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University Community Music School

The University Community Music School (UCMS) grew from a desire to create meaningful relationships in our community by teaching music. The UCMS will provide music instruction to all types of students in a variety of ways, including private music instruction, group lessons, ensembles, and academic music courses. Through music education, the UCMS will develop a lifelong appreciation for music among the Knoxville community.

Private Lessons:

Private lessons are offered by Artist Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. The Spring 2022 term will begin January 24 and end May 6.

Pricing:

Pricing is determined by instrument and classification of teacher (i.e. Artist Faculty, graduate, undergraduate). Full payment for the term is due prior to starting lessons. In addition to lesson fees, all students will pay a $25 registration fee at the beginning of each term. Lessons may be taken in 30 or 60-minute intervals. Pricing for fall 2021 is as follows:

UT Artist Faculty

Shirley Avery
Maria Castillo
flute
$80 per hour

Evie Chen
violin
$95 per hour
Shirley Avery
Abby Fisher
percussion
$96 per hour

Zach Millwood
bassoon
$60 per hour

Miroslav Hristov
violin
$120 per hour
Shirley Avery
Chih-Long Hu
advanced piano
$100 per hour

Jack Roben
guitar
$60 per hour

UT Graduate Students

These students have been selected by our faculty to teach in our School. They represent some of our top students. Pricing for all graduate student lessons is $50 per hour. Lessons may be taken in 30 or 60-minute intervals. Full payment for the term is due prior to starting lessons. In addition to lesson fees, all students will pay a $25 registration fee at the beginning of each term.

  • Yung-Li Chen - piano
  • Tianran Gao - piano
  • James Roddy - horn
  • Chloe Upshaw - flute
  • Dio Yearout - piano

Registration

To register for lessons, please fill out our registration form.

Questions? Contact Megan Foster at mbrooke1@utk.edu or (865) 974-6134.

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