The music department offers 30-minute and one-hour weekly lessons.

Professor of music Laura Klugherz instructs a student on violin.


Private instrumental and vocal instruction is available to all Colgate students. For the spring 2021 semester, all instrumental and vocal private instruction will be remote. Please fill out this form and submit it by email to Concert Manager Lorraine Joseph by February 4. Lessons will begin the week of February 7, 2021. If you have questions, please contact Lorraine Joseph.

Instruction Available

Instruction is available in the following:

  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Jazz piano
  • Organ
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass
  • Jazz bass
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • French horn
  • Trumpet
  • Jazz trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Percussion
  • Drums
  • Saxophone
  • Guitar
  • Jazz guitar

Lesson Fee

There is a fee for private lessons, though students may receive a lesson fee award if participating in one of the following musical groups:

Music majors receive full lesson scholarship awards.

Course Credit

It is possible to earn course credit for private lessons. Contact the department to learn more.


For more information about private musical lessons, please contact the Department of Music.