The Instrumental and Vocal Department provides beginning to advanced study through comprehensive programs, weekly class or ensemble instruction, and the High School Certificate Program.

 

Piano

Strings

Voice

Woodwinds

Brass

Guitar

Harp

Percussion

 

The traditions and artistic approach to teaching cultivated by the School’s founders, Angela Diller and Elizabeth Quaile, guide the School’s programs. Diller-Quaile’s faculty is united by the pedagogical principles of using repertoire of enduring quality, teaching technique musically, and leading students to an understanding of the structure of music. This integrated approach to music education enables the School’s dedicated and skilled faculty to develop the emerging artistry in each student.

Applying for Instrumental or Voice Study

To enroll for the fall 2018, please contact the Instrumental and Vocal Department at 212-369-1484, extension 26, or jpakhomov@diller-quaile.org and complete a PDF application.
 

  1. Submit an application online or download an application.
  2. Schedule an interview. At the interview, experienced students will play or sing one of their current pieces. A child new to study will have an opportunity to try an instrument, while together we assess readiness for study. At Diller-Quaile the emphasis is on tailoring programs for each student’s educational needs, from beginning to advanced players.

COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM

HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

  • BA5C3844Auditioned Three-Year Program for Grades 10-12
    • Intensive Weekly Program
    • Multiple Performances
    • Jury Examinations
    • Master Classes
    • Community Service
    • College Application Advisement
    • Solo Junior & Senior Recitals

WEEKLY CLASS OR ENSEMBLE ONLY

  • Slideshow4Class Instrument or Voice Instruction for Beginners
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Composition
  • Diller-Quaile Youth Opera
  • Musicianship Class
  • Orchestra or Chorus
  • Piano Improvisation
  • String Improvisation

 

Tuition Rates 2018-2019 (30-Week Program)

CORE PROGRAM

  • Weekly Program of an Individual Lesson & Musicianship Class
  • Solo & Ensemble Performances Each Semester
  • Accompaniment for String, Voice, Woodwind, and Brass Lessons & Performances
  • Monthly Playing Parties & Performance Hours
  • Student Progress Reports Each Semester
  • Parent Workshops
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Advisement for Summer Program and College Applications

Piano, Guitar and Harp
Total Installment 1 Installment 2
30 minutes $3,655 $1,828 $1,827
45 minutes $4,155 $2,078 $2,077
60 minutes $4,545 $2,273 $2,272

Voice, Woodwinds and Brass
Total Installment 1 Installment 2
30 minutes $3,865 $1,933 $1,932
45 minutes $4,410 $2,205 $2,205
60 minutes $4,995 $2,498 $2,497


FULL PROGRAM

  • Core Program Plus An Additional Weekly Class or Ensemble

Piano, Guitar and Harp
Total Installment 1 Installment 2
30 minutes $4,490 $2,245 $2,245
45 minutes $5,145 $2,573 $2,572
60 minutes $5,660 $2,830 $2,830

String, Voice, Woodwinds and Brass
Total Installment 1 Installment 2
30 minutes $4,630 $2,315 $2,315
45 minutes $5,345 $2,673 $2,672
60 minutes $5,930 $2,965 $2,965


EXTENDED PROGRAM

  • Full Program Plus An Additional Weekly Class or Ensemble

Piano, Guitar and Harp
Total Installment 1 Installment 2
45 minutes $5,410 $2,705 $2,705
60 minutes $6,100 $3,050 $3,050

String, Voice, Woodwinds and Brass
Total Installment 1 Installment 2
45 minutes $5,560 $2,780 $2,780
60 minutes $6,200 $3,100 $3,100


HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

  • Weekly Program of a 60 minute Lesson, HSCP Musicianship Class, Repertoire Class, Chamber Ensemble, and Orchestra
  • Monthly Solo & Ensemble Performances
  • Accompaniment for String, Voice, Woodwind, and Brass Lessons & Performances
  • Student Progress Reports Each Semester
  • Parent Workshops
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Advisement for Summer Program and College Applications
  • Community Service
  • Annual Jury Examinations
  • Solo Junior & Senior Recitals

High School Certificate Program
Total Installment 1 Installment 2
$6,455 $3,228 $3,227


SECONDARY INSTRUMENT STUDY
Weekly Additional Lesson for Enrolled Students

Total Installment 1 Installment 2
30 minute lesson $2,120 $1,060 $1,060
45 minute lesson $2,900 $1,450 $1,450
60 minute lesson $3,600 $1,800 $1,800

DILLER-QUAILE YOUTH OPERA – Fall or Winter Session

Total
$830

WEEKLY CLASS OR INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION

Total Installment 1 Installment 2
Beginner Class Instruction $1,525 $763 $762
Weekly Chorus, Orchestra, Chamber,
Musicianship, or Elective $1,455 $728 $727

For more information, please contact the Instrumental and Vocal Department at 212-369-1484, extension 26, or lessons@diller-quaile.org.