The private music lessons offered below are taught using the traditional method of teaching. For lessons using the Suzuki method, please see our Suzuki page.

As an integral part of Indiana University Southeast, the Arts Institute provides a unique opportunity to study with some of the region’s foremost musicians. Children, adolescents, college students, and other adults may pursue private study for non-credit in a university environment. Students select 30–minute, 45–minute, or 60–minute weekly lessons, according to the instructor’s recommendation, and they register for 7 or 14 lessons during the regular semester (and 6 or 12 during the summer session). As each student progresses, performance opportunities are given.

Full Summer: Starts May 13 (12 lessons)
Summer Session One: Starts May 13 (6 lessons)
Summer Session Two: Starts June 29 (6 lessons)
Course Code Course Title Instructor
MUS-VLN Violin

Helen Bohannon
Michael Hill
Ana Sarbu f
Meghan Casper fo
Sara Soltau

MUS-VLA Viola Meghan Casper fo
Michael Hill
MUS-CEL Cello Allison Braid Olsen fo
Jon Silpayamanant
Lori Getty
MUS-BAS Bass Karl Olsen fo

Grace Baugh-Bennett fo
Dr. Christine Brown
Joy Cofield
Jennifer Johanningsmeier
Marci Dickinson f

MUS-ORG Organ Janet Hamilton f
MUS-GTR Guitar
(All levels of Classical, Jazz, and Blues Acoustic Guitar)
Andrew Rinehart f
Mario DaSilva f
MUS-UKE Ukelele
(Beginning to Intermediate)
Andrew Rinehart f
MUS-FLT Flute Jennifer Johanningsmeier f
Marci Dickinson f
MUS-CLA Clarinet

Naomi Henderson

MUS-SAX Saxophone John Moore f
Cory Barnfield f
MUS-HRN Horn Colin Dorman
MUS-TPT Trumpet Jerry Amend fo
MUS-TRB Trombone/Euphonium Mildred Kemp f
MUS-TUB Tuba/Euphonium Pat Stuckemeyer f
MUS-PRC Percussion/Drums Mark Tate fo

Amanda Boyd f
Aaron Lundy f
Rick Rebilas f

For a list of lessons on other instruments that may be available, please contact the Arts Institute at (812) 941-2436
f Indicates Indiana University Southeast Music Department faculty
o Indicates member of the Louisville Orchestra


Full Term (12 weeks)
30-minute weekly lessons for 12 weeks: $252*
45-minute weekly lessons for 12 weeks: $378*
60-minute weekly lessons for 12 weeks: $504*

Half-Terms (6 weeks each)
30-minute weekly lessons for 6 weeks: $126*
45-minute weekly lessons for 6 weeks: $189*
60-minute weekly lessons for 6 weeks: $252*

* The registration fee is not included in the above totals. Additional materials may be required by the instructor. For more information regarding fees and registration procedures, please visit the Registration Information page.

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