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Lessons in the Preparatory Program

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the piano—or maybe the bassoon? Music lessons are now available to all Putnam County residents throughout the academic year at the DePauw School of Music!

The Prep Program is another way in which the School of Music is working to provide greater community service to area residents. This new program offers public school-aged students and all interested members of the community, of any age, private music instruction on any instrument or voice part offered in the School of Music. 

Students will typically receive 14 lessons each semester. String, brass, woodwind, percussion, piano, organ, and voice, as well as dance and acting classes, are all available. Fulltime and adjunct faculty, as well as selected students, serve as instructors for these applied lessons. A range of fees is also offered, depending upon the experience and credentials of the chosen instructor.

This new initiative provides a remarkable opportunity for students to take music lessons in voice or on any instrument that they are curious to explore. The program is particularly beneficial for the young singer who will be able to better prepare for roles in high school productions and competitions, such as Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA).

Future plans for the Prep Program include adding ensemble and course opportunities. Scholarship options for any students in need of financial assistance are also being explored. For additional information on the DePauw Preparatory Program, contact Jennifer Soster, jsoster@depauw.edu or (765) 658-4437.