Private Lessons

Private Lessons - Community Music School

Develop a lifelong passion for music! The Community Music School offers private music instruction in a variety of instruments and subjects. Scroll down to see all our instruments, subjects, and faculty.

Summer Break

  • Registration is currently closed for all programs, but please check back in August 2024 to join our Fall programs!
  • CMS does not offer any summer lessons or classes. High school students can check out Cannon Music Camp for a comprehensive summer music experience!
  • We are NOT able to accept pre-registrations for Fall lessons because registration forms and teachers' Fall schedules will not be available until Fall. Responses from the CMS office may be delayed during the May-July period due to the school being on hiatus. We look forward to connecting with you in August!
  • The Spring 2024 listings currently on the website show examples of the programs CMS typically offers. Private lessons will resume in August/September 2024.

Lessons can be 30, 45, or 60 minutes long. Students and teachers will determine a mutually available lesson time within Mon-Thu 4:00-8:00 or Fri 4:00-6:00 before completing registration. Please note the parking information in case parking costs affect your preference of lesson time. See below for prices, which depend on the teacher's experience level. 

New student or looking for a new teacher? Fill out the Private Lesson Inquiry Form, a great first step to help us match you with a teacher who suits your schedule and interests! Submissions received after April 15 will receive a response in August (when we are sure of our teaching roster for Fall lessons).

  • Private lessons can be held in person at the Broyhill Music Center in Boone, NC or online from any location. 
  • Visit our Registration Page to see complete details about lessons.



$25.00 per 30 minutes

 $35.00 per 45 minutes 

$45.00 per hour 


$35.00 per 30 minutes

 $45.00 per 45 minutes 

$55.00 per hour


$45.00 per 30 minutes

$65.00 per 45 minutes

$80.00 per hour

  • Each instructor's pay rate (Apprentice, Master, or Professional) is listed above their bio. Pricing is based on the instructor's training and experience. 
  • One $25 registration fee will be added in checkout. 
  • Parking Pass Costs: Please see the Parking and Directions page for parking pass pricing and free alternatives.  
  • Tuition assistance may be available towards CMS lessons. The application is within the private lesson registration form. See our Registration Page for complete information about tuition assistance.

Getting Started

  1. See our instruments and teachers below, then fill out the Private Lesson Inquiry Form to let us know which teacher you'd like to connect with! We can also recommend a teacher for you. You can also contact us at
  2. Discuss your interests, lesson time, and format (in person or online) with your teacher.  
  3. Visit our Registration Page to complete your registration and payment. Tuition assistance, if desired, can be applied for in the final step. 





 Guitar and Ukulele