Tuition, Policy and Locations

Instruction at Whole Music is offered as private lessons, semi-private lessons, group classes, workshops and Jamshops™. Students can start lessons or classes at any time of the year. Our tuition policy is based on a 6 or 12-week block, meaning that there are 6 or 12 lessons over a 6 or 12-week period. Group classes are based on a 6-week block. Tuition is as follows:

Private lessons (one student; 1/2 hour lesson):  $465 12-week block

Private lessons with EJ Ouellette*: $525 12-week block

Semi-private lessons (two students, 1/2 hr lesson): $465 12-week block
Artist Development (10 hour block): $1350 per block
Jamshops™ (1 - 1.5 hours): $175 per 6-week block
Workshops (1 - 1.5 hours): $175 per 6-week block
Thurs. Night Adult Workshop (2 hours): $175 per 6-week block
Fiddle Classes (1 - 1.5 hours):  $100-$150 per 6-week block
Guitar Classes (1 - 1.5 hours): $100-$150 per 6-week block

Registration/Re-registration Fee: $20

* Private lessons with EJ Ouellette include video assist and/or lessons via Skype.

All lessons conducted online using Skype include a recorded video of the lesson using a split screen; the video records the student and the instructor. Lessons conducted in the studio will include exercises and instruction recorded on video during the lesson. Students receive the video recording within 24-48 hours of their lesson with EJ Ouellette. The videos are a very useful learning tool and students love getting them!

Tuition and Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations are permitted for students going out of town and over holiday periods. One week advance notice of this type of cancellation is required.
  • Last minute cancellations and no shows are charged. We appreciate a phone call or email if you are unable to make your lesson at the last minute.
  • Make-up lessons can be arranged with the instructor, subject to the availability of the instructor and the studio space.
  • Tuition for new students is due in advance of starting lessons.
  • For continuing private and semi-private lessons, tuition is due on lesson #12. This holds the student's spot. If the student cannot make lesson #12, the tuition is still due on that day.
  • For continuing classes & workshops, tuition is due on class #6. This holds the student's spot. If the student cannot make class #6, the tuition is still due on that day.
  • If tuition is paid late, the student may be charged a re-registration fee of $20. We cannot guarantee a time slot if tuition is not paid on time.

Whole Music is located in Byfield, Massachusetts. Whole Music is a teaching, recording and production studio located near The Governor's Academy and Triton Regional School. The studio is within 5-15 minutes of Newbury, West Newbury, Newburyport, Georgetown, Groveland and Rowley. It is within 15-25 minutes of Haverhill, Ipswich, Boxford, North Andover, Amesbury, Salisbury, and Merrimac. Please call for details and directions.

By appointment only.

whole music • PO Box 189 Byfield, MA 01922 • 978-462-9020 •