Private Lessons

Music

Music students work one-on-one with faculty members who are also 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 
    • Jeffrey Padgett
      Oboe
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  • Guitar
    • Bill Boris, Coordinator of Fretboard Studies
      Jazz
    • Buddy Fambro
      Rock/Fusion
    • Chris Forte
      Rock/Fusion
    • Harry Hmura
      Rock/Fusion
    • Fernando Jones
      Blues
    • 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
    • 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