If you want to become proficient on any standard musical instrument or voice, choose an individual lesson as an elective (note: individual lessons are required for music majors and minors).
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Two Steps to Enroll
1. Register for individual lessons on MyRecords. Look for courses listed as private lessons such as "PL: Violin" or "PL: Voice", etc.
New Students: New students are only able to register for private lessons
online during the first week of classes. If you would like to register for
a private lesson, please contact your advisor for enrollment before classes
Overload Note: If registering for private lessons is blocked due to
semester credit unit overload, please see your advisor or the Registrar for
an overload form, which must be signed by the music department.
Note: Organ class, Voice class, Guitar class, and Piano class can all be found under PL listings.
If your private lesson area has more than one instructor listed, register with the instructor to whom you have been assigned. If you are not sure who your assigned instructor is, contact Dr. Busch for voice, or Dr. Geisler for piano/organ.
Decide if you will take 1 or 2 unit lessons
- 1 unit = 30 min/week for 14 weeks, or 45 min/week for 10 weeks
- 2 units = one hour per week for 14 weeks ($265 per unit if you are enrolled
in a choir, orchestra, handbells, or worship band; otherwise, $530 per
2. Complete the Music Student Availability Form by listing times you are available each day of the week. Due by the first day of classes. Instructors need this to plan for lesson times.
Instructors will be assigned by the music department. Your instructor(s) will contact you during the first week of classes or sooner to finalize your lesson time(s). After Census Date, the Registrar will add your level of study to your record (100, 200, 300, or 400).
Faculty: Southern California is rich with phenomenal professional musicians - at Concordia, you can study with a true expert on your instrument. Our studio faculty is highly accomplished, personable, and inspirational. Meet Concordia's Studio Faculty.
Academic credit: Individual lessons receive academic credit. Students may take lessons for 1 unit (30 minutes per week) or 2 units (60 minutes per week).
Lesson scheduling: Lessons are arranged between your teacher and you based on both of your weekly schedules.
Cost: Individual lessons cost $530 per unit. However, if you are a member of a choir, orchestra, or worship band, the cost is half price - $265! That comes out to less than $19 per lesson to learn from some of the best music instructors in Southern California.
Drop Fee: Students who drop a private lesson after Census Date will be liable for the cost of the lesson. If the student remains in a major ensemble, the fee will be $265 (Spring 2012 fee). If the student does not remain in the ensemble, the fee will be $530 (Spring 2012 fee). If the student was receiving a scholarship to pay for the private lesson, the scholarship will be revoked and the student will need to pay.
Accompanists: Most lessons prepare you to perform solo repertoire. Included in the cost of your lesson are six 15-minute coaching sessions with one of Concordia's professional accompanists, who will also be available to perform with you in noon recitals and juries at no additional charge.
Performance Opportunities: All students who take individual lessons are encouraged to perform a short selection in Concordia's Noon Recital Series. The noon recitals are scheduled weekly during the second half of each semester. They include performances by seasoned student soloists as well as new soloists, music majors and non-majors. This is your opportunity to publicly perform, and it is one of the greatest learning/personal development opportunities available in a liberal arts education. In addition to noon recitals, students are highly encouraged to prepare a prelude for chapel. Contact Dr. Carol McDaniel
Junior/Senior Recitals: Any student who has achieved the 300 level on their instrument/voice is eligible to perform a junior recital (a shared recital where each student performs 20-30 minutes of solo repertoire). Senior music majors at the 400 level often opt to present a full senior recital (40-60 minutes of solo repertoire) as their senior capstone project. To receive faculty approval to perform on of these recitals, prepare a recital check in the semester before the semester in which you would like to perform the recital (recital checks will only be granted to students who already have 300 level status).