Adult students are an important part of the Third Street community. The School welcomes adult students of all ages, levels and abilities for individual, partner and group music instruction on most instruments and voice, including music theory and composition, as well as selected dance classes. Chamber music and ensemble activities provide great opportunities for improving musicianship skills and for socializing.
Adults may enroll at any time throughout the year and may purchase a “Season Pass” (see description below), which allows flexibility in the number of individual lessons taken and when they are scheduled.
Music Instruction: Individual & Partner Lessons
Lessons are available for all proficiency levels in instrumental and vocal instruction for adult students in classical, jazz, rock or popular styles. Whether you are a beginner, picking up your instrument after 20 years, or an active amateur, there is a place for you at Third Street.
- Strings: violin, viola, cello, string bass
- Woodwinds: flute, recorder, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone
- Brass: trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, baritone horn
- Guitar: acoustic, electric, electric bass, ukulele
- Percussion: drum set, marimba, orchestral percussion
- Composition, Music Theory and Music Technology
Season Passes offer adults flexibility in scheduling their lessons and the opportunity to try a new instrument out before making a long-term commitment. A Season Pass includes either four or eight hours of individual lessons that are scheduled at a date and time that is mutually agreed upon by the teacher and student. Adults may enroll anytime and the Season Pass is valid throughout the school year in which the student is registered.
Season Pass holders receive:
- Four or eight hours of individual lessons with flexibility to schedule directly with their teacher
- Access to a practice studio during weekday mornings or late evenings (subject to availability)
- Enrollment in Adult Performance Workshops
New Horizons Band Program
New Horizons is an international organization that brings adults together to play music. If you are “50 or better,” join a New Horizons class and make music with like-minded adults! Beginners and experienced musicians on all instruments are welcome. Each group performs at its site and in the community.
- Winds & Brass Bands:
Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate/ Advanced.
Music Theory & Composition
Adults are welcome to take any classes in Third Street’s Center for Music Theory & Composition. Click here for more information.
Adult Chamber Music
Chamber music (group music making, one instrument to a part) offers instrumentalists of intermediate and advanced levels an opportunity to play together in a small group setting. Each chamber music group is matched by skill level and coached by one of Third Street’s experienced chamber music coaches. Chamber groups are scheduled according to the players’ and coach’s availability. Groups that are already organized are welcome to join this program. Tuition includes weekly 45-minute coaching sessions and 45 minutes of independent rehearsal. Students are also encouraged to participate in the Adult Performance Workshops. All instruments are welcome.
Adult Performance Workshops
Adult Performance Workshops are music recitals held every other Tuesday during the year that provide opportunities for both performance and social interaction. Adult students at all levels are encouraged to participate.
NEW! Adult Choir
Add your voice to the chorus when you join Third Street's Adult Choir! Vocalists of any experience level are welcome to join the Adult Choir which will perform both traditional and contemporary works.
Adult Rock Band
Get out of the garage and into Third Street! With coaching from one of Third Street's expert faculty members, whether you play guitar, drums, keys or more, there's a place for you to rock out here.
NEW! piano fun for adults
For those new tot he instrument or second-time around, this stress-free group class allows you to move at your own page. Tuesday night students are invited to join other adult music students for a wine and cheese reception!