Fall 2018 Term Dates
Fall term begins August 27
Fall registration deadlines:
12 lessons: September 7
6 lessons: October 12
Fall Recital – Sunday, December 9, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Private lessons are available in brass, guitar, percussion, strings, voice and woodwinds. Our private lesson program offers 12 or 6 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.
Twelve 30-minute lessons: $330/$315*
Twelve 45-minute lessons: $450/$435*
Twelve 60-minute lessons: $585/$570*
Six 30-minute lessons: $165/$150*
Six 45-minute lessons: $245/$230*
Six 60-minute lessons: $325/$310*
*family/senior citizen/USC faculty and staff discount
Tuition for those enrolling in 12 private lessons may be paid in three installments. Dates for those paying in 3 installments are:
- Prior to the first lesson
- October 1 or before the 5th lesson
- November 1 or before the 9th lesson
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.
Fall Recital - December 9, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Dual Guitar Lessons for Children
Research shows that small group cooperative learning environments foster enhanced
learning and development in creativity and skill. In this lesson structure, two friends
or siblings receive both individualized attention and cooperative lessons to enhance
development and promote greater engagement and passion for guitar playing. Taught
by Dr. Alma Van Duys.
$295/$280* per person for 60 minutes of combined instruction
Interested in KinderFlute?
Interested in Beginner Guitar?
Fees and financial aid (Fall and Spring only)
Tuition is due before lessons can begin. For those enrolling in 12 private lessons or KinderFlute, tuition may be paid in three installments. Discounts are offered for families with more than one member enrolled in lessons and classes 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 are made as soon as possible after applications are submitted and until funds are depleted. Submit the financial aid form with your application for consideration.