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Private Lessons

Do you see yourself playing in Madison Square Garden in front of a huge crowd of people?  Or maybe you see yourself playing just for fun in your own home? Or you need coaching to prepare for auditions or an upcoming performance? Whether you are looking to play professionally or casually, we have the right kind of lessons for you! We offer lessons across a variety of instruments and will match you with the right teacher to fit your needs.

The Community Music School offers 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons with a wide range of qualified and experienced instructors to match your level of experience.  If you’re a beginner, lessons with one of our undergraduate teachers will get you started on your musical journey.  If you’re an advanced instrumentalist or vocalist preparing for an audition or major event, lessons with our local pro’s or UA faculty can give you the added edge to perform better in your future performances.  So what are you waiting for?  Sign up today!


All ages are welcome


Fall 2019: August 26 – December 12  /  Recital: December 14, 2019


Monday through Saturday, as arranged between students and instructors.


U of A Department of Music Facilities

Fees Based on Lesson Length & Level of Instruction

30 Minutes:    Undergrad – $15    Grad/Local Pro – $20

45 Minutes:    Undergrad – $22    Grad/Local Pro – $29

60 Minutes:    Undergrad – $28    Grad/Local Pro – $38

Instruction from U of A Music faculty is also available upon approval. Rates vary by faculty member. Specify your interest in faculty instruction on your Inquiry Form (see link below) or email cmslsns@uark.edu for more information.

NOTE: A $25 registration fee is assessed once each term for each student.

Tuition does not include printed music.

Prospective Students

Complete a Private Lesson Inquiry Form. Once we receive your information, we will contact you to set up lessons.

Returning Students


No payment is due with registration.  You will receive an invoice from the Treasurer’s Office for the full amount due. Payments are made directly to the Treasurer’s Office by check or credit/debit card. Payments may not be accepted by instructors or in the CMS office.

For more Information       Nastassja Riley, Private Lesson Coordinator – 479-575-6491 – cmslsns@uark.edu