Private Instruction for Adults

Adults of all ages are welcome at Community Music School. Whether you are learning an instrument for the first time, becoming reacquainted with an instrument, or a skilled musician in need of guidance, CMS is here to help.

No matter your age, whether you are an absolute beginner or someone with considerable music experience, you are welcome to study at CMS. We can generally find time in our teacher’s schedules that fits the demands of the busy adult life style. Adult students taking weekly instrumental or vocal lessons can enjoy the same curriculum benefits as our school-aged students. For those who can not manage regular weekly lessons, a flexible schedule can be arranged if it is agreeable to the private lesson instructor. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at (610) 489-3676!

Adult Music Programs | Community Music School Collegeville

Intro to Guitar

  • Thursday 7:45-8:30pm
  • September 12-December 12, 2019 ( No class Nov. 28)
  • Instructor: Edele DeWees
  • Cost: $156

Learn the basic mechanics of guitar playing from posture and holding the instrument to how to get a good sound. Students learn basic techniques of guitar playing including how to use a pick and strumming patterns. Different methods for reading music are also introduced including reading guitar tab, chords and note reading. Students must bring their own guitar to class as well as a notebook and folder. Students are required to bring their own instrument- classical, acoustic or electric with portable amp are all acceptable. Students ages 14+ are welcome to join in the fun! Space is limited – sign up today!

Beginner Ukulele

  • Ages 10+
  • Thursdays 7:00-7:45pm
  • September 12-December 12, 2019 ( No class Nov. 28)
  • Cost: $156

The ukulele is a great choice for students who have never picked up and instrument before or those looking to try out something new and fun! This class will help you get started with the `ukulele by learning basic chords and strums at a pace designed for first-time players. You’ll be surprised by how soon you’re playing songs while picking up core musical skills. Students should bring their own ‘ukulele to class along with a notebook, pencil and folder. Ages 10+ are welcome to join in the fun. Space is limited – sign up today!

Suzuki Parent Education

Suzuki What?! Suzuki Parent Education Class

Suzuki Parent Education Class for Current and Prospective parents. A Three-part session overview of the Suzuki method. A large part of the Suzuki triangle is the Suzuki parents! Parents participation contributed to the success their child’s Suzuki experience. More than fifty years ago, Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki realized the implications of the fact that children the world over learn to speak their native language with ease. He began to apply the basic principles of language acquisition to the learning of music, and called his method the mother-tongue approach. The ideas of parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition, etc., are some of the special features of the Suzuki approach. Call  (610) 489-3676 with any questions!

Adult String Ensemble

Adult violin, viola, cello and double bass players are welcome to join this low-pressure, big fun group! Mr. Ray Mallari leads this fun-loving group. All levels welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact us about previewing this ensemble. Ensemble meets Tuesdays at 8:15-9:00pm. All string instruments welcome.

New Horizons Band

Do you love music?  Did you miss out on the opportunity to learn a musical instrument when you were a child? Are you black and blue from kicking yourself for quitting music lessons all those years ago? Are you looking for a fun, creative way to spend time with other adults who enjoy music? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Community Music School has an exciting New Horizons Band program that you are sure to love!
New Horizons is a band program for adults (18+) who are new to music playing or who have previous instrumental experience and want to pick up where they left off! All band instruments are welcome–flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, French horn, baritone, tuba, and percussion.
Cost: Just $10 a week!
Beginning Fall 2019 – NEW TIME! Mondays 6:30-8:30pm