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Preparatory Lessons

Learning music is a lifetime skill which can be enjoyed by children and adults.

Malone University offers music lessons for students aged 6 to 106. Lessons are 30 minutes once a week with instructors and music students at Malone University.

Please complete the form below to request preparatory lessons. A Malone instructor will contact you with pricing information and to schedule a lesson time within a week of receiving the request form. For more information, contact the music office at zunvarf+znybar+rqh or 330-471-8231.

Malone University Preparatory Department


Musical knowledge is important to a well-rounded education. Learning to play a musical instrument develops six qualities: concentration, coordination, precision, perseverance, mental discipline, teamwork and cooperation.

Albert Einstein said, “Children should be exposed to music.  Its appreciation requires a long unhurried growth which has little to do with our speedy age where momentum is often substituted for maturity."

The study of music provides the development of self-discipline and learning music is a life-long skill which can be enjoyed by children and adults.

Malone Prep Goals

    1. To widen the horizons of awareness and appreciation for all styles of music: classical, sacred, popular, and jazz.
    2. To develop the music potential of the student by offering a program designed for the specific needs and interests of each student. This includes a variety of repertoire, a developing and improving technique, and understanding of the mechanics of music through the study of music theory and history, performing opportunities and group interaction.
    3. To enjoy and develop an understanding of music that will serve you for lifetime.


Checks may be made payable to Malone University and mailed along with the completed registration to:

            Malone University
            Music Department/Preparatory Program
            2600 Cleveland Avenue, NW
            Canton, OH 44709

Payment is due each term during registration week

This policy will be adhered to without exception. A $5 late fee will be assessed to all late payments.

Missed Lessons:

There are no refunds for missed lessons.Only one missed lesson per term may be rescheduled if that lesson was missed due to illness or other emergency. If you do not show up for your lesson it will not be made up. Class lessons will not be made up. If you do not cancel your lesson 24 hours in advance it will not be made up. If school is closed due to weather conditions, the lesson will be made up. Any lesson missed by the teacher will be made up.Always notify your teacher if you are unable to attend your lesson

If you are absolutely unable to contact your teacher at home, you may leave a message at the Fine Arts office at 330-471-8231. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. **Students who decide to drop their lessons after the third lesson are obligated to pay the entire tuition amount. No refunds will be given.**For bookkeeping purposes, please mail your payment.

PRACTICE PROCEDURES: While quality of practice is more important than quantity, most students will require the following amounts of practice time to achieve good results.  Beginners: 2-15 minutes per day; Elementary: (after 3 months of study) 30-40 minutes per day; Intermediate: (after 3 years) 45-60 minutes per day; Advanced: 1-3 hours per day.  Practice at least six days per week.  A regularly scheduled practice time is recommended, uninterrupted by telephone calls, TV, etc.


Malone University Department of Music
2600 Cleveland Avenue, NW, Canton, Ohio 44709
mhaines@malone.edu    |    330-471-8231    |    www.malone.edu/music