COVID-19: Essential Information

Private Music Lessons 2020-2021

Spring 2021 Private Music Lessons 

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.
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The spring 2021 lessons series consists of eight 45-minute sessions. The fee is $350

The lesson fees will be billed to the student's Middlebury account.

A limited amount of financial assistance is available to qualified students. Interested students must apply to the music department before registering for the upcoming term.

MUSIC PRACTICE ROOMS IN THE MAHANEY ARTS CENTER ARE AVAILABLE FOR USE THIS SPRING WITH RESTRICTIONS DUE TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS. Schedules are posted on each door. Students may use open timeslots. The building is open M-F 8 AM-10 PM, Sat. and Sun. 10 AM – 10 PM. Students may not enter the room during designated CLOSED/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. Thank you!!!

LOCKER AND STORAGE: Please email Anne Chabot at

Updates will be posted here. Check back often for more information.

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