Private/Small Group Lessons


Weekly private lessons can be arranged for 30, 45, or 60 minutes. For some instruments, it is possible to arrange small group 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:
Bass (upright and electric) – Byron Dudrey
Bassoon – Brian Jack, Kaori Uno
Cello – Anne Brennand, Marcelo Sanches
Clarinet – Dave Camp, Mary Jungerman
Flute/piccolo – Dave Camp, Olga Shilaeva
Guitar – Larry Clyman, Mitch Helble,Rick Pruitt
Harp – Carolyn KubanHorn – Devon Park
Percussion – Stephen Bott, Zane Cupec
Piano – Christine Armstrong, Kendall Cook, Barbara Grout, Amanda Setlik Jones, Laura Moylan, Deborah Schmit Lobis, Olga Shilaeva, Alejandro Sierra
Saxophone – Dave Camp, Mary Jungerman
Theory/ Composition – Deborah Schmit Lobis, Dave Camp
Trombone/Baritone – Danielle Chollet
Trumpet – Carrie Blosser
Tuba – Steve Foreman
Viola – Ruth Galloway, Nancy McNeill
Viola da Gamba – Ann Marie Morgan
Violin – Ruth Galloway, Nancy McNeill, Sarah Murray Espinoza, Mei Mey Segura Wang
Voice – Rachel Fetler, Faye Nepon, Alejandro Sierra

Suzuki Instruction
Cello – Anne Brennand
Guitar – Rick Pruitt
Violin – Nancy McNeill, Sarah Murray Espinoza, Mei Mey Segura Wang
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.

Semi-private lessons
Vocal, instrumental, theory, and composition lessons may be taken in groups of two to four students of similar ability.  Scheduling arrangements will be coordinated among students and faculty through the Student Services Office.


45 minutes – $22.50
60 minutes – $25

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