Music Programs by Next Step Ed.

Music in the Park

Group piano or guitar lessons that meet once a week at parks throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.  Lessons are open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced musicians.  Program and participants will follow County and State COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations.

  • Take-home instrument rental included with tuition
  • Meets weekly for 1 hour
  • 16-week course for $336
  • Payment plans (4 payments of $84) available
  • Scholarships available for financially eligible learners (covers 33% of tuition)
  • Begins week of April 12

Online Private Lessons

Private lessons with one of our amazing teachers can be booked at any time. You can set-up your lessons to recur weekly or book in bulk. Check out the Private Lesson Schedules section:

  • First select the student's instrument, then select the teacher of your choice to see his/her availability. Here, you can reserve one or more lessons with them at any frequency.
  • If you'd like to set-up a recurring weekly lesson, select Private Lessons (Recurring Weekly Payment). Upon completing payment set-up, you can follow the link to reserve your time slot (make sure to choose recurring when selecting your time) or save the package code to come back and reserve your time later.
  • If you'd like to rent your child an instrument to use in private lessons and live in Mecklenburg County, NC, please set-up a Private Lesson Instrument (Recurring Weekly Payment). A Next Step Ed. representative will deliver the instrument to your home before their first lesson if given 24 hours notice.

Online Music Clubs

Group piano or guitar lessons online.  Clubs are organized by instrument and skill level; beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  It's more fun to learn with friends!

  • Piano & Guitar Clubs online begins the week of April 19.
  • 12-week course for $180.  Can be paid in full at registration or split into 3 payments.  First payment due at registration, second payment on May 24, and third payment on June 21.
  • Scholarships are available for financially eligible learners.
  • Instruments will be needed for class.  Casio SA-76 keyboard and 1/2 size acoustic guitar are available to rent if you live in Mecklenburg County, NC.  Select the rental add-on when registering and a Next Step Ed. representative will deliver the instrument to your home before their first lesson if given 24 hours notice.