DUCSOM offers individual instruction in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, organ, and music theory. Our credentialed faculty offer non-credit instruction to musicians of every level and age, including adults, on Drake University's campus.
|Summer||8-10 weeks beginning June 5, 2023 - August 11, 2023|
15 weeks, August 28, 2023 - December 15, 2023
(no Monday lessons on Sept. 4, 2023 and no lessons Nov. 20-24 for Thanksgiving)
18 weeks, January 8 - May 17, 2024
(no lessons March 11-15, 2024 for spring break)
|Summer||8-10 weeks beginning June 3, 2024 - August 9, 2024|
Enrollment into DUCSOM is on a semester basis. Remote or face-to-face lessons are up to the individual instructors and the student. Tuition is pro-rated for students enrolling after the start of the semester.
|Summer||$32 per half-hour times the number of lessons|
|Pro-Rated Charge||$32 per half-hour times the number of lessons|
New students only
|$30.00 (charged per family)|
|Two-Payment Plan Fee||$10.00|
|Three-Payment Plan Fee||$15.00|
|Discount Forfeiture Fee||$25.00|
The standard lesson length is 30 minutes; longer lesson times are available. The tuition for 45 and 60-minute lessons is the pro-rated charge rate. A 75% tuition refund is available for lessons discontinued on or before the second lesson. Students who discontinue lessons after the second lesson of the semester are still responsible for full payment of the semester’s tuition, payment plan fee, and enrollment fee (if applicable).
Tuition and fees can be:
Please include your account number with all payments.
Available payment options are:
All lessons take place in studios located in the Harmon Fine Arts Center at Drake University.
For lessons held Monday through Friday before 4:30pm, you must use street parking, except for handicap accessible parking (always available without a permit in Lot 1). Lot 1, located directly east of Harmon Fine Arts Center on 25th street, is open for permit parking only during business hours (8:00am to 4:30pm). After 4:30pm on weekdays and all day on Saturdays/Sundays, Lot 1 is open for visitor parking. "Visitors" are classified as anyone not eligible to purchase a parking permit. All Drake faculty, staff, and students are able to purchase parking permits.
Recitals by our students occur periodically throughout the year; please consult your instructor regarding dates and times. Students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in recitals. The Department of Music also presents events throughout the year that are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cynthia Giunta.
Enrollment into DUCSOM is on a semester basis. Tuition is pro-rated for students enrolling after the start of the semester.