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Community Music Private Lessons

The Shepherd University School 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 Shepherd music students, adjunct faculty or full time faculty members. NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all private lessons will continue virtually for Fall 2020 semester.

For Prospective Students and re-enrolling private students:

Please complete the fall semester registration form and mail or email to Sherry Sykes, Thank you!

Community Music Program Private Lesson Policies
Community Music Lesson Registration Form

Community Music Instructors:

Heather Austin Stone – violin/viola

Kathleen Bell, voice
Wayne Cameron – trumpet
Susan Carpenter – piano
Dan Carter – horn
David Drosinos – clarinet

Candice Mowbray– guitar
Mary Remsburg – piano
Frauke Higgins – piano

Jeremy Koch – saxophone

Nate Lease, trombone

Dr. Yu-Hsuan Liao – piano

James Martin, trombone
Heidi Macaluso, piano
Anne Munro – flute
Kevin Pace – double bass (jazz)
Camilo Perez-Mejia – cello
Richard Polonchak – bassoon

Robin Rhodes – double bass (classical)
Tula Ruggiero – harp
Emily Santy – voice/piano
Renee Shaw Nutwell – violin

Gregory Shook – oboe

Anthony Stoika, percussion
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 Shepherd student – instructor, if available, through this program. Recitals are presented for the public at the end of each semester in Shipley Recital Hall. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be a fall semester student recital.

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