DUSCOM offers Individual Instruction in piano, voice, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, organ, and music theory. Our credentialed faculty offers non-credit instruction to musicians of every level and age, including adults, on the Drake University campus.
16 weeks, August 29, 2022 - December 16, 2022
18 weeks, January 9 - May 19, 2023 (no classes March 13-17, 2023)
|Summer||8-10 weeks beginning June 5, 2023 - August 11, 2023|
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.
Drake University Covid-19 Policy:Mandatory Face Coverings: All students—along with faculty, staff, vendors, and visitors—are required to wear masks or other face coverings while in campus buildings unless they are alone in their rooms or offices, or participating in activities where a mask cannot be worn (e.g., eating, drinking, playing a musical instrument, etc.). Faculty teaching in classrooms must wear masks unless an exemption has been granted by Environmental Health and Safety and approved by the provost. Face coverings are no longer required outdoors on Drake’s campus.
|Summer||$31.50 per half-hour times the number of lessons|
|Pro-Rated Charge||$31.50 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
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All lessons take place in studios located in the Harmon Fine Arts Center on the Drake Campus.
For lessons held Monday through Friday before 4:30 p.m., 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 (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). After 4:30 p.m. 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 Drake Music Department 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, contact Cynthia Giunta.
Enrollment into DUCSOM is on a semester basis. Tuition is pro-rated for students enrolling after the start of the semester.