Private Lessons

one-on-one weekly instruction with our professional teachers for ages 5 and up 

 
CMS offers high quality private instruction in the instruments listed below, as well as provides a solid foundation in music theory. Our teachers are professional performer musicians and offer a variety of styles for all students of all ages and abilities.
 
 Bass Guitar
Cello
Clarinet
Composition
Conducting
Euphonium
Double Bass
Drums 
Flute
Guitar
Keyboard
Oboe
Piano
Saxophone
Trombone  
Trumpet
Tuba
Ukulele
Viola
Violin
Voice ages 12+
 
 
 

When can I start? Start anytime! For private lessons, new students begin with a personal tour with a staff member so we can learn about your musical goals and determine which of our professional teachers would be the best fit. We will then schedule an interview lesson with the recommended teacher, which is $33 for 30 minutes and must be paid at time of scheduling. After the interview, the student can decide whether or not to enroll for the rest of the semester or interview with another teacher. To schedule your personal tour and interview lesson, please fill out the form below or contact the main office with any questions at registrar@cmslv.org or 610-435-7725.
 
What ages can enroll? We teach all ages! Most children age 5 or older have an adequate attention span for a 30-minute lesson. CMS recommends piano or violin for beginners. These instruments give access to the full range of the musical scale, allowing the student to develop a solid foundation for future musical development.
 
Does CMS sell instruments or books? CMS has a limited number of books and donated instruments available for rent or purchase. The office can also refer students to reputable dealers to rent or purchase.
 
How do I pay for lessons? Students enroll for the semester (for a weekly lesson at a specific day and time) and pay in automatic monthly installments. CMS accepts cash, checks, and all major credit cards (in the office or through the student’s online account). For students receiving financial aid, an alternate payment plan may be arranged with approval from the director. Please take a few minutes to review the Student Policy Agreement here.
 
Tuition for Private Music Lessons (2019-20)
30-minute lessons... $594 per semester (18 lessons @ $33 per lesson)
45-minute lessons... $882 per semester (18 lessons @ $49 per lesson)
60-minute lessons... $1,170 per semester (18 lessons @ $65 per lesson)
 
$45 Annual Registration Fee
The annual registration fee is non-refundable and applies to the entire family for one calendar year.
 
 
How do I apply for financial aid? Download a PDF of the Financial Aid Application. Financial aid is available only for students 18 years old and younger. CMS follows Federal poverty guidelines. Financial aid awards are valid only for the current fiscal year, and students must re-apply by August 1 each year. For new students during the school year, financial aid is approved on a rolling basis, until available funds are depleted.
 
Remember... Learning a musical instrument takes time and consistant practice at home outside of your weekly lesson time. We look forward to helping you achieve your musical goals!
 
If you have any questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page or contact the main office in Allentown at 610-435-7725 (Monday-Friday 9am-9pm) or email to registrar@cmslv.org.
 
Please note, the lesson time selected here is a request only.  Once we receive your inquiry, the office will contact you to confirm your tour and interview lesson day and time.