Community Music Lessons At SU

The Shepherd University Department of Music Preparatory Division is now accepting registrations for the Fall 2009 semester. Students of all ages, regardless of previous experience, interested in taking individual lessons in woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, guitar, bass guitar, strings (violin, viola, cello or double bass) theory or jazz improvisation, can obtain a registration form from Shepherd University Frank Arts Center Room CA-3, download a form from, or call 304-876-5555 to receive one by mail. The registration fee for the preparatory division is $25 per semester. Preparatory instructors set their own weekly lesson rates and teach half-hour and hour lessons depending upon student level. Lessons begin the week of August 31 and are held at the Frank Arts Center on the campus of Shepherd University.

The popular Musical Discoveries classes will also again be offered during the fall semester for pre-school students and will be taught by Frauke Higgins. Preschoolers have the option of attending Tuesday or Friday mornings. Classes include Baby and Me for ages 4 months through 18 months, Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; Musical Discoveries for 18 Months through 3 Years, Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. or Fridays at 10 a.m.; and Music Class for 4 and 5 Year Olds (Dalcroze Eurhythmics), Fridays at 9:15 a.m. The fee for the Musical Discoveries classes is $144 per semester and runs for 12 weeks. Tuesday classes will run September 8 through December 8 (no classes on 11/3 and 11/24) and Friday classes, September 11 through December 11 (no classes on 10/30 and 11/27).

For additional information about music lessons and classes open to the community contact Lisa Oswald, Shepherd University Department of Music Preparatory Division Coordinator, at 304-876-5555 or, or visit the Shepherd University Department website at