Private lessons require the approval of both the student's adviser and the director of external programs. Students may look through the listings (available at the Gallatin Office, 1 Washington Place, 8th floor) of studios and private lesson instructors who have participated in the program. Students may also choose to study with a particular instructor or studio not found through the Gallatin listings; in this case, the student must submit the studio's brochure (or the instructor's resume or curriculum vitae) before he or she can register for the course. Studios and instructors must meet the criteria of the Gallatin School.
Upon finding an appropriate studio or instructor, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements for the lessons, including the schedule of lessons, registration for the course, and payment to the studio or instructor. Please note: The student is responsible for full payment to the studio or instructor for the cost of the lessons, as well as to New York University for the tuition expenses incurred by the number of private lesson course credits. In addition, any payment arrangements with the studio or instructor must be made by the student. The number of credits for private lessons will be determined by the number of instruction hours per semester. The student must provide Gallatin with all details of the arranged lessons on the proposal form.
Students should note the following policy: Undergraduate students may not take more than 24 credits in private lessons during their studies at the Gallatin School; graduate students may not take more than 6 credits.