Private Lessons

Do you want to learn a new instrument? Would like to improve your musicianship on an instrument you already know? Do you have a dream piece you aspire to play? Whether you are looking to play professionally or casually, we have lessons for you! Join our community and let us support your growth.

At CMS, we will nurture your love for music in a supportive environment. We offer 30, 45, and 60- minute lessons with qualified and experienced instructors. Our lessons are taught by University of Arkansas undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, we have local professionals and UA faculty members to instructor our advanced students. We would love to match you with the instructor who is right for you. Fill out the inquiry form to get started!


All Ages Welcome!!


Fall 2020: Aug 24 – Dec 10  /  Recital: Dec 12 via Zoom


Monday through Saturday, as arranged between students and instructors.


Online until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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 for more information.

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

Tuition does not include printed music.

Prospective Students

If you are interested in starting lessons, the first step is to complete our Private Lesson Inquiry Form . We will follow up by email to discuss your wishes and match you with an instructor. Note that until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, only online lessons are available.

Returning Students

Thank you for being a part of the CMS family! Remember that until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, only online lessons are available. Contact your instructor for scheduling, and email for registration information or any questions about your status.


After completing the online registration form, you will receive an email with the payment link. Follow the instructions to make a payment by credit card. The administrative fee applies to each form submitted. Payments may not be accepted by instructors or the CMS office.

For more Information       Nastassja Riley, Private Lesson Coordinator – 479-575-6491 –