Fall 2022 Offerings

Individual Lessons

Instruments offered include piano, guitar, violin, drums, saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder, and voice. Braille music, music theory, music technology, composition and arranging can also be offered as individual lessons. Individual lessons are taught by highly sought-after professionals in their fields. Students are encouraged to study in-person but can also request remote lessons. Pricing is for the entire semester (14 lessons).  The tuition for individual lessons is as follows: 

  • 30 minute lesson: $375.00 
  • 45 minute lesson: $525.00
  • 60 minute lesson: $675.00

Group Classes

Core music subjects like theory and music appreciation are often best learned in group settings. To enhance one’s individual study, students are encouraged to enroll in these core classes to round out their music education. 


Ensembles meet in-person on a weekly basis at 92NY and rehearse throughout the academic year.  The tuition for one (1) ensemble is $100.00. Please note that the registration fee of $25.00 applies.

The FMDG Music School Vocal Ensemble is a small group of twenty-five singers selected by audition. Dr. Dalia Sakas is the choral conductor for the group, assisted by Dr. Leslie Jones, pianist. The vocal ensemble is renowned for its vocal performances at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, especially for its caroling at The Cloisters. Rehearsals are scheduled on Wednesday evenings. 

Jam 59 is a pop/rock group directed by faculty member Chris Petz. Repertoire is a combination of oldies and contemporary songs based on the interest of the group’s members. The group is named for its original location at East 59th Street in NYC.   Rehearsals are scheduled on Thursday evenings. 

Latin Ensemble is a new group that explores the music from South America and is directed by faculty member Pablo Rodriguez.  Rehearsals are scheduled on Friday afternoons at 2:00 PM. 
Adult students who are enrolled in an individual lesson are eligible to register for one ensemble free of charge. Otherwise fees for ensemble membership are listed above.

New ensembles arise from students’ interests and a desire to make music together. Past ensembles have included rock groups, Latin and jazz ensembles and a barber shop quartet. The Fil faculty and directors are always open to suggestions for new or renewed ensembles.

Fridays at ‘The Fil’

Fridays at ‘The Fil” is an exciting new program with the goal to provide challenging in-person group learning, social interaction, and the opportunity to perform together.  The program begins on Friday, September 9, and all group classes take place at 92NY. The tap dance class begins on September 16. 

The tuition for a package of three (3) group classes is $525.00, and the tuition for one (1) group class is $250.00.  Please note that the registration fee of $25.00 applies. The following group classes are available:

Tap Dance

Instructor: Max Pollak (92NY Harkness Dance Center)
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Class Duration: 1 hour

Drum Circle

Instructor: Vanderlei Pereira (
Time: 1:00 – 1:45 PM
Class Duration: 45 min

Voice Lab

Instructor: Michelle Trovato
Time: 2:00 – 2:45 PM
Class Duration: 1 hour

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