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Applied Music Fees and Policies

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.


Fees for individual (private, one-on-one) music lessons:

  • $375 per quarter for Music majors and minors, and graduate students in Music
  • $750 per quarter for undergrads and grad students who do not have an active program in Music

There are no fees associated with group lessons.

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.

Applied Music Lesson List

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.

Lesson Funding

Any enrolled Stanford student in private lessons may request aid through Friends of Music at Stanford. The application is open from the first day of the quarter through the final study list deadline. For more information, follow the link below.

FOM Scholarship Application