Private Instruction

PIWD-112

Course Chair: Harry Skoler
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Woodwind principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-111
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 2 woodwind.

PIWD-211

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Harry Skoler
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Woodwind principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-112
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 3 woodwind.

PIWD-212

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Harry Skoler
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Woodwind principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-211
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 4 woodwind.

PIWD-311

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Harry Skoler
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: All Woodwind principals
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-212
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 5 woodwind.

PIWD-312

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Harry Skoler
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: MUED, PROM, and PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-311
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 6 woodwind.

PIWD-411

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Harry Skoler
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-312
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 7 woodwind.

PIWD-412

1 credit(s)
Course Chair: Harry Skoler
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of: Woodwind principals: PERF majors
Electable by: All
Prerequisites: PIWD-411
Department: WWND

Principal instrument study level 8 woodwind.

PIWD-XXX

Course Chair: Harry Skoler
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Required of:
Electable by: All woodwind principals
Prerequisites:
Department: WWND

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 Woodwinds Department instruction emphasizes a solid foundation in the standard technical challenges of professional performance. This includes the basics—breathing, embouchure, articulation—as well as theoretical studies involving scales, chords, arpeggios, and repertoire. In addition, advanced styles, improvisation, and interpretation are studied.

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

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