Traditional Private Instruction

Private Lessons

Private Instruction Offerings

Cadek Conservatory is one of the most dynamic music schools serving students and artists in the Chattanooga region. Our history and legacy in Chattanooga and beyond continue to evolve.

Why Private Instruction?

Private music instruction through Cadek has the power to foster a lifelong love of learning and music appreciation, build positive habits and confidence, and establish a supportive learning environment with a trusted instructor. Students show improved self-esteem, self-discipline, and creativity in the arts.

Cadek has more than 20 instructors across disciplines with multiple speciality certifications. Each instructor brings their unique style and experience to students, and the director of Cadek works with families to help find the best instructor who aligns with their goals and expectations. While they bring diverse experience as teachers and professional musicians, all Cadek instructors encourage a love of music in their students through an understanding of process, foster a sense of purpose and initiative, and help students explore new possibilities.

Music education encourages creative expression and development that holistically supports a student throughout their academic pursuits and growth.

Cadek offers in-person lessons at our three locations

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“I believe that every child can learn to play and play well. With the combination of a proper nurturing environment, a trained teacher, and a committed student and parent, the possibilities are limitless.”
—Suzuki and traditional piano Cadek instructor Andrea Shepherd Tierney

Cadek offers traditional instruction for the following instruments:

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  • + Strings

    • Violin
    • Viola
    • Cello
    • String Bass
    • Guitar

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  • + Winds & Brass

    • Flute & Piccolo
    • Oboe
    • Clarinet
    • Bassoon
    • French Horn
    • Trumpet
    • Trombone
    • Baritone & Euphonium
    • Tuba
    • Recorder
    • Saxophone

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About Cadek Students

One-on-one private music lessons are available for people of all ages, generally starting around 6 years old for piano and string instruments. Lessons for band instruments begin at 7 years old. Vocal instruction is available to students beginning in middle school. Adult students, regardless of musical experience, are always welcome. Cadek staff members are willing to answer questions and help connect students with the right level of instruction. 

Most instructors offer virtual lessons as well for added convenience and safety.

Upcoming Terms + Fees

Cadek offers private lessons for three terms throughout the year—fall, spring, and summer. There are 34-week, 17-week, 9-week and 8-week sessions available. 

Private and group music lessons run in two semesters that run parallel to school schedules and through the summer. For the summer term, students have the choice to enroll for either four, six, or eight weeks of lessons that begin at the instructor's discretion.

Term Dates

Registration opens November 15.
Full Term (17 weeks): January 3–May 6
A Term (9 weeks): January 3–March 4
B Term (8 weeks): March 7–May 6

Registration opens November 15. 
4-, 6-, and 8-week sessions available.
May 30–July 22


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  • + Full Year

    Available Lessons + Fees for Full Year, 34-Week Term (one lesson per week)
    • 30-minute lessons | $986
    • 45-minute lessons | $1346
    • 60-minute lessons | $1706

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  • + Fall or Spring Term

    Available Lessons + Fees for 17-Week Term (one lesson per week)
    • 30-minute lessons | $518
    • 45-minute lessons | $707
    • 60-minute lessons | $895

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  • + A-Term

    Available Lessons + Fees for 9-Week Term (one lesson per week)
    • 30-minute lessons | $310
    • 45-minute lessons | $405
    • 60-minute lessons | $498

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  • + B-Term

    Available Lessons + Fees for 8-Week Term (one lesson per week)
    • 30-minute lessons | $275
    • 45-minute lessons | $359
    • 60-minute lessons | $444

How It Works

If you’re interested in music lessons through Cadek Conservatory, get started on the registration page. If you need help finding an instructor, please click “Inquire Now” below and fill out the form.