School of Visual and Performing Arts

Community Music Program - Music Lessons

Group piano lesson instructionWant to take music lessons? Would you like your son or daughter to learn an instrument or get additional training outside their school? Looking for performance opportunities? The University of Toledo Department of Music Community Music Program is a great way for community members to take advantage of the tremendous skill of our gifted faculty. UT's Community Music Program offers group music lessons in piano and guitar for beginners, and private lessons in voice and a range of instruments for students of all ages and ability levels. BeInstrumental is a public charity dedicated to harnessing the power of the arts by providing aspiring musicians programs with educational opportunities, mentoring and the financial resources to pursue their music ambitions. We offer high quality instruction, flexible scheduling and affordable fees. 

Through our partnership with BeInstrumental, scholarships for students in elementary through high school are available for those who qualify. Scholarships for group lessons only. To see if you qualify, visit the BeInstrumental web site.

Group Lessons for 2018-2019


Group piano lesson for kids at UTThe UT Department of Music Community Music Program currently offers separate group classes in beginning piano for kids and adults, and guitar classes for high school students and adults. Other instrument sessions may be added to the program in the future if there is interest. Group lessons are taught on a weekly basis in the UT Center for Performing Arts. There are 6 lessons in the package. See schedule below. Instruction will be provided by qualified, advanced music majors who study at The University of Toledo. Instructors who teach in the Community Music Program are approved by the department chair, Dr. Jason Stumbo.

GROUP LESSONS REGISTRATION for Fall 2018 Session (Closed)

Classes Begin the Week of October 22 and Run through the week of December 3*

Beginning Piano (Grades 1-6)
Tuesdays or Wednesdays 6 p.m.

Beginning Piano (Adults)
Thursdays 6 p.m.

Beginning Guitar (Adult Form)
Beginning Guitar (HS Student Form)
Tuesdays 6 p.m.

 

*Note: there will not be any classes the week of Thanksgiving.


GROUP LESSONS REGISTRATION for SPRING 2019 Session

Classes Begin the Week of March 11 and run through the week of April 15

Group Lesson Tuition

Lessons are $75 for a six-week session and must be paid in full before the first lesson. Scholarships for group lessons (grades 1-6 only) are available through our partner, BeInstrumental, for those who qualify. Visit the BeInstrumental web site for details.

PAYMENTS

ONLINE PAYMENT

To pay online, visit our online payment page. Please be sure to register for your lessons FIRST!

TO MAIL A PAYMENT

To pay by check, make checks payable to The University of Toledo, with your group lesson or applied lesson name in the memo area. Bring check to first lesson or mail payment to:

The University of Toledo Department of Music 
2801 W. Bancroft St., MS 605 
Toledo, OH 43606

MINOR PARTICIPATION FORM

If the participant is UNDER 18, they and their parent/guardian must complete a minor participation form. Download the form now. It will need to be completed and signed by the first lesson. Completed forms can be emailed to UTMusic@utoledo.edu, faxed to 419.530.8439 or brought to the first lesson. Students who are under 18 CANNOT PARTICIPATE WITHOUT THIS FORM!

RULES AND CODE OF CONDUCT FORM

We want every participant to enjoy their group music lesson experience. This form outlines behavioral expectations and the consequences for not abiding by them. It must be signed by youth participants and their parents. Download the form, complete it, sign it and bring it with you to your first lesson.

Group Lesson Cancelation Policy

All 6-week sessions are to be paid in full before the classes begin.  Refunds will be issued in full or in part according to the following conditions.  Otherwise, there will be no refund.

If YOU need to cancel your registration:

  • You have one week prior to the first lesson to cancel, so that your seat can be given to another student.
  • If you cancel one week prior to the first lesson, you will be given a full refund of any fees paid
  • Cancelations after one week before the first lesson will not be refunded.
  • If you are sick and cannot attend a lesson, please notify your teacher by email. But there will not be a refund.

 If WE cancel a lesson due to inclement weather or for any other reason:

  • Lessons will be cancelled only if the University of Toledo is closed for any reason or cancels classes during the time the lesson should have taken place. We will attempt to reschedule the cancelled class if possible.
  • If we cancel a class and it cannot be rescheduled, a refund of $12.50 will be issued for that class.
  • The University very rarely cancels classes. However, you can find specific instructions on local television, radio and print media in addition to posting notices on the internet on the UT homepage, at www.utoledo.edu 
  • If the teacher is unable to be at the lesson, we will provide a substitute teacher. If this cannot be done, a refund of $12.50 for the lesson will be issued for that class
Last Updated: 10/26/18