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Youth String Program

The partnership between DePauw School of Music and Tzouanakis (TZ) Intermediate School has, to date, provided nearly 500 students violin lessons free of charge. Every TZ 4th-grader receives 10 lessons during the school day. Those wishing to continue study can do so throughout 4th and 5th grade by participating in twice-weekly classes. For more information, contact Mark Rabideau.

Greencastle Middle School Jazz Program

The DePauw School of Music and Greencastle Middle School provides 6-8 graders the opportunity to explore their own creativity by learning to improvise and perform in a jazz band. Instruction is provided by DePauw’s director of jazz studies, Steven Snyder, and students from the DePauw School of Music.  For more information, contact Steve Snyder.

LessonS In the Community Music Program

Lessons in the Community Music Program provide students with 14 individual lessons each semester. Strings, brass, woodwind, percussion, piano, organ and voice are all available. DePauw faculty and music students serve as instructors for applied lessons. Fees range depending upon the experience and credentials of the selected instructor. Dance classes are offered in a group setting, with dance requiring a placement audition. For more information, contact Mark Rabideau.

Please find below the required forms for both instructors and students of applied lessons.

Kindermusik® offers music classes for children, from newborns to seven year olds, with the goal of aiding development through music and movement. Pairing the mission of Kindermusik® with the principles of Kodaly, Suzuki, and Orff, the program aims to share the joy of music and learning with children in a fun and nurturing environment. 

Community Music Program Handbook and Frequently Asked Questions