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: $61.00
40-minute lesson: $82.00
40-minute lesson: $94.00
60-minute lesson: $107.00
60-minute lesson: $109.00
*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 in the Brearley invoice twice a year, in December and May, 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, 2024 that lessons are to be discontinued for the second semester.

Parents are asked to email and/or telephone 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
Kristi Shade, harp
B.M., University of Miami;  M.M., Manhattan School of Music
Valerie Whitcup, Susan Jolles