Community Music School offers high-quality private instruction in piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and voice. The School also offers a solid foundation in music theory. Our professional teaching faculty provides individualized learning, both in-person and online, for children ages 5+, teens, adults, and seniors. CMS offers numerous free public performance opportunities. We encourage, but do not require students to perform in our regularly scheduled recitals.
New students are welcome to enroll anytime. Review the links below, then click Sign Up Now to schedule your interview lesson. All interview lessons are $33 for 30 minutes and must be paid at time of scheduling. CMS offers a limited number of donated instruments for rent. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are accepting only online students at this time.
Tuition for Private Music Lessons
Monthly Payments – Automatic Billing on Debit or Credit Card
- 30-minute lessons – $132 per month
- 45-minute lessons – $196 per month
- 60-minute lessons – $260 per month
Students prepay for lessons on the first of each month. Financial aid is available for approved students 18 years of age and younger whose families cannot afford the full cost of tuition.
$45 Annual Registration Fee
The annual registration fee is non-refundable and applies to the entire family for one calendar year.
SIGN UP FOR AN INTERVIEW LESSON TODAY!
Please note that the interview lesson time selected here is a request only. Once we receive your inquiry, the office will contact you to confirm the interview lesson day and time.
Learn to play an instrument in the comfort of your own home from our professional teaching musicians based in the Lehigh Valley.
Are you trying out for a musical? Are you applying for admission to a charter school for the arts? Do you need music theory to prepare for college? Short-term coaching session packages in any instrument, voice, and music theory are available to fit your needs.
Music therapy is designed to meet the needs of children and adults with physical or mental challenges. Music therapy uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages.
For the safety of our students and staff and in compliance with government mandates, CMS suspended all in-person lessons, group classes, and events on March 16, 2020. The CMS building will remain closed until the state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, and the Director and the CMS Board of Directors determine that it is safe to resume in-person activities.
CMS continues to offer online lessons to all students, and new students are welcome to enroll anytime.
WHAT AGES CAN ENROLL?
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
MY CHILD LOVES TO SING AND I WANT TO GET HIM OR HER INVOLVED IN MUSIC. WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND?
WHAT INSTRUMENTS DO YOU OFFER?
DOES MY CHILD NEED AN INSTRUMENT?
WHAT BOOKS DO I NEED TO BUY?
DOES CMS SELL INSTRUMENTS OR BOOKS?
WHEN WILL MY LESSON BE?
Once you are established with a teacher, your lesson will be at the same time, once a week, continuing for the semester.
WHEN CAN I START LESSONS?
Anytime! CMS offers open enrollment throughout the school year and summer.
HOW MUCH DO LESSONS COST?
30-minute lessons are $33, weekly. As the student advances, 45-minute lessons ($49 weekly) and 60-minute lessons ($65 weekly) are also available. Group classes or ensembles are $12 or $18 per week, depending on length. The annual family registration fee of $45 is charged with the first lesson of each school year ($20/annually for group lessons only). Financial aid is available to those who qualify. A discount is available for lessons paid in full before the beginning of the semester or on a 4-month auto-pay plan.
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY LESSONS?
All lessons must be paid by credit or debit card through your online account with TeacherZone (automatic monthly or weekly payments), unless you have received Director approval for an alternative financial aid payment plan. CMS accepts all major credit and debit cards, checks, and cash.
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE MY LESSON THIS WEEK?
IF I MISS MY LESSON, CAN I MAKE IT UP?
Excused absences are defined as follows:
- Student illness with notice to the office before 11 am on the day of the lesson
- Required school activity or religious holiday with 7 days advance notice to the office
- Death in the student’s immediate family, including grandparents, aunts, and uncles
CMS does not guarantee a makeup for a missed lesson due to an excused absence. Payment for any missed lesson is due before the student’s next lesson. Students with past-due accounts are not eligible for makeup lessons.