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Academy of Music

Begin Your Musical Journey Here!

Music brings joy to the lives of so many. Whether you’re interested in pursuing it as a career, or as a fun hobby, the DCC Academy of Music is ready for you. Programs are available in-person and online.

Summer 2024

Session I: May 13 - June 28

Early Bird Discount Deadline: April 29
Group Registration Deadline: May 6

Session II: July 8 - August 24

Early Bird Discount Deadline: June 24
Group Registration Deadline: July 1


The Freedom to be Honest

What does learning music mean to you? Hear from some of our Academy of Music instructors.



What You Can Study in The Academy of Music

Private lessons, group classes, and ensembles are available in-person and online to musicians of all ages and skill levels. Scholarships are available for students ages 4-18. Note: Individual lesson registrations are on a rolling basis – register for a package anytime!



Saturday Music Program

An intensive full-day music program for kids and teens held on Saturdays during the school year and summer. The program includes individual lessons and classes for piano, music production, music theory, and more! Students will have opportunities to perform throughout the semester.


Classes Taught by Accomplished Musicians

Our faculty of over 20 members are highly accomplished musicians who perform professionally. Our teachers are experienced in instructing students with personalized lesson plans that build on their needs and interests.



Don't miss a recital, a class, or a special performance! All events are free and open to the public. If you need accommodations, please contact Accommodative Services at (845) 431-8058 two weeks prior to the event.

Fall 2024

Scholarship Application Deadline for 2024-25: August 12
September 3 - December 14
Early Bird Discount Deadline: August 19
Group Registration Deadline: August 26

Summer Camp Days: July 12, 19, 26; August 9, 16, 23)

Contact Us


Poughkeepsie, CBI 210

53 Pendell Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Phone: (845) 431-8916



461 U.S. 9, Fishkill, NY 12524


Phone: (845) 431-8916

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