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 fall semester runs from September 9 through December 20, 2019. Registration for fall lessons opens July 15. If you're a returning individual lesson student, please register prior to September 6 to reserve your lesson time.

Registration by phone for individual lesson packages by calling Laura at (845) 431-8916 or Christian at (845) 431-8949. 

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, September 2 - Labor Day
November 27, 28, and 29 - Thanksgiving Recess
No classes after December 20

Student Recitals:

Saturday, December 7, 2019
1:00 p.m. recital: Ages 13 and under
3:00 p.m. recital: Ages 14 to 18
4:30 p.m. recital: Adults 18 and up

FREE Musical Playtime Group 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 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. 

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

Missed Lessons and Tardiness Policies:

Group Classes – Group classes run with a minimum of five students. Classes with fewer than five students registered a week before the first class will be cancelled. Please plan to register accordingly. We recommend registering at least two weeks in advance. 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.