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Private Instruction through the Music Department

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.

Interested students or HWS community members can sign up for their desired lesson on the third floor of the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts at the bulletin board just off the elevator. The deadline for the fall semester is Friday, Sept. 15. Weekly half-hour applied music lessons earn one-half course credit per semester. The fee is $350 for 14 half-hour lessons.

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.

Instructors include:

Brass: Natalie Fuller (trumpet/horn) and Ben David Aronson(trombone/baritone/euphonium/tuba)

Cello: Walden Bass

Drums (set only): Steve Curry

Guitar: Benjamin Ellis and Greg Wachala

Jazz Improvisation: Karl Stabnau

Jazz Piano: Bob Barbuto

Jazz Saxophone: Karl Stabnau

Organ: MaryAnn Hamilton

Percussion (other than set): Anthony Calabrese

Piano: Meg Cognetta HeatonYunn-Shan MaJeananne Ralston and Troy Slocum

Violin and Viola: Peter Rovit

Voice: Liliana Natalie BuickiansSuzanne Murphy and Wendy Trowbridge

Woodwinds: Professor of Music Joseph Berta (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone)

Please note that pianos are available for use in practice rooms 319-321 and 323-326 for all students, faculty and staff with an active OneCard. Standard instrument locker space is available ($5 refundable deposit); contact Assistant Professor of Music Katherine Walker to arrange for storage.