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Private Instrument Lessons

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Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harp, Jazz Piano, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano*, Recorder, Saxophone, Songwriting/Production, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin, Voice**


Students in Classes II–XII

*Students in Class I may enroll in piano lessons only

**Only students in Classes IX–XII may enroll in voice lessons


One lesson per week Monday–Friday

Lower School: After school beginning at 3:10 pm

Middle and Upper School: During and after school


At school or at a student's home


Lessons at School       

30-minute lesson: $67.00

40-minute lesson: $89.00

60-minute lesson: $116.00


Lessons at Home*

40-minute lesson: $102.00

60-minute lesson: $118.00

*A parent or responsible adult must be present during each lesson at home.

Brearley will apply financial assistance toward one private music lesson session per week at the same rate as a family's tuition assistance.


Charges are assessed and included monthly in the Brearley invoice, unless special arrangements are made. 

Please note: Parents are responsible for the fee for the entire year of music lessons unless:

  • Ms. Youngstein is notified before the fifth lesson that lessons are to be cancelled, OR

  • Ms. Youngstein is notified by January 15, 2025, that lessons are to be discontinued for the second semester.


Parents are asked to email the private teacher directly if their child must miss a lesson. The private teacher should be informed the evening before, if possible, or in the early morning (before 8:00 am) of the lesson day itself.

Ms. Youngstein is responsible for scheduling all lessons and administering the music lesson program. She can be contacted by email ( or by phone: (212) 744-8582, ext. 2513.


Michael Abbott

Piano Teacher

  • BMus, Hampshire College, California Institute of the Arts

Matthew Brady

Music Teacher; Advisor, Class IX

  • BMus, Eastman School of Music
  • Artist/Teacher Diploma, Association for Choral Music Education

Danielle Errico

Piano Teacher

  • BMus, Manhattan School of Music

Joanna Ju


  • BM, The College of New Jersey


Even Ma Rong

Cello Teacher

  • BM, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • MM, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • DMA, The University of Cincinnati

Robert Gingery

Guitar Teacher

  • BA, California State University
  • Diploma, Berklee College of Music
  • MA, City College of New York

Annabel Gordon

Cello Teacher

  • BMus, Mannes College of Music

Samuel Katz

Violin Teacher

  • BMus, The Julliard School
  • MMus, The Julliard School

Olivia Martinez

Viola and Violin Teacher

  • BMus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • MMus, Mannes College of Music

Alfrida Tozieva

Music Teacher

  • BA, Faculty of Musical Arts, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
  • MA, Faculty of Musical Arts, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
  • MEd, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Certification, Orff-Schulwerk

Woodwind and Brass

Andrew Kemp

Brass Teacher

  • BMus, M. Orchestral Performance, Manhattan School of Music

Diana Petrella

Clarinet Teacher

  • BMus, Canterbury Christchurch University
  • MMus, Canterbury Christchurch University

Reva Youngstein

Flute Teacher

  • BMus, Manhattan School of Music
  • MMus, Yale University School of Music

Percussion and Harp

Matthew Aiken

Head of Music Department; Advisor, Class XI

  • BMus, University of Oregon
  • MMus, Eastman School of Music

Kristi Shade

Harp Teacher

  • BMus, University of Miami
  • MMus, Manhattan School of Music


Jordan Barhydt

Music Production

  • BA, Cornell University


Jody Krause

Voice Teacher (on sabbatical)

  • BMusEd, Northwestern University
  • MMus, Hartt School of Music
  • Artist’s Diploma, Cleveland Institute of Music

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