Studio Lessons are a primary resource for developing musical skills and understanding. The duration and curriculum of the lesson will depend on the student's age, skill level, interests, and availability. Lessons are offered 7 days a week and scheduled to meet each student's needs.
Students generally meet with their Studio Instructor weekly for 30-, 45-, or 60-minute sessions. Most study privately with their teacher, although we do have some students who share lessons with a partner. To accommodate work, family, or academic schedules, some students enrolled in our Adult/Open Division choose to meet bi-weekly with their instructor, usually for an hour each time.
The Studio Instructor serves as the student's primary contact with CMC Atlanta and provides the most direct, consistent feedback. CMC faculty are not only practicing professional musicians themselves, but also educators who have the desire, the training, and the experience to cultivate music in others.
We have created playful, though comfortable Studios for students and teachers to meet. CMC Atlanta facilities are equipped with either new upright studio or grand pianos, and a variety of other instruments and equipment, as needed. During lessons, teachers and students have access to our wi-fi networks, and thus, a vast array of relevant on-line resources, including audio and video recordings of performances, drills and exercises, and information about music and performance.
CMC studios themselves are spacious and filled with natural light. The walls of studios and corridors, even the grounds, at all locations are populated with unique works by local and regional visual artists, recruited for exhibition by the Music Center's own curators for the purpose of inspiring students, faculty, and visitors alike.
When you enroll in Studio Lessons, tuition also includes enrollment in a variety of optional courses and workshops offered through our Comprehensive Musicianship Program (or CMP).