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University of South Florida

USF Community Music Project Private Lessons, Tuition Payment Information


A lesson is a one-on-one opportunity for you to receive expert advice and guidance. You'll meet weekly, or as you and your instructor decide, for each lesson, and prepare assignments and activities. People who study an instrument or music privately gain tools and skills at a faster rate, and make greater connections to develop their presonal strengths. 


Our faculty specialize on the instruments they teach. That means they are experts who actively perform and teach on their instrument or subject area, and have extensive training and experience on the very same instruments and subjects you study. Plus, unlike the competitive process of being a music major at USF, USF Community Music Project lessons do not require an audition. Everyone may study with our world-class faculty and approved and vetted music majors!

Private lessons are available for all band and orchestra instruments, plus guitar, ukulele, voice, piano, pop piano, jazz piano, anime piano arranging,  jazz saxophone, composition, jazz composition, theory, conducting, rapping, beatmaking, and more.

Private Lesson Schedule:  lesson times to be arranged with the instructor 

  • Artist-Faculty (all are current professors who are USF Faculty):

$875: 10 60-minute lessons (Artist-Faculty)
$700: 10 45-minute lessons
$525: 10 30-minute lessons 

Special trial term (pending teacher availability): $375 for 3 45-minute lessons with Artist-Faculty

  • Instructors (all are current USF Music Majors, teaching the area or instrument on which they specialize):

$525: 10 60-minute lessons 
$475: 10 45-minute lessons
$375: 10 30-minute lessons

  • Special trial term (pending teacher availability): $375 for 5  45-minute lessons with Instructors

Payment Information

We will contact you by email to confirm your registration and tuition balance, with a link for you to submit payment by credit/debit card (Visa or MasterCard) to the USF College of the Arts Box Office.

* Lessons may enroll immediately

*Classes are open until filled

Required Forms

Both are required by USF to participate in online and in person lessons and classes

  1. Waiver Form
  2. Photo Release Form


We are unable to offer class or private lesson refunds at this time.

* Lesson cancellation: If a student cancels within 24-hours’ notice, faculty will offer a make-up lesson when both parties’ schedules permit. If a student cancels with less than 24-hours’ notice, make-up lessons may be offered at the instructor's discretion.


For in-person instruction, you'll need to provide your own instrument. Check with your instructor if more materials will be used, or if you need assistance in renting or purchasing an instrument. USF does not provide instruments except for piano and percussion lessons, and some classes. 

For online instruction, you'll need a reliable internet connection, a laptop or tablet (preferred to a phone) with a functioning webcam and microphone (or an external webcam and/or microphone).

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