Private Lessons

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CMS offers high quality private instruction in most instruments in a variety of styles for all students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.  Private lessons are one-on-one, usually for 30 minutes with the same teacher, and are scheduled at the same time and on the same day of each week. Longer lessons are available for more advanced students.  
We invite new students to schedule an interview lesson by contacting the office at 610-435-7725 to discuss your, or your child's, needs and schedule.
30-minute interview lesson costs $30, and payment must be made at the time of scheduling, even if you intend to apply for financial aid.  You may choose to interview with multiple teachers to find one that is right for you.  Each 30-minute interview lesson is $30, and payment is due upon scheduling.

2016-17 Tuition Rates

Lehigh Valley
30-minute = $30 per lesson         Monthly (four 30-minute lessons) = $120
45-minute = $45 per lesson         Monthly (four 45-minute lessons) = $180
60-minute = $60 per lesson         Monthly (four 60-minute lessons) = $240

30-minute = $27.50 per lesson      Monthly (four 30-minute lessons) = $110
45-minute = $41.25 per lesson      Monthly (four 45-minute lessons) = $165
60-minute = $55 per lesson           Monthly (four 60-minute lessons) = $220

2017-18 Tuition for Music Lessons WITH an Auto-Pay Plan

30-minute lesson = $32
45-minute lesson = $48
60-minute lesson = $64

2017-18 Tuition for Music Lessons WITHOUT an Auto-Pay Plan

30-minute lesson = $33
45-minute lesson = $49
60-minute lesson = $65

Annual Registration Fee: The Individual/Family Annual Registration Fee is $35 until June 16 (after 6/16/17, fee is $45). The Group Class or Ensemble Annual Registration Fee is $15 until June 16 (after 6/16/17, fee is $20). The annual registration fee is non-refundable and applies to all members of the household for the entire CMS fiscal year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018).

Tuition Payments: Payment for lessons is due in advance at the beginning of each month. With an Auto-Pay Plan, the total tuition will be divided into equal monthly payments (September – May) and debited to your credit or debit card on the 1st of each month.  No lessons will be given until the first month’s payment has been received. Please call CMS with your updated card information.

Financial Aid: Financial Aid is available to students under 18 who qualify, based upon family income. Financial aid is computed on a sliding scale. CMS requires all families with students on financial aid to reapply each year and provide updated documentation of family income. All new documentation is due on or before August 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. For students without updated documentation, full tuition will apply to all subsequent lessons. There are no additional discounts for students who receive financial aid.