Private lessons in music are courses like any other. There is a tuition cost, a lab fee, homework, a jury, and a grade for each semester studied. To register for a private lesson, contact the Department Chair or the front desk of the Monte Blue Music Building for the correct MUAP (MUSI for composition) number and CRN.
Private lessons are offered in piano, organ, voice, composition, woodwinds, brass, guitar, bass, and percussion. In addition, class piano, class voice, and class guitar are also offered. Private lessons are available to both music majors and general students.
Scheduling lessons: All students registered for a MUAP course must leave a class schedule with their applied teacher by the second day of the semester. Lesson times will be posted on the instructor’s door. All lessons will begin the first full week of classes. Please check with your applied instructor for additional information. Your private lesson teacher will give a first day handout to explain their attendance policy and other requirements for the course.
Secondary Applied Lessons
Occasionally music majors may take applied lessons on secondary instruments. These must be 1-credit (30 minute) lessons and the student must receive permission from the Department Chair as well as the applied instructor before enrolling.
Labs / Master Classes
Music Majors may be required to attend performance labs or master classes. There are currently labs for Voice, Instrumentalists, and Composition. Students should meet with their primary private lesson instructor regarding these times. Labs and Master Classes offer the chance to perform in front of students and faculty for critiques and to work with an accompanist. Please also refer to your instructor’s first day handout to determine the requirements for your lesson.