Saturday programs combine private lessons with music classes for a well-rounded and fulfilling music-making experience! Students in grades K-12 can enroll in the full-year curriculum or choose to participate in select parts of the program. Saturday programming runs from Septemeber through May annually and follows the Duquesne University acaedmic calendar.

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Students that register for the full academic year have several registration options to choose from. You can decide the level of involvement that best fits your needs. Some students already have a private teacher and just want to take classes, while others are looking for a fully comprehensive program that includes lessons and classes. Review the list below and click the button to register when you're ready.

Registration Options for Saturday Programs

Classes Only

The CMC core classroom experience includes a paired two-course curriculum. Students enrolled in this program benefit from weekly class meetings designed to explore, connect, and apply musical concepts appropriate for their age and skill level.

  • Grades K-2: Students in this grade range take Eurhythmics and/or Beginning Piano
  • Grades 3-5: Students in this grade range take Eurhythmics and/or Musicianship
  • Grades 6-12: Students in this grade range take Music History and/or Musicianship

Learn more about the courses included in this program.

Tuition

Tuition is based on the number of classes for the full academic year (32 sessions):

1 Class = $500 ($15/week)

2 Classes = $900 ($28/week)

Lessons Only

Students have the option to register for 30-, 45-, or 60-minute lessons for the duration of the school year. Students participate in formal recitals and masterclasses. Jazz lessons are available for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet and Voice. Be sure to select the jazz option for your instrument when you register.

*(online lesson options are available upon request)

Tuition

Tuition is based on lesson duration for the full academic year (32 sessions):

30-minute lessons = $1,380 ($43/lesson)

45-minute lessons = $1,860 ($58/lesson)

60-minute lessons = $2,340 ($73/lesson)

*Students can add a single course from the CMC Core Curriculum at the standard rate of $500/class.

Lessons and Classes

Experience the entire CMC curriculum by enrolling in this comprehensive music program. Students receive all the benefits of the CMC core classroom along with weekly private instruction plus formal recitals and masterclasses. Save $100 when you bundle your lessons and classes through this program!

  • Grades K-2: Students in this grade range take Eurhythmics and Beginning Piano + Private Lessons
  • Grades 3-5: Students in this grade range take Eurhythmics and Musicianship + Private Lessons
  • Grades 6-12: Students in this grade range take Music History and Musicianship + Private Lessons

Learn more about the courses included in this program.

Tuition

Tuition is based on lesson duration and 2 classes for the full academic year (32 sessions):

30-minute lessons + classes = $2,180 ($68/week)

45-minute lessons + classes = $2,660 ($83/week)

60-minute lessons + classes = $3,140 ($98/week)

Suzuki Strings

Students in the Suzuki Strings program start their day by performing and warming up together. Suzuki group class is essential to the methodology and helps young musicians form healthy bonds with one another while learning to perform and listen together. Developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, this approach to teaching young children can begin as early as 4 years of age, but students of all ages are welcome.  Start out with private lessons and the group class (based on your current book level), and add up to 2 core classes at a reduced rate ($400/course). Students participate in recitals each year featuring both solo and group performances. Suzuki lessons are available for Violin, Viola, and Cello (all books).

Tuition

Tuition is based on lesson duration and Suzuki group class for the full academic year (32 sessions):

20-minute lessons + group class = $1,550 ($48/week)

30-minute lessons + group class = $1,730 ($54/week)

45-minute lessons + group class = $2,210 ($69/week)

60-minute lessons + group class = $2,690 ($84/week)

*As scheduling permits, students can add up to 2 courses from the CMC Core Curriculum (a la carte $400 each)

Suzuki Piano

Students in the Suzuki Piano program combine a private lesson with a Eurhythmics class. Dedicated listening of assigned repertoire is expected as it is the core of the Suzuki approach. Dr. Shinichi Suzuki stressed that "...music is something that we appreciate aurally...and as such it is important to teach it as an aural medium.". Parental instruction and involvement are instrumental for the musical development of all Suzuki students. Available for beginners in grades K-5 up to Book 2. Students will have an opportunity to share their achievements and participate in recitals each semester, featuring both solo and group performances.

Tuition

Tuition is based on lesson duration and a Eurhythmics class for the full academic year (32 sessions):

20-minute lessons + Eurhythmics = $1,550 ($48/week)

30-minute lessons + Eurhythmics = $1,730 ($54/week)

45-minute lessons + Eurhythmics = $2,210 ($69/week)

Questions?

If you need help finding the right program or connecting with a teacher, reach out to us today!

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