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Music and Music Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Music and Music Education

In the Department of Arts and Humanities

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Music Lessons

Applied music lessons are available on any instrument at any level. Teachers College applied music lessons are offered for two credits only. To sign up for applied music lessons, please fill out our pre-registration form during the regular Teachers College registration period for each semester.

Registration for Applied Lessons during the Spring 2015 semester is now open. In order to register, you must first complete the pre-registration survey before NOON on Feb. 2nd 2015. No late forms will be accepted.

The Applied Lessons Spring 2015 pre-registration survey can be found here:

Using the information you provide on the form, the Music & Music Education program will assign you to an instructor. Your instructor will then phone or email you to set up a lesson day, time and meeting place. Students receive 10 hours of lesson time per semester for 2 credits at Teachers College. Students and their instructor will decide how to divide the time (i.e., how long each lesson will last) and how often you will meet.

For a PDF of Frequently Asked Questions regarding Applied Lessons: Please click here


Policies for Columbia Schools

The School of Continuing Education: Students may take applied music instruction provided they are registered in at least one course with School of Continuing Education. Please register in Kent Hall.

Columbia College: Students must visit the Dean's office in Hamilton Hall and sign a form stating that they accept  responsibility for payment. The Dean also signs this form. Students should bring the signed form to Kent Hall to register.

Barnard College, College of Physicians and Surgeons (Medical School), Law School, and School of Journalism: Students must complete the "Special Approval Form for Cross Registration" in their respective Dean's office. This form must then be presented to their respective registrar for cross registration.

Students at the following schools are not permitted to take applied music lessons through Teachers College at this time: School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS), Graduate School of Business (GSB), Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP).

Practice Rooms

There are 10 practice rooms in the Music and Music Education program at Teachers College, each equipped with a Steinway 1098 upright piano, armless chair(s) and a music stand. Columbia University musicians may rent a practice room key and use a practice room for up to 7 hours of reserved time per week. All unscheduled time is used by the key-holders of each respective room on a first come, first serve basis.

Classroom Reservations

Please note that in addition to the available rooms listed below, 525L, 525H, and 525F are smaller rooms that can be used on a first come, first serve basis during regular office hours. Students may rent classrooms for course related activities by following the link below.

1. 435HM: Large classroom w/ pianos (Capacity: 50 people)
2. 519HM: Mid-size classroom w/ pianos
3. 522HM: Mid-size classroom w/ piano and harpsichord
4. 524HM: Mid-size classroom w/ pianos
5. 526HM: Keyboard Lab also equipped with drums, piano, and organ

Please allow the M&ME office 48 hours to process your room request. To view the classroom schedule or to make a room reques
t: Please click here

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