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Preparatory Department

The Preparatory Program of the Carson-Newman University Music Department exists to provide quality, affordable private music lessons to the Jefferson County area and to provide valuable teaching experience for currently enrolled Carson-Newman music students.

Applied instruction is available to students in grades K-12 in the following areas depending on teacher availability.

Keyboard Percussion Strings Voice Winds
piano mallet violin soprano trumpet
organ timpani viola alto horn
  trap set cello tenor trombone
    double bass bass euphonium
    guitar   tuba

Lessons are taught by talented C-N music majors/minors who have been approved to teach by the C-N music faculty. In addition, their teaching will be supervised by a corresponding music faculty member. Lesson times and days are scheduled by the private student teacher and the family. All lessons are taught in the Tarr Music Center on the Carson-Newman University campus.

Each semester consists of 10 weekly lessons of 30 minutes each. Lessons cost $20 each. Payment may be made for the entire semester ($200, due by September 1), or in 4 monthly installments of $50 each (due on Sept 1, Oct 1, Nov 1, Dec 1). There is also an annual non-refundable $25 registration fee (returning students for Fall 2018 may have the registration fee waived). Checks may be made payable to Carson-Newman University.

Additional costs for music/supplies may be incurred, depending on the requirements of the student’s applied instructor.

The online registration form is available here.

For more information, please contact

Dr. Ryan Fogg, Director



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