Applied Music Lessons


The Department of Music offers weekly music lessons on the instruments listed below. Lessons are not limited to Music students, but auditions may be required. Follow the links below for more information regarding fees and audition schedules for each specific instrument. You can review the minimum proficiency requirements for your specific instrument(s) here.

Audition signups for lessons are now closed. Unless otherwise listed, please contact individual instructors for more imformation.

Lesson Policies

If you have any questions, please contact Elise Fujimoto: email | Phone: 650.725.1932

Instruments | Courses | Instructors

Bassoon | MUSIC 175D, MUSIC 275D | Instructor: Rufus Olivier

Carillon | MUSIC 172F, MUSIC 272F | Instructor: Timothy Zerlang

Cello | MUSIC 174C, 274C, Private instruction and Chamber Music

Clarinet | MUSIC 175C, 275C | Instructor: Mark Brandenburg
Audition requirements: one movement of any concerto and any one of the Rose 32 Etudes.

Contrabass | MUSIC 174D, MUSIC 274D | Instructor: Bruce Moyer

Flute | MUSIC 175A, MUSIC 275A

Flute: Baroque | MUSIC 175G, MUSIC 275G |Instructor: Herb Myers

Fortepiano | MUSIC 172E, MUSIC 272E | Instructor: George Barth

Guitar: (Group) | MUSIC 74C | Instructor: Charles Ferguson

Guitar: Private Instruction | MUSIC 274F | Instructor: Charles Ferguson

Guzheng | MUSIC 5G | Instructor: Hui You | Enroll on AXESS.

Harp | MUSIC 74G, MUSIC 174G, MUSIC 274G | Instructor: Marjorie Chauvel

Harpsichord | MUSIC 72C, MUSIC 172C, MUSIC 272C | Instructor: Elaine Thornburgh

Horn | MUSIC 176A, MUSIC 276A | Instructor: Larry Ragent

Oboe | MUSIC 175B, MUSIC 275B | Instructors: Bob Hubbard (Fall); James Matheson (Winter / Spring)

Organ | MUSIC 172B, MUSIC 272B | Instructor: Robert Huw Morgan

Percussion | MUSIC 77, MUSIC 177, MUSIC 277 | Instructor: Mark Veregge

Piano: Introductory (Group) | MUSIC 12A, 12B, 12C | Instructor: Timothy Zerlang
This class is closed on AXESS by design, but should have an enrollable waitlist. Please enroll on the waitlist and show up on the first day of classes to get a permission number. Choose one of the sections below (A = Level 1, B = Level 2, C = Level 3) and click on the AXESS link to enroll. (When you search for the class, uncheck the “Show open classes only” box to find the appropriate class section.)

Piano: Intermediate (Group) | MUSIC 72A | Instructor: Timothy Zerlang | Enrollment is now closed.

Piano: Collaborative | MUSIC 170 | Instructor: Laura Dahl

Piano: Chamber Music | MUSIC 171

Piano: Jazz | MUSIC 172D | Instructor: Murray Low

Piano: Private Instruction | MUSIC 172A, MUSIC 272A | Instructor: George Barth

Recorder | MUSIC 175E, MUSIC 275E | Instructor: Herb Myers

Saxophone | MUSIC 175F, MUSIC 275F | Instructor: David Henderson

Saxophone: Jazz | MUSIC 175F, MUSIC 275F | Instructor: Charles McCarthy

Trombone | MUSIC 176C, MUSIC 276C | Instructor: McDowell Kenley

Trumpet | MUSIC 176B, MUSIC 276B | Instructor: Joyce Johnson-Hamilton

Trumpet: Jazz | MUSIC 176B Section 02 | Instructor: John Worley

Tuba | MUSIC 176D, MUSIC 276D | Instructor: Anthony Clements

Viola | MUSIC 174B, MUSIC 274B

Viola Da Gamba | MUSIC 174E, MUSIC 274E | Instructor: John Dornenburg

Violin | MUSIC 174A, MUSIC 274A

Violin: Baroque | MUSIC 174H, MUSIC 274H | Instructor: Anthony Martin | Phone: 510.232.9842

Voice Class 1: Beginning Voice, Level 1 (Group) | MUSIC 65A | Instructor: Claire Giovannetti
This class is closed on AXESS by design, but should have an enrollable waitlist. Please enroll on the waitlist and show up on the first day of classes to get a permission number. Choose one of the sections below and click on the AXESS link to enroll. (When you search for the class, uncheck the “Show open classes only” box to find the appropriate class section.)

Voice Class 2: Introduction To Voice, Level 2 (Group) | MUSIC 65B | Instructor: Claire Giovannetti
This class is closed on AXESS by design, but should have an enrollable waitlist. Please enroll on the waitlist and show up on the first day of classes to get a permission number. Choose one of the sections below and click on the AXESS link to enroll. (When you search for the class, uncheck the “Show open classes only” box to find the appropriate class section.)

Voice: Intermediate (Group) | MUSIC 73 | Instructor: Claire Giovannetti
This class is closed on AXESS by design, but should have an enrollable waitlist. Please enroll on the waitlist and show up on the first day of classes to get a permission number. Choose one of the sections below and click on the AXESS link to enroll. (When you search for the class, uncheck the “Show open classes only” box to find the appropriate class section.)

Voice: Private Instruction | Intermediate level: MUSIC 173, Advanced level: MUSIC 273

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