Music Classes

Music Classes


Music Lessons – Enroll Now!

The music lesson program at PDS provides individual instrumental and vocal instruction to students across all divisions. We offer lessons before and after school and, with the express permission of the division head, during school hours.

We are pleased to offer these lessons through a roster of experienced instructors. They are committed to sharing their professional expertise with our students. Our students, in turn, are expected to come to lessons prepared and with all books and assigned material.

Lessons coincide with the school calendar. Schedule details will be worked out with each individual instructor. As independent contractors, the instructors will contact parents individually to introduce themselves and their teaching concepts, provide phone numbers and answer questions.

 

Lessons/Teachers for 2019-2020

  • GUITAR/UKULELE/ELECTRIC BASS: Ken McGloin
  • PERCUSSION: Paul Beretta
  • PIANO: Peter Tomlinson
  • TRUMPET/BEGINNING GUITAR: Bill Fiore
  • VIOLIN/VIOLA: Richard Carr
  • VOICE/BEGINNING PIANO: Todd Hulet
  • WOODWINDS: Eric Person

Click here for contract agreement

Scheduling

We offer lessons before and after school and, with the express permission of the division head, during school hours.

If you have registered in the fall, your child will have the same day and time for lessons in spring. If you are registering for the first time, the day and times you select are not guaranteed. Please contact geames@poughkeepsieday.org for availability.

Fees

  • Tuition is $435 per semester (payable to the instructor).
  • A $65 per semester administrative fee (payable to PDS) can be paid by credit card when you register online.
  • Each student is entitled to 15 half-hour lessons, for a total of 7½ hours of instruction per term.
  • Lessons coincide with the school calendar. Schedule details will be worked out with each individual instructor.
  • Payment in full is due at the beginning of each semester (September and January).
  • Please make check payable to the individual instructor for the full amount and send (or give) to the instructor, c/o Poughkeepsie Day School, 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Payment is non-refundable. Include the contract agreement with payment before lessons commence.
  • Parents must inform the instructor directly in advance if the student is ill or will be away on a field trip during a lesson time. A make-up lesson will be scheduled only if advance notice has been given. Lessons will not begin until tuition has been paid.
  • If a teacher cancels a lesson for any reason, a makeup will be scheduled.
  • If a student misses a lesson because of an emergency, a makeup will be scheduled.
  • If school is canceled because of inclement weather, a makeup will be scheduled.
  • Absence for any other reason will not be made up.

Senior Internship: Student must inform teacher at the beginning of spring semester if they are not going to be available for lessons during internship.

If you have questions, please contact Gillian Eames, program director: geames@poughkeepsieday.org.


Music Program – Fall
September 9 – January 31

Guitar/Electric Bass Lessons (with Ken McGloin)

September 9, 2019 – January 31, 2020 : 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Guitar and Electric Bass lessons for the Fall of 2019. Teachers’ lessons availability is indicated in the registration options.
Lessons on letter days to be scheduled directly with Ken.


Instructor :
Kenneth McGloin
Dates : September 9, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Times : 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $65.00
Note : PDS music program instructors function as independent contractors. As such, they will contact you individually to introduce themselves and their teaching concepts, provide phone numbers and answer your questions.

These lessons represent a commitment of time and effort on the part of the instructor, and an equal and serious commitment is expected from each student and parent. Students are expected to come to lessons prepared and with all books and assigned material. Instructors have the discretion to terminate lessons for a student’s consistent lack of preparedness and/or lack of materials.

SCHEDULING
We offer lessons before and after school and, with the express permission of the division head, during school hours.

FEES
– Tuition is $435 per semester (payable to the instructor).
– An additional $65 per semester/per registration administrative fee will be charged upon registration.
– Each student is entitled to 15 half-hour lessons, for a total of 7.5 hours of instruction per term.
– Lessons coincide with the school calendar. Schedule details will be worked out with each individual instructor.
– Payment in full is due at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Please make check payable to the individual instructor for the full amount and send (or give) to the instructor, c/o Poughkeepsie Day School, 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Payment is non-refundable.
– Parents must inform the instructor directly in advance if the student is ill or will be away on a field trip during a lesson time. A make-up lesson will be scheduled only if advance notice has been given. Lessons will not begin until tuition has been paid.
– If a teacher cancels a lesson for any reason, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If a student misses a lesson because of an emergency, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If school is canceled because of inclement weather, a makeup will be scheduled.
– Absence for any other reason will not be made up.

