CMS-D offers classes and ensembles for adults (ages 18+) ranging from beginning to advanced levels. If available, registered adult students can check out a CMS-D instrument for $10 a month. 

Group Classes:

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Strings
  • Jazz Improvisation


  • MSU Detroit Community Concert Band (beginning/intermediate)
  • MSU Community Jazz Band (for intermediate/experienced players)
  • MSU Detroit Adult Jazz Combo I (for intermediate players, beginning jazz musicians)

Private Lessons provide one-on-one instruction. A minimum of 4 lessons must be purchased and paid for in advance. Financial assistance is not available for private lessons.

Private and Buddy lesson rates:

  • $25 for 30 minutes
  • $37.50 for 45 minutes
  • $50 for 60 minutes