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The Conservatory of Fine Arts is committed to helping students who are interested or gifted in the Arts discover and develop those talents. The Conservatory serves students in kindergarten through high school, offering private music instruction in the areas of piano, voice, guitar and violin. Many students have benefited from the opportunity to receive private instruction ON CAMPUS from highly-qualified instructors before, during, or after school through this unique, co-curricular program. Receiving individual instruction also enhances the ability of those students to perform and become valuable members of other Briarcrest performing groups such as Band, Choir, and Drama casts. 

Mrs. Makenna Rivera

Mrs. Makenna Rivera

Middle School Choir Director, Conservatory Director, Music Director for Middle School Theatre


An Applied Registration Form must be completed for each child and each type of lesson. Registration will open Wednesday, August 9th, 2023 at 7:00am. Students enrolled in more than one applied lesson must complete a separate registration form for each lesson. Registration forms are available on this web site and should be submitted electronically. All lessons will be scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Any forms received after the August 18, 2023 deadline will be processed in the fall or will be entered on a waiting list should lesson times fill up. Lessons will begin the first week in September. To enroll, please use the link below. 


Fees and Tuition will be billed to you through FACTS. All students will be charged a $15 Registration Fee and $1100 Tuition. Tuition includes 30 Lessons per year with recitals/rehearsals as well as all teaching materials and lesson costs. 


  • 30-Minute Piano Lesson: $1115/year
    • Susan Gambrell will also include a $75 POPS Recital Fee: $1190/year
  • 30-Minute Violin Lesson: $1115/year
  • 30-Minute Guitar Lesson: $1115/year
  • 30-Minute Voice Lesson: $1115/year