Offered in piano, organ, voice and most orchestral instruments in a 16-week semester and 12-week summer term, with one lesson per week of 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Minimum age requirements are:
Piano - age 7
Voice - age 12
Wind instr. - grade 4
Suzuki violin - ages 4-6
Strings - age 7
For early childhood education please visit Kindermusik
Community School students are encouraged to participate in all recitals and master classes offered. Achievement Day/Honors Recital for piano students is held late in Spring. Voice and String recitals are scheduled by each instructor.
All Community School students and families are eligible for 20 percent discount for the new Bach Festival Fred Rogers Family Series. We also encourage attendance at any of the free concerts and performances of the College.
Each student must have his/her own instrument to enroll in the program. An acoustic piano is recommended for piano students’ home practice; school pianos are not available for regular practice.
Piano students will be required to follow an established music theory curriculum according to their level of applied music study. Theory placement tests will be administered at Achievement Day in the Spring.
Evaluation is continuous and those students who fail to apply themselves according to their teachers’ instruction may be required to withdraw.