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Community Music Private Lessons

The Shepherd University Department of Music program provides the opportunity for area musicians of all ages and experience levels to take private lessons, also known as applied lessons, through our Community Music at Shepherd. Students may receive private instruction from qualified music students, adjunct faculty or full time faculty members.

For Prospective Students:

Community Music Program Private Lesson Policies
Community Music Lesson Registration Form
Click here for the Community Music and Early Childhood parking information.

Community Music Instructors:

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

James Martin, trombone
Shannon Mendoza – 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 – 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. The next scheduled student recitals will take place on Saturday, December 16, at 10:00am and 11:30am in Shipley Recital Hall.

For more information contact Sherry Sykes, Community Music Coordinator,

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