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Welcome to Applied Music Lessons at Stanford!!

Audition signups for 2014-2015 are now live! Look for the column marked "Audition Link" in the list below, or contact instructors directly for audition information.

Applied Music lessons at Stanford incur a fee above tuition. Please refer to the Applied Music Fees and Policies page for more details. 

If you are new to Stanford, you will have to audition, regardless of whether or not you submitted a supplemental audition. Be prepared to play études, a sonata, a concerto excerpt, or anything else that demonstrates your abilities. Consult the proficiency requirements column for each item to see if you currently play at the minimum level at which we expect students to perform. To sign up for lessons in winter or spring quarter, you must contact the faculty member directly or check with staff in the department office to see if there is room in the studio.

As of Autumn 2014, ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR LESSONS.  A Zero Unit Enrollment option has been created for graduate students and for students unable to enroll in lessons or ensembles.  Please review our Zero Unit Enrollment policy to learn how to enroll.

Title Level & Type ExploreCourses link Axess link Audition link Contact Minimum Proficiency/Audition Requirements

Flute (Baroque)

Intermediate, Private greere@gmail.com

Please contact the instructor for proficiency requirements.

 

Flute (Baroque)

Advanced, Private greere@gmail.com

Please contact the instructor for proficiency requirements.

 

Contrabass

Intermediate, Private bruce.moyer@sjsu.edu

Ability to play 2-octave major scales and Marcello sonatas, or Baroque sonatas of a similar level. Contact the instructor directly to arrange an audition: (408) 577-9219.

 

Contrabass

Advanced, Private bruce.moyer@sjsu.edu

Please contact the instructor for proficiency requirements.

 

Bassoon

Intermediate, Private rufusojr@aol.com

Ability to play the 2nd & 3rd movement of the Mozart Concerto in B flat, K. 191, or equivalent; all major scales; one Milde scale study.

Bassoon

Advanced, Private rufusojr@aol.com

Ability to play the 2nd & 3rd movement of the Mozart Concerto in B flat, K. 191, or equivalent; all major scales; one Milde scale study; 1st movement of the Mozart concerto.

 

Cello

Intermediate, Private stephenh@stanford.edu, cvccello@stanford.edu

At least 3 yrs. private lessons: ability to play pieces at the level of Bach Suite No. 1, Vivaldi, Marcello sonatas; Squire Tarantella or Bourrée; Elegy by Gabriel Fauré.

 

Cello

Advanced, Private stephenh@stanford.edu, cvccello@stanford.edu

Movements. from Bach Suite 2 or 3; Lalo Concerto; Brahms’ Sonata in E Minor; Saint-Saëns or Haydn C Major Concertos; begun work on Popper Etudes, Op. 73.

 

Clarinet

Intermediate, Private markgbrand@yahoo.com

Ability to play at the level of: C. Rose, 40 Studies; C.M. Weber, Concertino; W.A. Mozart, Concerto (1st movement); major scales and chromatic scales (full range).

 

Clarinet

Advanced, Private markgbrand@yahoo.com

Ability to play at the level of: C. Rose, 32 Studies; Polatscek, Adv. Studies; Debussy, Première Rhapsodie; Brahms, F minor or E-flat Major Sonata; all major scales w/extensions; all melodic minor scales (tonic to tonic).

 

Flute

Intermediate, Private flute@stanford.edu, melodysflute@gmail.com, greere@gmail.com

Ability to play scales and arpeggios in major keys to 4 sharps and 4 flats; Etude from Anderson, op. 33, or similar level; movement from a sonata by Handel, Telemann, or J.S. Bach; or a piece from the standard repertoire at a similar level.

 

Flute

Advanced, Private flute@stanford.edu, melodysflute@gmail.com, greere@gmail.com

Please contact the instructor for proficiency requirements.

 

Fortepiano

Intermediate, Private barth@stanford.edu

It is understood that students coming to the study of fortepiano at the undergraduate level will often not have had previous experience with early keyboard instruments.  Keyboard skills on modern piano at the level of any Beethoven sonata (except op. 49) are sufficient for fortepiano study.

