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For Adults

Private Studio Lessons
Private Studio Lessons provide one-on-one comprehensive training with a skilled artist-teacher. Our instructors are able to work with beginning adult students through very advanced who are looking to further refine their technique and artistry. Adult students are welcome to participate in the regular Extension Division private studio lessons which consists of a 14-week semester. Knowing how busy many adult schedules are the John J. Cali School of Music Extension Division is now offering a more flexible lesson option for adult students who are not able to commit to a complete 14-week semester. Adult students can now opt to commit to any number of lessons ranging from five to 12 per semester! The specific lesson schedule and dates will be coordinated with the Extension Division faculty member.

Private instrumental lessons are available for piano, strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion.

An initial meeting with a vocal faculty member is required before scheduling vocal lessons.

Adult students interested in composition lessons must be proficient in note and rhythm reading. Students are encouraged to bring any examples of pieces they have created.

Advanced Studio Lessons
Adult students who are advanced musicians and passionate about music performance or music composition may request to study with a John J. Cali School of Music performance or composition faculty member. A 30-minute trial lesson/meeting is required for acceptance into this program area.

Chamber Music
Chamber performance can be one of the most rewarding music experiences. The Extension Division’s chamber ensembles for adults are open to strings, piano, woodwinds and brass players. Ensembles are organized by interest and ability and are coached by experienced Extension Division faculty members.