Weekly private lessons can be arranged for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. For some instruments, it is possible to arrange semi-private lessons through consultation with the Student Services Office.
You may begin lessons at any time during the year. It is the student’s responsibility to have an instrument. The registrar can advise students about various rental options, including our instrument bank, which operates on a sliding scale. If you are new to private lessons or are changing teachers or instruments, a paid, three-week trial lesson period is offered to ensure you are matched appropriately with the instrument and/or instructor.
All students enrolled in private lessons have the opportunity to:
• Perform in studio, department, and school-wide recitals and community performances
• Utilize practice rooms and performance spaces
• Receive discounts to concerts throughout the year
Our instructors are a diverse group of skilled, dedicated music educators and professional performers who share a strong belief in the pure joy of making music. They hold degrees from leading university and conservatory programs throughout the country and abroad and are experienced in working with students of all ages and abilities. For more information about our faculty, click here.
We offer private instruction in the following areas:
Banjo – Dusty Rider
Bass (upright and electric) – Byron Dudrey
Bassoon – Brian Jack, Kaori Uno
Cello – Anne Brennand, Marcelo Sanches
Clarinet – Dave Camp, Mary Jungerman
Fiddle – Andy Reiner
Flute/piccolo – Dave Camp, Whitney Kelley, Ysmael Reyes, Olga Shylayeva
French Horn – Devon Park
Guitar – Michael Quam, Artem Vovk
Harp – Carolyn Kuban
Oboe – Kimberly Brody
Percussion – Carl Dixon
Piano – Christine Armstrong, Katie Couch, Barbara Grout, Amanda Setlik Jones, Deborah Schmit-Lobis, Olga Shylayeva, Alejandro Sierra
Saxophone – Dave Camp, Mary Jungerman
Theory/ Composition – Deborah Schmit-Lobis
Trombone/Baritone – Danielle Chollet
Trumpet – Margaret Romero
Tuba – TBD
Ukulele – Michael Quam
Viola – Ruth Galloway, Nancy McNeill
Viola da Gamba – Ann Marie Morgan
Violin – Ruth Galloway, Nancy McNeill, Sarah Murray, Andy Reiner, Kathryn Kilian Vovk
Voice – Rachel Fetler, Faye Nepon, Alejandro Sierra, Malcolm Ulbrick
Cello – Anne Brennand
Flute – Whitney Kelley
Guitar – Artem Vovk
Violin – Nancy McNeill, Sarah Murray, Kathryn Kilian Vovk
Piano – Christine Armstrong, Barbara Grout, Amanda Setlik Jones
30 minutes – $27
45 minutes – $37
60 minutes – $50
Lessons scheduled before 2:30 pm Monday – Friday receive a 10% discount.
Vocal, instrumental, theory, and composition lessons may be taken in groups of two to four students of similar ability. After two terms, it is recommended that students enroll in private lessons. Scheduling arrangements will be coordinated among students and faculty through the Student Services Office.
Note: These rates are the total cost per lesson. The cost is divided among students.
45 minutes – $45
60 minutes – $55