Private Lessons

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The Community Music Academy offers weekly private lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass, and classical guitar from some of the best professional musicians and teachers in central Texas at a very affordable rate. Students are expected to practice regularly, to bring a pencil and all assigned music to lessons, and to perform in a Solo Recital at the end of each semester in which they are registered for private lessons. Instructors may ask that parents remain present during lessons with their child.

The CMA generally reserves its inventory of rental instruments for students enrolled or graduated from the Lindenbaum Outreach Program. If additional instruments are available in the correct size, they can be rented to private lesson students at a discounted rate. 

Registration for Private Lessons includes 12 lessons per semester.

  • 30-minute lessons = $300
  • 45-minute lessons = $400
  • 60-minute lessons = $500

CMA Private Lesson Cancellation and Makeup Policies: By registering for private lessons you indicate your understanding of and agreement to these policies. Please review them here.

Summer Private Lessons

Private violin, viola, and cello lessons will be offered during the summer.

Scheduling: Lessons can start the week of June 11 and continue through the week of August 13. Make sure you do not register for more lessons than your instructor can teach. If you are currently in or have taken private lessons in the past, please continue lessons with the same teacher. After registration, you may contact your instructor directly to schedule specific dates and times for your lessons. If you are a new student, have no preference or would like advice, contact CMA Director Ben Thomason at bthomason@tlu.edu or (830) 372-6448.

Teacher Availability for Summer Private Lessons

Location: Lessons will take place at TLU's Schuech Fine Arts Building.

Registration: Registration will open the week of April 2. Students must take a minimum of 4 lessons and may take up to a maximum of 10 lessons for the summer, depending on teacher availability. By registering for private lessons you indicate your understanding of and agreement to the CMA Private Lessons Policies; please review them here.

Registration deadline is June 1.

Instrument Rental: Students who have registered for private lessons before May 1, 2018 do not need to return their instruments at the Lindenbaum Outreach Program and Youth Orchestra Recital and may keep them for use in private lessons and strings camp for no additional fee. Students who register for private lessons between May 3 and the May 25 deadline will check out an instrument at their first lesson for no additional fee.

All CMA instruments must be returned at the student’s last lesson of the summer for maintenance before the Fall 2018 semester begins. A new $20 instrument maintenance fee is required each academic year.

Summer Private Lesson Tuition:

  • 30-minute lessons: $25 per lesson
  • 45-minute lessons: $33.33 per lesson
  • 60-minute lessons: $41.66 per lesson


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