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. All CMA string instructors utilize the Suzuki Method.
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.
Class Fees & Duration
Registration for Private Lessons includes 12 lessons per semester.
- 30-minute lessons = $300
- 45-minute lessons = $400
- 60-minute lessons = $500
Summer Private Lessons
Private lessons for violin, viola, and cello lessons will be offered during the summer in TLU's Schuech Fine Arts Building.
Lessons can start the week of June 10 and continue through the week of August 12. 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 Shareen Vader.
Registration & Tuition
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.
Summer Private Lesson Tuition
- 30-minute lessons: $25 per lesson
- 45-minute lessons: $33.33 per lesson
- 60-minute lessons: $41.66 per lesson
There is no additional rental fee for instruments if your child is currently in the Lindenbaum Outreach Program or CMA Youth Orchestras.
All CMA instruments must be returned at the student’s last lesson of the summer for maintenance before the fall semester begins.
A new $20 instrument maintenance fee is required each academic year.
Cancellation & Makeup Policy
By registering for private lessons you indicate your understanding of and agreement to these policies.