Lessons & Private Study

Individual private lessons are available to all students, regardless of major. Students may register for a 30 minute private lesson once per week (1 credit) or a full hour lesson once per week (2 credits). The lessons are designed to help all students achieve high levels of technical skill and musicianship, as well as learn the discipline necessary to learn instrumental skills at the collegiate level.

Private Music Lesson Guidelines outline the general requirements for all private students, regardless of instrument.


Students study voice privately or in a class setting with Prof. Blythe Cates or Dr. Wayne Davis. The instructors match the skill level and interests of students with quality vocal literature in a variety of styles.


All students, whether they are Music majors, minors, or students who just want to learn to play the piano as an elective have the opportunity to study with our piano faculty. Our faculty are excellent performers, accompanists and church pianists who have great patience with beginners and provide a high level of expertise for more advanced students.


Prof. Joshua Chai, our Director of Choral Activities and director of the Director of Parish Music (DPM) program, teaches organ in our chapel, or in our Visser tracker pipe organ in building B.


Students may study flute with Prof. Bryan Kennard, Brass with Dr. Eundo Park, percussion with Prof. Aaron Lack, violin/viola with Dr. Ashley Cooper, or cello with Dr. Frank Jenkins. Our instrumental faculty are exceptionally well-connected in Austin; many of our faculty play regularly with local and regional orchestras, operas, jazz ensembles and combos, and many others.


Dr. Janet Grohovac teaches all levels of guitar instruction in a variety of styles.

For other courses offered by the Music Department at CTX, see Music Courses in the Course Catalog.

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