DCYOP horn player

New Students

DCYOP accepts any student age 4.5 – 18 at any skill level.


If you have experience studying the musical instrument you would like to play at DCYOP (even if you have only played for a few months), please schedule a placement audition.

Audition Requirements

DCYOP has audition requirements based your level of experience.

No Experience

DCYOP offers instrumental instruction for new musicians in small, age-appropriate group settings. Students ages 4.5 – 18 work with our distinguished faculty to learn a musical instrument, basic music theory and performance technique while making new friends! Class sizes range from 4-8 students depending on age and instrument.

Age Requirements

We often get the question of “what is the right age to start a particular instrument?” DCYOP has developed age parameters to help guide parents in determining what is the best age to start an instrument.


Tuition assistance is offered at a sliding scale. To qualify for a reduced rate, families must submit documentation of income and household size. Information on eligibility and application process.