Senior Internship: Student must inform teacher at the beginning of spring semester if they are not going to be available for lessons during internship.

If you have questions, please contact Gillian Eames, auxiliary programs coordinator: geames@poughkeepsieday.org

Registration

Trumpet/Guitar/Ukulele Lessons (with Bill Fiore)

September 9, 2019 – January 31, 2020 : 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Trumpet, Ukulele and Beginning Guitar lessons for the Fall of 2019. Teachers’ lessons availability is indicated in the registration options.


Instructor :
William Fiore
Dates : September 9, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Times : 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $65.00
Note : PDS music program instructors function as independent contractors. As such, they will contact you individually to introduce themselves and their teaching concepts, provide phone numbers and answer your questions.

These lessons represent a commitment of time and effort on the part of the instructor, and an equal and serious commitment is expected from each student and parent. Students are expected to come to lessons prepared and with all books and assigned material. Instructors have the discretion to terminate lessons for a student’s consistent lack of preparedness and/or lack of materials.

SCHEDULING
We offer lessons before and after school and, with the express permission of the division head, during school hours.

FEES
– Tuition is $435 per semester (payable to the instructor).
– An additional $65 per semester/per registration administrative fee will be charged upon registration.
– Each student is entitled to 15 half-hour lessons, for a total of 7.5 hours of instruction per term.
– Lessons coincide with the school calendar. Schedule details will be worked out with each individual instructor.
– Payment in full is due at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Please make check payable to the individual instructor for the full amount and send (or give) to the instructor, c/o Poughkeepsie Day School, 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Payment is non-refundable.
– Parents must inform the instructor directly in advance if the student is ill or will be away on a field trip during a lesson time. A make-up lesson will be scheduled only if advance notice has been given. Lessons will not begin until tuition has been paid.
– If a teacher cancels a lesson for any reason, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If a student misses a lesson because of an emergency, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If school is canceled because of inclement weather, a makeup will be scheduled.
– Absence for any other reason will not be made up.

Senior Internship: Student must inform teacher at the beginning of spring semester if they are not going to be available for lessons during internship.

If you have questions, please contact Gillian Eames, auxiliary programs coordinator: geames@poughkeepsieday.org

Registration

Woodwinds Lessons (with Eric Person)

September 9, 2019 – January 31, 2020 : 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Woodwinds lessons (Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet) for the Fall of 2019. Teachers’ lessons availability is indicated in the registration options.

About the instructor:
For over 35 years, world-renowned saxophonist Eric Person has been committed to composing, recording and performing contemporary American music. Performing on saxophones and flute, Person is featured as a leader and sideman on more than 50 recordings. He has a broad range of experience performing and recording with the legends of jazz such as McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, Chico Hamilton, John Hicks, Houston Person, and many others. Collaborating with these masters has contributed greatly to his personal sound and his skills as an arranger, composer, and bandleader. Eric has also performed with cutting edge artists Vernon Reid, Will Calhoun, and World Saxophone Quartet. In addition to performing, Person has taught at masterclasses throughout the United States and currently teaches at Bard College.


Dates : September 9, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Times : 3:15 PM – 5:45 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $65.00
Note : PDS music program instructors function as independent contractors. As such, they will contact you individually to introduce themselves and their teaching concepts, provide phone numbers and answer your questions.

These lessons represent a commitment of time and effort on the part of the instructor, and an equal and serious commitment is expected from each student and parent. Students are expected to come to lessons prepared and with all books and assigned material. Instructors have the discretion to terminate lessons for a student’s consistent lack of preparedness and/or lack of materials.

SCHEDULING
We offer lessons before and after school and, with the express permission of the division head, during school hours.

FEES
– Tuition is $435 per semester (payable to the instructor).
– An additional $65 per semester/per registration administrative fee will be charged upon registration.
– Each student is entitled to 15 half-hour lessons, for a total of 7.5 hours of instruction per term.
– Lessons coincide with the school calendar. Schedule details will be worked out with each individual instructor.
– Payment in full is due at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Please make check payable to the individual instructor for the full amount and send (or give) to the instructor, c/o Poughkeepsie Day School, 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Payment is non-refundable.
– Parents must inform the instructor directly in advance if the student is ill or will be away on a field trip during a lesson time. A make-up lesson will be scheduled only if advance notice has been given. Lessons will not begin until tuition has been paid.
– If a teacher cancels a lesson for any reason, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If a student misses a lesson because of an emergency, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If school is canceled because of inclement weather, a makeup will be scheduled.
– Absence for any other reason will not be made up.