 

For Audition:  Prepare 10 minutes of music for modern piano, memorized (preferably 2 contrasting pieces); there may also be some sight reading.

 

Fortepiano

Advanced, Private barth@stanford.edu

Students should begin study in 172E first, then may move into 272E upon instructor approval.

 

Advanced Classical Guitar

Advanced, Private caferguson@stanford.edu

Tarrega, Sor, Carcassi; brief works by Bach, Scarlatti-Brouwer, or Villa-Lobos

 

Classical Guitar

Intermediate, Private caferguson@stanford.edu

Ability to play short studies by Sor, Guiliani, or basic repertoire from Noad, Book I

 

Classical Guitar Class

Beginning, Class caferguson@stanford.edu

No proficiency requirements. Sign up on class lists via Axess and attend the first day of class to receive a permission number for enrollment.

Guzheng

Beginning, Class zitherzheng@gmail.com

Please contact the instructor for proficiency requirements. 

 

Advanced Harp

Intermediate, Private chauvel@comcast.net

Ability to play at the level of Pierné, Impromptu Caprice;  Hindemith, Handel, Blacksmith,  or Salzedo sonatas;  Grandjany, Children’s Corner, etc.

 

For auditions, please contact Marjorie Chauvel via phone or email: chauvel@comcast.net, 650-493-4519

Harp

Intermediate, Private chauvel@comcast.net

Ability to play pieces at the level of Grandjany, selection from Petite Classic Suite; or Trois Pièces Faciles, or Salzedo, Sketches, Modulation Book.

 

Advanced Harpsichord

Advanced, Private ilanabardavid@gmail.com

Ability to play at the level of: Bach Partitas; François Couperin 8ème Ordre; Scarlatti Sonatas; Jean-Phillipe Rameau Suites

 

Harpsichord

Intermediate, Private ilanabardavid@gmail.com

Ability to play at the level of: Bach Two-Part Inventions; Louis Couperin Suites; Pavan and Galliard of William Byrd.

French Horn

Intermediate, Private larryragent@astound.net

Previous private study to the advanced high-school level.  Previous exposure to standard German (i.e., Kopprasch or Kling) or French (i.e., Maxime Alphonse, Bk. 2) exercises.

 

French Horn

Advanced, Private larryragent@astound.net

Please contact the instructor for proficiency requirements.

 

Advanced Oboe

Advanced, Private robinrice@yahoo.com, Jhmatheson@comcast.net

Ability to play all scales, Ferling or similar etude, one of the Six Metamorphoses after Ovid (Britten).

Oboe

Intermediate, Private robinrice@yahoo.com, Jhmatheson@comcast.net

Ability to play a movement from a Baroque concerto, an intermediate etude, and major scales to 4 sharps and 4 flats.

Advanced Organ

Advanced, Private rhmorgan@stanford.edu

Ability to play J.S. Bach’s Prelude & Fugue in C, BWV 545,  or equivalent.

Organ

Intermediate, Private rhmorgan@stanford.edu

Ability to play J.S. Bach’s Orgelbüchlein chorales or equivalent.

Advanced Percussion

Advanced, Private markveregge@comcast.net

Ability to play on all 3 of the following:  snare drum: Goldenberg, 3 Etudes, Etude in 12/8 (p. 51); mallets: Goldenberg, No. 1 of the 39 Etudes (p. 62); tympani: Goodman, 4 Drum Studies, Ex. 71, or equivalent.

 

Drum Set

Private davidrokeach@aol.com

Please contact instructor for proficiency requirements.

Percussion

Intermediate, Private markveregge@comcast.net

 Ability to play any 2 of the following:  snare drum: Morris Goldenberg, Guidebook for the Artist Percussionist, Etude II (p. 11); mallets: Goldenberg, Modern School for Xyl., Marimba, Vibraph., Etude II (p.27); tympani: Saul Goodman, Modern Method for Tympani, §2 (examples for 2 drums), Ex. 34, or equivalent.

