Preparatory school students practice on the piano.

Preparatory School of Music

The Preparatory School of Music is a division of Lynn’s world-renowned Conservatory of Music. This preparatory program offers the highest quality music instruction to young people and adults who are interested in making music an important part of their lives. Students who are preparing for a career in music can study alongside the conservatory’s acclaimed artist faculty. Meanwhile, preparatory students who are just beginning their studies learn from the conservatory's outstanding student musicians.

Preparatory lessons

  • Strings–violin, viola, cello, double bass
  • Woodwinds–flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon
  • Brass–French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba
  • Percussion
  • Piano (classical and jazz with group lessons available)
  • Guitar (classical)
  • Voice

Preparatory music faculty

Teaching assistants

Preparatory teaching assistants are young artists currently pursuing performance degrees at the Lynn Conservatory of Music.

Success starts here

Our young students have won prizes in some of the world’s most prestigious competitions and have been accepted to prestigious programs, including:

Programs

  • Tanglewood Young Pianists Program
  • Florida State Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition
  • Florida Federation of Music Clubs Festival Competition
  • Florida Federation of Music Clubs Junior Convention State Final
  • Florida Pathfinder Music Competition

Undergraduate programs 

  • Cleveland Institute
  • Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
  • Florida State
  • McGill University
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan

Ready to get started? 

Contact Luisa Sanchez de Fuentes at lfuentes@lynn.edu or +1 561-237-9013

Olivia Oakland

“It is amazing what desire and quality instruction can produce. Three years ago, my daughter was introduced to the oboe. Today she is playing exceptionally, at high school level."

Nancy Oakland, mother of Olivia Oakland (oboe)

Class schedules

Spring 2018

Jan. 16 – May 6
March 5–11: no classes (spring break)
May 5 at 10 a.m.: final recital
May 6, 10 a.m.: final recital

Fees

Fall 
12 weeks 
Spring
14 weeks
Faculty 
30 minutes 
40 minutes 
60 minutes

$480
$600
$840

$560
$700
$980
Teaching assistants 
30 minutes
40 minutes 
60 minutes 

$300
$360
$480

$350
$420
$560
Piano group lessons
60 minutes
$180$210

One lesson per week. 

Luisa Fuentes

Luisa Sanchez de Fuentes

Director, Preparatory School of Music

David Cole

David Cole

Associate Professor–cello

Carol Cole

Carol Cole

Associate Professor–violin

Roberta Rust

Roberta Rust

Professor–piano

Piano study at Lynn is a golden opportunity to follow your unique path of artistic development. Students can fully unleash their solo piano and chamber music potential in the Conservatory's performance-oriented curriculum under the guidance of supportive faculty, motivated colleagues, and a caring community. The award-winning piano studio of Roberta Rust consists of an inspired group of highly accomplished young pianists from around the world.

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