Applied Music lessons are available on any instrument at any level.
Students receive 10 hours of 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 you will meet. Generally, we recommend 10 one-hour lessons.
Lessons are one-on-one (one instructor, one student); Fall 2020 lessons are being taught online. The format for Spring 2021 lessons will be posted once information is available.
In order to register for lessons, students must first complete a survey. Surveys must be completed one week before TC’s add/drop date each term to be considered.
Registration for Spring 2021 Applied Music lessons will begin on Monday, December 7, 2020. Please visit this page then to fill out a quick survey and start the registration process.
Policies for Columbia Schools
Teachers College is delighted to provide lessons to registered students across the University. It is up to the student, though, to determine if these lessons will count towards their degree, what the fee structure is, if loans will cover lessons, and if their particular school will allow for the cross-registration. Proof of successful cross-registration must be supplied by the student to the Music & Music Education program before lessons may begin. The deadline for proof of registration is due one week before TC’s add/drop date each term.
Generally, students at the following schools ARE PERMITTED by their respective school to cross-register and take Applied Music lessons through Teachers College. Please ascertain with your Academic Dean, Department Chair, or Advisor before requesting lessons:
Generally, students at the following schools are NOT PERMITTED by their respective school to cross-register and take Applied Music lessons through Teachers College. Please ascertain with your Academic Dean, Department Chair, or Advisor if they will make an exception or special allowance may be made in your particular case: