Queen's University

Private Music Lessons

Did you know we offer private instrumental & vocal instruction for all Queen's students?


If you have a music background, we have some very unique courses designed specifically for you!

MUSC 124 is a 6.0 unit course. It consists of 23 individual weekly one-hour lessons (or an equivalent amount of time every fortnight). Students are expected to practice weekly, and play a final jury examination held in the week following the end of classes in April. So for example, by successfully auditioning and registering in MUSC 124, a non-music Queen’s student who has taken piano lessons for many years can continue taking lessons for a full credit!

Lessons Offered:

Each year, the lesson types we offer vary slightly, depending on our instructor availability. In 2017-18, lessons are available in: voice, piano, clarinet, trumpet, classical guitar, oboe, bassoon, and violin.

Experience Required:

To participate in MUSC 124 you must have at least i) Royal Conservatory Grade IX (or equivalent) for pianists; or ii) Grade VIII piano and Grade VIII organ (or equivalent) for organists; or iii) Grade VIII (or equivalent) for all other instrumentalists and vocalists.


Students interested in MUSC 124 should arrange an audition, to take place during Orientation Week in September. Click here for everything you'll need to know about the audition process. Please note: enrollment is limited by the availability of instructors.

How to Register:

After your successful audition, you will be automatically registered in MUSC 124!

MUSC 124 is part of a series including: MUSC 124, 224, 324, 424 so you can continue your studies throughout your time at Queen's.

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