Lessons available on most instruments for non-major students and for music majors seeking study on a secondary instrument. Lessons are intended for students with prior experience. The School of Music does not offer lessons for beginners.

Piano instruction with faculty and student.

Private Lesson Enrollment

If interested in enrolling in private lessons, students should:

  • Preview the information about studio availability, lesson guidelines, and audition requirements listed below and on linked pages.
  • Complete and submit the lesson request form below.

Your acceptance as a private music lesson student is subject to instructor and School of Music approval. Enrollment is departmentally controlled and will be added to your schedule.

Lesson Fees

Lesson fees are required for individual instruction: $175 for one credit; $250 for two or three credits. Music fees should be paid at the Bursar’s Office, 103 Shields Building, upon receipt of your bill.*

You will be contacted by the instructor to schedule your lesson time or to inform you that a lesson is not possible for the semester.

*Because private music lessons involve one-on-one instruction, they are inherently more expensive than most university classes. Thus, it is usual for institutions to charge an additional fee to assist with the extra costs of one-on-one instruction.

Details by Instrument

Lesson Request Form

About You


Lesson Request Details

Please provide details about your lesson request and your musical experience.

Please select the instrument for which you are requesting lessons.

60-minute lesson (Keyboard 110) applicants only: please list your audition repertoire below. Repertoire selections that do not meet the audition requirements will not be accepted.

How many years of private music study did you complete before enrolling at Penn State?

Music study at Penn State?

Have you studied Music or taken private lessons while enrolled at Penn State?


Note: Once you have submitted your lesson request, School of Music faculty will be in contact regarding lesson availability and scheduling.