Applied Music Credit (Piano/Guitar)

  • May 2020 Update:


    Dear Applied Piano and Guitar Students,
    I hope this message finds you well.  With this year being as it is, we are awarding the 1/4 credit to all students enrolled in the applied music program.  All you have to do is complete the attached document (see link below) by early June (regardless of whether you were able to continue your private lessons online or not) and you will receive credit for the course.  This is just a way for us to see what you have been able to accomplish during this unusual semester.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
    Take care.
    Mr. Maguda






    Applied Music Credit for Private Piano/Guitar Study:

    New York State allows students to earn credit toward the Regents High School diploma by taking private music lessons from qualified teachers.  A prescribed set of rules and regulations governs this program.  Students in grades 9-12 at Pittsford Central Schools may earn ¼ credit per year for successful completion of all requirements of the program*.  In order to participate in this program, students must:

    1. Have completed one year of private music study as a prerequisite.
    2. Take a minimum of 36 lessons (30 minutes or longer) during the school year.
    3. Submit a signed practice record indicating a minimum of 5 hours per week practice.
    4. Pass a performance examination such as participation in a recognized festival, recital or audition.

    To enroll in this program, fill out the attached application below.  This application must be filed with Mr. Paul Maguda (Mendon Music Department Leader) no later than October 28th.  All forms for students and private piano/guitar instructors are attached below.  Questions concerning the program can be addressed to Mr. Maguda at or at 267-3865.


    *Credit awarded for Applied Music Study does not satisfy the one credit course required for graduation by part 100 of the Commissioner’s Regulations.

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