top of page
private lessons.png

one-on-one guidance

If you’re looking for one-on-one guidance to learn your scales, try a new solo piece, or prepare for a college audition, private lessons are right for you!


VCA Instructors are highly respected performers and educators who have experience teaching students at the elementary through college levels. We are passionate about sharing our clarinet knowledge with others!

Read more below, or get started here.

VCA co-founder Kristen Thompson demonstrates a chromatic pattern


  • Guidance from professionals. ​Kristen and Rucha are established, in-demand educators. 

  • Track record of success. Our private students have successfully placed in District, Region, and All-State ensembles, as well as auditioned into clarinet performance programs at major universities. 

  • Focused on your goals. Your success is important to us. We will reach out prior to your first lesson to learn about your clarinet goals to maximize your lesson experience.

  • Structured learning. Following your session, you will receive detailed notes from your lesson and a practice plan to help you achieve your goals. 

  • Access to our members-only area. Looking for an extra challenge?  Check out this exclusive part of our website for bonus videos, exercises, and resources. 

Are private lessons missing in the journey to Level Up Your Playing? Get started here. 


Get to know one of us and our teaching! Use this half hour to work on fundamental skills, solos, etudes, or to ask questions. We're here for you!


$50 for 30 minutes. 


Work with one or both of us over the course of multiple lessons! Students receive a total of three hours of instruction and have access to our members-only area.

$275 and can be used as: six (6) 30-minute lessons, four (4) 45-minute lessons, or three (3) one-hour lessons. 


Includes all the benefits of package one! Students receive a total of six hours of instruction and have access to our members-only area.

$500, and can be used as: twelve (12) 30-minute lessons, eight (8) 45-minute lessons, or six (6) one-hour lessons. 

bottom of page