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Private Music Lessons

The Lone Star College-University Park Music Department offers private lessons in voice, instruments, and composition.  To learn more, email the Director of Music, Aaron Alon, at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu.

What lessons are available?

We offer private lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, and composition.  We’ll be adding more instruments soon.  To get on a waitlist for another instrument, please email the Director of Music, Aaron Alon, at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu or click here:

For non-majors, we recommend 1-credit hour lessons (7.5 hours of lessons, spread out over 12 weeks, and end-of-semester juries). For majors, we recommend 2-credit hour lessons (15 weeks of lessons, along with studio classes and juries, spread out over 14 or 15 weeks).  Here are the course numbers for each of these.

Lesson

Nonmajors’ Lessons

Majors’ Lessons
(Year 1)

Majors’ Lessons
(Year 2)

Voice

MUAP 1181 MUAP 1282 MUAP 2282

Strings*

MUAP 1101 MUAP 1202 MUAP 2202

Winds*

MUAP 1121 MUAP 1222 MUAP 2222

Brass*

MUAP 1141 MUAP 1242 MUAP 2242

Percussion

MUAP 1157

MUAP 1258

MUAP 2258

Guitar MUAP 1161

MUAP 1262

MUAP 2262

Piano

MUAP 1169 MUAP 1270 MUAP 2270

Composition

MUAP 1191

MUAP 1292

MUAP 2292

*Now available: STRINGS - Violin & Cello (Viola & Double Bass coming soon); WINDS - Flute & Saxophone (starting Fall 2019; Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon coming soon); BRASS - Trombone (starting Fall 2019; French Horn, Trumpet, and Tuba coming soon). Email aaron.alon@lonestar.edu to learn more.

Are there any prerequisites or corequisites?

You must be enrolled in an MUSI or MUEN while you are taking private lessons.  There are no prerequisites, but if you’re brand new to piano, voice, or guitar, we recommend that you also consider taking Class Piano I (MUSI 1181), Class Voice (MUSI 1183), or Class Guitar (MUSI 1192).

Voice students must audition for a private lesson spot.  To set up an audition, email the Director of Music, Aaron Alon, at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu.

How much do lessons cost?

If you’re in district, lessons will cost you about $21 an hour.  The exact cost can vary, so please check with an advisor to find out the cost specific to you.

 

MUAP x1xx

MUAP x2xx

Lesson Length

½-hour lessons
(15 per semester)

1-hour lessons
(15 per semester)

Term

12 weeks (late start)

16 weeks (regular start)
14 weeks (late start) also available

End of Semester Jury

Yes

Yes

Added Studio (Group) Class

No

Yes

Estimated Cost

Please check with an advisor for actual costs for you.

$170 in-district

$255 out-of-district TX resident

$330 international/out-of-state

$325 in-district

$495 out-of-district TX resident

$650 international/out-of-state

How do I sign up?

Sign up for an audition.  Once approved, you can enroll in private lessons as you would any other class.  Make sure to bring your student ID number to your audition. If you have questions or need help, email Director Music, Aaron Alon, at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu

When will you offer lessons on my instrument?

We’re constantly adding new private lesson opportunities.  To get on a waitlist for an instrument we don’t offer yet, please email the Director of Music, Aaron Alon, at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu.  We will choose what instrument to offer next by the number of students on that wait list, so sign up today!

Can lessons apply toward my degree or the core?

MUAP x1xx lessons do not count toward the AA degree.  MUAP x2xx lessons count toward the AA in Music degree (four semesters required), but not the general AA degree.  MUAP lessons do not count toward the core.  Please consult with your transfer institution to see if MUAP lessons can be used as elective credits toward a four-year degree.

Questions?

Please email any questions you have to the Director of Music, Aaron Alon, at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu.