How can I sign-up for
lessons today and what is the cost?
Once you have completed the online application
process, your teacher will contact you in
regards to scheduling a lesson time. Due to
increased teaching demand, priority is given
to students requesting pre-paid semester applied
lessons. (A semester is 8 applied lessons.)
To inquire about cost of lessons, click
Can a high schooler
The Virtual School of Music accepts
students that are at least 16 years of age.
If you are between the ages of 16 and 18, you
will be asked to have your parent or guardian
complete/sign and return a permission form.
We apologize, however, we are unable to teach
students under 13 years of age.
What instruments can
I learn to play?
Our diverse instructor base permits a wide range
of instrument instruction. The Virtual School
of Music ® provides beginner through intermediate
instruction on: bass guitar, acoustic guitar,
percussion, flute, piano and voice. Advanced/professional
level instruction is available on percussion,
saxophone and voice. If you do not see your
instrument listed here, contact us directly
as we have access to many professional musicians
that are interested in teaching with us as the
What type of computer
and internet speed do I need to take online
Can I get live, in
person lessons instead?
Yes, you can schedule live, in person lessons,
however, this is only possible if the student
lives in the area of the instructor or a VSM
workshop is on location. A studio fee* is applicable
to live, in person lessons.
Do I have to have previous
music experience to take lessons?
While it is preferable to have some previous
music background before taking music lessons,
our instructors provide students with strong
music fundamentals during their lessons. Beginner
students may find the online lesson format more
challenging than a live, in-person lesson, however,
we know that we all have to start our music
instruction some time.
Can I work at my own
Lessons can be scheduled for once a week, bi-monthly,
monthly, or on an as needed basis. For beginner
and intermediate students, regular, weekly lessons
are generally preferred. This permits the teacher
to assist in evaluating student progress and
helps the student to form good practice habits
and technique. Advanced and professional performers
tend to have regular monthly lessons or on an
“as needed” basis.
*A studio fee is determined on as needed basis.