Core Music Tutoring

Core music tutoring services at Berklee provide students with one-on-one and group assistance in order to help them reach their potential. These services are offered to all students currently enrolled in Berklee’s core music courses including Fundamentals of Ear Training, Music Fundamentals, Music Application and Theory, Harmony 2–4, Ear Training 1–4, Solfege 1–2, Arranging 1-2, Tonal Harmony and Composition 1–2, Art of Counterpoint, and Conducting 1. Students are able to sign up starting the first day of classes each semester.

Our tutors are all Berklee undergraduate students in their upper semesters who have displayed great proficiency in our core music curriculum. They are also certified by the College Reading and Learning Association through trainings offered in our program.

One-on-One Tutoring

Need a little help getting through some tricky topics in Harmony or a little more practice doing dictation? One-on-one tutoring appointments can be scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Friday, based on the availability of tutors. Students can either sign up for one 50-minute weekly tutoring session or up to three 30-minute one-time drop-in sessions a week. These sessions are conducted in a combination of well-equipped private study rooms at the Berklee Learning Center and piano/keyboard practice rooms in the same building.

Sign up for one-on-one tutoring here.

Group Tutoring

Harmony Drills

These group sessions are 50-minute meetings that provide fun reinforcement of fundamental theory topics, specifically key signatures, scales, intervals, and chord spelling, through a series of games and challenges. Sessions are held in 150 Massachusetts Avenue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Contact us to find out the location. 

Res Hall Study Sessions

We understand that studying new material alone can be challenging in many different ways. We’re not used to “studying” music the way we studied math or science in high school. So we decided to have group study sessions in the residence halls, facilitated by tutors, to help you develop strong study habits for yourselves individually and as a group. These sessions are held four times a semester at the 270 Commonwealth Avenue residence hall, so ask your resident assistant when the next session is.