Private Instruction - Brass: All Levels

PIBR-XXX
Electable by: 
All brass principals
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

Private instruction is part of the performance core for all Berklee students. Through private instruction, students develop proficiency on their principal instrument, synthesize and integrate knowledge of contemporary and traditional styles into musical interpretation, and synthesize and integrate knowledge of posture and instrumental technique into their daily practice routines. All Berklee students take private instruction levels one through four on their principal instruments. Performance majors continue on to do levels five through eight.

The Brass Department at Berklee emphasizes a solid foundation in the standard technical challenges of professional performance. This includes the basics—breathing, embouchure, articulation, valve or slide technique—as well as theoretical studies involving scales, chords, arpeggios, and repertoire. Students are encouraged to become versatile and skilled players in a variety of genres, as well as developing their own unique style and perspective.

  • PIBR-111: Private Instruction 1 – Brass 
  • PIBR-112: Private Instruction 2 – Brass
  • PIBR-211: Private Instruction 3 – Brass
  • PIBR-212: Private Instruction 4 – Brass
  • PIBR-311: Private Instruction 5 – Brass
  • PIBR-312: Private Instruction 6 – Brass
  • PIBR-411: Private Instruction 7 – Brass
  • PIBR-412: Private Instruction 8 – Brass
Department: 
BRASS
Course chair: 
Ron Savage (interim)