Advanced Piano

Advanced karul2@stanford.edu, barth@stanford.edu, laura.dahl@stanford.edu, schultzt@stanford.edu, weldy@stanford.edu

Ability to play by memory pieces at the level of any Beethoven sonata (except op. 49).

For audition:  prepare 10 minutes of music, memorized (preferably 2 contrasting pieces); there may also be some sight reading.

 

Intermediate Piano Class

Intermediate, Class timzer@stanford.edu

Please see Dr. Zerlang or contact him directly: timzer@stanford.edu or (650) 723-1549.

Introductory Piano Class I

Beginning, Class timzer@stanford.edu

No proficiency requirements. Sign up on class lists via Axess and attend the first day of class to receive a permission number for enrollment.

Introductory Piano Class II

Beginning, Class timzer@stanford.edu

Please see Dr. Zerlang or contact him directly: timzer@stanford.edu or (650) 723-1549.

Introductory Piano Class III

Beginning, Class timzer@stanford.edu

Please see Dr. Zerlang or contact him directly: timzer@stanford.edu or (650) 723-1549.

Piano

Advanced, Private karul2@stanford.edu, barth@stanford.edu, laura.dahl@stanford.edu, schultzt@stanford.edu, weldy@stanford.edu

Ability to play by memory pieces at the level of any Beethoven sonata (except op. 49).

For audition:  prepare 10 minutes of music, memorized (preferably 2 contrasting pieces); there may also be some sight reading.

Advanced Saxophone

Advanced, Private chazjazz39@hotmail.com, davidhen@stanford.edu

Test exercises in Rubank Advanced No.1; for jazz studies, first 6 exercises in Niehaus, Intermediate Jazz Conception.

 

Saxophone

Intermediate, Private chazjazz39@hotmail.com, davidhen@stanford.edu

Knowledge and performance of chromatic scale (full range) and test exercises in Rubank Intermediate (beginning sections); for jazz studies, first 6 exercises in Niehaus, Basic Jazz Conception.

Advanced Trombone

Advanced, Private mcdowell@stanford.edu

Proficiency at the level of Schlossberg, Daily Drills; Bordogni-Rochut, Etudes for Trombone, vol. 1; Kopprasch, Studies (vol. 1); all major and minor scales.

Trombone

Intermediate, Private mcdowell@stanford.edu

Ability to play studies comparable to the Langey, Tutor; Fink, Studies in Legato (or Concone, Solfeggi); Cornette, Method for Trombone; Cimera, selected etudes and studies.

Advanced Trumpet

Advanced, Private adamluftman@gmail.com, john@johnworley.com

Please contact the instructor for proficiency requirements.

Trumpet

Intermediate, Private adamluftman@gmail.com, john@johnworley.com

Previous experience: Private lessons during high school, some solo performance experience, knowledge of major and minor scales, some proficiency in a standard trumpet method such as the Arban Complete Conservatory Method. Contact the instructor directly to schedule an audition: Joyce: tromba@stanford.edu or (650) 321-9846; John: john@johnworley.com or (650) 968-0917.

Advanced Tuba

Advanced, Private ttuba@comcast.net

Please contact the instructor for proficiency requirements.

 

Tuba

Intermediate, Private ttuba@comcast.net

Major Scales - 2  octaves; one Etude from Johannes Rochut Melodious Etudes for Trombone, 8vb and 15mb; one Etude from Kopprasch 60 Studies for Tuba; solo of your choice. Contact instructor directly to schedule an audition: ttuba@comcast.com or (408) 377-3493.

Advanced Viola

Advanced, Private lrobertson@stanford.edu

3-octave scales; ability to play at the level of Kreutzer, Mazas, or Fuchs etudes; 1 or 2 movements from J.S. Bach unaccompanied suite; Telemann concerto, and an entire J.S. Bach unaccompanied suite; Rolla, Zelter, or Hoffmeister concerto.

 

Viola

Intermediate, Private lrobertson@stanford.edu

3-octave scales; ability to play at the level of Kreutzer, Mazas, or Fuchs etudes; 1 or 2 movements from J.S. Bach unaccompanied suite; Telemann concerto.

