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Winds and brass

Lesson Information

Traditional studySuzuki flute program
Tuition (per 30, 45, or 60 min lesson)*$41.25, $57.00, $75.75$44.75, $60.50, $78.25
Starting Age9 and up6 - 10
LocationMain campus and Simsbury satelliteMain Campus
RequirementsN/AObserve 5 private lessons and 1 group class
*A $25 registration fee may apply.

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

Traditional Private Lessons

Hartt School Community Division trombone student performingThe Winds and Brass Department offers one-on-one music instruction on bassoon, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba and euphonium. Our faculty is comprised of leaders in their fields who bring extensive pedagogical and performance experience to their teaching. Wind and brass students consistently excel in Regional, All-State, All New England, and National auditions. Those students interested in pursing studies in college are excellently prepared. In addition, our winds and brass students are encouraged to take advantage of our chamber music, large ensembles, and Group Musicianship classes to enhance their private lesson experience.


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.

Suzuki Study (flute only)

Suzuki study is available to flute students between the ages of 610. The Suzuki method offers a distinct opportunity for young players. Solo recitals, community performances, monthly group classes, and individual lessons are scheduled throughout the school year, providing a rich, creative environment for children.

How do I choose between traditional and Suzuki study?

Whether you choose a traditional-method or Suzuki-method program, your teacher will provide you with the tools you need to succeed. For more information on the Suzuki program, visit the Prospective Suzuki Student page

Suzuki flute faculty Greig Shearer with a student 2017


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.

Winds and Brass Honors Program

BassoonThe 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.

Honors Scholarship Opportunities

  • 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