Ms. Linda Parr teaching a piano student at the SFA Music Prep House

Fall class registration for music instruction through SFA’s Music Preparatory Division is underway. Lessons begin Aug. 16.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Registration is underway for fall classes in the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, according to Alba Madrid, Music Prep director.

The fall roster for youth includes private lessons in piano, violin, cello, viola, voice, flute, trumpet and bass. Lessons may be available for other instruments upon request. Group classes will be offered in guitar, piano for adults, piano for children, Kindermusik (for students ages 0 to 5), Strings Project, youth orchestras and Raguet Strings for adult students. Lessons begin Aug. 16.

The Strings Project was piloted this past spring. The nine public school districts within Nacogdoches County and some surrounding districts were invited to participate. Strings Project students have the opportunity to learn to play a stringed instrument at a low tuition cost as part of an after-school activity. The project is grant and community funded.

Registration for private and group instruction can be completed online at or by calling (936) 468-1291. Prices range from $20 to $180 per month, depending on frequency, type of lesson and lesson length. Some scholarships may be available to qualifying applicants.

The Music Prep House is located at 3028 Raguet St. Office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Madrid can also be reached via email at or Parents can also find program information on Facebook and Instagram.