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Welcome to ESYO's resource page! Browse local private music teachers, music programs, and more.

If you need help finding a private teacher, please contact Sue Lascoe, Operations Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518-382-7581.

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Planning to major in music or continue playing music in college ensembles? If so, please feel free to use the guides found below that highlight some of the things you should consider when choosing a school, as well as some of the unique elements of applying to major in music, such as auditions.

Music College & Programs

  • Purchase College

    Immerse yourself in an intensive education within a dynamic and supportive community of musicians, while receiving the direction and training to develop your artistry, span genres, and perform in ensembles of all sizes and styles. 

  • SUNY Schenectady

    SUNY Schenectady music graduates are regularly accepted for transfer to some of the finest music schools and conservatories. We have a number of transfer agreements with major music schools to help ensure successful transfer experiences. These agreements may be seen by visiting the Music Transfer Agreements link.

    Music Camps & Enrichment Programs

    • Ithaca College Summer Music Academy

      Our mission is to provide a creative and supportive environment for young adults to grow as musicians and people. Our high school program is unique in that it offers a residential pre-college experience with a rich offering of music courses, as well as non-music courses, taught by Ithaca College faculty and top music educators from across the country. Our intermediate program provides young musicians with the opportunity to work with renowned faculty in a fun and supportive environment.

    • Eastman Experience

      This internationally acclaimed Classical Studies program is for academically inquisitive performers, conductors and composers currently in grades 9–12 who are seriously considering a career in music. Our highly individualized program emphasizes solo performance (strings, winds, brass, piano, voice, classical guitar, harp, conducting, and composition) and chamber music. This program is for mature students of advanced performance levels who can work well in a focused collegiate-type environment.

    • Arrowhead Arts Association

      The youth of our community are central to the goals of Arrowhead Arts Association.   The Youth Enrichment Programs seek to foster the musical education of local students from grades K through 12. Since the programs were launched in 2001, thousands of students have benefited from high quality instruction. All programs are free (material fees may apply) and fully sponsored through grants and community donations.

      Instrument Repair & Sales

      • John Keal Music

        John Keal Music has been helping people make music for OVER 90 YEARS! Locally owned and operated in the Capital District, we are a full service music store specializing in band and orchestra rentals. Our affordable rent-to-own plan has allowed generations of students to become life-long musicians.
      • Shaker Violin Repair

        Shaker Violin Repair  provides professional prompt violin family string instrument repair, including bow rehairing with natural light or dark horsehair.