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Community Music SchoolFall/Spring Programs

Fall/Spring Programs

Fall/Spring Programs:

  • Spring programs will begin Tuesday, Jan. 21.
  • Check back for schedule updates.

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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.

Following registration, an instructor will contact you to arrange lesson times. 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 the annual facility and registration fee of $20. The registration fee may be paid on the registration website.
(Tuesday – 4:30 p.m.)
Participant fee – $60 (plus $20 registration fee for new students)
Spring term begins Tuesday, Jan. 21

We are excited to offer a youth string ensemble for the spring term. Designed for beginner and early intermediate string players, the ensemble will work to develop fundamentals, technique, and ensemble playing each week. A concert will be presented at the end of the term. The term will include ten 50-minute classes. Students who are in their first year of orchestra or lesson study up to two years are recommended for this group. Questions? Inquire to for more information. Instructor: Shiloh Six
Fall term begins Tuesday, Jan. 21
Each term includes ten 50-minute classes.
$20 annual registration/facility fee (new students only)

Introduction to Voice Study
Participant fee – $90 (Tuesday – 4:30 p.m.) Instructor: Elizabeth Barrett
Group voice instruction is available for anyone interested in singing who wants to enhance their skills, learn the proper techniques for vocal production, and gain confidence singing in front of others. In addition to group singing, a participant will work on a solo piece. This could be a great opportunity to bring a song to work on for school (solo and ensemble) or an upcoming audition. Age levels for this class is 12-18 (6th-12th grade). Participant fee includes the cost of a song book. Purchase of supplemental materials may be required. Class is limited to 12 participants.

Beginner Ukelele Class
Participant fee – $90 (Thursday - 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Nick DeWalt
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 have a ukulele provided (limited availability). Each class is limited to 10 participants.

Beginner Guitar Class
Participant fee – $90 (Tuesday - 4:00 p.m.) Instructor: Zakk Jones
The beginner guitar class is designed for 4th grade through adult (Age 10 and older) and focuses on the basic building blocks and elements of guitar playing, eventually covering chords, how to read music, strumming, picking techniques, and playing songs in both a group and solo setting. Participant fee includes the cost of a method book. Purchase of supplemental materials may be required. Must provide own instrument. Classes are limited to 10 participants.

Musikgarten Beginner Piano Class: Beginner Levels I and II
Participant fee – $110
First year Beginner Level I (Thursday - 6:00 p.m.) Instructor: Rebecca Abbott
Second year Beginner Level II (Thursday - 7:00 p.m.) Instructor: Rebecca Abbott

This piano class utilizes the Musikgarten curriculum and is designed for elementary age children age 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, opportunities for 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. Class is limited to 10 participants.

Please note the Musikgarten Piano Classes are for continuing students only. New students with prior experience may be accepted. Inquire to for more information.
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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