School of Music
Meredith's Non-credit Program of Music Study
The mission of the School of Music at Meredith College is to serve the community with a wide range of musical experiences including private lessons, music classes, performance opportunities and stimulating concerts. Through development of the discipline and the joy of music, students of all ages gain an enrichment that will be relevant all their lives.
Click here for an Extended Spring and Summer 2011 Registration Form. Use the contact information provided to arrange interviews and lesson times prior to registering for lessons.
Private lessons are offered in piano, organ, voice, flute, cello, traditional and Suzuki violin, viola and guitar, as well as theory and composition. Music lessons for special needs individuals are also available. Meredith welcomes students of all ages and backgrounds and encourages the fullest development of the potential inherent in each individual. Students register for 30-, 45- or 60-minute lessons, taught by Meredith faculty members. The individual attention offered by private study is an important part of musical development.
The Suzuki program has been in existence at Meredith for 30 years and continues to flourish. The faculty has worked to develop a program of quality based upon the teaching philosophies of Shinichi Suzuki, who developed his method in post-war Japan. Beginning Suzuki students must first observe four Suzuki lessons. Click here for a Suzuki Observation Form.
Beginning Guitar Class
Open to students at least fifteen years of age.
An introduction to the guitar, with emphasis on chording and folk style. One 50-minute class per week, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 5–5:50 p.m., Fall and Spring semesters.
Beginning Voice Class
Open to students at least sixteen years of age.
An introduction to singing for students without previous vocal training. Topics include breathing, projection, registration, and the development of a positive vocal identity. The goal of this course is to prepare participants for private voice instruction or involvement in a choral organization. No audition is required. One 50-minute class per week, Wednesdays, from 5–5:50 p.m., fall semester only.