Lessons

See below for answers to common questions about the lessons offered by the Department of Music.

 Yes.

Voice, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, acoustic and electric bass guitar, drum set, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, flute, violin, viola, and cello.

Classical, popular, jazz, blues, rock, musical theater, etc.

Register for MUSC1901 (Music Lessons 1).

15 30-minute lessons or the equivalent of 7.5 hours total.  Some teachers offer their students 10 45-minute lessons as an alternative to 15 30-minute lessons as an example.

Yes.

Attendance and effort. Effort is demonstrated by how much time each student practices the weekly assignments given to them by their instructor. Instructors will inform you of their effort requirements.

Registered students will be charged a $632 lab fee.

The $632 fee is added to your tuition bill. It takes approximately one to two weeks to see the charge.

The lab fee is used to compensate your private teacher at a rate of $42 p/half-hour or $84 p/hour.

Yes, with the exception of students taking lessons on voice, piano, or drum kit. However, due to the limited number of piano rooms, piano students are encouraged to purchase an inexpensive keyboard to facilitate practicing.

Yes. Register for both MUSC1901 andMUSC1902.

Yes. Register for both MUSC1901 andMUSC1902.

Since each course incurs a $632 lab fee, the cost is $1264.

MUSC1901 and MUSC1902 are each 1 credit hour.

Usually not, however it is possible to be charged a course overload fee if you register for more credits than your major requires. Students should consult their academic advisor if this is a concern.

The lesson coordinator, Junauro Landgrebe, will contact registered students approximately 4 weeks before the semester begins to find out what instrument and style of lessons you wish to study. Student/teacher assignments are made after receiving the requested information.  Your private teacher will schedule lessons with you directly and lessons typically start during the first week of the semester.

Yes.

The lesson coordinator, Junauro Landgrebe, will contact registered students via email before and after the semester begins to find out which instrument/voice and style of lessons the student wishes to study. Student/teacher assignments are made after receiving the requested information.  Teachers will schedule lessons with their students directly and lessons typically start during the first week of the semester

Contact the lesson coordinator, Junauro Landgrebe, who will reassign you to another instructor.

Students are required to notify their teachers 24 hours in advance if they need to cancel. Students who provide the required notification will reschedule their excused absence. Students are allowed no more than 2 excused absences per semester.

The lesson is counted as an unexcused absence which is forfeited and will not rescheduled. Furthermore, earning 2 or more unexcused absences will result in a lower letter grade for the course.