During their first or second year at UC Davis, declared music majors are eligible for three quarters of free lessons.
* Students must be a declared major and actively enrolled in the music major core curriculum in order to qualify.
Music majors continuing with lessons beyond their first year of free lessons pay $300 per quarter for the equivalent of ten half-hour lessons and continue to enroll in Music 131.
Fee Waivers for Music Majors
A variety of generous patrons of the music department have made funds available to provide fee waivers for music majors who want to continue lessons beyond the automatic three quarters of free lessons. These waivers can be partial awards or cover the entire $300 per quarter charge.
To be considered for a waiver, music majors must apply online EVERY quarter via the webform. The due date will be the fourth day of instruction (October 5 for Fall Quarter, 2020) each quarter. There may not be enough funds to grant waivers to everybody who applies, so please be careful in providing the requested information; the department will attempt to take care of the most urgent cases (those with upcoming recitals, those with extraordinary skill/ability, those nearing graduation, etc.) first.
Lessons are available to non-music majors on a space-available basis. The fee for non-majors is $300 per quarter for the equivalent of ten half-hour lessons. Priority goes to those who are also enrolled in departmental ensembles. For more information, contact the appropriate applied faculty member. Fee waivers are also available to a limited number of students in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra or University Chorus. Fee waivers are not available to members of other ensembles.