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Private Lessons

The Community Music School offers instruction to interested individuals of all ages, levels, and abilities. Private lessons are offered on a weekly basis during the 17-week fall semester, 17-week spring semester, and 10-week summer semester.

Lessons last 30, 45, or 60 minutes. Private lesson tuition includes weekly lessons, occasional group lessons, school-wide recitals, and occasional guest master classes.

Lessons are available for beginning through advanced students. Emphasis is placed on development of strong musical skills, including reading and mastery of various instruments’ technical requirements. The repertoire studied may vary depending on students’ goals.

Lesson times are scheduled around student and teacher availability.

  • 30 minutes - $30 per lesson
  • 45 minutes - $44.50 per lesson
  • 60 minutes - $57.50 per lesson

Tuition payments may be made in full at time of registration, at the beginning of each semester, or monthly. Please note, there is a $10 processing fee for the monthly payment option.

Financial assistance is available, if needed.

There is a 5% discount for MSU faculty, staff, and students, however, registration must be in person or over the phone to receive the discount.

Spring 2019 semester runs January 21 - May 25, 2019. 

Students may enroll for private lessons at any time during the semester and receive prorated tuition.

Call CMS at (517) 355-7661 or visit the office to register.

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