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Adult Programs


Flute lesson with Carolyn Hoyer

It's never too late!  Whether brushing up an old skill on a previous instrument or picking up an instrument you've always wanted to try, CMS faculty teach all instruments of the orchestra, harp, voice, guitar and piano.

The Community Music School offers private music lessons for all ages, levels, and abilities.  Students meet for one-on-one weekly sessions with CMS instructors at one of our four St. Louis locations - Chesterfield (Faust Park), Webster Groves (Webster U or Old Orchard), or University City.

Our walk-in registration sessions allow staff members to consider a student's background, personality, personal motivation and goals, as well as specific needs or requirements, to place the student with the most appropriate instructor. 

How to Register

Lessons offered in the following instruments (not all instruments are offered at all locations)

Bass Percussion
 Bassoon/Contrabassoon  Piano
 Cello  Saxophone
 Clarinet  Theory
 Composition  Trumpet
 Flute  Trombone/Baritone/Euphonium/Tuba
 Guitar  Viola
 Harp  Violin
 Horn  Voice
 Oboe/English Horn/Oboe d'amore  


Lesson Lengths:  30, 45, or 60 minutes/week 

Length of Semester:
Fall & Spring semester:  18 weeks each 
Summer session:  6 weeks 

Session Dates:
Summer 2018 Semester:  June 20 - August 1, 2018
Fall 2018 Semester:  August 11, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Spring 2019 Semester:  January 14 - May 24, June 1, & June 3, 2019

 What you need to be successful: 

  • Your own instrument and/or regular access to an instrument for practice.  A traditional piano is preferred for piano students and is essential after the first semester of lessons.
  • Be prepared to attend lessons weekly with instruments in good order. 
  • Regular practice and attendance are essential to music study. 
  • Students are encouraged to attend CMS master classes, workshops, concerts, and recitals.  These educational opportunities are designed to enhance learning and students' progress. 

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