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"I took piano lessons for many years beginning at a young age and still enjoy playing casually. Obviously, as a dancer and a choreographer the skill of counting rhythms and understanding music has really helped me, however, even in my everyday life I have a great appreciation for classical music and rhythms and am so grateful of having learned how to play an instrument. I am so proud that we are able to offer this music program and love hearing our students make music at St. Louis Ballet School."

~Gen Horiuchi, School Director

2 programs, Dance and Music, 1 location 
Saint Louis Ballet School believes in more than just a good dance education, we believe in arts education. Therefore, we offer a complete music program for all ages including Private Piano, Violin, and Flute lessons.

Private Piano and Flute lessons are offered weekly in increments of 30/45/60 min class sessions and parents must call to schedule private lessons. 


30 Minute Music Class in Piano/Violin/Flute:

$33 per class paid monthly

45 Minute Music Class in Piano/Violin/Flute:
$49.50 per class paid monthly


60 Minute Music Class in Piano/Violin/Flute:
$66 per class paid monthly

*books not included, students should have keyboard or piano at home for practicing, violins not included but can be rented (ask for information regarding rentals)

An upright piano is equipped in the Music Rooms at Saint Louis Ballet School. 
Students should have a keyboard or piano available to them at home for practice and homework. Music instruction books based on your level must be purchased by the student and will be determined by your instructor.

Music students get a chance to perform during the holiday season in late November or early December and again in the Music Recital in May.  Some students may also participate and perform on stage during the dance recital as a representative of the music program.

Music students must call 36 hours in advance if they cannot make their scheduled private lesson time and must commit to their scheduled weekly lesson time for the term of the school year. Music students are allowed only 2 unexcused absences from private lessons. Make up classes for music must be coordinated with the office to check availability of your instructor.


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Julia Smith

Piano and Flute Instructor

Mrs. Julia Smith graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in Moscow Russia where she earned a Master's and a Bachelor's degree of Music, both with Highest Honors.  Julia has taught music, piano and flute for over 20 years from the basic beginner to the most advanced of performers.  Julia has performed hundreds of concerts with the top orchestras in Russia, including as soloist for the State Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Music Theater of Opera and Ballet Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko.  Julia has worked under many famous conductors, including Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Valery Polyansky and Vladimir Fedoseev.  Julia has performed at the Bolshoi Theater, Carnegie Hall, State Kremlin Palace and major venues around the world including Russia, USA, Germany, England, Ireland, Finland, Italy, Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea.

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