Aspen Music Festival And School

Festival Lessons

Lessons with top AMFS students are available to all interested (part-time or full-time) residents of the Roaring Fork Valley each summer. This opportunity is open to music enthusiasts of all ages, with or without prior music experience! Purchase a single lesson or a series - $30 per half hour lesson.  Festival Lessons was formerly known as “Roaring Fork Valley Music Lesson Program.”

Register here for a summer of musical learning!

Summer of 2019: Private lessons through the Festival Lessons program will begin on or after the start of the 2019 AMFS season on June 24th. No teachers will be assigned to students until the AMFS students arrive on campus and are ready to begin teaching (approximately June 22nd).

Festival Lessons – Frequently Asked Questions:

What Instrument Can I Study?
Instruments of study include Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Harp, Piano, Guitar*, and Voice.

Do you want to study an instrument not listed here?  Contact us!  We may be able to accommodate your request.

* AMFS Guitar students/teachers are only in residence July 22 through August 18. Guitar lessons will only take place during this time.

When Do Lessons Take Place?
Once you've been assigned a Festival Lessons teacher, you'll work with that teacher to schedule lessons according to your shared availability. 

Private lessons through the Festival Lessons program will begin on or after the start of the 2019 AMFS season on June 24th.  All lessons need to be completed by 9 PM on August 18th.

Important: Refunds are not given for unused lesson vouchers.

Please note: The Festival Lesson program is NOT available outside of this time range.

Where Do Lessons Take Place?
Private lessons through the Festival Lessons program take place on the AMFS's Bucksbaum Campus (225 Music School Road - Aspen, CO 81611).

Why Are Lessons Sold in Half-Hour Increments?
Half-hour lessons work great for some people, particularly beginners and very young students.  For others, hour-long lessons are better.  To offer the most lesson flexibility, we sell lessons in half-hour increments.  Feel free to combine half-hour lesson increments into one-hour lessons, if that's better for you.  You'll need to purchase two half-hour lessons for each hour-long lesson you'd like to take.


To learn more, please contact:
Katie Hone Wiltgen
Director of Education and Community Programming

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO