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Community Music SchoolFall/Spring Programs

Fall/Spring Programs

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Private lessons are available for voice, piano, and most instrumental areas including woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, and guitar. Private lesson fees are paid directly to the instructor. Lessons are weekly 30-minute, 45-minute, or 60 minutes each. Lesson tuition is generally $60-100 per month for 30-minute lessons, prorated for longer lessons. All participants in private lessons are required to pay an annual facility and registration fee of $25.

To inquire about private instruction, send us an e-mail at You’ll receive information about available instructors. Once a lesson time has been arranged, the registration fee and annual facility fee of $25 will be paid. A link will be provided to pay the fee online.

Fall term begins Monday, September 19 Each term includes ten 50-minute classes.

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Beginner Ukulele Class
Participant fee – $90
(Monday – 6:00 p.m.)
Instructor: Bailey Niedermier

This beginner's class will introduce children age 10 (Grade 4) through adult to the ukulele. Students will learn basic chords and songs. No prior musical experience is required. Participants may purchase a ukulele or choose the option to borrow a ukulele for the duration of the class for an additional fee (limited availability). This class is limited to 10 participants.

Musikgarten Beginner Piano Class: Beginner Levels I & II
Participant fee – $150 (includes study books and materials)
First year Beginner Level I (Thursday – 4:15)
Second year Beginner Level II (Thursday – 5:15)
Instructor: Rebecca Abbott

This piano class utilizes the Musikgarten curriculum and is designed for elementary age children aged 6 (Grade 1) through age 11 (Grade 5). Your child will learn to play by ear and to read music. A much-loved piano repertoire of familiar songs improves his/her ability to read and play with fluency. To continue the fun at home, you will receive a listening CD and a practice CD with special tracks for practice each week. Notation games, repertoire pieces, sight-reading pieces, simple composing, and more are in your child’s comprehensive learning materials that will help your child stay excited about playing and encourage him/her to make music long after the lessons stop. Participant fee includes the cost of all materials for a full year curriculum. Class is limited to 10 participants.

Details for Fall 2022 Coming Soon

The Community Music School will host and direct the Knox Youth Choir Program beginning in September 2021. We are thrilled to inherit this wonderful program that has been in existence for students in Knox County since 1996. The purpose of this choir is to help singers learn the joy of singing, build good vocal habits and a solid foundation for musical literacy skills while forming lasting friendships. The Youth Choir consists of singers in 3rd through 8th grade and is open to all interested students in the Mount Vernon and Knox County community.

For information for our fall/spring workshops please visit this page.
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MVNU Community Music School
800 Martinsburg Rd.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
740-397-9000 ext. 3000
Director John Packard (
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