Private Music Lessons

CSMA’s highly qualified music faculty have trained in many of the top music schools in the world and work with students to establish and achieve their goals.

Onsite recitals, free concerts, music workshops and small group classes in music theory and ensembles provide a complete musical education.

Listen, learn, play, collaborate and perform. Read more about signing up for private lessons below. 

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
  • Performance opportunities for ensembles and individuals
  • Merit Scholar Program for school age students who have shown a high level of commitment and achievement.

Private lessons are offered in:

  • Bass (upright & electric)
  • Baritone/Euphonium
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet*
  • Composition
  • Drums*
  • Flute
  • Guitar* (acoustic & electric)
  • Horn
  • Oboe
  • Percussion*
  • Piano*
  • Piccolo
  • Saxophone*
  • Theory/Aural Training
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Ukulele
  • Vibraphone*
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

*Specialized jazz instruction offered

While serving over 900 private lesson students, CSMA achieved a 99.7% satisfaction rate among students and families! Respondents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their teacher and that their teacher provided a positive and supportive learning environment.

My teacher provides constructive suggestions. She is supportive and easy to talk to about musical questions. She has a good sense of humor, which lightens the atmosphere.

How to enroll in music private lessons

Step 1

Complete our Private Lesson Questionnaire.


If you have questions about our program, we invite you to schedule a CSMA Enrollment Consult prior to filling out the questionnaire!  You can set up a virtual meeting, phone call, or in-person visit with one of our Music School staff. Click here for a piano lesson consult. Click here for a consultation on all other instruments listed above. 

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

spring 2024: january 20 - June 3 (19 Weeks)

30 minutes = $1,045.00
45 minutes  = $1,520.00
60 minutes = $2,033.00
Tuition is higher for study with faculty designated as Distinguished Faculty.

Each 19-week semester includes 18 lessons plus Workshop Week.

For more information please contact

In keeping with our commitment to Arts4All, CSMA offers tuition assistance to qualifying students. To apply, read more about financial aid.

Important Private Music Lesson Policies

Refunds – Students may request to withdraw or change teachers within three business days after the second scheduled lesson. Requests for withdrawal must be made in writing by email to the Private Lesson Team, After the three-day period, no refunds or teacher changes will be made.

Absences and Make-ups – There is no school credit, reimbursement or refund for missed lessons due to a student’s absence. CSMA does not guarantee a make-up for a missed lesson due to a student’s absence. If a lesson is missed due to a teacher’s absence, a make-up lesson will be scheduled. Read our full policies here.