Study percussion at The Hartt School Community Division
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With a severe winter storm forecast to affect our area during Saturday night and Sunday, residential students are asked to postpone their return to campus to Monday afternoon or, for those whose class schedules allow, Tuesday. Students, please do not arrive on campus Sunday, and check back here throughout the storm's duration for the latest advisories. Those students whose travel arrangements do not allow for a return to campus on Monday or Tuesday will be permitted to arrive during the day on Saturday and will be able to access their residential space by ID swipe. (Please note that meal plans go into effect with the Sunday evening meal.)

Hartt Community Division students and families, please check back here during the weekend for the status of HCD activities.


Lesson Information

Traditional study
Tuition per 30, 45, 60 min lesson*$41.25, $57.00, $75.75
Starting age9 and up
LocationMain Campus
*A $25 registration fee may apply.

Need-based financial assistance is available for youth. Private lessons are available during the academic year and summer.

Private Lessons

Percussion at The Hartt School Community DivisionThe Percussion Department offers lessons with experienced professional educators and performers. Students pursue interests in classical percussion, as well other genres, including rock and jazz. Percussion students of all ages and experience levels may study an array of instruments including

  • Drum-set
  • Mallet percussion
  • Timpani
  • Snare drum
  • World percussion

Percussion students have the opportunity to

  • Play in orchestras and wind ensembles
  • Join a Creative Studies ensemble
  • Attend Hartt School Percussion Department master classes and performances
  • Participate in group musicianship classes at no extra charge

HOW TO ENROLL In Private Lessons

Students and their families cannot enroll themselves in private lessons online.  

If you would like to enroll in private lessons and have been placed with an instructor, please contact our staff at 860.768.4451 or  Please be sure you have talked with the teacher about your weekly lesson length and number of lessons during the academic year.

If you have not been placed with an instructor, please complete the lesson inquiry form.

If you would like to change your private lesson length or number of lessons, please talk with your teacher and contact the staff once the teacher approves.


HCD private lesson students may enrich their music education by enrolling in Musicianship classes at no additional charge. Classes are offered at varied levels to accommodate the age and training of each student.

Classes are also available to students who do not take private lessons at HCD. Tuition and fees apply.


Percussion at The Hartt School Community Division

The Hartt Community Division takes great pride in the quality of its pre-college performers. One of the ways we recognize these performers is through departmental honors auditions and recitals held each spring. Students chosen to participate in the honors program are also eligible for the school scholarships described below. The Honors Program is by teacher recommendation only. Students will be notified by their private teacher if they qualify for this program.

High school students are selected for the Senior Honors Recital by audition. Younger students may audition at the recommendation of their teacher. Honors scholarships and awards are presented at the recital.


  • Beatrice Sewall Scholarship is awarded to the highest ranking student at the audition.
  • The Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Senior Award is given to the highest ranking senior at the audition.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at 860.768.4451 or