The Instrumental and Vocal Department provides beginning to advanced study in piano, strings, voice,  woodwinds, brass, guitarharp, and percussion through comprehensive programs, weekly class or ensemble instruction, the High School Certificate Program, and the Summer Music Institute. 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 current 2017 spring semester, please contact the Instrumental and Vocal Department at 212-369-1484, extension 26, or lessons@diller-quaile.org and complete a PDF application.

ALL SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR THE 2017-2018 YEAR

Thursday, April 6 at 8:00 a.m.
Friday, May 5 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m.

  1. Attendance at an Information Session is the required first step in the application process for instrument or voice study. At these adult-only events, the School provides a detailed introduction to the department. An RSVP is not necessary.
  2. Submit an application online or download an application.
  3. 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
  • Diller-Quaile Youth Opera
  • Keyboard Harmony & Improvisation
  • Musicianship Class
  • Orchestra or Chorus
  • String Jam
  • Symphonies 101

SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE
Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16, 2017

  • SMI---MetMonday, June 12 through Friday, June 16, 2017
    • Elementary and Middle School Students
    • Orchestra, Chorus
    • Chamber Music
    • Dalcroze Eurhythmics
    • Field Trip
    • Student and Faculty Performances
  • Monday, June 12 through Thursday, June 15, 2017
    • High School Chamber Music Intensive
    • Community Service Opportunities

 

Tuition Rates 2017-2018 (30-Week Program)

CORE PROGRAM

  • Individual Lesson
  • Musicianship Class
  • Solo & Ensemble Performances
  • Accompaniment for Voice, Woodwind, and Brass Lessons & Performances
  • Student Progress Reports Each Semester
  • Parent Workshops
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Advisement for Summer Program and College Applications
Piano, Guitar and Harp Voice and Woodwinds
30 minutes $3,625 $3,715
45 minutes $4,115 $4,240
60 minutes $4,495 $4,875

FULL PROGRAM

  • Individual Lesson
  • Musicianship Class
  • Group/Repertoire Class or Ensemble
  • Suzuki Parents Class
  • 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
Piano, Guitar and Harp String, Voice and Woodwinds
30 minutes $4,360 $4,450
45 minutes $4,995 $5,140
60 minutes $5,490 $5,700

EXTENDED PROGRAM

  • Individual Lesson
  • Musicianship Class
  • Group/Repertoire Class or Ensemble
  • Additional Class and/or Ensemble
  • 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
Piano, Guitar and Harp String, Voice and Woodwinds
45 minutes $5,200 $5,380
60 minutes $5,865 $5,960

HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

  • One Hour Individual Lesson
  • HSCP Musicianship Class
  • Repertoire Class
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Orchestra
  • HSCP Seminar
  • 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
  • Jury Examinations
  • Solo Junior & Senior Recitals
High School Certificate Program $6,205

SECONDARY INSTRUMENT STUDY
Weekly Additional Lesson for Enrolled Students

30 minute lesson $2,030
45 minute lesson $2,730
60 minute lesson $3,580

DILLER-QUAILE YOUTH OPERA – Fall or Winter Session $800
WEEKLY CLASS OR INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION $1,525
WEEKLY CHORUS, ORCHESTRA, ENSEMBLE, MUSICIANSHIP OR ELECTIVE $1,455

SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE
(1-WEEK PROGRAM: MONDAY, JUNE 12 – FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017)

FULL DAY (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) $850
MORNING (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) $340
AFTERNOON (3:00-5:00 p.m.) $340
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER INTENSIVE & ORCHESTRA (4:00-7:00 p.m.) $440
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMBER INTENSIVE (June 12-15, 5:00-7:00 p.m.) $340

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