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Private Lessons for USC College Students

Weekly 30-, 45- or 60-minute lessons (online and/or face-to-face), 14-week semester, master class/recital (online)*

This course of study is designed for college students (any degree program) who desire to continue learning intermediate and advanced piano repertoire for their own enrichment (not for course credit).* *

To be eligible, students must have studied piano for a minimum of three years or have taken Beginning Piano I & II or Introduction to Piano (MUSC 104) at UofSC. Students participate in either one master class or one recital per semester.

Student piano requirement: UofSC practice rooms are only for use by those enrolled in credit-granting UofSC courses. Students must have their own digital or acoustic piano for practice.
Practice requirement: 30 minutes 4 days a week

Cost: 30-Minute Lessons $330
Cost: 45-Minute Lessons $460
Cost: 60-Minute Lessons $595
See Policies and Tuition for more information. Register online.

*The Center for Piano Studies will resume customary operations in Fall 2021, with classes and lessons occurring in-person at the School of Music. The CPS will follow University procedures and decisions regarding cancellations and closures, and will continue required safety measures (COVID-19 related). To request continuation of online lessons, please write to the director, Dr. Sara Ernst. See policies for more details.

** UofSC students who have a substantial background in piano are encouraged to consider elective piano study with School of Music faculty for course credit. An audition is required, and space is limited. 


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