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Private lessons at the Community Music School (CMS) are a chance for students to pursue their individual musical and artistic goals in a weekly one-on-one setting with an experienced CMS coach. Each coach is an accomplished musician and instrumentalist, committed to helping each student reach the next step in their musical development. Coaches create a bespoke curriculum that fits the learning style and musical experience level of each student.

Private lessons are offered for all ages and musical experience levels, across a range of instruments and vocals. Students can take multiple private lessons across more than one instrument/vocals or start a new instrument/vocals altogether! From children’s first steps learning an instrument to senior students looking to expand their knowledge of advanced harmony, CMS private lesson coaches are here to help each student unlock their full potential!

The weekly private lesson time can be used to focus on any area of a student’s musical development: instrumental technique, improvisation, ensemble repertoire, jazz theory, jazz harmony, composition, post-secondary music program auditions, etc.


“Master your instrument, master the music, then forget all that and just play.”
-Charlie Parker