Private Instruction

PIBS-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-211
Department Code: BASS

Principal instrument study level 4 bass.

PIBS-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Bass principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-212
Department Code: BASS

Principal instrument study level 5 bass.

PIBS-312

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Bass principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-311
Department Code: BASS

Principal instrument study level 6 bass.

PIBS-411

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Bass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-312
Department Code: BASS

Principal instrument study level 7 bass.

PIBS-412

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Steve Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Bass principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIBS-411
Department Code: BASS

Principal instrument study level 8 bass.

PIBS-XXX

Course Chair: Steven Bailey
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of:
Electable by: All bass principals
Prerequisites:
Department Code: BASS

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 Bass Department at Berklee is committed to the primary role of the bass as being the mortar that locks rhythm to harmony and melody. However, students will also explore the development of the bass as a multi-timbral polyphonic instrument, capable of performing all musical functions including rhythm, harmony, and melody.

  • PIBS-111: Private Instruction 1 – Bass 
  • PIBS-112: Private Instruction 2 – Bass
  • PIBS-211: Private Instruction 3 – Bass
  • PIBS-212: Private Instruction 4 – Bass
  • PIBS-311: Private Instruction 5 – Bass
  • PIBS-312: Private Instruction 6 – Bass
  • PIBS-411: Private Instruction 7 – Bass
  • PIBS-412: Private Instruction 8 – Bass

PIEL-111

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All EDI principals
Electable by: EDI principals
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: ENS

Private instruction level one for the electronic digital instrument.

PIEL-112

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All EDI principals
Electable by: EDI principals
Prerequisites: PIEL-111
Department Code: ENS

Private instruction level two for the electronic digital instrument.

PIEL-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All EDI principals
Electable by: EDI principals
Prerequisites: PIEL-112
Department Code: ENS

Private instruction level three for the electronic digital instrument.

PIEL-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All EDI principals
Electable by: EDI principals
Prerequisites: PIEL-211
Department Code: ENS

Private instruction level four for the electronic digital instrument.

PIEL-XXX

2 credit(s)
Course Chair: Sean Skeete
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All EDI principals
Electable by: EDI principals
Prerequisites:
Department Code: ENS

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 a range of styles into musical interpretation, and synthesize and integrate knowledge of instrumental technique into their daily practice routines. All Berklee students take private instruction levels one through four on their principal instruments. 

The Electronic Production and Design Department offers private lesson instruction where students develop musical and technical mastery of their instrument, allowing them to perform in a variety of solo and ensemble settings as complete musicians. Students expand their performance capabilities by using new types of controllers that help to meet their musical needs. Studies develop melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and textural performance skills as well as the arranging, mixing, re-mixing, and improvisation skills that make up a live electronic performance. Students are encouraged to become versatile and skilled players in a variety of genres, as well as developing their own unique style and perspective.

Please note the electronic digital instrument is not currently available to students who want to major in performance.

  • PIEL-111: Private Instruction 1 – Electronic Digital Instrument
  • PIEL-112: Private Instruction 2 – Electronic Digital Instrument
  • PIEL-211: Private Instruction 3 – Electronic Digital Instrument
  • PIEL-212: Private Instruction 4 – Electronic Digital Instrument

PIGT-111

Course Chair: Kim Perlak
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Guitar principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: None
Department Code: GUIT

Principal instrument study level 1 guitar.

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