Lessons at School of Adult Education

Whatever your musical goals, lessons at SAE can help you get where you want to go.

Study one-on-one with our exceptional School of Adult Education (SAE) faculty with lessons in voice and all instrument families. Whether you're a seasoned musician or a total rookie, private lessons are available at all levels in classical, jazz, contemporary improvisation, and world music styles.

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  • Placement meetings. Get matched with your teacher! Before you register for your lessons, you'll digitally meet with our department chairs, who will match you with a teacher who will match your needs.
  • To schedule your placement meeting, contact us now

Getting started:

  1. Complete one of the forms below and tell us about your interests.  
  2. We'll set up an informal meeting for you to meet one of our department chairs. You'll share where you are now and where you want to go, and our department chair will offer a personalized recommendation for which teacher will be a good fit for you.
  3. Once you've been matched with a teacher, it's time to register!

Orchestral instruments


Private Lesson Fees (2023-2024)

Non-Credit Lessons:

Below are the three registration options available to students interested in non-credit lessons, including how they may be broken down into 60, 30 and 45-minute lessons. 

7 hrs/semester: $946* 10 hrs/semester $1,330* 15 hrs/semester: $1,970*
7 x 60-minute lessons 10 x 60-minute lessons 15 x 60-minute lessons
9 x 45-minute lessons 13 x 45-minute lessons  
14 x 30-minute lessons    

*Higher tuition rates apply for some instructors at check out.

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    Stellar faculty

    Our School of Adult Education faculty are accomplished, inspiring, and ready to welcome you—whether you're a nervous beginner or a seasoned professional. Browse SAE faculty


    SAE students are encouraged to perform in masterclasses and recitals that occur throughout the academic year. While studying online, students have access to virtual workshops and performance opportunities. Certificate students are required to perform a solo recital as a capstone experience.

    Private instruction in performance practice

    In addition to traditional lessons, private lessons are available in composition, conducting, jazz arranging, music theory, musical sight reading, orchestration, and music technology. To inquire about these lessons, contact the SAE office