Learning to sing or play a musical instrument can be a life-changing experience. Music lessons have been shown to enhance a student’s growth and learning process. Placing students and teachers together in a musically enriched environment is part of Perkins Center for the Arts’ mission in the arts.
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Perkins Center Conservatory of Music offers a full program of instruction for students of all ages and levels of ability, ages 5 to adult. Conservatory faculty members are graduates of major music conservatories and universities. Many of our instructors have rigorous training in specialized musical fields and perform professionally. Students of the conservatory receive a musical education that builds creativity and confidence, traits that are essential for life-long learning and achievement. Students register for 30-minute, 45-minute or one-hour lessons. Ensemble instruction is also available.

Current Moorestown Offerings

Current Collingswood Offerings

Cost and Schedule

The Conservatory school year is arranged in four 10 week quarters from September through June. The summer session is flexible in duration. A student may enroll at any time during any given quarter. Tuition will be pro-rated, dependent upon the date lessons begin. Students will be billed individually according to teacher/student schedules. Payment for quarters and summer session is due in full by the first lesson of each quarter.

  • 1/2 hour – $33.00 for Members, $36.00 for Non-Members
  • 3/4 hour – $44.00 for Members, $47.00 for Non-Members
  • 1 hour – $55.00 for Members, $58.00 for Non-Members
  • 1 hour ensemble* – $35.00 for Members, $38.00 for Non-Members

*Ensemble instruction is arranged by teachers according to students’ skills.

1st Quarter

September 6th – November 12th, 2022

2nd Quarter*

November 14th – January 28th, 2023

*No Lessons – November 24th & 25th ; December 23rd, 2022 through January 2nd, 2023

3rd Quarter

January 30th – April 8th, 2023

4th Quarter*

April 10th – June 17th, 2023

*No Lessons – May 29th, 2023

Flexible Summer Session begins June 19, 2023


A limited number of Perkins Center for the Arts scholarships are available for art classes, conservatory of music, and camps based on financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please complete the application with the required documentation.

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For more information on scholarship opportunities contact Director of Education, Allison Hunt.


Perkins Center for the Arts is also seeking scholarship sponsorships.  To sponsor a scholarship for classes, the conservatory of music, or summer camp, please contact Development Officer, Isabella Lee.

Additional Information

Conservatory of Music Policy
Conservatory of Music Faculty

For more information about the Conservatory of Music program, please contact Bryan Williams, Conservatory Manager via email at bwilliams@perkinscenter.org or call Monday through Friday at 856-235-6488.