Applied Music Lessons

Individual applied music lessons are available for academic credit 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.

NOTE: For the Spring 2021 term, all applied lesson courses will be for the entire 14 weeks.

Applying for Private Lessons for Spring 2021

To request an Applied Lesson course for the Spring 2021 Term (the entire 14 weeks), please email Jeanette Davidson with your name, the discipline or instrument you are interested in, your instructor preference, and whether you are requesting a 0.25 credit or .05 credit lesson. See below for a list of course offerings and instructors.

Applied Lesson Course Offerings 
Instrument  Instructor(s) 
Appalachian Instruments (Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, etc.) Sam Gleaves
Brass Instruments (Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, etc.) James Dreiling
Clarinet Doug Drewek
Electronic Music Composition/Music Production Doug Drewek, Tripp Bratton, Javier Clavere
Flute Kristy Beers
French Horn Elizabeth DiSavino
Guitar (Acoustic/Classical, Electric/Rock John Hedger
Guitar (Finger-pick/Folk) Sam Gleaves
Mariachi Instruments (Mariachi Trumpet, Guitarrón, etc.) Genaro Rascon, Jr.
Organ, Carillon Javier Clavere
Percussion Instruments Tripp Bratton
Piano (General)* Javier Clavere, Lindsay Clavere, Elizabeth DiSavino
Piano (Gospel/Jazz) Javier Clavere, David Simmons
Saxophone Doug Drewek
Voice** Mark Calkins, Xiangtang Hong, EJ Stokes (Gospel and Contemporary)


*Prerequisite: MUS 100 Class Piano or permission of instructor

**Prerequisite:  MUS 103 Class Voice or permission of instructor