Private Lessons


Private Lessons

Individual lessons are offered in piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, and drum set/snare. You can begin lessons anytime in the year depending on your teacher’s availability as long as the lessons can be completed by July 31. 

Our Community Music School faculty range from undergraduate students to university professors and have a wide variety of interests and skills. Read about our faculty here!

Most private lessons take place at the CMS building (134 Doctor Drive, Boone, NC 28607). Lessons with a Hayes School of Music faculty member may be held in their office at the Broyhill Music Center. Click here for directions and parking.


Fees vary according to each CMS faculty member's training and experience. They are divided into three options: 


$45.00 per 30 minutes

$65.00 per 45 minutes

$80.00 per hour


$35.00 per 30 minutes

$45.00 per 45 minutes

$55.00 per hour


$25.00 per 30 minutes

$35.00 per 45 minutes 

$45.00 per hour 

ASU students, employees, and their families are eligible for a 5% discount on all orders. 

Tuition Assistance

Thanks to our generous donors, CMS may be able to offer tuition assistance for our lessons and programs. Interested students and families are encouraged to apply. Decisions are made based on need and available funds. Click here for more information.

Lesson Policies

24 hours’ notice is necessary to reschedule a lesson without penalty. 

A lesson missed with no notice or less than 24 hours’ notice will be considered a no-show, and the missed lesson will be charged as a normal lesson.

If a student is late, the teacher will still need to end the lesson at the original ending time. A teacher will wait 10 minutes for a late arrival before marking the lesson a no-show, which will be charged as a normal lesson. 

Please view our holiday closings and adverse weather policy here


The CMS sponsors end-of-semester recitals twice a year. Students have the opportunity to perform at these recitals as a celebration of their accomplishments during the year. Students will perform at the discretion of their CMS teacher.

Registration & Tuition Assistance