How to Register

Students may register for private music lessons at any time for the current academic school year. New students are advised to call or visit CMS prior to registration to schedule an interview lesson or to ensure teacher availability. Once a student is ready to begin weekly lessons or register for a class or ensemble, the student should submit a registration form accompanied by a $35 annual, non-refundable registration fee which is required of all students (there is a maximum fee of $50 per family). Students who wish to enroll in a class or ensemble should also submit a registration form and fee. Please indicate if you would like to take lessons at our Trappe or Pottstown locations.

Benefits of Being a CMS Student Include:

  • Student Recitals – CMS schedules an average of two recital per month and students are encouraged to perform often. There is no additional charge for performing on recitals and admission is free and open to the public.
  • Rehearsals with a Professional Accompanist – Students are encouraged to schedule rehearsals with our staff accompanist whenever necessary prior to a performance. Rehearsals are included in student’s tuition.
  • Free Tickets for Little Night Music concerts and Master classes – CMS students never pay to attend these special events.
  • Access to the CMS Music Library – CMS has a music lending library available to students at no charge. ¬†Solo and ensemble music, method books, theory books and scores are some of the items available.
  • Discounts on Multiple Lessons or Classes – the more music lessons or classes you study – the more you save!

Register and begin lessons at any time by calling 610.489.3676 or email us at

For more information about summer programs click here.

2017-18 CMS Registration Form

2017-2018 CMS Student Handbook

Financial Aid Application

The Interview Lesson

New students are encouraged to sign up for an interview lessons with a CMS teacher. During the 30-minute interview lesson students and parents will have a chance to meet the instructor, ask questions and get a sense of what will take place in lessons each week. The cost for a 30-minute interview lesson is billed at the prevailing rate. Contact our Registrar to set up an interview lesson today: or 610-489-3676.


CMS provides instruction for a full academic year (September through June). For billing purposes, the academic year is divided into four, 9 or 10 week quarters. Tuition is prorated for students who begin mid-quarter. Please refer to our program pages for current tuition rates and class fees. CMS offers financial aid for school-aged students up to age 18 who qualify for assistance. Please refer to our Scholarships and Financial Aid page for more information. Payments are due by the first lesson of each quarter. CMS accepts major credit cards, cash and personal checks. If a check is returned for insufficient funds, the account will be charged a $30 Returned Check Fee.

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