How do I sign up for private lessons?

Entrance into a voice studio begins with a vocal evaluation prior to an instructor assignment. During your vocal evaluation (or placement appointment), our faculty will work with you to assess your background and current level of vocal ability, in order to match you with the most appropriate instructor. For more information on the process, contact Dr. Jason Bishop, Director of Choral & Vocal Studies, at or 973-408-3791.

To inquire about the pursuit of private instrumental studies at Drew, contact Prof. David Iskowitz, Coordinator of Instrumental Studies, at

Students register for private instruction by completing and submitting the form available at this link:

Submitting this form is the first step in the registration process for any level of vocal or instrumental study, whether elementary/intermediate (MUS 109, MUS 111-116) or advanced (MUS 325-331).

What do lessons cost?

Private lessons are given on a weekly basis and cost $35 per 30-minute lesson ($420 per semester for twelve 30-minute lessons), and $52.50 per 45-minute lesson ($630 per semester for twelve 45-minute lessons). These fees are paid directly to the teacher and the fee for the semester is due generally within the first few weeks of the semester. The fee applies regardless of the number of credits for which a student is registered.

Can I get help with the lesson fee?

The Music Department has a limited number of half scholarships available each year. These are awarded based on need with preference going (in order) to music majors/minors, to members of any vocal or instrumental ensemble and to those taking lessons for credit.