The Richmond Music House follows the model of the finest European Conservatories of Music. Our experience in music education is high and so is our expectation.
All the students are required to perform twice a year in our annual recitals. Therefore, daily and diligent practice is one of our main requirements.
The Conservatory is located on the grounds of the vast and beautiful Snug Harbor Cultural Center, amidst many other fine cultural and educational establishments.
The Richmond Music House offers instruction for learning the following instruments:
Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Recorder, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Drums, Percussion, Guitar, and Voice.
All lessons are private. In addition, we offer group lessons only on request and in special situations. Parents of younger students are encouraged to assist in the private instruction.
All beginner students will have a 30 min. lesson, weekly. As the student progresses, the lesson time will be increased up to one hour, due to a more demanding material to be covered. Lessons are mandatory at least once a week. We only accept one make-up lesson per semester. Daily practice at home is required.
In order to be able to communicate through this language, it is imperiously necessary to study and understand all the aspects that govern it.
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC
Our first child joined the Staten Island Conservatory at the age of 4, and for the next 14 years music has been a staple of her education. Our second child became a music student at the age of 5, and he continued to study music at the SI Conservatory for the following 10 years, growing still as a musician under the guidance of extra-ordinary teachers at the Conservatory. Enjoyment of the truly universal language of music is now integral part of our children’s life. We can attest our gratitude to the teachers at the SI Conservatory who have helped to shape our children’s formative years with the lifelong gift of music.
A few years ago, I was searching for a piano teacher for my son. It was difficult to find someone that he “clicked” with, at the time, he was only 5. A friend recommended the SI Conservatory and we have been attending ever since. My son loves his teacher Miss Valeda, and I like the professionalism of the entire staff. He has learned so much and is progressing musically. I am truly amazed. The cost is reasonable and they work with our school schedule. I have found that the lessons enhance his academic ability and focus. I recommend The Conservatory without hesitation.