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Music Preparatory School

Programs Offered

Private music lessons with our professional instructors, Clayton State student-instructors, and Clayton State faculty are available to the community children of 6 y. o.–up and adults for a modest fee. We offer 30 minute, 45 minute, or 60 minute lessons in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, lute, and ukulele. The goals and needs of students are considered individually when placed with our instructors.

Registration for private lessons is accepted throughout the semester based on an instructor’s availability.

Group Classes

The Music Preparatory School offers Group Classes for adults and children of different levels. There are group classical piano, and jazz/improvisation piano, flute, violin, and music theory classes available during every semester. Each student will learn the fundamentals of piano playing, sight-reading, scales, chord progressions, harmonization, ensemble playing, and transposition in the keyboard lab classroom. This program is a great on its own or as an opportunity for students to sample the weekly structure of music lessons before beginning private lessons.

The school reserves a right to modify or cancel any group class. Therefore, please refer to the school’s current Registration Form for more information on available group classes.

Masterworks Chorus at Spivey Hall

Do you like to sing in a choir? The Music Preparatory School is now partnering with the Masterworks Chorus at Spivey Hall! Please visit their website, or see the registration form below for details.

The Clayton County Youth Orchestra for string players

The Clayton County Youth Orchestra is designed to offer a quality performance experience for area string players. Membership in the orchestra is open to string players with at least two years of experience who successfully pass the entrance audition. Rehearsals are on Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in room 150 of the Music Education Building. Free for students enrolled in Clayton County Public Schools, students from outside Clayton County and home schools may participate through Music Preparatory School registration. Registration is available here

For more information or to arrange an audition, contact Dr. Richard Bell, (678) 466-4745 richardbell@clayton.edu.

Please note: Students who attend a school that has a school orchestra are required to enroll in that program as well. The Music Preparatory School Orchestra Project is not meant as a replacement for participation in school orchestras, but rather to complement these programs.