Course Description

Our instrumental music program is tailored to accommodate the various abilities of all our students, regardless of age and/or interest. We offer lessons for students starting at age 5 all the way to seniors and from complete beginners to those who are on their way into becoming accomplished musicians. Conveniently scheduled after school hours for children and at any time for adults, our students discover a variety of classical and traditional instruments and receive an unparalleled level of tuition from handpicked instructors. Students have two optional opportunities to perform in solo recitals over the course of the year; one recital takes place at the end of the Fall Semester, and another at the end of the Spring Semester.

Folk Instruments
Learn advanced skills and a greater appreciation for your favorite folk instrument. Bring your own instrument, i.e., banjo, accordion, ukulele, harmonica, or mandolin and let one of our instructors work with you to increase your understanding of its capabilities as you gain a deeper connection to its traditions and performance practices. Open to beginners or advanced students. 

Instruments Offered:

  • Ages 5-8: Piano, Suzuki piano, orchestral percussion, violin, Suzuki violin, cello, double bass*, guitar (including electric*), jazz guitar, ukulele, banjo*, jazz piano, mandolin, drums, fiddle, voice*, and hand drum.
  • Ages 9-10: All of the above plus accordion, flute, clarinet, trumpet, double bass, Indian Tabla, harmonica, and oud*.
  • Ages 11-17: All of the above plus viola, oboe, saxophone, bassoon, trombone, French horn, voice, euphonium, and tuba.
  • Ages 17+ All of the above

*Some instruments require that we meet with younger children for assessment.


All students taking private lessons for the first time must fill out the application included on this page. 

All private lessons are held at Harper College's main campus.
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