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Private and Group Class Instruction

Private Instruction

We currently offer lessons in piano, violin, and voice. Students are given weekly lessons which may be thirty (30), forty-five (45), or sixty (60) minutes in duration. Instructors design lesson plans appropriate to the student's skill level; curriculum includes development of performance skills, technique, theory and general musicianship. All lessons are taught in the Moores School of Music Building on the University of Houston main campus.  Attendance at all lessons is expected. To ensure success, students should practice daily for at least the length of their lesson.

Click here to download the student policies agreement.

 

Faculty

Private lessons are offered with professional or junior faculty members, and the PCS director and administration will help to match students with an ideal instructor. Professional Instructors have advanced degrees in their instrument and significant teaching experience. All Junior Faculty have received their undergraduate degrees and are graduate students at the university.

Instruction

Students are given weekly lessons and lesson times may be arranged for thirty (30), forty-five (45), or sixty (60) minutes. Instructors design lesson plans appropriate to the student's skill level and curriculum includes development of performance skills, technique, theory and general musicianship. Attendance at all lessons is expected. To ensure success, students should practice daily for at least the length of their lesson.

Session Schedule and Registration

Both the fall and spring semesters have 16 lessons, and the summer session has 8 lessons. Fees will be pro-rated if the student begins lessons after the semester start date. Additional fees include a $25 registration fee per student (or $40 registration fee per family) per semester. Additional fees for books and other materials vary. Commitment to the program is preferred for the entire year or three (3) semesters. A $30 late fee will be charged to all accounts for payments made after payment deadlines. A $30 fee will be charged for all returned checks. Checks should be made payable to the University of Houston. An initialed and signed PCS Student Policy Agreement is required before the first lesson is taught.

2017-2018

Fall 2017 Session: August 21 – December 16 (16 lessons)
Spring 2018 Session: January 16 – May 14 (16 lessons)
Summer 2018 Session: June 4 – August 18 (8 lessons)

2018-2019

Fall 2018 Session: August 20 – December 15 (16 lessons)
Spring 2019 Session: January 14 – May 12 (16 lessons)
Summer 2019 Session: June 3 – August 17 (8 lessons)

Tuition payments are made in full at the beginning of the semester; however, an installment payment plan is available for the fall and spring semesters. Under the installment plan, the total tuition is divided into three installments per semester, and a $15 installment fee is applied to the 2nd and 3rd payments. The installment payment schedule for 2017–2018 is as follows:

 

SPRING 2018

January 12 – 50% of tuition due
February 9 – 25% of tuition due + $15 installment fee
March 9 – Balance due in full + $15 installment fee

FALL 2018

August 18 – 50% of tuition due
September 13 – 25% of tuition due + $15 installment fee
October 11 – Balance due in full + $15 installment fee

SPRING 2019

January 12 – 50% of tuition due
February 7 – 25% of tuition due + $15 installment fee
March 7 – Balance due in full + $15 installment fee

 

Recitals

There is one recital opportunity at the end of each fall and spring semester in Dudley Recital Hall.  Recitals for the 2015-2016 year are scheduled as follows:

FALL SEMESTER

Sunday, October 22, 2017          Dudley Recital Hall

2:00 PM        Honors Piano Recital

Sunday, December 17, 2017      Dudley Recital Hall

2:00 PM        Suzuki Violin Recital
5:00 PM        Youth Piano Recital
7:00 PM        Adult Instrumental Recital

SPRING SEMESTER

Sunday, February 25, 2018         Dudley Recital Hall

2:00 PM        Honors Piano Recital

Sunday, April 15, 2018                 Dudley Recital Hall           

1-6 PM          Olshan Young Artist Competition

Sunday, May 6, 2018                   Dudley Recital Hall                       

3:00 PM        Youth Piano Recital
5:00 PM        Adult Instrumental & Voice Recital

Sunday, May 20, 2018                  Dudley Recital Hall           

2:00 PM        Suzuki Violin Recital
5:00 PM        Honors Piano Recital

Contact Us

For more information regarding program requirements, a complete schedule of tuition and fees, or how to get started, please contact the PCS Office at msmpcs@central.uh.edu or (713) 743-3398.