Private Lessons

Private Lessons

Develop a life-long passion for music! The Community Music School offers private music instruction in piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute, saxophone, trombone, trumpet and drum set/snare. Lessons are individually tailored for students of all ages and levels. Our faculty will teach fundamentals of the instrument, proper technique, and additional musicianship skills while exploring a variety of repertoire. 

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. 

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.

 Private Lesson Faculty 


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