Lessons for academic credit are available on most classical instruments, fiddle, guitar, and voice. Sewanee's gifted and devoted teachers offer lessons at both the basic and advanced level, corresponding with courses numbered at the 200- and 300-level. Please see below for the teachers and their specializations. The features of lessons are as follows:

200-level lessons

  • open to all students
  • 30-minute weekly lesson
  • one hour academic credit
  • no jury
  • Normal grading (A, A-, B+, etc.)
  • $195 charge applied to tuition

300-level lessons

  • one-hour weekly lesson
  • two hours academic credit
  • jury towards end of the semester
  • normal grading (A, A-, B+ etc.)
  • open primarily to Music majors/minors
  • requires music theory (through Musc 260)
  • $495 charge applied to tuition
There are lessons scholarships available that can defray some or all of the lessons expense. Two exceptions to the fee structure are lessons in Guitar (MUSC 268, $480) and Fiddle and Carillon (MUSC 278 and 281, no charge).

Teachers currently offering lessons include:

Paula Bressman, Harp

Greg Danner; French horn

Kevin Gatzke; Saxaphone

Peter Povey; violin, String Band 

Bernadette Lo; piano

Chris Nelsen; percussion studies

Rebecca Murphy; flute

Alan Suska; trumpet

Erik Gustafson; voice

Rebecca Van de Ven; oboe

Kaitlyn Vest; cello/bass

Geoffrey Ward; Organ, University Choirmaster

William Yelverton; guitar