CSM offers weekly private, one-on-one music lessons in 30, 45, and 60 minute increments. CSM also offers remote, distance-learning options for students (including non-local students) through video conferencing services. For more information about policies and tuition, please click here.
In addition to private lessons, we do offer a beginner guitar and beginner piano class in the Fall and Spring. We have been honing these for some time, and you will need to discuss enrollment to these classes first with our CSM's Studio Manager. These classes do move more quickly than our private lessons and there are sometimes age qualifications to enroll. Both private and group lessons allow our instructors to completely customize and tailor your learning experience to fit your needs and goals.
To get started, you will be asked to fill out a New Student Questionnaire for your child (or for yourself, if you are an adult student), which helps us identify the best teacher and method to use in their lesson. While CSM does not offer one off trial lessons, we do use the first four weeks of lessons with your child as a trial period. You can read more about our trial period in our policies.
CSM has lots of availability and flexibility for weekday and weekend lessons. We are also available early in the afternoons in case you are a home-schooled student, adult or retiree. We have a plethora of home-schooled music students and adult students currently studying with us on every musical instrument. Come join them and us!
When beginning a new instrument, it is important to remember that there is a little bit of hard work and practice involved with private music lessons. But be assured that we can help guide and prepare you and your student to enjoy music and to grow with us, and to love the fun and discipline of practicing music. Feel free to come over and meet and investigate CSM further by scheduling a meeting with our office manager or an instructor as well!
In addition to private one-on-one music lessons, CSM offers a selection of year-long and seasonal group music classes throughout the year. Group classes are advertised throughout the year as openings become available and each class is geared towards varying abilities and instruments. These include monthly "Musicale" performances (mini "recitals") on site at CSM, a Strings Studio Class with Dr. Carla Denise, Beginners Piano and Guitar Classes with CSM founder, Mr. Wayne Estes, Music Composition and Theory Classes with Mr. Quentin Walston, and an Early Childhood Music Education Program (details below). Additional group "class" offerings have included "Christmas Music" gatherings, Rock Band and Worship Camps. Contact us today for more information!
Early Childhood Music Education
Welcome to our new infant and early childhood music program…
Little Tots Music Together! This is a joint effort brought to you by
Teresa Smith and Jennene Estes! Below is a short
message straight from Music Together about the program!
Please read and then hop right on over to the link below to
find out more about the curriculum, history and how to sign up!
Music Together Program
For hundreds of thousands of families worldwide, Music Together is children and their grownups joyfully sharing songs, rhymes, movement, and instrument play, both in music class and in their daily lives. A pioneer in early childhood music and movement education, Music Together offers classes for children from birth through kindergarten, in which parents and caregivers are encouraged to actively participate.
All children are sounders and movers, and their natural aptitude for music blossoms in a sufficiently rich music environment. In fact, when given a supportive music environment, children learn to sing and dance as naturally as they learn to walk and talk.
How is this possible? Children learn differently than adults. They learn instinctively and constantly. They teach themselves through imitation and play, through being immersed in their environment, and through every interaction with adults and older children. The family-like setting of Music Together's mixed-age classes enables siblings to attend together, creating an ideal learning environment where infants, toddlers, and preschoolers can freely participate at their own levels.
An ensemble is a group of musicians of the same or different instruments collaborating on a long term basis. Some examples of ensembles at CSM are string trios and quartets, flute trios, and guitar ensemble. Ensemble placement is based on teacher recommendation only and is only open to CSM students.
Our ensembles perform everywhere from First Fridays in Downtown Leesburg to Spring Arbor Assisted Living Community. If you are interested in joining or forming an ensemble, speak with your CSM teacher directly. Ensemble participation is free.