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Private Lessons

The Community Music School offers instruction to interested individuals of all ages, levels, and abilities. Private lessons are offered on a weekly basis during the 17-week fall semester, 17-week spring semester, and 10-week summer semester.

Lesson durations are 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Private lesson tuition includes weekly lessons, occasional group lessons, school-wide recitals, and occasional guest master classes.

Lessons are available for beginning through advanced students. Emphasis is placed on development of strong musical skills, including reading and mastery of technical skills. The repertoire studied may vary depending on students' goals. Lesson times are scheduled around student and teacher availability.

  • 30 minutes - $30 per lesson
  • 45 minutes - $44.50 per lesson
  • 60 minutes - $57.50 per lesson

Tuition payments may be made in full at time of registration, at the beginning of each semester, or monthly. Please note, there is a $10 processing fee for the monthly payment option.

Financial assistance is also available to CMS students/families.

Call (517) 355-7661 or visit CMS to schedule private lessons.


Semester Dates

Fall semester runs September 4, 2018 - January 19, 2019. Enrollment for Fall 2018 semester begins August 13, 2018.

Spring 2019 semester begins January 21, 2019..

Students may enroll for private lessons at any time during the semester and receive prorated tuition.

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