Our Music Program


CHSMA’s music program supports private lessons with periodic group instruction, multiple opportunities for public performance, workshops to broaden musical knowledge and special events.  Students may enroll at any time (or withdraw with 30 days notice).  Monthly tuition is all-inclusive.

EACH YEAR INCLUDES:

  • 42 private lessons with a highly qualified teacher (available in 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions).
  • 4 group lessons (small group classes that encourage students to learn more about performing and musicianship).  Examples include performance classes, songwriting, and music reading.
  • 2 recitals (November and May, respectively).  Students perform in a space with plenty of seating for guests and live accompaniment as required.  Recitals are professionally run and give students the opportunity to share their work in a formal and celebratory setting.
  • Free access to all Special Events including workshops, master classes, concerts and other musical activities.  Visit our Calendar of Events to see what’s coming up!

We teach all major band and orchestral instruments as well as voice!  We are also proud to offer adaptive music lessons for students with special needs.

CHSMA serves a diverse student body!  Children, teens, adults, senior citizens, students training for a professional career, students who just want to have fun… our community includes them all.

Lessons are available on Monday – Friday between 12 PM and 9 PM, and on Saturday between 9 AM and 5 PM.

PIANO • KEYBOARD • COMPOSITION

Piano lessons are often considered to be the foundation of any musical training, as it teaches music reading and theory from the start.  There is a wealth of exciting piano music suitable for all ages and musical styles, and piano music can add life and fun to any social occasion.

Learn more about our PIANO PROGRAM and INSTRUCTORS!

CLASSICAL • MUSICAL THEATER • JAZZ • CONTEMPORARY

At CHSMA we truly believe that anyone can improve his or her voice regardless of age, experience or perceived “talent” and we invite you to come explore that possibility with our wonderful group of talented teachers. Our instructors have a wide range of experience and education, and are happy to work with virtually any style of singing.

Learn more about our VOICE PROGRAM and INSTRUCTORS!

TRUMPET • TROMBONE • TUBA

Staple instruments in every school band and orchestra, the trombone, the trumpet and the tuba are wonderful instruments for the student who would like to be part of a musical ensemble.

Learn more about our BRASS PROGRAM and INSTRUCTORS!

ACOUSTIC • ELECTRIC • ELECTRIC BASS • UKULELE • LUTE

Learning to play the guitar is one of the most popular and accessible ways to bring music into your life! We welcome all kinds of guitar students, whether they are true beginners, have some experience, or are more advanced players who want to really hone their skills.

Learn more about our GUITAR PROGRAM and INSTRUCTORS!

DRUM KIT • HAND DRUMS • GLOCKENSPIEL

The drums play a huge role in the music we listen to today. From rock, to jazz, to hip-hop, the drum set has become an indispensable musical element in our culture. With the advent of modern electronic drum sets, more and more people are discovering the fun of taking drum lessons.

Learn more about our DRUM PROGRAM and INSTRUCTORS!

VIOLIN • VIOLA • CELLO • UPRIGHT BASS • HARP

Strings instruction at CHSMA is tailored by the instructors to fit the ability and learning styles of each individual student. Our teachers are experienced in a variety of teaching methods and approaches, and they work with the student to choose the one that is most appropriate.  Suzuki instruction is also available for violin and cello students.

Learn more about our STRINGS PROGRAM and INSTRUCTORS!

CLARINET • FLUTE • SAXOPHONE • OBOE

Woodwinds are wonderful instruments for the student who would like to be in a musical ensemble. Since most students will already have been introduced to the recorder in fourth grade, moving on to another “wind” instrument (an instrument in which the sound is created by the use of breath) is a natural choice.

Learn more about our WOODWINDS PROGRAM and INSTRUCTORS!

CHSMA provides adaptive music lessons offered by a board certified music therapist.  Adaptive music lessons offer a creative and individualized approach of learning piano, voice, and other instruments for the student that may have special needs or has struggled to learn music in the more traditional manner.

Learn more about our ADAPTIVE MUSIC PROGRAM and INSTRUCTORS!