Music - Instrument Lesson - Application (beginner)
Oct 04 - Dec 17 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ages 5-19 · Co-Ed
Community Music Center
From Oct 04, 2021 to Dec 17, 2021
Each Monday from 01:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Each Tuesday from 01:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Each Wednesday from 01:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Each Thursday from 01:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Each Friday from 01:00 PM to 09:00 PM
DescriptionUse this to apply for private lessons as a beginner in violin, cello, clarinet or saxophone at the Community Music Center. This is essentially a waitlist; you are not enrolled in lessons until placed with a teacher by CMC staff.
Individual LessonsThrive with customized instruction. Build the skills & abilities needed to enjoy music as a participant, gaining self-confidence and developing self-expression.
Currently offering lessons for beginners in violin, cello, clarinet and saxophone. Beginners start with in-person lessons.
Enrollment ProcessThis registration will put you on a waitlist for up to 10 weeks of lessons, October through mid-December with Thanksgiving week off.
Pay What You Can Pricing When enrolled, lessons are $28 each. We understand that our activity fees may be a barrier to participation for some members of our community. If you are unable to pay the full fee amount, you may use the discount feature during the checkout process for discounts. If additional assistance is needed beyond the discounts available at check-out, contact CMC staff at 503-823-3177. Need-based scholarships are offered courtesy the non-profit Community Music Center, Inc. To learn more or donate, visit www.communitymusiccenter.org.
Lessons are scheduled between instructor and student at a mutually agreeable day and time, as verbally confirmed. Your instructor may require materials not included in registration fee. Beginners start with weekly 30 minute lessons. For strings: Suzuki, traditional, hybrid, and other instructional methods are used, depending on the instructor. Daily individual practice between classes is a required part of successful music instruction.
Required Enrichment ClassDuring the School Year, CMC requires private lesson students to participate in a concurrent enrichment class, or apply for an exemption if participating in similar activities elsewhere. Separate fees apply for CMC's enrichment classes, and enrollment for the classes is in addition to the private lesson registration.
School YearIt is expected that students will continue in Winter and Spring Terms, however students must re-enroll to continue beyond Fall term (there is no automatic rollover from Fall to Winter & Spring).
InstrumentsInstrument rentals may be available - indicate your need for an instrument at the time of pre-registration or fill out our online rental request form (https://cmc.z2systems.com/np/clients/cmc/survey.jsp?surveyId=50)
The following are necessary for a successful private lesson experience:- A quiet place for daily practice time- Parent participation in lessons for students 10yrs and younger is highly recommended- Commitment to fulfilling the instructor's daily practice expectations
Attendance PolicyIn case of illness, a student may request a make up lesson a maximum of once per term, if instructor is notified in advance of the lesson time. If the instructor is unable to accommodate the request, the missed lesson will be credited to your account. Makeups and credits are not available in the event of issues with internet connectivity or equipment.
Please call CMC at 503-823-3177 if you have questions about enrolling for private lessons. Allow several weeks for application processing.
Once lessons are confirmed with the instructor by you, you are responsible for attendance.
Please ensure the following for success in the student's private lesson experience:
- A quiet place for daily practice time
- Parent participation in lessons for students 10yr and younger is highly recommended
- Commitment to fulfilling the instructor's daily practice expectations
In case of illness, a student may request a make-up lesson a maximum of once per term, if instructor is notified in advance of the lesson time. If the instructor is unable to accommodate the request, the missed lesson will be credited to your account. Makeups and credits are not available in the event of issues with internet connectivity or equipment.
4. Youth (6yrs - 14yrs)
Online via Zoom or In-Person at the Community Music Center (see course description; choose when enrolling)
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