Studio Instruction/Private Lessons

Requirements and Procedures Overview

While many aspects of studio instruction will vary among studio instructors, the following procedures and requirements pertain to ALL students taking studio instruction. Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in a lowering of the final grade for studio instruction; significant deviations from these standards may result in a failing grade for the semester and a discontinuation of fee-waived lessons for minors and majors. See the official College Catalog for a list of detailed Music Majors and Music Minors requirements.

ItemMusic Majors & Music MinorsNon-Majors & Non-Minors

Registration

  • In person only; no online or email registration
  • Music 201
  • Beginning the first day of classes, Monday through Friday, 9 AM–4:30 PM
  • In person only; no online or email registration
  • Music 201
  • Beginning the first day of classes, Monday through Friday 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Fees per semester (2014-15)

  • $50 for 12 half-hour lessons on primary instrument or piano for proficiency
  • $470 for 12 hour-long lessons
  • seniors giving recitals eligible for reduced rate of $100 for 12 hour-long lessons
  • Rates for secondary instruments are the same as for non-majors and non-minors.
  • Bagpipe lessons are available at no cost. Contact Mike Breidenbach at  or 651-696-6695 
  • $420 for 12 half-hour lessons
  • $840 for 12 hour-long lessons
  • Bagpipe lessons are available at no cost. Contact Mike Breidenbach at or 651-696-6695 
 
 

Performance Exam/Review

  • Required every semester on the student’s primary instrument and piano for proficiency.
  • Reviews always on Study Day and the first day of finals.
  • Sign-up sheets posted on the table outside M201 one week prior.
  • Performance Review and Grading requirements 
  • No reviews or exams required.

Grades

  • 85% of the grade is from the studio instructor
  • 15% from the average of grade given by the music faculty adjudicating the Performance Reviews
  • Instructor assigns grade

Studio Instructors

Studio Instructors directory

Studio Instructors directory

Course Credit

  • 1 credit per semester
  • Credit will only be applied after completion of 2 consecutive semesters of the same type of studio instruction (i.e. piano lessons for two semesters).
  • Credits for music instruction do not cause students to go over the 16-credit limit
    • 1 credit per semester
    • Credit will only be applied after completion of 2 consecutive semesters of the same type of studio instruction (i.e. piano lessons for two semesters).
    • Credits for music instruction do not cause students to go over the 16-credit limit

    Thursday Noon Recitals

    • Not required.

    Repertoire

    • Study and complete a minimum of 3 pieces in contrasting styles (or the equivalent, in non-Western instruments and some other traditions) every semester.

    • Study and complete a minimum of 3 pieces in contrasting styles (or the equivalent, in non-Western instruments and some other traditions) every semester.

    Memorization

    • If memorization is the norm e.g., solo vocal and solo piano repertoire, music performed publicly should be memorized.
    • Public performances include: Performance Reviews, Thursday Noon Recitals, and junior/senior recitals.
    • Music minors are not required to memorize, though individual studio instructors may encourage or require performance by memory.
      • At the discretion of the instructor

      Senior Recitals

      • Required for Music Majors only
      • Not required

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