Private Lessons

Instrument Lessons Available at SoundTide:

Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello

Guitar, Ukulele, Voice,

Winds, Brass, Percussion

Private music lessons take place on a weekly basis for either a half hour or full hour based on the student's level and personal practice schedule. All lessons take place at the same time and with the same teacher each week to ensure the best musical development of our students. SoundTide is unique as a classical school that can teach all different genres from beginner to advanced levels, while tailoring each lesson to the individual needs of the student. Every student receives a personalized binder with music built on scaffolded learning, a pedagogical technique that allows the teacher to track and promote consistent improvement. 

All ages are welcome! 



Music Ensembles

If you enjoy playing music in a group setting, this will be a great choice for you! These ensembles range from beginner to advanced groups of musicians and involve a coaching session by one of our teachers on a weekly basis. 

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SoundTide Music School General Information & Policies

Private Lesson Rates

•    Half Hour Lesson:  $100 Monthly Tuition

•    Full Hour Lesson:  $180 Monthly Tuition

Private Lessons are offered from beginner-advanced levels and are individually tailored to each student. Private lessons take place  at the same time, location, and with the same teacher. In preparation for lessons, students should practice 15-30 minutes/day.

Chamber Music Ensembles/ Keyboarding Class Rates


General Policies

•    $75 Monthly Tuition

*Chamber Music Ensembles are groups of 3-6 students in one rehearsal, learning to practice and perform together. The Piano Keyboarding Class is offered for senior citizens to learn in a fun and relaxed environment at the beginner level. 

    •    Arrival Time

  • Please arrive at your scheduled time with instrument and lesson materials.

    •    Attendance & Rescheduling

  • Please contact us by phone (219.734.6320) and email ( at least 24 hours in advance in order to schedule a make-up lesson in situations of illness or scheduling conflict.

  • If we are not contacted prior to an absence, the missed lesson will be billed as scheduled to compensate the teacher’s time.

  • After 3 absences without prior notification, we will attempt to contact the parent/guardian responsible for lessons; lack of reply may result in loss of the lesson time slot.

    •    Payment

  • Payments are due at the beginning of each month. We accept either cash, checks, or credit cards. Checks should be made to SoundTide Music School.

  • All payments for the previous month of lessons must be processed in order to continue with the scheduled lessons, and tuition is due at the beginning of each month.

    •    Acquiring an Instrument

  • Instruments can be purchased or rented through Plum Grove Music: New & Used instruments can be acquired online or at local stores.