Private Music Lessons - Non-Music Majors

MUSC 405

Private instrumental and vocal lessons meet for one hour, on a weekly basis, at a regular scheduled time. Students contract to take 12 lessons. Each instructor sets his or her criteria for accepting students. Private lessons is a Permission of Instructor course. To schedule a lesson time all students must contact the instructor and submit the Lesson Schedule Form to the Private Lesson Teacher. These forms can be obtained in the Music Department Lobby or in the Forms section of this website.  Returning students who have previously taken Private Lessons with an instructor should contact the instructor for a lesson time and register for this course during the drop/add period. All students new to the Private Lessons Program must schedule an interview with the instructor and register during the drop/add period. Interview schedules are posted on the Music Department Lobby bulletin board and on this website under Private Lessons Interview Schedule

Private Lessons Interview Scheduling Period:

     Tuesday,  September 4, 2018 - Friday, September 7, 2018
         (Please see the Private Lessons Interview Schedule

Private Lessons Begin:

     Monday September 10, 2018 - You must schedule an interview or contact the instructor to take lessons!

Private Lessons Fee:

     $780.00 for 12 one hour lessons
          When a student is accepted into the Private Lessons Program, they become liable for the additional cost of
          lessons, which will be billed through the Student Accounts Office. 

* PLEASE NOTE*  Students pay for any lesson taken, even during the drop/add period.

Withdrawing from lessons:

1.  If a student intends to drop lessons, the student must notify the instructor at least 24 hours prior to the lesson

     taking place the week following the end of drop add.

2.  The student will be billed the full course fee if they do not drop prior to this lesson. 

3.  When a student drops lessons during the Drop/Add period, the student will be billed only for the lessons taken.

Financial Support:

     May be available for qualified students after participating in a Music Department ensemble or taking one
     semester of private lessons. Financial Support Applications for the Fall 2018 semester may be found in the
     forms section under Private Lessons on this web page or in the Music Department Lobby during the first week
     of the semester. Applications will be accepted beginning September 4, 2018. 

All applications must be returned by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.  Late applications are not accepted.

Students registered for MUSC 405 will receive credit for 4 semesters of private lessons, whether it be in the same instrument/voice or a variety of instruments/voice. Private Lessons taken more than 4 times will count towards oversubscription and not count towards the 32 credits required for graduation.


  MUSC 405 does not count as a performance credit towards the Music major.

Comments or questions?

Please contact:
Sandy Brough, Private Lessons Coordinator
(860) 685-2594