CMS Individual Lessons

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Individual music lessons prepare 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.

About Individual Lessons at CMS

Instrument Youngest Students
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.

Semester Registration Dates Session Dates
Fall 2023 Aug. 5–9, 2023 Aug. 12–Jan. 6, 2024
Spring 2024 Jan. 6–10, 2024 Jan. 13–June 3, 2024
Summer 2024 June 8–12, 2024 June 15–Aug. 2, 2024

Lesson Length Fall/Spring Semester 2023-2024
(18 weeks)
Summer 2024
(6 weeks)
30-minute lesson/week $639/semester $213
45-minute lesson/week $954/semester $318
60-minute lesson/week $1278/semester $426

Annual Registration Fee:

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