School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041

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OU Community Music

Oakland University Community Music (OUCM) offers lessons and classes for all ages in all instruments/voices. OUCM offers the expertise, commitment and vibrant energy of a university music department to anyone who wants to explore the world of music through performing with musical understanding.

  • OUCM currently offers in-person lessons to full-vaccinated students.
  • Virtual lessons and outdoor lessons are available for children under 12.
    Read more about OU's Covid-19 Campus Information here.

OU Community Music serves music learners of all ages, including:

  • pre-school and elementary-age children
  • middle school and high school students
  • adults of all ages
  • students seeking serious preparation for college careers
  • learners who are simply seeking to learn more about music to enhance their lives.

OUCM offers experiences that foster learning success and a lifelong love of music.

For more information:
Elizabeth Medvinsky
(248) 370-2034

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons in Instruments and Voice for All Ages

Weekly one-on-one 30, 45 or 60-minute lessons in the following instruments:

  • Oboe
  • Violin
  • Jazz Saxophone
  • Piano
  • Bassoon
  • Viola
  • Voice
  • Saxophone
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Trumpet
  • Double Bass
  • Percussion
  • French Horn
  • Jazz Bass
  • Flute
  • Trombone
  • Jazz Percussion
  • Clarinet
  • Euphonium
  • Jazz Piano
  • Carillon
  • Tuba
  • Jazz Guitar

In each 13-week semester, two performance opportunities are offered as goal-setting encouragements to maximize potential musical achievements, regardless of age.

Oakland University’s highest priority in providing exemplary academic, athletic and social programs for youth is protecting the health, safety and welfare of all participants. Please see for detailed information.

Group Online Classes

6-week online sessions beginning October 30, 2021
Click here to register for group classes.

Class NameDayTimeAgeCost
Group PianoMonday10:30 - 11 a.m.3-5$70
Group PianoSaturday9:15 - 9:45 a.m.3-5$70
Group PianoSaturday10 - 10:45 a.m.6-9$112
Musical Story TimeMonday10 - 10:30 a.m.Up to age 5$70
Theory GamesSaturday11 - 11:30 a.m.6-9$70

Contact for more details.

Oakland Youth Brass Band

The Oakland Youth Brass Band is composed of high school brass and percussion students looking to build a strong fundamental groundwork in the British Brass Band style. Weekly rehearsals and sectionals will take place on Sunday afternoons at Oakland University during the Winter term and repertoire will include lyrical pieces, marches, and test pieces that will build the necessary skills needed to succeed on upper level literature in this performance area. This ensemble will be led by Dr. Jennifer Oliverio and will be assisted by members of the Oakland University Brass Band. Registration link coming soon! Vaccinations are required for participation. If you have questions, contact

Starting January 2022!
Sundays, 3 - 5 p.m., on campus at Oakland University