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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, orchestral winds, orchestra brass, orchestral strings, piano, guitar, percussion (orchestral, marching, and drum set), and composition.  To request lessons or to get on a wait list for instruments we don't yet offer, please email the Director of Music, Aaron Alon, at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu or click here:

Students approved to enroll by audition may enroll in majors' lessons (13 one-hour weekly lesson with studio classes and jury) or nonmajors' lessons (11 35-minute studio classes with jury, but no studio classes). Only majors' lessons may count toward the AA in music. Here are the current course numbers:

Lesson

Nonmajors’ Lessons

Majors’ Lessons
(Year 1)

Majors’ Lessons
(Year 2)

Strings*

MUAP 1101/2101

MUAP 1202 MUAP 2202

Winds*

MUAP 1121/2121 MUAP 1222 MUAP 2222

Brass*

MUAP 1141/2141 MUAP 1242 MUAP 2242

Percussion

MUAP 1157/2157 MUAP 1258 MUAP 2258

Guitar

MUAP 1161/2161

MUAP 1262

MUAP 2262

Piano MUAP 1169/2169

MUAP 1270

MUAP 2270

Voice

MUAP 1181/2181 MUAP 1282 MUAP 2282

Composition 

MUAP 1191/2191

MUAP 1292

MUAP 2292

*Now available: STRINGS - Violin, Viola & Cello (Double Bass coming soon); WINDS - Flute and Clarinet (Oboe, Bassoon, & Sax coming soon); BRASS - Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium (French Horn and Trumpet coming soon). Email aaron.alon@lonestar.edu to learn more or add yourself to the waiting lists for instruments not yet available here. 

Are there any prerequisites or corequisites?

You must be enrolled in an MUSI or MUEN at Lone Star College-University Park while you are taking private lessons. Students must audition for a spot in a private lesson studio. To submit an audition video or schedule an in-person audition, click here or 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 $90 for the semester (less than $7 per one-hour lesson).  The exact cost can vary, so please check with an advisor to find out the cost specific to you.

 

Majors' Lessons

Nonmajors' Lessons

Lesson Length

1 hour lesson 
(13 per semester)

35-minute lesson 
(11 per semester)

Term

14 weeks (Next Start)

12 weeks (Next Start)

End of Semester Jury

Yes

Yes

Studio Class Requirement

Yes (built into the class).

No

Estimated Cost

Please check with an advisor for actual costs for you.

$180 in-district, including studio class

$360 out-of-district TX resident, including studio class 

$540 international/out-of-state, including studio class

$90 in-district

$180 out-of-district TX resident

$270 international/out-of-state

How do I sign up?

Submit a video audition or schedule an in-person 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 fill out the form below and include the instrument which you'd like to study. We will choose what instrument to offer next by the number of students on that wait list, so sign up today!

    

What if I'm a beginner?

If you’re brand new to piano, voice, percussion, or guitar, we recommend that you get started by taking Class Piano I (MUSI 1181), Class Voice (MUSI 1183), Percussion Class (MUSI 1188), Class Guitar (MUSI 1192), or Music Fundamentals (MUSI 1303 - focuses on piano). After a semester of these classes, you should be ready to start private lessons. If you'd like to learn any other instrument and you have some experience reading music (or you've taken MUSI 1303 or 1311), you may still be a candidate for lessons. Please email the Director of Music, Aaron Alon, at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu, to discuss your options!

Can lessons apply toward my degree or the core?

MUAP classes with a "2" as the second digit (majors' lessons), with studio class, count toward the AA in music (4 semesters required).  MUAP lessons with a "1" as the second digit (nonmajors' lessons) do not count toward the MUAP requirements for the AA in music, but one credit hour of them may be used as a music elective toward the AA in music. Any MUAP course can usually be counted as a general elective toward the general AA. MUAP lessons do not count toward the core. Please consult with an advisor or your transfer institution to see if MUAP lessons can be used as elective credits toward a four-year degree.

Who are the teachers for these lessons?

Private lessons are taught by music faculty who are specialists in the area. You can see a list of current faculty here.

Questions?

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

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