Senior Internship: Student must inform teacher at the beginning of spring semester if they are not going to be available for lessons during internship.

If you have questions, please contact Gillian Eames, auxiliary programs coordinator: geames@poughkeepsieday.org

Registration

Piano Lessons (with Peter Tomlinson)

September 10, 2019 – January 29, 2020 : 2:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Piano lessons for the Fall of 2019. Teachers’ lessons availability is indicated in the registration options.


Instructor :
Peter Tomlinson
Dates : September 10, 2019 – January 29, 2020
Times : 2:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $65.00
Note : PDS music program instructors function as independent contractors. As such, they will contact you individually to introduce themselves and their teaching concepts, provide phone numbers and answer your questions.

These lessons represent a commitment of time and effort on the part of the instructor, and an equal and serious commitment is expected from each student and parent. Students are expected to come to lessons prepared and with all books and assigned material. Instructors have the discretion to terminate lessons for a student’s consistent lack of preparedness and/or lack of materials.

SCHEDULING
We offer lessons before and after school and, with the express permission of the division head, during school hours.

FEES
– Tuition is $435 per semester (payable to the instructor).
– An additional $65 per semester/per registration administrative fee will be charged upon registration.
– Each student is entitled to 15 half-hour lessons, for a total of 7.5 hours of instruction per term.
– Lessons coincide with the school calendar. Schedule details will be worked out with each individual instructor.
– Payment in full is due at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Please make check payable to the individual instructor for the full amount and send (or give) to the instructor, c/o Poughkeepsie Day School, 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Payment is non-refundable.
– Parents must inform the instructor directly in advance if the student is ill or will be away on a field trip during a lesson time. A make-up lesson will be scheduled only if advance notice has been given. Lessons will not begin until tuition has been paid.
– If a teacher cancels a lesson for any reason, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If a student misses a lesson because of an emergency, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If school is canceled because of inclement weather, a makeup will be scheduled.
– Absence for any other reason will not be made up.

Senior Internship: Student must inform teacher at the beginning of spring semester if they are not going to be available for lessons during internship.

If you have questions, please contact Gillian Eames, auxiliary programs coordinator: geames@poughkeepsieday.org

Registration

Beginning Piano/Voice (with Todd Hulet)

September 11, 2019 – January 29, 2020 : 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Voice and beginning piano lessons for the Fall of 2019. Teachers’ lessons availability is indicated in the registration options.


Instructor :
Todd Hulet
Dates : September 11, 2019 – January 29, 2020
Times : 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $65.00
Note : PDS music program instructors function as independent contractors. As such, they will contact you individually to introduce themselves and their teaching concepts, provide phone numbers and answer your questions.

These lessons represent a commitment of time and effort on the part of the instructor, and an equal and serious commitment is expected from each student and parent. Students are expected to come to lessons prepared and with all books and assigned material. Instructors have the discretion to terminate lessons for a student’s consistent lack of preparedness and/or lack of materials.

SCHEDULING
We offer lessons before and after school and, with the express permission of the division head, during school hours.

FEES
– Tuition is $435 per semester (payable to the instructor).
– An additional $65 per semester/per registration administrative fee will be charged upon registration.
– Each student is entitled to 15 half-hour lessons, for a total of 7.5 hours of instruction per term.
– Lessons coincide with the school calendar. Schedule details will be worked out with each individual instructor.
– Payment in full is due at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Please make check payable to the individual instructor for the full amount and send (or give) to the instructor, c/o Poughkeepsie Day School, 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Payment is non-refundable.
– Parents must inform the instructor directly in advance if the student is ill or will be away on a field trip during a lesson time. A make-up lesson will be scheduled only if advance notice has been given. Lessons will not begin until tuition has been paid.
– If a teacher cancels a lesson for any reason, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If a student misses a lesson because of an emergency, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If school is canceled because of inclement weather, a makeup will be scheduled.
– Absence for any other reason will not be made up.

