Registration Information

Credit-free Information


To view class schedule and upcoming events online:

  • For group classes REGISTER ONLINE:

  • For individual lessons, and/or group classes, REGISTER BY PHONE by calling Christian at (845) 431-8916.


An early bird DISCOUNT of 10% off tuition is available on any combination of individual lessons and group classes when you register by Friday, September 3: enter code FALL2021 when you register online, or mention the code when you register over the phone. If you know you will be taking lessons or classes that start later in the semester, consider registering for everything all at once so you can get the discount!

Our fall semester runs from September 6 – December 18, 2021. If you’re a returning individual lesson student, please register prior to September 3, 2021 to reserve your lesson time. Registration opens August 2, 2021.

Register by phone for individual lesson packages by calling Christian at (845) 431-8916. 

Office Location: Center for Business and Industry (CBI) Building, room 210. Please call ahead at (845) 431-8916 to schedule in-person appointments.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Online Student Recitals

Backing tracks will be provided! Share your musical growth and accomplishments with the world.


1:00 p.m. recital: Ages 12 and under            
3:00 p.m. recital: Ages 13 to 18
4:30 p.m. recital: Adults 18 and up

How to Read the Schedule


M = Monday
T = Tuesday
W = Wednesday
R = Thursday
F = Friday
S = Saturday

Due to COVID-19:

Our group classes will be offered on-campus with all appropriate health and safety guidelines. If the Academy of Music is directed to switch to an online format, students will be allowed to continue online or receive a full or partial refund based on the number of classes they received. If moved to an online format, instructional days and times will remain the same.

  • Individual lessons will be offered both online and on-campus

  • On-campus individual lessons will follow all appropriate health and safety guidelines. If the Academy of Music is directed to suspend or cancel on-campus lessons, students will be allowed to switch to online lessons or receive a full or partial refund based on the number of lessons they received.

COVID-related protocols vary based on guidance from CDC, NYS, SUNY and Dutchess County. For updated guidelines please visit this page.

Our instructors are experienced in delivering high quality musical instruction in an online format using Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, etc., as well as providing technical assistance on how to get everything set up. In order to take online lessons and classes you will need a reliable internet connection, device (smartphone, computer, tablet, etc.) and place where you can make music.

DCC Academy of Music Instagram  

While an online setting for studying music may seem strange at first, it really is just as engaging as in-person. Visit our YouTube channel for Behind the Scenes videos showing what it's like.