The Department of Music offers private lessons with an active and acclaimed performance faculty. Lessons are currently offered in the following instruments:
Guitar (all styles)
Piano (Classical and Jazz)
Saxophone (Classical and Jazz)
Voice (all ranges, Classical and Theater styles)
Lessons are 45 minutes long and meet once each week for 12 weeks. Register for MUS 140 if you have never played an instrument or sung before (beginners are welcome!), or if you prefer not to have a graded performance at the end of the semester. There is an additional fee of $600 that helps pay the instructors.
To register for lessons (students only):
Registering for lessons is a two-step process. Please complete these steps in this order.
1. Complete your course registration for either MUS 140 (no credit) or MUS 141 (1/4-credit) in Banner, as you would any other course. In the Drop/Add periods, you will need permission of instructor in order to complete you registration. Contact the department head for music to obtain this permission. You may also need to submit an overload petition if you are choosing MUS 141 and that brings your total credits to 4.5 or higher. Your advisor will need to endorse that form, and once that is complete you will be able to register.
Please complete this by the end of the first week of classes if possible. Lessons begin in the second week, and while it is possible to add lessons until the end of the formal Drop/Add period, your teacher may not be able to teach all 12 lessons.
2. When you have completed your registration process in Banner, you will be sent a link to a survey that will ask you for your schedule and some information about your experiences with music. Complete this as soon as possible, and be as accurate as possible with your schedule.
Note that the lesson faculty are often only on campus one day each week. Some flexibility may be required on your part to help the scheduling process. When your scheduling survey is received, it will be forwarded that to your instructor, who will then contact you to schedule your lesson.
To summarize: 1) register in Banner; 2) complete the scheduling survey when you receive it.
Faculty who wish to study privately should contact Presley Anderson in Admissions to begin the registration process. The changes above are for students only.