Individual Lessons | Webster University

Individual Lessons


Flute lesson with Carolyn Hoyer

Individual music lessons at the Community Music School prepare students to express themselves musically and acquire the skills necessary to successfully participate in ensembles, perform in public, and enjoy a lifelong love of music.    

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.  Music lessons are available on all instruments of the band and orchestra, piano, guitar, harp, and voice.  Lessons are offered at four St. Louis locations, including an after school partnership program with the St. Louis Public School District.    

How to Get Started:

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.

Youngest beginning age:

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

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

Session Dates:
Fall 2019 Semester:  August 17, 2019 - January 8, 2020
Spring 2020 Semester:  January 21 - June 8, 2020

 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. 

St. Louis Public School Partnership Program

The St. Louis Public School District and the Community Music School of Webster University have partnered to offer Individual Lessons after school for voice and band instruments. This program is designed to support and supplement the existing music programs in the school. Students participating in the program receive weekly lessons throughout the school year and perform on an end of the year recital.

The St. Louis Public School District Partnership program is currently offered at McKinley Classical Leadership Academy.

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