Private piano or other keyboard study may be pursued at Haverford-Bryn Mawr in two ways. Of course, anyone wishing to begin, resume or continue piano or other keyboard lessons during their college years on a purely independent basis is at liberty and is encouraged to do so. However, if you wish to study under the aegis of the Music Department, the following options are available.
You may consult with the Director of Instrumental Studies for recommendations about beginning/resuming/continuing lessons which you plan to pursue on a non-academic, independent basis. This is useful particularly if, down the road, you wish to make the transition to doing private study for credit.
Academic Course Credit
Private Study for Course Credit
You may integrate private study into your curricular program.
Please read the course catalog description for MUSCH210 for details regarding private study as an academic course. You will need to sign up for an audition during the first week of the semester. Please consult the Moodle page for MUSCH210 or email Heidi Jacob at hjacob [at] haverford.edu for further information regarding the audition process. Your level will be determined at your audition and you will be assigned a departmentally affiliated teacher. You should be prepared to demonstrate scales/arpeggios/technical studies, do some sight-reading, and play one or two pieces that you have learned previously. This course does not admit beginners.
Under this program, the student assumes financial responsibility for compensating the teacher. Applications for partial support of lessons are accepted each semester by the Music Department. Please see the Subsidy Form for private study.
Private Study Piano Lessons
Students can take private piano lessons for one-half graded credit per semester, either with one of our teachers or with any teacher in the greater Philadelphia area into whose studio you are accepted and whose credentials are approved by the Music Department.