Students may qualify to apply for a Trinity Grant to pay for their private instructors’ fees if they are taking lessons for credit. Several other forms of assistance are also available.


MUSC-107 (0.50 credit) 

Trinity offers students the opportunity to study either a musical instrument or voice with Music Department approved instructors.

Write to Prof. Jen Allen for a “Questionnaire and Guidelines.”


A basic understanding of note reading and music terminology is required for music lessons. If you have no previous experience with music notation, you may concurrently take MUSC-101 Basic Musicianship to fulfill this requirement. Write to Prof. Allen if you would like to find out whether your skill level qualifies you for a waiver of the prerequisite.


Attendance at one of the scheduled Zoom orientation meetings is required:

Friday, September 10, 1:15-2:00 pm

            Monday, September 13, 1:15-2:00 pm

Successful completion of 11 one-hour lessons with a Music Department-approved lessons instructor.

Attendance at one of the two scheduled Musicians Workshops, November 16 or 18, 12:15-1:15 pm. Students who wish can perform the works they are playing in their lessons. Practice “playing in a recital” in a relaxed setting! Or observe other lessons students playing their music for an audience.

Attendance at the Lessons Recital at the end of the semester, December 7, 12:15-1:15 pm.

Private Music Lessons students are required to pay an instructor’s fee of $600 for the semester’s 11 one-hour, weekly lessons. Students who qualify for Trinity Grant financial aid may be eligible to apply for an award to pay this fee. The questionnaire in the “Questionnaire and Guidelines” serves as the application for a Trinity Grant for Music Lessons as well as the first step to enroll in Lessons. The initial deadline to apply for the first round of financial aid grants is  Friday, September 10. If there are still awards available, later applications will be approved on a rolling basis.

MEETING TIMES: Each student and instructor will schedule weekly lessons based on their particular schedules. The student must contact the instructor directly. See instructors’ contact information in the Questionnaire and Guidelines.

CONTACT: Professor Jen Allen, Faculty Coordinator, Music Lessons, at