Can anyone including students that are not music concentrates register for lessons? Yes.
What lessons are offered? Voice, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, acoustic and electric bass guitar, drum set, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, flute, violin, viola, and cello.
What styles of music are taught? Classical, popular, jazz, blues, rock, musical theater, etc.
How do I register through the University? Register for MUSC1901 (Music Lessons 1).
How many lessons are given? 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.
Are students graded? Yes.
What criteria are used to grade lessons? 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.
How much does it cost to take lessons? Registered students will be charged a $671 lab fee.
Is the lab fee added to my tuition bill or do I write a check? The $671 fee is added to your tuition bill. It takes approximately one to two weeks to see the charge.
Why is there a lab fee? The lab fee is used to compensate your private teacher at a rate of $42 p/half-hour or $84 p/hour.
Do I need to provide my own instrument? 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.
Can lessons be taken on two different instruments? Yes. Register for both MUSC1901 and MUSC1902.
Can I take 15 hour lessons with the same teacher? Yes. Register for both MUSC1901 and MUSC1902.
What is the cost for registering for both MUSC1901 & MUSC1902? Since each course incurs a $671 lab fee, the cost is $1,342.
How many credit hours are each of the lesson courses? MUSC1901 and MUSC1902 are each 1 credit hour.
Are there any additional fees or charges? 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.
I’m registered and would like to know when lessons will start? 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.
Can students register for lessons while they’re on co-op? Yes.
How are registered students informed of the details of their lessons? 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
What happens if a student’s schedule doesn’t match their assigned teacher’s schedule? Contact the lesson coordinator, Junauro Landgrebe, who will reassign you to another instructor.
What is the cancellation policy? 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.
What happens if I miss a lesson without providing 24-hour notice? 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.