Senior Internship: Student must inform teacher at the beginning of spring semester if they are not going to be available for lessons during internship.

If you have questions, please contact Gillian Eames, auxiliary programs coordinator: geames@poughkeepsieday.org

Registration

Percussion Lessons (with Paul Beretta)

September 17, 2019 – January 30, 2020 : 2:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Percussion lessons for the Fall of 2019. Teachers’ lessons availability is indicated in the registration options.


Instructor :
Paul Beretta
Dates : September 17, 2019 – January 30, 2020
Times : 2:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $65.00
Note : PDS music program instructors function as independent contractors. As such, they will contact you individually to introduce themselves and their teaching concepts, provide phone numbers and answer your questions.

These lessons represent a commitment of time and effort on the part of the instructor, and an equal and serious commitment is expected from each student and parent. Students are expected to come to lessons prepared and with all books and assigned material. Instructors have the discretion to terminate lessons for a student’s consistent lack of preparedness and/or lack of materials.

SCHEDULING
We offer lessons before and after school and, with the express permission of the division head, during school hours.

FEES
– Tuition is $435 per semester (payable to the instructor).
– An additional $65 per semester/per registration administrative fee will be charged upon registration.
– Each student is entitled to 15 half-hour lessons, for a total of 7.5 hours of instruction per term.
– Lessons coincide with the school calendar. Schedule details will be worked out with each individual instructor.
– Payment in full is due at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Please make check payable to the individual instructor for the full amount and send (or give) to the instructor, c/o Poughkeepsie Day School, 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Payment is non-refundable.
– Parents must inform the instructor directly in advance if the student is ill or will be away on a field trip during a lesson time. A make-up lesson will be scheduled only if advance notice has been given. Lessons will not begin until tuition has been paid.
– If a teacher cancels a lesson for any reason, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If a student misses a lesson because of an emergency, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If school is canceled because of inclement weather, a makeup will be scheduled.
– Absence for any other reason will not be made up.

Senior Internship: Student must inform teacher at the beginning of spring semester if they are not going to be available for lessons during internship.

If you have questions, please contact Gillian Eames, auxiliary programs coordinator: geames@poughkeepsieday.org

Registration

Violn/Viola Lessons (with Richard Carr)

September 27, 2019 – January 31, 2020 : 2:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Violin and viola lessons for the Fall of 2019. Teachers’ lessons availability is indicated in the registration options.


Instructor :
Richard Carr
Dates : September 27, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Times : 2:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Location : PDS : Gilkeson Center : map
260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Seats : Unlimited seats available
Fees : $65.00
Note : PDS music program instructors function as independent contractors. As such, they will contact you individually to introduce themselves and their teaching concepts, provide phone numbers and answer your questions.

These lessons represent a commitment of time and effort on the part of the instructor, and an equal and serious commitment is expected from each student and parent. Students are expected to come to lessons prepared and with all books and assigned material. Instructors have the discretion to terminate lessons for a student’s consistent lack of preparedness and/or lack of materials.

SCHEDULING
We offer lessons before and after school and, with the express permission of the division head, during school hours.

FEES
– Tuition is $435 per semester (payable to the instructor).
– An additional $65 per semester/per registration administrative fee will be charged upon registration.
– Each student is entitled to 15 half-hour lessons, for a total of 7.5 hours of instruction per term.
– Lessons coincide with the school calendar. Schedule details will be worked out with each individual instructor.
– Payment in full is due at the beginning of each semester (September and January).

Please make check payable to the individual instructor for the full amount and send (or give) to the instructor, c/o Poughkeepsie Day School, 260 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Payment is non-refundable.
– Parents must inform the instructor directly in advance if the student is ill or will be away on a field trip during a lesson time. A make-up lesson will be scheduled only if advance notice has been given. Lessons will not begin until tuition has been paid.
– If a teacher cancels a lesson for any reason, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If a student misses a lesson because of an emergency, a makeup will be scheduled.
– If school is canceled because of inclement weather, a makeup will be scheduled.
– Absence for any other reason will not be made up.

Senior Internship: Student must inform teacher at the beginning of spring semester if they are not going to be available for lessons during internship.

If you have questions, please contact Gillian Eames, auxiliary programs coordinator: geames@poughkeepsieday.org

Registration