Advanced Viola da Gamba

Advanced, Private bassviol@stanford.edu

Contact the instructor to discuss proficiency requirements and to schedule an audition: (510) 530-3202 or bassviol@stanford.edu

 

Viola da Gamba

Intermediate, Private bassviol@stanford.edu

Contact the instructor to discuss proficiency requirements and to schedule an audition: (510) 530-3202 or bassviol@stanford.edu

Advanced Violin

Advanced, Private ajdoh2011@hotmail.com, dfong1@stanford.edu, dawnharms@juno.com, geoff@slsq.com, rsharp@stanford.edu, lsohn@stanford.edu, mfewer@stanford.edu

A minimum of 4 years of private instruction and the ability to play 3 octave scales and arpeggios; a movement of an unaccompanied Bach sonata or partita; a movement of a Mozart, Romantic or twentieth-century concerto; a short virtuostic piece to show your ability level; Paganini Caprice

 

Violin

Intermediate, Private ajdoh2011@hotmail.com, dfong1@stanford.edu, dawnharms@juno.com, geoff@slsq.com, rsharp@stanford.edu, lsohn@stanford.edu, mfewer@stanford.edu

Proficiency in two of the following: scales, arpeggios, and etudes (i.e., Dont, Op. 37, Kreutzer, Rode, Mazas); movement from a solo J.S. Bach sonata or partita or from any concerto or sonata (Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, etc.).

Violin Class

Beginning, Class joomee@stanford.edu

Please contact instructor for proficiency requirements.

Advanced Voice

Advanced, Private tenor@stanford.edu, claireg@stanford.edu, wendyhh1@stanford.edu, novadjimenez@gmail.com

Please contact individual instructors for proficiency requirements at advanced level.

 

Intermediate Voice Class

Beginning, Class claireg@stanford.edu

Auditions are held at the first class meeting. Sign up on class lists via Axess at the start of term.

Voice

Intermediate, Private tenor@stanford.edu, claireg@stanford.edu, wendyhh1@stanford.edu, novadjimenez@gmail.com

2 songs: one in English, one in another language is ideal. There will also be some sight-singing and a one-page musicianship quiz.

Voice Class I

Beginning, Class claireg@stanford.edu

No proficiency requirements. Sign up on class lists via Axess and attend the first day of class to receive a permission number.

Voice Class II

Beginning, Class claireg@stanford.edu

No proficiency requirements. Sign up on class lists via Axess and attend the first day of class to receive a permission number.

Advanced Jazz Piano

Advanced, Private murlow@stanford.edu

Contact instructor for proficiency requirements, or to schedule an audition.

 

Jazz Piano

Intermediate, Private murlow@stanford.edu

Proficiency (private lessons):

-  Ability to read music - chords, melodic lines
-  Know and play all major and minor scales
-  Know and play all types of seventh chords
- Calculate intervals and chord extensions quickly, including alterations
- Knowledge of basic jazz and blues forms

Jazz Piano

Beginning, Class murlow@stanford.edu

No proficiency requirements.  Sign up via Axess.  Course is only offered when 3+ individuals are registered.  Email instructor with questions.

Carillon

Advanced, Private timzer@stanford.edu

Please contact the instructor for proficiency requirements.

Carillon

Intermediate, Private timzer@stanford.edu

Please contact the instructor for proficiency requirements.

 

Advanced Renaissance Winds

Advanced, Private hwm@stanford.edu

Recorder/Early Winds (Early Music)

Intermediate, Private hwm@stanford.edu

Contact Herb Myers to discuss proficiency requirements and to set up an audition, (650) 723-0635, hwm@stanford.edu.

 

Violin (Baroque)

Intermediate, Private a.p.martin@earthlink.net

Please contact Anthony Martin at a.p.martin@earthlink.net or 510-232-9824 if you’d like to take lessons.

Violin (Baroque)

Advanced, Private a.p.martin@earthlink.net

Please contact Anthony Martin at a.p.martin@earthlink.net or 510-232-9824 if you’d like to take lessons.