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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

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Applied Music lessons!

Applied Music lessons are available on any instrument and at any level. 

Students receive 10 hours of one-on-one lesson time per semester (for 2 credits only) 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 to meet.

To sign up for Applied Music lessons, please fill out a pre-registration online survey (which can be found on this page) during the regular Teachers College registration period for each semester.

Registration for Applied Music Lessons for the Summer and Fall 2015 semesters will begin on MONDAY APRIL 27, 2015.  Please visit this page then to complete your survey.  Thank you!

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.

Regrettably, students at the following schools are NOT PERMITTED to take Applied Music lessons through Teachers College at this time:
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS)
Graduate School of Business (GSB)
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
School of General Studies (GS)
School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Practice Rooms

There are many student practice rooms in the Music and Music Education program at Teachers College (located on the fifth floor of the Horace Mann building), which may be rented by the semester.  Each room is equipped with a Steinway 1098 upright piano, armless chairs and a music stand.  Any Columbia University student with an active ID may rent a practice room and use it for up to seven hours of reserved time per week.  To rent a practice room, please visit the Music & Music Education office at 520A Horace Mann.

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