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Music

Music

Private Instruction

The Music Department at HWS offers private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, piano, percussion, voice, woodwinds, and jazz improvisation to beginning and experienced student musicians alike. Students who have studied in the past are encouraged (though not required) to bring a piece of music from their repertoire to play for the instructor during the first lesson. Weekly half-hour applied music lessons carry a one-half course credit per semester, the fee is $350 for fourteen half-hour lessons. Contact the appropriate teacher below to inquire about taking private lessons. Please note:
  • Pianos are available for use in several practice rooms. All students/faculty/staff with an active OneCard may access practice rooms 319-321, and 323-326.
  • Standard instrument locker space is available ($5 refundable deposit); contact Prof. Katherine Walker to arrange for storage.

Applied Instructors

Brass: Natalie Fuller (trumpet/horn) and Ben David Aronson(trombone/baritone/euphonium/tuba) Cello: Glenna Curren Drums (set only): Steve Curry Guitar: Benjamin Ellis and Greg Wachala Jazz Improvisation: Karl Stabnau Jazz Piano: Mark Olivieri Jazz Saxophone: Karl Stabnau Organ: MaryAnn Hamilton Percussion (other than set): Anthony Calabrese Piano: Meg Cognetta Heaton, Yi-Wen Chang, Jeananne Ralston, and Troy Slocum Upright and Electric Bass: Scott Kwiatek Violin and Viola: Julianna Gray Voice: Andrea McGaugh, Suzanne Murphy, or Wendy Trowbridge Woodwinds: TBA (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone)

CONTACT

For more information about opportunities for individual instruction in music, please contact the department. Phone: (315) 781-3406