Applied music lessons taught by Music Program Faculty for academic credit are available to all Berea College students free of charge (the $20 facilities usage fee is waived by scholarship) on a space-available basis. Although there is an attempt to serve all students who apply, priority is given to music majors and minors, to students participating in Berea College ensembles, and to students continuing applied study from a previous term. Students may register for a half-hour lesson per week for .25 credit or for a full-hour lesson per week for .50 credit. Registration for the lessons for all students occurs in the Presser Music Building Lobby during the first few days of classes each term. Students may not register for these lessons online.
Private lessons are offered in the following media:
- Appalachian Instruments (folk guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo)
- Baritone Horn
- French Horn
- Gospel Piano
- Guitar (classical and rock)