Private Instruction

Hone your Craft

We offer lessons taught by professionals who are at the top of their field and active performers in the Roanoke Valley. They work with you through tailored one-on-one instruction to guide you to and help you achieve the next level of accomplishment and success. Majors and minors perform regularly at Music at Noon throughout the semester, as well as prepare themselves for juries and their Senior Project capstone lecture/recital. In addition to developing their performance skills, students can also study composition. Students work closely with faculty to develop original work that is regularly premiered in public forums.

Learn a new instrument

You don't have to be a music major to take lessons! Come try out something new. We offer classes in a variety instruments.

Brass (trumpet, french horn, trombone, low brass)
Strings (violin, viola, cello)
Woodwinds (clarinet, flute, saxophone)
Guitar (jazz/folk, classical, bass)

Please contact the instructors directly to set up lessons each semester.
Applied Music Faculty

Applied music fee per course is $400. Declared music majors will have this fee waived under specific circumstances, please see the catalog for more information.

Don't see your instrument on the list? Let us know and we'll work to find an instructor for you!
Contact: Professor Kate Shortridge, Chair of Fine Arts Department