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Private Lessons

Private music lessons are available in:

Private lesson times are arranged between teacher and student, once registration has been processed and fees are collected through the Community Music Program Office (rm 410A, Creative Arts Center). Teachers do not handle registration forms or tuition payments. Fees are based on a 13-week semester for Fall and Spring, and on a 9-week term for Summer Session.


Private Teachers

(*All teachers have completed certification in the understanding of dealing with minors, through the WVU Children On Campus training)


  • Tristan Dennis – Banjo (Associate)
  • Rachel Eddy – Banjo (Associate)
  • Damon Harvey – Baritone/Euphonium (Associate)
  • Zachary Peaslee – Baritone/Euphonium (Associate)
  • Dr Andrew Kohn WVU – Bass Upright (WVU Faculty)
  • André Januário – Bassoon (Associate)
  • Sara Beattie – Cello (Senior)
  • Mary Morrison NCTM – Cello (Artist)
  • Jeanne Frieben – Clarinet (Artist)
  • Brandon Morgan – Composition (Associate)
  • Leticia Grutzmann – Conducting (Associate)
  • Dr Kym Scott WVU – Conducting (Artist)
  • Tristan Dennis – Fiddle (Associate)
  • Rachel Eddy – Fiddle (Associate)
  • Sara Prengaman – Fiddle (Senior)
  • Nina Assimakopoulos WVU – Flute (WVU Faculty)
  • Jose Ramirez – Flute (Associate)
  • Alyssa Schwartz – Flute (Senior)
  • Andrew Aycoth – Guitar (Associate)
  • Brandon Morgan – Guitar (Associate)
  • Christine Mazza WVU – Harp (Artist)
  • Damon Harvey – Horn (Associate)
  • Zachary Peaslee – Horn (Associate)
  • Tristan Dennis – Mandolin (Associate)
  • Rachel Eddy – Mandolin (Associate)
  • Dr Marguerite Bostonia – Organ (Artist)
  • Dr William Haller WVU – Organ (Artist)
  • Dr David Bess WVU – Digital Photography (Artist)
  • Carol Beall NCTM – Piano by appt (Artist)
  • Dr Hooi Yin Boey – Piano (Senior)
  • Marie Borillo – Piano, Jazz Piano (Senior)
  • Jennifer Brown – Piano (Senior)
  • Youngju Lee – Piano (Associate)
  • Katie Martin MT-BC – Piano (Associate)
  • Deborah J Morgan – Piano (Senior)
  • Mary Morrison NCTM – Piano (Artist)
  • Juan Carlos Rios – Piano (Associate)
  • Alyssa Schwartz – Piano (Senior)
  • Dr Kym Scott WVU – Piano (Artist)
  • Michelle Smith – Piano (Associate)
  • Dipendra Sunam – Piano (Associate)
  • Karen Taddie NCTM – Piano (Artist)
  • Brandon Morgan – Theory (Associate)
  • Damon Harvey – Trombone (Associate)
  • Zachary Peaslee – Trombone (Associate)
  • Damon Harvey – Trumpet (Associate)
  • Zachary Peaslee – Trumpet (Associate)
  • Damon Harvey – Tuba (Associate)
  • Zachary Peaslee – Tuba (Associate)
  • Brandon Morgan – Ukulele (Associate)
  • Sara Prengaman – Ukulele (Senior)
  • Sara Beattie – Viola (Senior)
  • Sara Beattie – Violin (Senior)
  • Abigail Watson – Violin (Associate)
  • Mary Wilson – Violin, Suzuki violin (Artist)
  • Bonnie Blanchard – Voice (Associate)
  • Jennifer Brown – Voice (Senior)
  • Letícia Grützmann – Voice (Associate)
  • Dr William Koehler WVU – Voice by appt (WVU Faculty)
  • Katie Martin MT-BC – Voice (Associate)
  • Deborah J Morgan – Voice (Senior)
  • Janis-Rozena Peri WVU – Voice (Artist)
  • Dr Kym Scott WVU – Voice (Artist)
  • Michelle Smith – Voice (Associate) 


WVU – designates current or emeritus School of Music faculty
NCTM – designates “Nationally Certified Teacher of Music”
MT-BC – designates “Music Therapy Board Certified"

LEVELS

WVU Music Faculty. Includes School of Music College Faculty. Some, however, elect to teach at “Artist Faculty” rate.


Artist Teachers: Includes some School of Music College faculty; and our most outstanding, successful, highly-achieving, and experienced community teachers (as determined by awards, honors, performances, continuing education). Successful teaching experience is exhibited in student retention rates, studio growth, student participation in program-sponsored/endorsed activities, and leadership/volunteerism of the teacher.


Senior Teachers: Members of the community, selected on the basis of advanced professional training and experience and achievement (as determined by awards, honors, performances, continuing education); or Master of Music degreed students who are working toward completion of a Doctoral degree or have demonstrated equivalent professional achievements (as determined by awards, honors, performances, continuing education). Successful teaching experience is exhibited in student retention rates, studio growth, student participation in program-sponsored/endorsed activities.


Associate Teachers: Outstanding music students, generally upperclassmen working under faculty supervision; or degreed students working toward completion of a Masters degree; or most of the ‘newly-hired’ to the program.