Private lessons are available in piano, brass, strings, woodwinds, guitar, percussion and voice. Our private lesson program offers 12 lessons per semester following the USC academic calendar. Students may select half-hour, 45-minute or one-hour lessons. All lessons are offered at the USC School of Music building and lesson times are arranged on an individual basis. When your registration application and fees have been received, your teacher will contact you to arrange a lesson time.
12 half-hour lessons: $325 ($310 with family/senior/USC discount)
12 45-minute lessons: $450 ($435 with family/senior/USC discount)
12 one-hour lessons: $580 ($565 with family/senior/USC discount)
6 half-hour lessons: $165 ($150 with family/senior/USC discount)
6 45-minute lessons: $245 ($230 with family/senior/USC discount)
6 one-hour lessons: $325 ($310 with family/senior/USC discount)
Community Music School parents and students receive end-of-semester reports detailing progress and recommendations from their teachers.
At the end of each semester students have the opportunity to prepare for and perform at recitals as a celebration of their accomplishments during the year. Students perform at the discretion of their teacher.
Fees and Financial Aid
Tuition is due before lessons can begin. Discounts are offered for: families with more than one member enrolled in lessons and programs of study through CMS; senior citizens; and USC faculty and staff. ($60 maximum discount per family for all CMS programs.)
A limited amount of financial aid is available. Awards will be made as soon as possible after applications are submitted and until funds are depleted. Submit the financial aid form with your application for consideration.
For more information, email Community Music School or call 803-777-5381.