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Fall Semester Dates

Classes and lessons take place from Wednesday, September 8 to Saturday, December 18, 2021. The first day of CMPYP will be September 11, 2021.  Programming will resume with lessons and classes to be held both virtually and in-person, to be determined on an individual basis.  Please call (315) 842-4489 to register or email



  • Full program (Three classes): $480.00
  • Additional class: $100.00
  • Full program + 45 minute Instrumental lesson: $945.00

Individual Lessons

Pricing is for the entire semester. Individual lessons are offered in piano, guitar, percussion, voice, saxophone, clarinet, flute and recorder.  Braille music, music theory, music technology, composition and arranging are also offered as individual lessons.

  • 30 minute lesson: $375.00
  • 45 minute lesson: $465.00
  • 1-hour lesson: $620.00


Students who are enrolled in an individual lesson are eligible for one ensemble free of charge.

  • Vocal Ensemble: $100.00
  • Jam59: $100.00
  • VIP's: $100.00

Special Six-Week Virtual Group Classes

All ages are welcome for the following classes. The first session of classes begin on September 20 and run through October 29.  The second session of classes will begin on November 1 and run through December 10.

Astor Piazzolla: In Honor of His 100th Birthday

Instructor: Juan Pablo Horcasitas
This year marks the 100th birthday of one of the most important musicians and composers of the whole 20th century: Astor Piazzolla. In this class, we will study his life, his music, and the great influence he has had on the contemporary musical scene. Join us for a great exploration of tango, milonga, and the bandoneón world.
Cost: $120.00
Day and Time: Friday at 5:00 p.m.
Dates: September 24, October 1, October 8, October 15, October 22 and October 29


Ukulele Class

Instructor: Jonathan Price
Learn to play the ukulele in a fun class setting.  All levels welcome.
Cost: $120.00
Day and Time: Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Dates: September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18 and October 25


Create Music Using GarageBand on an iOS Device

Instructor: Yo Kano
Students will need access to an iPhone and/or iPad, earphones or headphones with a built-in microphone, a bluetooth MIDI keyboard or a bluetooth computer keyboard.
Cost: $120.00
Day and Time: Tuesday's at 5:00 p.m.
Dates: September 21, September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19 and October 26


Learn Different Music Theater Styles from Legit to Belt

Instructor: Charlotte Surkin
Vocal exercises will be given to adapt to different styles of singing from Legit, to Jazz, to Belt to Pop Rock. Then listening assignments from Jerome Kern to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jason Robert Brown, Jeanine Tesori and Sara Bareilles.
Cost: $120.00
Day and Time: TBD
Dates: TBD


Hip Hop Through the Decades

Instructor: Simon Isakov

Hip-hop has been a growing and dominating genre in mainstream music. This class will begin with the start of hip-hop in the early 70’s, how it grew in the mainstream into the 80’s, up until the twenty-first century. Different artists such as DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, Queen Latifah, and The Notorious B.I.G. will be studied and the class will examine how each of these artists contributed to the genre. The class will also explore the different characteristics of hip-hop such as the rhythms, music technologies and types of fashion.
Cost: $120.00
Day and Time: TBD
Dates: TBD

Cancellation and Make-up Lesson Policy

Cancellation Policy

The FMDG Music School reserves the right to cancel or change class offerings for any reason, such as insufficient enrollment, or unavailability of the instructor. In the event of cancellation, registered students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student chooses to withdraw, a full refund will be made before the first class. There is no refund after the third class or lesson. Registration fees are nonrefundable and apply only to the semester for which you enroll.

Make-up Lesson Policy

Lessons are offered only on a full-semester basis. Once the schedule is established, the specific lesson time is an agreement between teacher and student, whether the lesson or class is taken or missed by the student. Instructors are not required to make-up lessons or classes that are canceled or missed by students without a prior rescheduling arrangement made at least 24 hours in advance. Reasonable accommodation of make-up is made in cases of illness and unavoidable circumstances. However, in the case when an instructor cancels, a make-up lesson will be arranged.

Late Registration

If you register after the fourth week of the semester, tuition will be appropriately pro-rated.

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