Students involved in the W.O. Smith private lesson program are offered one-on-one instruction once a week with a qualified volunteer teacher.  Instruction is offered for the following instruments:

  • piano
  • guitar and bass
  • drums and percussion
  • brass instruments
  • woodwind instruments
  • string instruments
  • voice


Generally, volunteer private teachers donate an hour of their time per week, teaching two students for a half-hour each.  If you are interested in volunteering as a teacher at W.O. Smith Music School, please click here.


Students must be between the ages of 9 and 18 years old.  Students must be proficient in reading music OR have completed the Basic Musicianship class at W.O. Smith.


Private lessons are offered during school hours, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am–6:30 pm and Saturday 9:00 am–12:00 pm.  Lesson times are based on the schedules of the participating student and his or her teacher.


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