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Piano Lessons

As part of the Community Music School, this 12-lesson semester is designed for children from age six to adults of all ages. Beginner to advanced-level students can enroll in private lessons, and lessons are scheduled at a time convenient to the student and teacher.

The Community Music School piano division faculty are passionate Carolina undergraduate and graduate students studying piano pedagogy or students with prior teaching experience. 

Students participate in a master class, scheduled during the spring semester, and a recital held at the end of each semester. Students have the pleasure of performing in the acoustically pristine USC School of Music Recital Hall on a Steinway grand piano.

NEW: summer lessons!

We now offer 12-week, 8-week and flexible 6-week summer session options for private lessons. Register early as sessions may fill quickly. Priority registration deadline is May 5, 2014.

The 6-week option is designed for those who would like to spread lessons out over the summer or want to get a sampling of lessons to determine if they would like to continue studying in the future. You may also wish to begin lessons later in the summer.

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.

Summer 2014 session dates

Priority registration deadline for all sessions is summer is May 5.
12-week session

May 12–July 31
Registration deadline: May 5 or until spaces are filled.

8-week session
June 9–July 31
Registration deadline: June 2 or until spaces are filled.

6-week session
Choose your dates between May 12–July 31
Registration deadline: June 16 or until spaces are filled.

Enroll for summer online and pay by credit card or download the enrollment application form.

Cost

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)

Register online and pay by credit card or Download the application form.

Community Music School Policies

 For more information or to register, email Community Music School or call 803-777-5381.