The Music Education Project

We are pleased to announce that we are continuing with all of our Music Education Project classes and private lessons in Spring 2021!! We will be teaching classes via Zoom and students will have access to instructional and tutorial videos for practicing in between classes.

Pacific University's Music Education Project is an after-school music education program that offers high-quality, yet affordable, instruction to students ages 5 to 18 while at the same time provides an opportunity for undergraduate students who are planning to become music teachers to gain teaching skills under close supervision under university faculty.

This program offers private lessons and learning opportunities in small and large ensembles on all string instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass), guitar, wind instruments, brass instruments, percussion, and instruction in voice and choir. 

The Music Education Project also offers supplemental instruction in music theory and solfege, music appreciation, and chamber ensembles. We also offer classes for adults on string instruments. Teachers in the program are trained music education undergraduate students who work under the close supervision of highly-qualified and experienced music faculty.

String Project

Since 2012, the nationally-recognized Pacific University String Project has provided elementary, middle, and high-school students as well as adults with high quality and affordable instruction on string instruments, including the violin, viola, cello, double bass, and guitar. The program offers group and 4 levels of orchestra classes as well as private lessons. Each semester, students perform twice in group settings and twice in solo recitals. Students are taught by highly qualified and experienced university faculty and undergraduate students, teachers-in-preparation, who work under the close supervision of faculty.  

Spring 2021 Schedule: Students' health and safety is our highest priority, and for that reason, we have decided to continue to offer String Project group classes as well as private lessons online. We will conduct our classes via Zoom with students being required to attend a remote class once a week and the choice of attending the second class either via Zoom or watch pre-recorded materials. To ensure the quality of instruction, all String Project classes will be taught once a week by professional string teachers and the second class of the week by our student teachers teaching under the close supervision of professional teachers. Our semester will be ten weeks long and we will be offering a 15% discount.  

Private Lessons: We encourage all students except those in the Beginning Group to take private lessons with one of our well-trained student teachers. In private lessons, your students will be getting more individualized instruction which will ensure their success. The days and times for private lessons will be arranged between the teacher and the parents/students. Fee: Package of ten 30-min lessons = $100; Package of ten 45-min lessons = $150; Package of ten 60-min lessons = $200

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

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Band Project

The Pacific University Band Project provides high quality and affordable music instruction for beginning and intermediate woodwind, brass, and percussion players, including flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium/baritone horn, and percussion. The program offers small and large ensembles as well as private lessons. Each semester, students perform twice in group settings and once in solo recitals. Students are taught by highly qualified and experienced university faculty and undergraduate students, teachers-in-preparation, who work under the close supervision of faculty.  

Spring 2021 Schedule: Students' health and safety is our highest priority, and for that reason, we have decided to offer Band Project group classes as well as private lessons online. We will conduct our classes and private lessons via Zoom. To ensure the quality of instruction, all Band Project group classes will be taught by a professional band teacher and student teachers. Private lessons will be taught by student teachers. Our semester will be shortened by two weeks and we will be offering a 15% discount.

Beginning Lessons: To ensure the quality of instruction for beginning students in Spring 2021, we will be starting band students through 45-minute virtual private lessons. The days and times of the lessons are to be arranged by parents/students and teachers. (2/19/21-4/16/21) Fee: The package of eight 45-min lessons = $75 

Intermediate Band: This class should be taken by students who already have played band instruments for at least one year. (2/19/21-4/16/21) F 4-4:50 (group class), 5-5:50 (small group/private lessons) Fee: $75

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

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Choir Project

The Pacific University Choir Project provides high quality and affordable music instruction for beginning and intermediate vocalists, including students as young as kindergarteners. The program offers choirs of various levels as well as private lessons. Students are taught by highly qualified and experienced university faculty and undergraduate students, teachers-in-preparation, who work under the close supervision of faculty.  

Spring 2021 Schedule: Students' health and safety is our highest priority, and for that reason, we have decided to offer Choir Project group classes as well as private lessons online. We will conduct our classes and private lessons via Zoom. To ensure the quality of instruction, all Choir Project group classes will be taught by a professional choir teacher and student teachers. Private lessons will be taught by student teachers. Our semester will be ten weeks long.  

Elementary Choir: This class should be taken by students attending K-5th grade. (2/1/21-4/19/21) M 4-4:50pm Fee: $80.00

Middle School Choir: This class should be taken by students attending 6th-8th grade. (2/1/21-4/19/21) M 4-4:50pm Fee: $80.00 

High School Choir: This class should be taken by students attending 9th-12th grade. (2/1/21-4/19/21) M 5-5:50pm Fee: $80.00

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

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Contact Us

Dr. Dijana Ihas, PhD | Program Director/Master Teacher
dihas@pacificu.edu | 514-513-7804