Private Lessons


Make Music!

Take your musicianship to the next level with private lessons for all ages through CMS! Create and discover a variety of styles and genres, explore new techniques, and build musicianship skills with our wonderful faculty. No experience is necessary to begin lessons. Follow this link to sign up now!

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Our Mission


We, in collaboration with the Hayes School of Music, provide access to a quality music education for people of all ages and all socioeconomic status in Boone and surrounding areas.

We focus on ENGAGEMENT

We focus on engaging and partnering with the community to cultivate and nurture creativity and a passion for music

We strive to EMPOWER

We strive to empower the individual while embodying a dynamic community of diversity and inclusion.

We create MUSIC

We create an artistic environment of acceptance, musical exploration, while embracing the integral role of music in our lives.

Tuition Assistance

We do offer payment plans, & assistance; your balance does not need to be paid all at once!

Our assistance funding comes primarily through donations. We appreciate your honesty about your needs, as we have limited funds and want to make these programs possible for the maximum number of families. 

The application for tuition assistance is included during registration. Please email CMS director for any additional questions, Dr. Nicole Sonbert (asucommunitymusic@appstate.edu).

Location and Contact

Directions to Community Music School Building:

CMS building Doctors Drive

  • Lessons take place at 134 Doctor Drive, Boone, NC 28607
  • If you are working with an App State Faculty member, these lessons will be held in their office on campus in the Broyhill Music Center
  • The Appalachian Youth Choir will take place in the Broyhill Music Center Room 225.
  • Piano Group Class will take place at 134 Doctor Drive, Boone, NC 28607 

Physical Address:
134 Doctor Drive 
Boone, NC 28607

Directions to Broyhill Music Center: 

The Broyhill Music Center is located near the end of River's Street, located between the Schaefer Center of the Performing Arts and Walker Hall. If you turn past the Convocation Center to get on River's Street, the Broyhill Music Center will be on the left. 

On campus parking is available to the public after 5 p.m. so you will be able to park either in the Broyhill parking lot, which is directly in front of the Broyhill Music Center, the Schaefer parking lot, which is directly beside the Broyhill Music Center, in front of the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, or in the Peacock parking lot, which is across the street from the Broyhill Music Center.

Director: Dr. Nicole Sonbert, asucommunitymusic@appstate.edu
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