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. Recitals are offered each fall and spring semester; some teachers offer their own recitals. Students typically enroll in lessons that meet once a week for a half an hour for the full semester (15 weeks). 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)

  • 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)

  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

WOODWINDS (students must be 10 years or older)

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

PERCUSSION

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

  • Organ
  • Piano

VOICE (students must be 15 years or older)

MUSICAL APPLICATIONS

  • Composition
  • Music theory
  • Music therapy

Tuition

  • Faculty fees range from $14 - $35 per half-hour private lesson (15-week fall and spring semesters and a flexible summer semester).
  • Student teacher fees are $12 per half-hour private lesson (12-week fall and spring semesters and a flexible summer semester)
  • 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.

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Contact the Community Music School

(440) 826-2365, cms@bw.edu