Columbia College Chicago

Fine and Performing Arts

Private Lessons

Music

Music students work one-on-one with professional musicians. On this page, you can view faculty by expertise.

Columbia faculty represent a diversity of musical styles and experiences. They will be your mentors, teachers, and bandmates. Private lessons are often required as part of the curriculum. They're an opportunity to ask questions, receive one-on-one feedback, and explore new musical directions.

Instructor Listing

Voice
  • HE Baccus
    Jazz/Blues/Gospel, Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre
  • Sharon Carlson
    Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre
  • Typhanie Coller
    Jazz/Blues/Gospel, Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre
  • Sandra Cross
    Classical, Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre
  • Jeffrey Deutsch
    Jazz/Blues/Gospel, Pop/Rock
  • Lon Ellenberger
    Classical, Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock
  • Derek Fawcett
    Jazz/Blues/Gospel, Pop/Rock
  • Jonita Lattimore
    Classical, Jazz/Blues/Gospel, Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre
  • Carol Loverde
    Classical, Pop/Rock:Musical Theatre
  • Jeff Morrow
    Jazz/Blues/Gospel, Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre
  • Myron Myers
    Classical, Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre
  • Andrew Schultze
    Classical, Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre
  • Bobbi Wilsyn, Coordinator of Vocal Performance
    Jazz/Blues/Gospel, Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre
  • Ellen Winters
    Jazz/Blues/Gospel, Pop/Rock, Musical Theatre
Keyboard
  • Bette Coulson
    Classical Piano
  • Chris Goldston
    Classical Piano
  • Sebastian Huydts, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
    Contemporary Classical Piano
  • Dennis Luxion
    Contemporary Classical, Jazz, and Latin Piano
  • Donald Neale
    Classical, Jazz, Pop, and Theatre Piano
  • Martez Rucker
    Jazz Piano
  • Peter Saxe
    Jazz Piano
Winds
  • Dan Anderson
    Tuba
  • Scott Burns
    Jazz Saxophone
  • Raphael Crawford
    Jazz Trombone
  • Lisa Goethe-McGinn
    Flute
  • Scott Hall, Coordinator of Jazz Studies
    Jazz Trumpet
  • Jarrard Harris
    Jazz Saxophone
  • Michael Levin
    Clarinet
  • Audrey Morrison
    Classical Trombone
  • Jeffrey Padgett
    Oboe
Guitar
  • Bill Boris, Coordinator of Fretboard Studies
    Jazz
  • Buddy Fambro
    Rock/Fusion
  • Chris Forte
    Rock/Fusion
  • Harry Hmura
    Rock/Fusion
  • Fernando Jones
    Blues
  • Peter Lerner
    Jazz; Rock/Fusion
  • Norm Ruiz
    Classical
Bass
  • Dan Anderson
    Acoustic (Jazz)
  • Doug Lofstrom
    Acoustic/Electric (Jazz/Pop)
  • Chuck Webb
    Acoustic/Electric (Jazz/Pop)
Strings
  • Chuck Bontrager
    Viola/Violin
  • Diane Delin
    Violin
  • Jill Kaeding-Gailloreto
    Cello
Percussion
  • Ruben Alvarez
    Latin Percussion
  • Frank Donaldson
    Drumkit
  • Jarret Hicks
    Drumkit, Pitched percussion
Composition
  • Drew Baker
    Composition
  • Dan Dehaan
    Digital Music Composition
  • Drew Edwards
    Digital Music Composition
  • Tim Edwards
    Composition
  • Kenn Kumpf
    Composition
  • Ilya Levinson, Coordinator of Composition
  • Fengshi Yang
    Composition
  • Gary Yerkins, Coordinator of Contemporary, Urban, and Popular Music
    Songwriting
Conducting

Russ Vinick


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