Individual Instruction

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

Bryon Grohman, Assistant Professor of Music
voice

Teresa Radomski, Professor of Music
voice

Peter Kairoff, Professor of Music, Chair
piano

Louis Goldstein, Professor of Music
piano

Joanne Inkman, Associate Teaching Professor
piano and class piano

Dan Locklair, Professor of Music and Composer-in-Residence
organ

Ryan McCollum, adjunct faculty
jazz piano

Anthony Tang, adjunct faculty
carillon

STRINGS

Jacqui Carrasco, Professor of Music, Associate Chair
violin, viola

Evan Richey, adjunct faculty
cello

John Spuller, adjunct faculty
double bass

Matt Kendrick, adjunct faculty
electric bass and jazz improvisation

Silviu Ciulei, Visiting Assistant Professor
guitar and jazz guitar

Helen Rifas, adjunct faculty
harp

WINDS, BRASS, and PERCUSSION

Kathryn Levy, Professor of the Practice
flute

John Sadak, Assistant Professor of the Practice
clarinet

Susan Fancher, adjunct faculty
saxophone

Anna Lampidis, adjunct faculty
oboe

Amber Spuller, adjunct faculty
bassoon

Kevin Bowen, Director of Bands
trumpet

Robert Campbell, adjunct faculty
French horn

Brian French, adjunct faculty
trombone

Matt Ransom, adjunct faculty
tuba/euphonium

John Beck, adjunct faculty
percussion, Afro-Cuban drumming