Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion


The Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Department offers flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and percussion lessons. Whether you are already proficient in your instrument, or a beginner, you can find excellent training at the С槼ֱ individualized to your needs.

Private Traditional Instruction

Private music lessons are 30, 45, or 60 minutes, depending on what the instructor determines. These sessions enable teachers to develop individualized lesson plans based on a student’s needs. If you’re interested in enrolling in private lessons, please fill out our online inquiry form.

Submit an Inquiry

After submitting the inquiry form, the department chair will contact you to provide program details and discuss scheduling. In some cases, an interview and audition may be required to place the student with the appropriate teacher.

Discounted tuition is available for woodwind, brass, and percussion students who enroll in private lessons for the 2023-24 Academic Year.

Group Classes and Performances

As skills advance, students can supplement private lessons with group instruction through different classes and ensemble experiences. Visit our ensembles page for more information.

Students enrolled in private lessons also gain access to additional performance opportunities at Colburn, including Friday Night Recitals, the Winter and McAllister Honors Recitals, and master classes with renowned guest artists. Additionally, these students qualify for a 50% tuition discount on any music theory group class – these classes are instrumental in any young musician’s development as it helps them explore and understand the inner workings of their craft.

Visit our music theory page for more information.