The Department of Music now offers private applied (one-on-one) lessons as well as music history, music theory and ear training classes to the public through the University of West Florida Music Academy. Instruction is open to students of all ages and skill levels, and will receive a one hour or 1/2 hour long lesson per week. Enrollment is available during the Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters (16 weeks each). Enrollment is open throughout each semester and is prorated accordingly.
All of our instructors are current music majors working on their Bachelor of Music degrees, recent graduates, or staff of the Department of Music. Many of our instructors are also members of the Pensacola Music Teachers Association, Florida State Music Teachers Association, and the Music Teachers National Association. This allows our students to be eligible to compete with other area students in events such as FSMTA District I Student Day, Concerto Competition, and the annual PMTA Sonata Contest.
Applied lessons are currently available for Piano, Guitar, Voice, Strings, Brass, and Woodwinds. Students taking applied piano from the UWF Music Academy will have the opportunity to study on one of our 18 new Steinway pianos; a gift of Mrs. Helen Wentworth.
Visit the UWF Continuing Education website to register for your music lessons while there is space available. After registering, our administrator will contact you to schedule lessons with your applied instructor.
If you have any other questions, please contact Music Academy Director Sheila Murphy.