Private Lessons

Students may enroll in private lessons to receive one-on-one instruction and coaching from one of the Community Music School faculty members, all of whom are degreed professionals in the instrument they teach. Lessons are offered at many times during the week with most of them occurring in the weekday afternoons, weekday evenings and weekends at the BW Conservatory. Students typically enroll in lessons that meet once a week for a half-hour for the full semester. The Community Music School offers a rolling admission where students may enroll at any time during the semester.

The following instruments are available for private lessons:

STRINGS (students must be 6 years or older)

String Faculty Bios

  • Bass
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Harp - students must have 2 years of piano study and access to a harp (owned or rented)
  • Suzuki violin - students must be 4 years or older
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Ukulele

BRASS (students must be 10 years or older)

Brass Faculty Bios

  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

WOODWINDS (students must be 10 years or older)

Woodwind Faculty Bios

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone


Percussion Faculty Bios

KEYBOARD (students must be 5 years or older and have piano at home to practice)

Keyboard Faculty Bios

  • Organ
  • Piano

VOICE (students must be high school freshmen)

Voice Faculty Bios


  • Composition
  • Music theory
  • Music therapy


  • Faculty fees range from $18 - $40 per half-hour private lesson (15-week fall semester, 18-week spring semester and a flexible summer semester).
  • Student teacher fees are $16 per half-hour private lesson
  • There is a one-time registration fee of $22 per student per academic year which is re-assessed each fall semester

For teacher recommendations and contact information, please complete the private lesson request form or call the Community Music School office at (440) 826-2365.

Contact the Community Music School

(440) 826-2365,