Registration Information

Credit Registration

For college credit registration information, click here.

Click here for more information on Academy of Music credit programs. Students interested in declaring a music major should email Dr. Christopher Brellochs at christopher.brelloc@sunydutchess.edu.

Credit-free Information

You can register by phone for individual lessons, and online for group classes. Please register early. 

Our spring semester runs from January 27 through April 25, 2020. Registration for spring lessons opens December 3, 2019. If you're a returning individual lesson student, please register prior to January 24, 2020 to reserve your lesson time.

Register by phone for individual lesson packages by calling Laura or Christian at (845) 431-8916. 

Office Location: Center for Business and Industry (CBI) Building, room 210. Please call ahead at (845) 431-8916 to schedule in-person appointments.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Monday, February 17    President's Day observed

Upcoming Events

Musical Playtime

Free Class for Ages 3-8!

Calling moms and dads: want to take one of our group classes for adults? No one to watch the kids while you’re jamming with us?  Instead of paying a babysitter, drop your kids off with our FREE Musical Playtime Group. This group runs at the same time as your group class of choice, subject to availability. Your children will receive mentored supervision by a college music major pursuing music education, in a music-oriented playtime group that includes musical games, rated-G kids movies, and more activities for their musical enjoyment and your peace of mind. Each Playtime Group has at most a 1:4 child-to-aide ratio. To reserve your kid’s spot, contact Academy of Music Assistant Christian Lopez at least one week in advance of your group class start date: Christian.lopez@sunydutchess.edu or (845) 431-8949.  

How to Read the Schedule


M = Monday
T = Tuesday
W = Wednesday
R = Thursday
F = Friday
S = Saturday

Key to Class Locations

DCC 10s DCC Main Campus, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie 12601
DS 90s Dutchess South, Hollowbrook Office Park, 31 Marshall Road, Building 4, Wappingers Falls 12590
SP 25s-29s St. Peter's School, Rt. 9G/Violet Avenue at Dorsey Lane, Father Cody Plaza, Poughkeepsie 12601

Academy of Music Policies and Procedures

Tuition Refund Policy: Full refunds will be given for all courses that are canceled by the College.

Missed Lessons and Tardiness Policies:

Group Classes – Group classes run with a minimum of five students. We recommend registering at least a week in advance of the start date to keep your spot. It is not possible to make up lost instruction for a lack of class attendance. There are no make-up classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the college. No portion of the tuition is refundable.

Individual Lessons - Care should be taken to attend all scheduled lessons. While our teachers make every effort to reschedule lessons that are canceled in advance, this is not always possible and teachers are not obligated to arrange make-up lessons. Make-ups are not possible for lessons canceled with less than 24-hour notice, for no-shows or for canceled make-ups. Teachers do not teach beyond the scheduled time or make-up any lesson time if a student is late. If a teacher cancels a lesson or is late, make-up lessons or additional times are arranged. No make-up lessons are to be scheduled past the end of the semester.