teachers all have a university degree in music specializing in voice and sing everything from pop and jazz to opera. Our teachers all have performance backgrounds as well. Just a sample of what a student will learn in singing lessons includes how to breathe properly, how to increase their range, proper pitch, how to project and stage presence. Our schools offer 3 optional performance opportunities each year with our Christmas recital, Spring recital and Summer recital. We provide a professional accompanist who rehearses with the students and plays for them at the recitals. Many of our students also perform at local festivals.

Flute Lessons

Our private flute lessons generally start at the age of 7 and older, but sometimes younger students will start with a special curved-head flute. All of our instructors teaching flute have university degrees in woodwinds. Our flute lessons are offered in 30 minute sessions. Our flute students perform in our 3 optional recitals at Christmas, Spring, and Summer. We offer a wide range of styles and many students have the opportunity to choose the style they wish to play.

Bassoon & Oboe Lessons

We also offer lessons in more obscure woodwind instruments such as bassoon and oboe. Most bassoon lessons or oboe lessons start at age 11 or older as these double reeded instruments are a little more difficult for younger students. Our bassoon and oboe lessons are offered in 30 minute and 1 hour lengths.

Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone & Tuba Lesson

Our Brass lessons include private trumpet lessons, french horn lessons, trombone lessons and tuba lessons. Students for these instruments usually are ages 9 and older as they need to have developed a great lung capacity and in the case of the tuba need to be big enough to hold the instrument. Our brass teachers have university degrees in music and perform in everything from salsa bands to local orchestras. We can help students enhance their skills for their school band program or develop advanced skills to become soloists.

Why we are your best choice.

FOCUS ON TEACHING. All we do is teach. We do not sell or rent instruments of music. This leaves us free to specialize in one thing: providing the highest quality of music instruction.

UNIVERSITY-TRAINED TEACHERS. Our instructors are highly qualified and many have extensive performance experience. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style.

ALL AGES – BEGINNERS TO ADVANCED. Our current students range from 5 years old to many students in their 60s and 70s. We take care to teach what you want to learn so music is fun and rewarding for students of all ages and levels.

PRIVATE LESSONS. Private lessons ensure that the student has the undivided attention of the teacher and can progress at a level suited to them individually.

REGULAR CONCERTS & RECITALS. Recitals are held about twice a year for those students in piano, vocal, and some guitar; and concerts are held every two months for band classes These provide students with performance experience and build confidence.

COLLEGE PREPARATION. We offer training in composition, studies, technique, ear training and sight reading to prepare for college entry exams.

THEORY CLASSES. Classes are taught in preparation for exams in all college levels in theory, history, harmony, counterpoint, and analysis.

Lessons are 30 minutes-1 hour once a week.

For specific questions regarding policies or lessons call: 417-887-2800

Tuition

Private instruction:

  • Half-hour Lesson $89 per month.
  • Hour Lesson $178 per month.

Band Class:

  • Hour Lesson $67 per month.

Accepted Payments

  • Automatic Debit, Debit, Checks, and Cash (there is a monthly discount if signed up for Auto Debit and no late fees)
  • One time Registration fee per family – $20.00
  • 10% family discount given for any lessons taken after 1 hour of private, music lessons.

Private Lessons

Pellegrino’s School of Music and Art believe that private instruction is the best way for anyone to learn how to play an instrument. The one-on-one instruction means that students are given instruction that best suits how they as an individual learn. Private lessons also mean that they are able to learn the type of music they personally are most interested in. Also with private lessons a teacher can focus 100% of their attention on that one student to ensure that things such as hand positioning, posture or understanding of a particular concept are correct. If a student has a particular difficulty in one area, the teacher can work on it without hampering the progress of a class of students and alternatively if a student is excelling in one area, the teacher cam move on. We offer 30 minute or hour lessons. Our music teachers have university training in the instruments that they teach. We teach students from beginning to advanced, from young to mature and male or female. We are here to give you a great experience and want you to play music for a lifetime.