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 instruction for the following instruments:


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  

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Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program