Brearley offers private instrumental lessons to students in Classes I-XII during and after school.

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

WHO: 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

WHEN: one lesson per week Monday-Friday
Lower School: after School beginning at 3:10pm
Middle and Upper School: during and after School

WHERE: at school or at a student's home

Lessons at School Lessons at Home*
30-minute lesson: $67.00
40-minute lesson: $89.00
40-minute lesson: $102.00
60-minute lesson: $116.00
60-minute lesson: $118.00
*A parent or responsible adult must be present during each lesson at home.

Brearley will apply financial assistance towards 1 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 a.m.) of the lesson day itself.

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

Meet the Private Instrumental Faculty

Michael Abbott
B.M., Hampshire College, California Institute of the Arts;
Charles Banacos, Lennie Tristano, Roland Hanna
Matthew Brady
B.M.., Eastman School of Music; Artist/Teacher Diploma, Assoc. for Choral Music Education;
Seymour Bernstein, Doreen Rao
Danielle Errico
B.M., Manhattan School of Music;
Jeffrey Cohen, Esther Chung Marks
Joanna Ju
B.M. in Music Education., The College of New Jersey; Westminster Conservatory Honors Music Program;
Dr. Tomoko Kanamaru, Dr. Chiu-Ling Lin
Dr. Even Ma
Cleveland Institute of Music, BM, MM; University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, DMA
Alan Rafferty, Sarah Kim, Mark Kosower, Abbey Hansen
Robert Gingery, guitar and bass
B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M. CUNY;
Ron Carter, Geri Allen, John Patitucci
Annabel Gordon, cello
B.M., The Mannes College of Music;
Timothy Eddy, Jerry Grossman; Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose
Samuel Katz, violin
B.M., M.M., Juilliard School of Music;
Sally Thomas and Daniel Phillips
Olivia Martinez, viola, violin
B.M., University of Massachusetts; M.M., Mannes College of Music;
Michelle La Course, Karen Ritscher
Alfrida Tozieva, viola, violin, and private piano
B.A., M.A., Faculty of Musical Arts, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University; Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University; Orff-Schulwerk Certification; 
Ljupco Sokolov, Dawn Hannay
Andrew Kemp, trumpet, french horn, trombone
B.M., M.M., Manhattan School of Music;
William Vacchiano, Robert Sullivan
Diana Petrella, clarinet
B.M., M.M., Canterbury Christchurch University;
Leon Russianoff, David Campbell, Herb Blayman
Reva Youngstein, flute
B.M., Manhattan School of Music; M.M., Yale University School of Music;
Julius Baker, Ransom Wilson
Matt Aiken, percussion
B. Mus., University of Oregon; M. Mus., Eastman School of Music; John Beck, Charles Dowd
Kristi Shade, harp
B.M., University of Miami;  M.M., Manhattan School of Music
Valerie Whitcup, Susan Jolles