CMS offers a variety of classes for adults interested in honing their abilities on a musical instrument. Registration deadlines are always about 2 weeks before the first class and continuation is always based on meeting minimum enrollment.
If you or another member of your immediate family (child or adult) are enrolled in private lessons in the same semester, you'll receive a $40 savings on tuition for the Adult class! You'll see an option to let us know this in the registration process.
As part of your class registration you can choose to pay extra to receive one ($30) or two ($60) 30-minute private lessons to go along with the class. The lessons will be scheduled at mutually convenient times between teacher and student. These are an excellent chance to ask specific questions about concepts covered in class, or to go further in-depth with personal technical or musical skills. These lessons can also be added at anytime during the class semester.
Beginning Guitar Class I: For students who do NOT read music and have little to no experience on the guitar. Students must provide their own guitar - electric or acoustic
Tuesdays OR Wednesdays
10 weeks: September 12 - November 18, 2022
Beginning Guitar Class II: (Spring semester only). Primarily for students who have completed Class I or who have minimal experience on the guitar. Students must provide their own guitar.
8 weeks of classes: TBD
Beginning Piano Class I: For students who do not necessarily know how to read music and have little to no experience on the piano. It is recommended that students have access to a piano during the week outside of class. Students are eligible to use the pianos in the School of Music building on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Mondays OR Tuesdays
8 weeks of classes: September 12 - November 4, 2022
Beginning Piano Class II: (Spring semester only) Primarily for students who have taken Beginning Piano Class I or who have minimal experience on the piano. It is recommended that students have access to a piano during the week outside of class. Students are eligible to use the pianos in the School of Music building on a first-come-first-serve basis.
8 weeks of classes: TBD
Lessons for Adults of ALL ages:
CMS offers one-on-one lessons to adults of all ages and abilities on piano, strings, brass, percussion, guitar, folk instruments (banjo, ukelele), and voice. Are you in a band? Do you have song ideas rattling around that could use some professional help, or just need some help with some basic technique? CMS offers lessons in songwriting and non-classical music styles as well. Some instruments have the option of graduate vs. professional instructors. While the registration system looks like you have to register for a full semester, we are more than happy to accommodate a much more flexible and occasional schedule for adult students.