The Music Department at HWS offers private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, piano, percussion, voice, woodwinds, and jazz improvisation to beginning and experienced student musicians alike. Students who have studied in the past are encouraged (though not required) to bring a piece of music from their repertoire to play for the instructor during the first lesson. Weekly half-hour applied music lessons carry a one-half course credit per semester, the fee is $340 for fourteen half-hour lessons.
Contact the appropriate teacher below to inquire about taking private lessons.
Cello: Walden Bass
Drums (set only): Steve Curry
Jazz Improvisation: Karl Stabnau
Jazz Piano: Bob Barbuto
Jazz Saxophone: Karl Stabnau
Organ: MaryAnn Hamilton
Percussion (other than set): Anthony Calabrese
Violin and Viola: Peter Rovit
Woodwinds: Professor Joseph Berta (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone)
- Pianos are available for use in several practice rooms. All students/faculty/staff with an active OneCard may access practice rooms 319-321, and 323-326.
- Standard instrument locker space is available ($5 refundable deposit); contact Prof. Katherine Walker to arrange for storage.
For more information about opportunities for individual instruction in music, please contact the department.
Phone: (315) 781-3406