Information on Individual Instruction (private lessons)
The Department of Music offers individual instruction to Wake Forest students in voice, piano, guitar, and all orchestral and jazz instruments. Students can receive course credit for weekly lessons of 30 minutes (MUS161) or 60 minutes (MUS162 and music major courses 262, 362 and 363). Lessons are available to students of all levels, though a POI (permission of instructor) number is required for registration.
Registration takes place at the beginning of each semester, and interested students should stop by the music department office (M309) or contact the appropriate instructor listed below for more information.
First-time registrants for voice, guitar, and piano lessons will additionally need to interview or audition (depending on level of experience) at the start of each semester, and sign-ups are posted in the music office.
Like many liberal arts universities, Wake Forest assesses an additional individual instruction fee of $325 per semester for 30 minute weekly lessons (MUS 161) and $650 per semester for hour-long weekly lessons (MUS 162 and music major courses 262, 362, and 363), which is billed to a student’s account by Financial Services. Need-based scholarships are available; see here Applied Lesson Fee Scholarship Application for more information.
If you are a beginning student in voice, guitar, or piano, you also have the option to register for class instruction in those areas (MUS165 and MUS178), for which there is no additional fee.
VOICE and KEYBOARD
Joanne Inkman, Associate Teaching Professor
piano and class piano
Ryan McCollum, adjunct faculty
Anthony Tang, adjunct faculty
Jacqui Carrasco, Professor of Music, Associate Chair
John Spuller, adjunct faculty
Matt Kendrick, adjunct faculty
electric bass and jazz improvisation
Silviu Ciulei, Visiting Assistant Professor
guitar and jazz guitar
WINDS, BRASS, and PERCUSSION
Susan Fancher, adjunct faculty
Robert Campbell, adjunct faculty
Brian French, adjunct faculty
Matt Ransom, adjunct faculty
John Beck, adjunct faculty
percussion, Afro-Cuban drumming