Private Lessons for All Ages
Private lessons can be started at any time of the year and are open to children, youth and adults. Registration is handled internally once we have corresponded and settled on a day/time/instructor combination that works for you.
To start the process, please fill out a Lesson Inquiry Form. In order to submit an inquiry, you will be prompted to create a student account. The inquiry form asks for the following information:
- What instrument you would like to learn/improve on (here’s a list)
- Instructor preference, if any (consult instructors page)
- Windows of availability (Monday-Thursday, Sunday for B/C accordion students only)
After you submit your lesson inquiry, our Registration Coordinator and Administrative Associate, Lily Gaetgaeow, will get back to you promptly.
How do Private Lessons Work at the CIM?
Year-round instruction is organized in three semesters:
Fall term - 17 weeks long, September through January
Spring term - 16 weeks long, February through June
Summer term - 10 weeks long, mid-June through August
All term dates and important events can always be found on our calendar page.
Private lessons are scheduled in advance per term, and usually occur on a weekly basis. Lessons on an “every-other-week” schedule (EOW) are available depending on instructor availability. All private lesson placements are dependent upon a combination of factors: student goals, instructor and student availability, and the formats available for lessons (online or in-person). Once you have finalized your lessons schedule, you will receive an invoice for your lessons. Please see our policies page for payment deadlines and instructions.
Cost of Private Lessons
30 minute private lesson $32.00 ($28.80)*
45 minute private lesson $48.00 ($43.20)
60 minute private lesson $64.00 ($57.60)
*Students registered in ensembles receive a lower rate on private lessons, equal to a 10% discount, since private lessons are required.