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Category:Music Classes
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Founded in 1915 by renowned oboist Georges Longy, the Longy School of Music is a small, dynamic conservatory in a world class city. Building on the comprehensive traditions of classic conservatory education, the school aims to provide thorough training in all aspects of music to students of all ages and widely varying aspirations.

The school offers degree and diploma programs for students throughout the world, while also providing preparatory and continuing adult classes, group lessons, private lessons, and ensemble coaching. As one of New England's finest presenting organizations, Longy hosts a yearlong concert season boasting 250 concerts, lectures, and master classes with world-class artists.

Preparatory Studies Division
Longy's Preparatory curriculum, serving students ages 12 months to 18 years, is carefully designed to provide enjoyable musical experiences and thorough musical training at all levels. Longy's experienced faculty combine the highest professional skill with a warm and caring attitude. The needs and desires of the individual student are given full consideration in the assignment of a private instructor.

Private Lessons:
Private instruction is offered to students of all ages on all instruments. Each new student is matched with a compatible teacher after a personal consultation. A curriculum combining private lessons with music and movement, creative music theory classes, chamber music, orchestra, or piano class, can be tailored for each student.

Children can take private lessons at the following ages:

Age 4+ Suzuki Piano, Suzuki Violin
Age 5+ Suzuki, Guitar, Traditional Violin, Suzuki and Traditional Cello
Age 6+ Traditional Piano, Recorder, Flute, Viola,
Age 7+ Traditional Guitar
Age 9+ Saxophone
Age 12+ Traditional Bass, Jazz Bass, Clarinet, Jazz Guitar, Jazz Piano
Age 13+ Voice

Learn more about Private Lesson Fees

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall:
The Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, built in 1969 and renovated during the summer of 1993 (including air conditioning, lighting, and a recording studio), is considered one of the finest performance spaces for chamber music in New England, and has become central to the rich musical life of the Boston/Cambridge area.

In addition to faculty, student, and class recitals, the Hall is host to concerts presented by prominent local organizations, as well as internationally celebrated artists. Most Longy sponsored concerts are free and open to the public.

The concert hall, located at 27 Garden Street in Cambridge, is just three blocks from the Harvard Square T Stop, and is wheelchair accessible.



One Follen Street, Cambridge, MA map
Phone: (617) 876-0956


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