Private Lessons

The CMS offers private lessons to students of all ages and levels of ability. Tuition is based on 1) the teacher you select, 2) the number of lessons in the session, and 3) the length of lesson you select (30-min; 45-min; 60-min). All CMS teachers have completed UA compliance training, passed background checks, and have previous teaching experience. Tuition covers instructional time. It does not include printed music or instrument rental. New students may enter the program at any time of the year: Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. Fall/Spring sessions cover 16 weeks, Summer is 8 weeks. Some CMS teachers offer a reduced number of lessons and the cost is prorated accordingly.
  • The CMS teacher listing may vary by semester or during each semester (as teacher schedules fill up).
  • CMS TEACHER LISTING – FALL 2024 – will be posted here mid-July.
  • For a fee quote and teacher contact information, email jweigel@ua.edu

CMS Teacher Categories:

  • Undergraduate Teacher: Carefully selected School of Music students who have their major professor’s approval for this outreach teaching. Undergraduate teachers are currently enrolled in a music degree in the area of their teaching (ex. only clarinet majors teach clarinet lessons).
  • Graduate Teacher: Carefully selected School of Music students who have completed an undergraduate degree in music and are seeking their master or doctoral degree in music at UA. They have their major professor’s approval for this outreach teaching. These teachers are currently enrolled at UA or are recently graduated from UA in a degree in the area of their teaching (ex. only piano majors teach piano lessons).
  • Professional Teacher: Music professionals who have advanced music degree(s) and/or additional credentials in the area they teach for CMS. These professionals may be affiliated with The Tuscaloosa Symphony, or another institution of higher learning in West Alabama. They have extensive teaching experience.
  • Suzuki Teacher: Music professionals who have additional credentials in the Suzuki Method. These teachers may be members of the Suzuki Association of America. They have extensive teaching experience. Enrolling with a Suzuki teacher requires attending both the weekly private lesson and a number of group classes. For more information https://cms.music.ua.edu/suzuki-violin-program/
  • Artist Teacher: Faculty members in the School of Music at The University of Alabama.

See the Policies and Enrollment tab for more information.