The Vermont Youth Orchestra Association is launching an instrumental lesson program for students who are not currently enrolled in private lessons. During its inaugural season we are offering violin, viola and cello lessons.  Through studying with an experienced teacher, students will improve their technique, learn important repertoire, and gain valuable performance experience. Learn more about lesson program coordinator and teacher Patricia on our staff page.

Rates & Details

This 30-week program includes:

  • 28 lessons
  • 2 recitals (Includes accompanist fee)

We’re offering 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons for the price of:

  • $1,200 – 30 minutes 
  • $1,500 – 45 minutes 
  • $1,800 – 60 minutes 

*ONGOING ENROLLMENT! Rates will be prorated.

Please note: Make up lessons will be offered for no more than 2 absences (with at least 24 hours notice) per semester. Additional missed lessons will not be rescheduled.

All CELLO lessons take place at our home, the Elley-Long Music Center located at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester, VT. VIOLIN & VIOLA lessons will take place at either the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester or the First Congregational Church in Saint Albans.


Students must register online. Once we’ve received a completed registration, a staff member will contact you with a lesson time. 

Financial Aid

The VYOA believes that no child should be discouraged from participating due to financial need. Need-based financial aid is available to all families who wish to apply. Please contact our office for additional information on Financial Aid options or to receive a hard-copy of the Financial Aid form.

Please email with any additional questions.