The Music School at DCC

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It's Never Too Early or Too Late to Study Music!

Whether for personal growth or preparation for a musical career, the experience of studying with a professional performing musician will provide a lifetime of enrichment.

Formerly the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Music School, The Music School at Dutchess Community College has offered instruction since 1972.

Non-credit classes and lessons are offered for children and adults.

The Music School at DCC offers:

  • Individual lessons on all instruments and voice

  • Small group classes for all levels

  • Early childhood music education

  • Chamber music program for all ages

  • Performance experience for students

  • Children's summer music programs

  • Senior group class discounts

Classes Taught by Accomplished Musicians

Our faculty of over 85 members are highly accomplished musicians who perform professionally. Many have studied at major conservatories, such as Julliard, Manhattan, Eastman, Berklee, and Indiana earning degrees in music performance and education. Our teachers have solid experience in helping students make good progress through individual programs that build on the personal needs and interests of each student. Learn more about our instructors.

Become a part of our musical community!

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MusicLink Scholarship

Consider a donation to MusicLink to provide scholarships for talented low-income students who demonstrate exceptional musical promise. Tax-deductible donations can be made to the DCC Foundation, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Please note "MusicLink" on your check.

Tax-deductible donations of musical instruments (in good repair only) are greatly appreciated.

For information or to volunteer to help with our fundraising activities, contact Music School Director, Laura G. Doe, at (845) 431-8916 or by email.


Music School

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8916
Laura G. Doe, Director


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