River Tree Arts

Music School


At River Tree Arts, we have an amazing group of music teachers who provide private lessons for students of all ages & abilities.
We offer one free trial lesson for adults & children. No commitment necessary. Call 207-967-9120 to reserve your lessons today.

Private music lessons are available throughout the week.

Ongoing enrollment is always available.

Fall/Winter Semester: September 8-January 23 (16 weeks) $400.00
Winter/Spring Semester: January 26-May 29 (16 weeks) $400.00
Summer Semester: June 1-August 29. Please call for more information on pricing & lesson times.

Semester registration available online: http://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/rivertree/eventList.jsp

Installment plan available with credit card on file:
Fall/Winter- Payment #1: prior to 9/8, $200.  Payment #2: November 2, $200.
Winter/Spring- Payment #1: prior to 1/26, $200. Payment #2: March 23, $200.
If you need additional payment options, please contact Ellen@rivertreearts.org or at 207.967.9120.

River Tree Arts follows the RSU 21 calendar (Kennebunk/Kennebunkport/Arundel): No classes or lessons: 10/13, 11/11, 11/25-11/26, 1/19, 2/16-2/20, 4/20-4/24, 5/25.
December 15-18 will be used as a make-up week for lessons & classes, when applicable.  RTA closes for winter break 12/19 & reopens 1/5.

June 1-12 will be used as a make-up week for lessons & classes, when applicable.

All holidays & scheduled school closings are represented within the semester fee.

Extra lessons & vacation week lessons are  available upon request & teacher availability.

All lessons missed due to an instructor absence or weather cancellation will be made up within the semester: lessons can not roll into the next semester.

Students enrolled are allowed ONE excused lesson per semester.  A lesson will be excused if we are notified by phone by 10am the day the lesson is scheduled; the lesson will be made up during the semester.  Please call RTA, not faculty, to notify us of a missed lesson: 207-967-9120.

Failure to notify RTA will result in an unexcused absence & will not be credited, refunded or made up at a future date.   Missing more than ONE excused lesson, even with prior notification, will not be credited, refunded or made up at a future date.  We value our faculty member’s time & commitment to RTA and ask private lesson students to adhere to their lesson schedules.

Snow Days:
RTA is closed during RSU 21 Snow Days, as well as RSU 21 early dismissal due to inclement weather.

Costs are:
$25 for a 30 minute session
$37.50 for a 45 minute session
$50 for a 60 minute session
Did you know RTA members save 10% off all children & adult group classes for an entire year? Become a member & you are is eligible for 10% off classes, workshops & one hour private music lessons. Visit our Join/Donate page for more information & online membership options.

Guitar (acoustic & electric)
Bass (stand-up & electric)

Drums (percussion)

River Tree Arts Ensembles

The ultimate goal for any student of music is learning to work within a group setting. Regardless of the goal: school band, summer music programs, Jazz, classical or rock bands, students of music must become adept at performing with other musicians. Each River Tree ensemble is instructed by RTA Music Director Duane Edwards to get the most out of the performance experience. Learn practical music skills that work in the real world of the musician. Every ensemble will focus on playing, arranging, improvisation, and composing; making each band unique and sound its best.

Ensembles are expected to perform every session with the schedule TBA. Entry by audition or recommendation only.
Current RTA music students may join ensembles by the recommendation of their teacher. For non-RTA students, please contact us today to find placement & schedule your audition with Duane Edwards: 207-967-9120.

Ongoing enrollment with OK from instructor.
12 Ensemble classes, 1.5 hours per class, days & times determined by student and teacher schedule: $300/ term for current RTA Music Students. $360 for non RTA music students.

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