Starting in Fall 2018, the lesson fee will be $300 per semester for all students - the second-lowest rate among our peer institutions. Each student will receive six (6) hours of lessons each semester. 

Columbia/Barnard undergraduate students are eligible to take private instrumental lessons for credit through the Music Performance Program. Auditions are required and are held during the first week of classes in the fall semester.  

Online audition sign up will be available in August, three weeks before auditions.  

We offer private instrution for the following instruments:

  • Jazz Piano
  • Jazz Percussion
  • Jazz Drums
  • Jazz Acoustic Bass
  • Jazz Electric Bass
  • Jazz Saxophone
  • Jazz Trumpet
  • Jazz Trombone
  • Jazz Voice
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Jazz Vibraphone
  • Jazz Orchestration
  • Jazz Composition

Students who audition and register for lessons receive six hours of lessons per semester. Lessons are taken for one credit and students receive a pass/fail grade for their participation.

Audition Requirements