The Lucerne School of Music offers a bachelor’s degree programme with a focus on Folk Music – an opportunity that is unique in Switzerland. Alongside tuition in their main instrumental discipline the students benefit from a wide variety of ensemble courses, allowing them to develop a broad repertoire. There is an emphasis on the School's in-house folk music ensemble Alpini Vernähmlassig, a popular ensemble that has appeared on Swiss television and at the festivals Alpentöne and Stanser Musiktage.
Students receive tuition in additional folk music instruments. Depending on their preferences and abilities, students can also join classical and jazz ensembles.