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The Music Department at Calvin offers the the opportunity to take private music lessons to students of all majors. Private lessons are offered for organ, harp, piano, voice, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, string bass, guitar, harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone and recorder.

The fee for a semester of lessons (12 lessons total) is in addition to the student's tuition. It appears on the student's tuition account as follows: 30-minute lessons – $300, 60-minute lessons – $600.


Getting Started

Scheduling Lessons

At the beginning of each semester, all students taking private lessons should email their complete schedule (including classes, work, etc.) to their instructor or drop it off at the music office. The assigned instructor will contact the student during the first ten days of the semester to schedule a lesson time. The student should contact the music office if the instructor has not made contact by the end of the first ten days.

Placement Auditions

Private lesson placement auditions are held for certain areas, usually voice and piano. These placement auditions are helpful in determining teacher assignment and private lesson level. The auditions are held during the first week of the semester and should be scheduled with the supervisor of the area directly (see Instructors tab above).