Private Lessons

Private Lessons

For performers at all levels, individual lessons provide guidance and structure to musical discovery. Students who study at the UNCSA Community School benefit from individually tailored instruction from the highest quality teachers. Most of our faculty members hold advanced degrees, and all are expert practitioners in their field.

Individual lessons are available in all band and orchestra instruments, voice, piano, music theory, music technology and composition/songwriting. There are also openings for advanced vocal and piano students. Pianists can apply for auditioned lessons in UNCSA Professor Dr. Dmitri Shteinberg’s advanced piano studio. 

Private Lesson Tuition Rates

Class Length

Fall 2017 tuition (16 lessons plus group classes)

Fall 2017 trial lesson period tuition (4 lessons and 4 group classes)

Equivalent per lesson

30 minutes




45 minutes




60 minutes




Students may register at any point for a trial period, then continue through the remainder of the semester with the same teacher/schedule for a pro-rated charge. Families with multiple children enrolled receive two free classes or lessons per additional student for full semester registrations. Discount applies to classes of lesser value.

Group Components of Private Lessons

Private instrumental and vocal lesson students in grades 7 and above attend weekly group courses in music theory and ear training as an additional component of their study. Students in grades 2 through 6 attend weekly group classes in ensemble singing that serve as a precursor to music theory class work. All students can attend extra CMS workshops, free of charge, as part of their studies and are expected to participate in at least one recital hour per semester.

A professional accompanist is provided for all CMS recital performances (with teacher approval) at no additional charge. Music theory and special workshops are designed to introduce students to varied musical concepts, develop a stronger grasp of musical principles and musicianship and prepare them for confident and engaged ensemble playing.