Prof. Karlyn Bond, Private Lessons Coordinator

Jewett Center (EEJC), Office H

  • All Westminster students can register for 1 or 2 credit hours of private music lessons. This is a graded course that cannot be audited
  • For students seeking a music major or minor, private lessons are offered on all instruments and voice at the cost of tuition
  • Non-music majors/minors who are not enrolled in a performing ensemble will pay a fee of $150 per credit in addition to the regular tuition
  • 1 credit hour provides 14 half-hour weekly lessons per semester
  • 2 credit hours provide 14 hour long weekly lessons per semester
  • Students must register for private music lessons every semester with Professor Bond. Her office is located in the Jewett Center (EEJC). For more information, contact Dr. Bond at 801.832.2435 or kbond@westminstercollege.edu.

  • A weekly lesson time is based on your schedule and your instructor's schedule. Please have your schedule ready when you call the instructor
  • You can enroll into private lessons anytime before the last day to add/drop classes (generally the 2nd Friday of each semester)

Private Instrumental Lessons

Any student at Westminster College can register for private lessons. We love teaching non-music majors, as well as our music major students! All students who register for private lessons should meet the following minimum expectations.

  • Register for private lessons with Dr. Karlyn Bond within the first two weeks of the semester. To contact Dr. Bond, please email kbond@westminstercollege.edu.

  • Schedule a regular lesson time with your teacher immediately upon registration
  • Show up on time and prepared for lessons. If you will be late, notify your teacher immediately
  • If you need to cancel, you must give your teacher at least 24-hours' notice. Teachers are not required to make-up lessons canceled by students, for any reason. If a teacher cancels your lesson, it will be made-up during the semester.
  • All lessons (including make-up lessons) must be completed before the last day of class each semester
  • All students must attend three studio master classes each semester
  • Students will not be required to spend more than $30 on music per semester
  • The majority of lesson time will be spent on focused work on technique, repertoire and artistry

Instrumental Majors and Minors

  • In consultation with your teacher and based on the suggested repertoire list, select pieces for juries within the first few weeks of the semester.
  • Attend the midterm performance day. Instrumental majors or minors who miss this day or are not prepared will lose 15% from their final grade.
  • Perform an instrumental jury. Instrumental major and minors who do not perform a jury (for any reason) in the semester of registration will receive an Incomplete (I) grade on their transcript.

Private Vocal Lessons

Any student at Westminster College can register for private voice lessons. We love teaching non-music majors, as well as our music major students! All students who register for private voice lessons should meet the following minimum expectations.

  • Register for private lessons with Professor Michael Chipman within the first two weeks of the semester. To contact Professor Chipman, email him at mchipman@westminstercollege.edu.

  • Schedule a regular lesson time with your teacher immediately upon registration
  • Show up on time and prepared for lessons. If you will be late, notify your teacher immediately
  • If you need to cancel, you must give your teacher at least 24-hours' notice. Teachers are not required to make-up lessons canceled by students, for any reason. If a teacher cancels your lesson, it will be made-up during the semester.
  • All lessons (including make-up lessons) must be completed before the last day of class each semester
  • All students must attend three studio master classes each semester
  • Students will not be required to spend more than $30 on music per semester
  • The majority of lesson time will be spent on focused work on vocal technique, repertoire and artistry

Voice Majors and Minors

  • In consultation with your teacher and based on the suggested repertoire list, select pieces for juries within the first few weeks of the semester
  • Attend the midterm performance day. Voice majors or minors who miss this day or are not prepared will lose 15% from their final grade
  • Perform a vocal jury. Vocal major and minors who do not perform a jury (for any reason) in the semester of registration will receive an Incomplete (I) grade on their transcript