Private Lessons

For Non-Music Majors
MUSC 101–142

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for all University of Illinois students, regardless of major, based on capacity. In most cases, lessons are taught by teaching assistants in the School of Music, and participation in weekly studio classes may be an option.

Note that enrollment in private lessons requires additional fee of $400 for 30-minute lessons (2 credits) and $800 for 50-minute lessons (3–4 credits), per semester.

Please contact the appropriate applied faculty for more information:

*Students interested in string lessons should apply before the first day of classes if interested in lessons for that semester.



  • Question: I am interested in private lessons. How do I apply?
  • Answer: Contact the appropriate applied faculty, using the link provided above. You may be asked to audition and/or file an application.
  • Question: I have been accepted for private lessons. How do I enroll?
  • Answer: File a Course Restriction Override form, linked HERE. It is the second item on the page. You may use a screenshot of an email from applied faculty as proof of approval to enroll.
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