Principal Instruments

As a Berklee College of Music undergraduate student, you must declare one principal instrument on which you will advance your proficiency through private instruction, ensembles, and instrumental labs.

You may pursue additional instruction on a second instrument upon meeting the requirements of the appropriate department (additional private lesson fees apply).

Whether you embrace one primary instrument or more, you will have plenty of opportunities to play whatever instrument(s) you wish in student-organized recitals and sessions.


Bass

Instruments: Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass

Read about lessons, labs, and ensembles for bass.

Brass

Instruments: Baritone Horn, French Horn, Trombone, Trombone (Bass), Trumpet, Tuba

Read about lessons, labs, and ensembles for brass.

Electronic Digital Instrument

An electronic digital instrument comprises:

  1. a computing device,
  2. user-configured software, and
  3. performance controllers.

Learn more about choosing EDI as your principal instrument.

Guitar

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar

Read about lessons, labs, and ensembles for guitar.

Percussion

Instruments: Drum Set, Marimba, Percussion, Percussion (Hand), Steelpan, Vibraphone

Read about lessons, labs, and ensembles for percussion.

Piano

Instruments: Piano (Acoustic)

Read about lessons, labs, and ensembles for piano.

Strings

Instruments: Banjo, Cello, Harp, Mandolin, Viola, Violin

Read about lessons, labs, and ensembles for strings.

Woodwinds

Instruments: Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone (Alto), Saxophone (Baritone), , Saxophone (Soprano), Saxophone (Tenor)

Read about lessons, labs, and ensembles for woodwinds.

Voice

Read about lessons, labs, and ensembles for voice.