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Individualized Music Lessons


Whether you are dusting off an instrument, continuing a musical hobby, or wishing to go professional, working individually is the most effective and efficient way to deepen your skills and develop your talents. Learn at your own pace.

Program Details
  • Contact instructor before registering to insure fit.

  • Sessions last 45 minutes. Expect additional materials costs. Use sessions within the term; no refunds for unused sessions. Individual sessions must be cancelled with your instructor 24 hours in advance; otherwise the session is counted against your package total. You must be registered before participating in a session.

Refund/Drop Policy

If you want to drop, you must do so online via MyPCC or by contacting a Registration office within six calendar days after the start of the term. No drops or refunds on partially used coaching packages.

Spring 2021 Individualized Music Lesson Instructor Profiles and Availability

Pollyanna Hancock-Moody
(voice, piano/keyboard, theory, bodymapping)
email: pollyanna.hancockmoody@pcc.edu
Availability: Mon-Fri, hours vary

Polly will meet you where you are at with your musical life, and create holistic curriculum with you to further your goals. She sings with several groups in town, and has soloed with the symphony and elsewhere.

Jill Khovy
(ukulele, guitar, electric bass, sight-singing, theory, songwriting, piano/keyboard)
email: jill.khovy@pcc.edu
Availability: Mon-Thu, hours vary

Jill teaches each student in their own learning style, and keeps it fun. She has recorded with various groups and her own music, and has performed live as well as for television, radio, and film.

Carl Thor
(hammered dulcimer, piano/keyboard, theory)
email: carl.thor@pcc.edu
Availability: Wed/Fri, 1pm-5pm

Carl will help you step by step to learn skills and make the music you want to make. Carl plays Celtic and folk music, plays for contra dances, experiments with electronic music, and has accompanied many singing groups.

Mitzi Zilka
(vocal performance – jazz and contemporary, vocal technique, repertoire development)
email: mitzi.zilka15@pcc.edu
Availability: Tue-Thu, 11am-2pm

Mitzi works with students to recognize their own talents and to strengthen them. She is personable and encourages students to not take themselves too seriously. Mitzi is a jazz singer and lyricist who performs regularly in jazz clubs.