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Important Information

Missed Lessons

Music Preparatory students will be allowed only one make-up session per semester whether the lessons are missed because of illness, family travel, or other conflicting activities.  Makeup lessons will be scheduled at the end of the term.  Make-up sessions are only available to private students.

Please notify your instructor - If you know your student will miss a music lesson because of a conflicting activity, please notify the teacher by e-mail at least 24 hours ahead of time.  If your child is ill, please notify the teacher as soon as possible.

Inclement Weather

If Bradley University closes because of inclement weather or other circumstances, or if your music teacher is ill, your student will receive a free make-up lesson.  These make-up lessons will not count toward the limit of one per semester, but the teachers may schedule the make-ups at the end of the term.

Please note:  K-12 school districts cancel school for a variety of reasons, but Bradley University frequently stays open.  For the most up-to-date information about campus closings, please call the Bradley University Hotline at (309) 677-4000 or check the Bradley website, or check closings listed on local media channels and websites. 

Instructor Contact Information

You may use voicemail or e-mail to communicate with the teacher.  Please note that instructors do not answer phones during lesson times. 

Teacher email addresses and preferred phone numbers:

Mike Hull (guitar instructor)  

Mandi Dyke (piano instructor) 

  • Email:   
  • Cell phone:  (309) 360-2672  
  • Home phone:  (309) 694-2662 

Sam Gingher (piano instructor)


Payment is expected at the time of enrollment.  Please contact Debbie Devine at (309) 677-2820, or email Debbie at if you have any questions regarding tuition. 

If your child must discontinue lessons, we will prorate a refund based on the number of remaining lessons.   

Campus Parking

From 8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., parking permits are required for all blue or white-lined parking spaces at Bradley.  After 6:00 p.m., campus parking is open. 

Parking is available during the day in the Visitor’s Center Parking Lot, which is at the corner of Duryea and St. James.  The cost to park is 25 cents each time you enter or leave the lot.  The parking gate accepts quarters.