CMS Individual Lessons

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Individual music lessons are currently offered online and in person at the Community Music School, preparing students of all ages and abilities to express themselves musically and acquire the skills necessary to successfully participate in ensembles, perform in public, and enjoy a lifelong love of music.    

One-on-one weekly sessions are available on all instruments of the band and orchestra, piano, guitar, harp, and voice. When in-person lessons resume, they are offered at three St. Louis locations, including an after-school partnership program with the St. Louis Public School District.    

About Individual Lessons at CMS

Piano

age 6
Guitar age 6
Violin* age 7-8
Viola* age 7-8
Cello* age 7-8
Double Bass age 7-8
Flute age 9-10
Clarinet age 9-10
Oboe age 9-10
Bassoon age 9-10
Saxophone age 9-10
Horn age 9-10
Trumpet age 9-10
Low Brass age 9-10
Percussion age 9-10
Voice age 12
Theory Reading age
Composition age 12

 * The Suzuki Program takes students ages 4-7.

  • 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.
  • A video conferencing platform is required for online lessons (i.e., Zoom, Facetime, Skype)
  • 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 when available. These educational opportunities are designed to enhance learning and students' progress. 

  Registration Dates Session Dates
Fall 2021 August 7-12, 2021 August 14 - January 8, 2022
Spring 2022 January 8-12, 2022 January 18 - June 6, 2022
Summer 2022 June 11-15, 2022 June 18 - August 1, 2022

 

 

Fall/Spring Semester 2020-2021

(18 weeks)

Summer 2021

(6 weeks)

30-minute lesson/week $630/semester $210
45-minute lesson/week  $936/semester  $312
60-minute lesson/week $1260/semester $420

 

Annual Registration Fee:

A non-refundable registration fee of $30 is assessed once per academic year per student upon enrollment.