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Applied Music Lessons

The Shepherd University Department of Music provides the opportunity for area music students to take applied lessons through a preparatory music program offered at the college. Local music students in elementary, middle and high school as well as adult students have the opportunity to receive private instruction from qualified music students, adjunct faculty or full time faculty members.

Instructors include:

prep_lessons1Heather Austin Stone – violin/viola
Brian Cambrel – clarinet/composition/theory
Wayne Cameron – trumpet
Susan Carpenter – piano
Dan Carter – horn
David Drosinos – clarinet
William Feasley – guitar
Mary Granofsky, piano
Frauke Higgins, piano
Dr. Scott Hippensteel – trombone
Jeremy Koch – saxophone
Edward Leaf – double bass (classical)
Dr. Yu-Hsuan Liao – piano
Shannon Mendoza, piano
Gary Mullenax – piano
Anne Munro – flute
Kevin Pace – double bass (jazz)
Camilo Perez-Mejia – cello
Richard Polonchak – bassoon
Tula Ruggiero – harp
Emily Santy, voice/piano
Renee Shaw, violin
Ronnie Shaw – drum set
Gregory Shook – oboe
Dr. Robert Tudor – voice
Angie Weaver, piano/voice
Dr. Simon Wildman – trombone/euphonium/tuba

Student instructors, with permission of the faculty, are also available for all instruments and for theory, composition, and improvisation lessons.

Students may study voice, winds, percussion, strings, harp, and piano on a weekly basis throughout the school year. Students also have the opportunity to study music theory, composition or improvisation with a private instructor through this program. Recitals are presented for the public at the end of each semester.

For Prospective Students:

Preparatory Program Private Lesson Policies
Preparatory Lesson Registration Form

For Preparatory Instructors:

Music Major Recommendation Form – To Teach Private Lessons
Yearly Instructor Info Form
Prep Instructor Studio Fee Form

Contact email:

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Parent and Student resources for Making the Most of Music Study