Spring 2024 Semester

Individual Lessons

Instruments offered include piano, guitar, electric bass, violin, drums, saxophone, clarinet, flute, recorder, and voice. Braille music, music theory, music technology, composition and arranging are also 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 (16 lessons).  To register please contact or call (315) 842 4489. 

  • 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 92nd Street Y and rehearse throughout the academic year.  The tuition for one (1) ensemble is $100.00 per semester. 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 at 6:00 PM. 

The vocal ensemble performance of A Festive Pat-a-Pan (Trad. French Carol) arr. Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi was recorded at The Met Cloisters.

Latin Ensemble is a group that explores the music from South America and is directed by Pablo Rodriguez.  Rehearsals are scheduled on Friday afternoons at 2:00 PM. This ensemble is open to woodwind, brass, and rhythm section instrumentalists. 

For a taste of the Latin Ensemble performing watch Sabor a Mi by Álvaro Carrillo

Adult students who are enrolled in an individual lesson are eligible to register for one ensemble free of charge. Otherwise, the tuition for an ensemble is 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 barbershop 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 a program with the goal to provide challenging in-person group learning, social interaction, and the opportunity to perform together.  All group classes take place at 92NY.  

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 offered in the Fall 2023 semester:

Tap Dance
Description: A fun and accessible class that explores the fundamentals of tap dance
Teacher: Max Pollak (92NY Harkness Dance Center)
Day/Time: Friday, 3:30 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Requirements: Tap dance shoes

Voice Lab
Description: A group class for singers to workshop music and to receive vocal coaching. A fun and lively class to improve vocal technique and gain confidence while working on choral and other ensemble music.
Teacher: Michelle Trovato
Day/Time: Friday, 2:00 PM
Duration: 1 hou

The Spring 2024 Early Registration period runs from December 1 – 15, 2023.  The regular registration period is from January 2 – 19, 2024. To register please lessons, or Fridays at The Fil’ please contact or call (315) 842 4489.

Note regarding cost
: The cost of lessons, classes and program participation does not cover the expense of these offerings. Thanks to the generous support of our donors — individuals, foundations, trusts, corporations, government — tuition for FMDG Music School students is subsidized to make the cost more affordable for those paying as individuals/families.  

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