Private Lessons

MUSP 1925 Instruction for Credit

Individual instruction on a musical instrument, or in voice or composition is open to any Boston College student upon consultation with the Music department. Students are assigned to an approved teacher for an hour a week lesson beginning the second or third week of classes. The semester fee is $685 for eleven 60-minute lessons. The student taking lessons for credit will also be required to attend 3 or 4 master classes and/or workshops in order to meet the Federal guidelines of 15 hours of class time per single credit. One credit is given for a semester's lessons, graded on a pass-fail basis. 

To receive credit for individual lessons in voice or instruments students must register for the MUSP1925 one-hour lessons for credit through the Music Department website before drop/add period ends. See information on individual lessons for fees and regulations. Vocal/Instrumental Instruction for credit includes 11 lessons and three additional hours of master classes or performance. At the end of each semester of instruction, students must perform a jury to receive credit. Grades are P/F. Juries consist of performing prepared scales and a prepared piece or pieces. Students may apply three credits of lessons toward the 120 credits needed to graduate. Students continuing lessons after three semesters of MUSA1925 should register for MUSA1920 one-hour lessons non-credit.

MUSP 1900, 1910, and 1920 Instruction for Non-Credit

Individual instruction on a musical instrument, or in voice or composition is open to any Boston College student upon consultation with the Music department. Students are assigned to an approved teacher for an hour, 45-minutes or half-hour a week lesson beginning the second or third week of classes. The semester fee of $660 for 60-minute (non-credit), $495 for 45-minutes, or $330 for 30-minutes covers eleven lessons each semester.

Location

Lessons are normally held on the Newton Campus at Mary House. There are five practice rooms available at Mary House on a regular basis for those taking lessons. Mary House is open Sunday through Thursday evenings 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. Mary House is only open during the Spring and Fall Semester. Mary House telephone (general line) is 617-552-3395. There are also 10 Practice Studios in Lyons Hall, Room 401 on the Chestnut Hill Campus. These practice studios may be booked by Music Majors, Music Minors, students participating in Individual Instruction and Chamber Music groups at BC for up to one hour each day, if available. BC faculty, staff and enrolled students of BC not formally involved in Music may book a studio for 30 minutes each day, if available on a limited basis. The Lyons Hall practice studios are open during the academic year and are also available sporadically during the summer months, due to limited staffing and instrument maintenance that occurs during the summer months.

Fees

Fees for the lessons are added to the term bill payable at beginning of semester.

Registration

Lesson registration for the Spring 2019 semester will begin mid-December. Registration for the Fall 2019 semester will begin mid-July.

To register for lessons, you will need to complete a registration form online. The link to the registration form will be posted to the Music Department's homepage (under News and Events) through the end of that semester's add/drop period.

Note: Department permission is not needed to submit the registration form.