Stanford students in any major or graduate program may take music lessons with our outstanding faculty. All lessons come with additional fees. But thanks to the generosity of Friends of Music at Stanford, any student may apply for partial funding for private lessons. Aid is awarded on a sliding scale. Friends of Music fully covers private lesson fees for Music majors and minors.
UPDATE CONCERNING PRACTICE ROOMS AND FEES: We regret that the practice rooms in Braun Music Center and Dinkelspiel must be closed until further notice as part of the effort to limit transmission of COVID-19. Students enrolling in remote lessons will be credited the $50 we normally assess as part of the lesson fee to support the upkeep of pianos and practice rooms. The credit can only be posted after the final study list deadline when all enrollment decisions have been made. Lesson fees still apply. Questions to rleigh (at) stanford.edu.
Fees for individual lessons:
- $375 per quarter for Music majors and minors, and graduate students in Music ($325 while remote instruction continues)
- $750 per quarter for undergrads and grad students who do not have an active program in Music ($700 while remote instruction continues)
Fees for group lessons:
- $125 per quarter for Music majors and minors, and graduate students in Music ($75 while remote instruction continues)
- $250 per quarter for undergrads and grad students who do not have an active program in Music ($200 while remote instruction continues)
Lesson fees include the practice room fee, but you must let us know that you want practice room access. For further information and the request form, go here.
To qualify for the lower lesson fees available for Music degree program students, undergrads must not only be a declared Music major, minor, or performance certificate student, but also be currently enrolled in, or have completed the first sequence of the core courses, or you must obtain written permission from the Undergraduate Student Services Officer and/or your academic advisor. Learn more about the Music major
Lesson fees are tied to enrollment. If you drop the class by the final study list deadline, the fee goes away. Fees are not prorated. Note that no refunds are given for lessons dropped after the final study list deadline for the quarter posted in the Academic Calendar. Questions about fees should be directed to Rowen Leigh in the Department of Music.
Any enrolled Stanford student may request aid through Friends of Music at Stanford. The application is open from the first day of the quarter through the final student list deadline. More information at the link below.