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We take pride in our extremely versatile teaching staff. Our teachers are not only qualified by their degrees, but also meet our high standards to ensure students' safety and comfort. We believe the only way to learn is from a dedicated teacher who knows each student's individual needs, and we know all of our teachers are capable of maximizing the potential of any student. 

We offer a wide variety of music lessons throughout the week for all ages and experience levels. Our lessons are one-on-one to ensure students receive the attention they need to master their instrument. Lessons take place in one of our 8 studios, and can be scheduled as single lessons or in a session package for a reduced rate. More information is available below, by phone, in store, or by clicking here to view our lesson policy.

At Crescendo Music, we teach:

  • Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin
  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Vocal Audition Coaching
  • Acting Instruction Drums, Percussion, Bell Kit
  • Brass & Woodwinds
    • Baritone Horn, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Piccolo, Saxophone (Alto, Baritone, Tenor), Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
  • Strings
    • Cello, Viola, Violin


Music School FAQs

I didn't enroll before the session start date. Do I have to wait?
No! Students may enroll at any time. Sessions are pro-rated, and you will only be charged for the remainder of the session.

Do I need my own instrument?
Absolutely! It's necessary to practice at home between lessons in order to progress. Our staff will happily assist in selecting the appropriate instrument for each student, if you don't have one already!

Do I have to bring my instrument to each lesson?
We do ask all of our students to bring their instrument with them to each lesson. Drummers and pianists are excluded, and we have their instruments available in their lesson room.
If a student forgets their instrument, we can almost always provide one for the lesson at no-cost!

How do you match teachers with students?
Our entire teaching staff is extremely versatile, and able to teach any student regardless of age/experience level. We do not publicly disclose resumes, but rest assured that every single one of our teachers has been vetted for qualifications and background. We do everything in our power to ensure a quality, safe, and fun education for every single one of our students.
That in mind, we typically pair people up based on availability. We want to make sure lessons can happen on a regular basis, and value consistency.

Is the Crescendo School of Music closed during school breaks?
We do not follow any school schedules or closings, as we have students from many different school systems. If a student is away for a break, please refer to our credit policy. In the event of an irregular cancellation for our school, we will notify you and offer to make up the lesson.

Do you have mandatory recitals?
We have two recitals each year (June and December). While these are not mandatory, we strongly encourage all of our students to participate. Recitals give students a specific goal, and help them become comfortable with performing in front of others. Above all, they're fun! They're two of our favorite days of the year.

2024 Session Dates/Next Session Change and Opt-Out Deadlines:
January 2nd - February 29 / Deadline February 15th
March 1st - April 30th / Deadline April 15th
May 1st - June 30th / Deadline June 15th
Summer Session - July 1st - August 31 / Deadline August 15th (See below for more details)
September 3rd - October 31st / Deadline October 15th
November 1st - December 21st / Deadline December 15th

No lessons will be scheduled or charged for the following dates; Labor Day, Thanksgiving Break (November 27, 2024 - November 30, 2024,
Winter Holiday Break (December 23, 2024 – January 1, 2025) Memorial Day and Independence Day

School Info/Policy:

Single Lessons (no commitment): Single lessons are booked on a first come, first served basis, no more than one week in advance. Once booked, single lessons may not be cancelled, rescheduled, or refunded.

Session Lessons (commitment, discounted rate) By committing to weekly lessons, on the same day/time, and with the same instructor, for the duration of a session, students receive a discounted rate, and their slot is guaranteed. Sessions are pro-rated, and students may enroll at any time.

Summer Session:
(July 1st through August 31st)

In order to retain your lesson time in the Fall Session, students must commit to 4 lessons during the Summer Session. Lessons may be scheduled and taken at any time with any instructor during the Summer Session, and are booked on a first come, first served basis. Students who take more than 4 lessons are eligible for discounts. Due to the flexibility of the Summer Session, no credits are given.

Automatic Renewal:

If you would like to continue with no changes to your schedule in the following session, no action is required. If you wish to change your lesson time or opt out of lessons, you must notify us by the respective dates above. Late changes will incur a $25 fee. No changes will be made or refunds will be given once the session has started.

(Session Lessons only)                                                                                                                       

  • Once per session, each student is eligible to receive a credit for a cancelled lesson, as long as the cancellation is made at least ½ hour in advance of their scheduled lesson. Credits may be used to schedule make-up lessons, and if not used by the end of the session, will reduce your following session’s payment by an equal amount. After receiving a credit, make-up lessons may be scheduled at ½ price. No-shows and cancellations within ½ hour will not be credited or rescheduled.
  • Crescendo Music reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor in the event your regular instructor is out. Should a substitute not be available, credits will be given which will not count against you.

Crescendo Music School Closings: (weather, etc.)

We do not follow any public or private school closings. You will be notified via email, and we will post on Cablevision News 12 in the event of any irregular closings for our school. Any closings not made up by the end of the session will be credited to your account.

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  • Address
    351 Post Rd.
    Darien, CT 06820
  • Phone
    (203) 656-2155
    • Regular Store Hours
      Mon-Thur: 10am-8pm
    • Fri: 10am-6pm
    • Sat: 10am-5pm
    • Sun: CLOSED