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Music Matters Now More Than Ever

What to Expect in 2020-2021

Music lessons will be arranged individually between student and teacher. Some lessons will be offered online. Some students and teachers will be able to meet face-to-face with plexiglass shields and other distancing measures in place. And some teachers will arrange a combination of online and face-to-face experiences.  


Music lessons (also referred to as performance studies) are available to all St. Thomas students. Whether you've been studying privately for years or just want to develop basic performance skills, our faculty are happy to work with you! With the exception of beginning piano and vocal classes, all performance studies are individual lessons. 

30- or 50-minute weekly lessons are available in most classical and popular instruments: Harpsichord, Recorder, Piano, Voice, Organ, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Jazz/Pop Voice, Jazz Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Harp, Electric Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Lute, Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica. Composition and digital music lessons are also available.

To Register:

Complete a Lesson Registration Form. This form is used to finalize your registration and schedule your weekly lesson time. A new Registration for Studio Instruction form is required each semester.

Elective Lessons: MUSP 1xx Courses

  • Available to all students; no audition required
  • 30-minute, 0.5 credit format
  • 50-minute, 1 credit format
  • 12 lessons per semester 

Applied Lessons: MUSP 2xx Courses

  • Available to B.A. (Music, Liturgical Music, Music Business, Music Education) majors by audition only
  • 50-minute format
  • 12 lessons per semester
  • 1 credit per semester

Applied Lessons: MUSP 3xx Courses

  • Available to B.M. (Music Performance) majors by audition only
  • 50-minute format
  • 12 lessons per semester
  • 2 credits per semester

Applied Performance Studies

Available in two formats:

  • Twelve 50-minute individual lessons, 1 cr.
  • Twelve 30-minute individual lessons, 1 cr.

Arrange private lessons with the instructor before registering. Specify the instructor and duration of lessons on the GPME Registration Form.  

GMUS 570: Harpsichord GMUS 582: French Horn
GMUS 571: Piano GMUS 583: Trombone
GMUS 572: Lute GMUS 584: Euphonium
GMUS 573: Recorder GMUS 585: Tuba
GMUS 574: Voice GMUS 586: Percussion
GMUS 575: Organ GMUS 587: Violin
GMUS 576: Flute GMUS 588: Viola
GMUS 577: Oboe GMUS 589: Cello
GMUS 578: Clarinet GMUS 590: Double Bass
GMUS 579: Bassoon GMUS 591: Guitar
GMUS 580: Saxophone GMUS 592: Harp
GMUS 581: Trumpet GMUS 593: Composition