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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.

For Prospective Students and re-enrolling private students:

Please complete the registration form and mail to Shepherd University Community Music, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, or email Thank you!

Community Music Program Private Lesson Policies
Community Music Lesson Registration Form

Community Music Instructors:

Heather Austin Stone, violin/viola
Wayne Cameron, trumpet
Susan Carpenter, piano
Dan Carter, horn
David Drosinos, clarinet
Dr. Candice Mowbray, guitar
Peter Heiss, jazz guitar
Frauke Higgins, piano
Jeremy Koch, saxophone
Nate Lease, trombone
Dr. Yu-Hsuan Liao, piano
James Martin, trombone
Daniel Morris, percussion/composition
Kevin Pace, double bass (jazz)
Camilo Perez-Mejia, cello
Richard Polonchak, bassoon
Mary Remsburg, piano
Robin Rhodes, double bass (classical)
Dr. Tula Ruggiero, harp
Renee Shaw Nutwell, violin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Michelle Perrine, voice
Gregory Shook, oboe
Anthony Stoika, percussion                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heidi Stoika, piano
Dr. Robert Tudor, voice
Dr. Simon Wildman, euphonium/tuba

Shepherd University student instructors, with permission of the faculty, are also available to teach 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.

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