Make music with CSMA!

The CSMA program stands out because of our highly qualified music faculty–they have trained in many of the top music schools in the world and work collaboratively with students to achieve their goals.

Starting in April 2024, our Belmont music program will feature personalized instruction in piano, guitar, violin and voice. We offer private lessons for children, teens and adults. Enrollment is going on now, and we invite you to sign up for a trial lesson for only $35 — and no commitment!

Program features

CSMA’s Private Lesson program features:

  • Instruction in classical, contemporary, jazz and popular styles
  • Outstanding faculty of professional musicians and educators
  • Individualized attention, emphasizing the development of solid music fundamentals
  • New students are welcome to try us out before committing! We offer trial lessons for $35 and no commitment is required. Click here to request a trial lesson. 

To Enroll in Private Music Lessons

NEW STUDENTS:

Step 1

Complete our Private Lesson Placement Questionnaire, or request a trial lesson.

Step 2

CSMA is committed to matching every student with a teacher appropriate for learning style, level and goals. CSMA’s Private Lesson Team will work closely with new students or their parents to assist with teacher placement and to answer questions.

Step 3

Pay tuition fees and get started!

CONTINUING STUDENTS:

Continuing students receive registration notice prior to each semester. They have priority for time/date selection for their lessons.

Private Lesson Tuition

QUARTERLY SESSIONS

  • 30 minutes: $55/lesson
  • 45 minutes: $80/lesson
  • 60 minutes: $107 /lesson
 

Sessions are made up of 8 – 11 weeks of private lessons depending on what holidays fall on a given day of the week. Students who register mid-quarter will have prorated tuition to cover the remaining weeks. 

Policies

Withdrawals and Teacher Changes

Absences and Make-Ups

  • A student is allowed up to 2 approved absences per quarter that will be made up during makeup weeks (last two weeks of the quarter). If a student is not available to make up during makeup weeks, then credit will not be given and the lessons are forfeit. Teachers may be able to make up lessons within the quarter, but that is not a guarantee.
  • 24 hours notice is required for any approved absences. Less than 24 hours notice is unapproved and will not be credited, refunded, or made up. 
  • If a lesson is missed due to a teacher’s absence, a make-up lesson will be scheduled or credited to your CSMA account if it cannot be made up.
  • In cases of emergency or serious illness, a leave of absence may be requested. All requests must be made in writing and emailed to BelmontCSMA@arts4all.org. Be sure to include any supporting medical documentation. If approved, some school credit may be given for those absences.

Tuition

  • Tuition covers 8 – 11 weeks of private lessons depending on what holidays fall on a given day of the week. 
  • Students to register mid-quarter will have prorated tuition to cover the remaining weeks. 

Our Belmont faculty

Emanuele Moretti

Guitar

Glenn Healy

Ukulele, Voice
Kevin Sy CSMA Music Teacher

Kevin Sy

Piano

Lavinia Chen

Violin

Mark Cabunoc

Classes Only

Susan Jackson

Piano

About CSMA

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) is Northern California’s largest nonprofit provider of arts education programs. CSMA is dedicated to inspiring and nurturing creativity in people of all ages and skill levels. Financial aid and program subsidies ensure access to the arts for all. Nearly 30,000 people are served through on-site and off-site programs each year. The School is proud of its 50+ year history of arts education.