The University of St. Thomas

Music

Music Lessons

Music Lessons

   Undergraduate Music Lessons

Performance studies (music lessons) are available on most classical and popular instruments:  Digital Music, Harpsichord, Recorder, Piano, Voice, Organ, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Jazz/Pop Voice, Jazz Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitar, Harp, African Drumming, Electric Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Lute, Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica.  Lessons in music composition are also available.

There are three levels of performance studies:

Elective Lessons: MUSP 1xx Courses

  • Available to all students; no audition required
  • 30 or 50-minute format
  • 12 lessons per semester
  • 1 credit per semester

Applied Level Lessons: MUSP 2xx Courses 

  • Available to B.A. (Music, Liturgical Music, Music Business) majors by audition only.
  • 50-minute format
  • 12 lessons per semester
  • 1 credit per semester

Applied Level Lessons: MUSP 3xx Courses

  • Available to B.M. (Music Performance, Music Education) majors by audition only
  • 50-minute format
  • 12 lessons per semester
  • 2 credits per semester

Registration

In addition to registering for music lessons online, students are required to fill out a Registration for Studio Instruction form. This form is used to finalize your registration and schedule your weekly lesson time. Completed forms should be dropped off in room LL05 of the Brady Educational Center. Registration forms are due the first Friday of each semester.  Please note: students must complete a new Registration for Studio Instruction form each semester they enroll in lessons.

Freshman Music Option

All UST freshmen participating in one of the following ensembles: Women's Choir, Chamber Singers, Liturgical Choir, Concert Choir, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, or Guitar Ensemble, are eligible for the freshman music option program. This program provides non-music major freshmen the opportunity to take 30-minute elective level lessons free of charge. Freshman music majors receive a 50 percent reduction on their first year of applied level lessons. The freshman music option provides a savings of over $1,200 per year for both music majors and non-majors.The freshman option applies to vocal lessons for students participating in the UST Choirs. The option applies to guitar lessons for members of the Guitar Ensemble, string lessons for member of the Orchestra (ex. violin lessons if a student plays violin in the Orchestra), and band lessons for members of the UST Bands (ex. bassoon lessons if a student plays bassoon in the UST Bands).