COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Private Music Lessons

All private lessons will be taught remotely in the fall 2020 semester.

Students wishing to take lessons are asked to contact the Middlebury College Affiliate Artists directly to schedule lessons and to discuss modes of remote participation.

Register with an Instructor at go/musicinstructors

Lessons begin the week of September 14.

The fall 2020 lessons series will consist of eight 45-minute sessions.

The fee is $350 and will be billed to the student's Middlebury account.

A limited amount of financial assistance is available to qualified students in each semester's lessons series. Apply to the music department before registration. Applications for fall 2020 are no longer being accepted.

MUSIC PRACTICE ROOMS IN THE MAHANEY ARTS CENTER ARE AVAILABLE FOR USE THIS FALL WITH RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. Schedules are posted on each door. Students may use open timeslots for 45-minutes. Students may not enter the room during the designated THIRTY MINUTE INTERVALS (to ensure air exchange). No practice room keys will be distributed; rooms will be unlocked. EACH STUDENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS THAT ARE POSTED FOR CLEANING SURFACES PRIOR TO AND AFTER USE.

LOCKER AND STORAGE: Keys can be obtained at the Box Office, 9 AM - 5:00 PM, second floor of the Mahaney Arts Center.

We are in process of finalizing plans for this fall and changes are likely.

More details will be posted here as soon as possible.

The description below is of the traditional semester. 

One-on-one lessons meet once per week for 45 minutes for ten weeks (Fall and Spring; $435) or four weeks (J-term; $175). [Billed to your student account.] The fee is waived for music majors (limit 2/semester), students registered in a music performance course (varies by semester, inquire to confirm), Music 500 (independent), and 704 (senior) courses during the semester. Half price fees apply for Orchestra, Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Workshop, Afropop Ensemble, or Middlebury Community Wind Ensemble students for lessons in their ensemble instrument. Half-price fees apply to Choir and Community Chorus students taking private voice lessons (limit 1/semester). A limited amount of financial assistance is available to qualified students. Apply in the music department before registration.

Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass & Jazz Bass, Carillon, Cello,  Clarinet, Drums, Fiddle, Flute, French horn, Guitar (acoustic, electric, and jazz), Harmonica, Harpsichord, Irish Whistle, Mandolin, Oboe, Organ, Piano & Jazz piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, Voice & Jazz voice


Affiliate Artists
Bios and contact information are available on the Faculty & Staff page.

Department-owned instruments support departmental music classes and ensembles; seldom do we lend instruments owned by the College to individuals or groups. Students interested in short-term or long-term instrument use are encouraged to contact Ellis Music in Bethel, VT (800) 244-7664 for reasonable rates and free delivery to the College.

Music Lockers and Practice Rooms
Stop by MCA room 307 to sign out keys for the academic year. ALL Keys should be returned before leaving for the summer. Practice rooms are for use by Middlebury College students; Middlebury College staff and faculty may also use the practice rooms.  Room reservations are made only for scheduled college student private music lessons.

Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753