Music Lessons

Music Lessons


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

Applied Music lessons are available on any instrument at any level. Students receive 10 hours of lesson time per semester (for 2 credits only). Students and their instructor will decide on lesson times.  Lessons are one-on-one (one instructor, one student). 

TO NOTE:

Searching for a particular type of instructor?  Visit our instructors’ page and feel free to note your choice on the “preferred instructor?” field of your survey.  (Instructor requests are not guaranteed; we’ll do our best to accommodate.)

The Music program can recommend good instrument rental resources.   Please reach out to our program Instrument Manager (instruments@tc.columbia.edu) for assistance.

Registration for Applied Music lessons for the following semester is now open:

Spring 2022 (January 18 - May 9)

READY FOR LESSONS?

Begin by filling out a survey.  You’ll receive an email response with registration information within two business days.  At the start of the semester, instructors will contact students to make an introduction and to set up a mutually agreeable lesson day and time.

The Applied Lessons survey may be found here

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 lessons will cost (if covered by tuition or not), 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:

College of Dental Medicine

Columbia College

Law School

Mailman School of Public Health

School of the Arts

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:

Barnard College

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)

School of Journalism

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