The individual relationship with a caring, professional instructor combined with a commitment to regular practice enables students to acquire the technical and musical skills necessary for mastery of an instrument.

Private instruction at LCMS falls within two 16-week semesters and a summer session, with specific lesson times and weekly schedules communicated directly by studio teachers. As part of our curriculum, students studying piano, voice, and strings also receive a group class in lieu of a private lesson up to three times per semester. These group classes include informal student performances, duets, chamber music, music theory, musicianship, and other topics relevant to the whole group. 

All students taking private lessons are encouraged to perform on recitals and attend concerts. Check our Events page for more information about studio recitals, Honors Recitals, Masterclasses, and more.

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • String Bass
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Piano
  • Taubman Approach
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
Music Theory


  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Horn
  • Baritone
  • Tuba

Registration and Billing

New students may register for private instruction at any time during the year. Placement will depend upon teacher availability. Tuition for private lessons is prorated when not beginning at the start of the semester. 

2023-24 LCMS Teacher Private Lesson Rates 30 minutes 45 minutes 60 minutes
Price Per Lesson $31.00 $44.50 $58.00
Typical 16-Week Semester $496.00 $712.00 $928.00

Visit our Registration & Billing page for more information.

Financial Assistance

Need-based scholarships are available for all Community Music School lessons and programs with the exception of summer programming. Visit our Financial Aid page for more information.