Can students who are not music concentrators register for lessons?


What lessons are offered?

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

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?

Fifteen half-hour lessons or the equivalent of 7.5 hours total.  Some teachers offer students 10 forty-five minute lessons as an alternative to 15 half-hours.

Are students graded?


What criteria are used to grade lessons?

Instructors use their own grading system.

How much does it cost to take lessons?

Registered students will be charged a $500 lab fee.

How is the lab fee billed?

The $500 lab fee is added to the student’s tuition bill.  It takes approximately three weeks for the fee to be processed.

What is the lab fee for?

The lab fee is used to compensate the private teacher at a rate of $32.50 p/half-hour or $65 p/hour.

Are instruments provided?

No, with the exception of students taking lessons on a piano or drum kit.

Can lessons be taken for two different instruments?

Yes.  Register for both MUSC1901 – Music Lessons 1 & MUSC1902 – Music Lessons 2.

Can a student take 15 hours of lessons with the same teacher?

Yes. Register for both MUSC1901 – Music Lessons 1 and MUSC1902 – Music Lessons 2.

What is the cost for registering for both MUSC1901 and MUSC1902?

Since each course incurs a $500 lab fee, the cost is $1,000.

How many credit hours are given for the courses?

MUSC1901 and MUSC1902 are each one credit hour.

Are there any additional fees or charges?

Usually not, however it is that students will be charged a course overload fee if they register for more credits than their major requires.  Students should consult their academic advisors if this is a concern.

Can students register for lessons while they’re on co-op?

Yes, and they will be charged a one credit hour fee in addition to the $500 lab fee.  The total for both fees is approximately $1700.

How are registered students informed of the details of their lessons?

Professor 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 the assigned teacher’s schedule?

Another teacher will be assigned to that student.

What is the cancellation policy?

Students are required to notify their teachers 24 hours in advance if they need to cancel.

What happens if a student misses a lesson without providing 24 hour notice?

The lesson is forfeited and will not be made up.

How do students drop the course?

Students can drop the course as long as lessons haven’t started.  Students can also drop the course after starting lessons as long as they compensate their private instructor for the number of lessons given at the following rates:  $32.50 for each half-hour lesson,  $48.75 for each forty-five minute lesson, and $65 for each hour lesson.