UMass Boston

Music Lessons

Private, one-on-one music lessons for students from all majors, graduate and undergraduate. Whether you’re picking up an instrument for the first time, or continuing a years-long journey in music, our world-class faculty tailor their instruction to your needs, goals, and genre. Twelve one-hour, lessons, scheduled between you and your instructor, will cover performance techniques and musicianship, and begin or continue your musical growth.

Lessons in voice, guitar, piano, violin, cello, horns, bass, drums, percussion, flute, woodwinds, and more. One Credit.

Email the Performing Arts Department at, to arrange for an instructor, and register.

MUSIC 184 – Applied Music Lessons: For students from all majors and levels. 
MUSIC 185 – Applied Music: Music Majors only, includes a required juried performance at semester’s end. 

Our Applied Music Faculty

Ashley Addington – Flute, Woodwinds
Linnea Bardarson – Piano  
Ervin Dhimo -- Bass Guitar, Jazz Upright Bass
Paul Geresy – Drums, Percussion
David Giessow -- Voice
Todd Carter Gordon -- Voice
Terry Halco -- Piano
Seth Hamlin -- Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium 
Peter Janson – Guitar
Russell Kniffin – Guitar
Catherine Lawlor – Piano
Adam Levin – Guitar
Timothy McFarland – Piano
Dennis Montgomery – Piano
Ryan Noe – Trumpet
Kenneth Mok – Violin
Mary Oleskiewicz – Flute
Mario Perrett – Saxophone, Woodwinds
Darren Sacks – Upright Classical Bass
Brooke David Sofferman – Drums, Percussion
Priscilla Taylor – Violin, Cello
Holly Zagaria – Voice, Piano