CMCB now offers the opportunity to take our award-winning music lessons online. If you are new to CMCB and interested in online lessons, registration is open as of May 1.
Private lessons are available for students of all ages and levels. Voice, piano, violin, ukulele, guitar, flute, and more. We currently offer the following lessons and classes online:
Private Lessons and Semi Private Lessons (ages 8+)
Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Oboe, Saxophone, English Horn
Trombone, Trumpet, French Horn
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
Folk Harp, Fretted dulcimer (Mountain or Appalachian Dulcimer)
Drums, Mallet Instruments (Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone)
HOW ONLINE LESSONS WORK:
Online Platforms Preferred:
- Google Hang (accessible with Google account)
- Google Duo (accessible with Google account)
WHEN CAN I BEGIN ONLINE LESSONS?
Current Students: Online Lessons began for current CMCB students on Saturday, March 14. Contact us if you are a current student wishing to engage in lessons online or engage in some of our new offerings online.
HOW DO I PAY FOR ONLINE LESSONS?
If you have additional questions, please contact our registration team:
- Tiniqua Patrick: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elizabeth Cai: email@example.com
- Michael DePasquale: firstname.lastname@example.org
More about CMCB’s transition to Online Lessons:
When Community Music Center of Boston (CMCB) had to shutter our doors due to COVID-19, the music school immediately transitioned to online programming for current CMCB students and their families.
To date, 85% of CMCB’s current students are participating in online lessons or have consented to online lessons. And 40% of schools in which CMCB provides music programming are engaging online.
Says Director of In-House Programs Michael DePasquale, “This was first meant as an opportunity to support current students hoping to continue instruction but who couldn’t make it safely into our space. Then we began getting inquiries from new students looking to dust off their ukulele, or finally pick up the piano.”
Online lessons are an additional access point for students. Says Executive Director Lecolion Washington, “Equitable access is an important part of our mission and is something we think about daily. We are excited to launch online lessons for all, making us more accessible and able to reach students directly in their homes.”
Faculty say the move online has allowed their students to continue to engage in programming and connect with their community in an age of extreme social distancing. “During this time of extreme social distancing, the opportunity to connect with a person outside of your home is so important. Our faculty tell us these lessons are an important part of their student’s week,” says Executive Director Lecolion Washington.
110 Year Legacy
Says Board President Martin Thomson, “These are extremely challenging times for us all. What I can tell you is we are an organization 110 years strong, and it is through the commitment and strength of our people that we will continue to thrive. I am comforted by the dedication shown by our thoughtful group of staff, faculty, teaching artists, music therapists, and board and corporation members, who are committed to serving our students, clients, parents, guardians and caregivers with a compassion that is consistent with the community spirit of CMCB.”
Private and group lessons are available for students of all ages and levels. Voice, piano, violin, ukulele, guitar, flute, and more.