Program Options for Adults

Highlights in 2019–2020:

Music Theory Express

Music Theory Express is intended for musically inclined adult learners with little to no prior theory training. Fast-track your learning of essential musicianship skills (notation, scales, intervals, and chords) as well as rhythmic skills and basic sight-singing.

*First class meeting for the spring semester is Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Learn more and register.

Music Lessons for Adults

Many experience some form of music-making in their youth, but few continue past grade-school. Regardless of skill level or how long it's been since you last played or sang, now is a great time to rekindle your love of music! Music is meant to be shared and enjoyed by everyone; it has the ability to build character and break down barriers, shatter fears and heal the entire being.

Learn more about music lessons and view rates.

Already taking lessons at CMC?

Keep a good thing going and signup for additional lessons today!

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Lesson Questions?

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Jelena Janjic NPR article
Dr. Jelena Janjic, a City Music Center piano student and pain researcher at Duquesne University, is exploring nanotechnology to deliver non-opioid pain medications directly into cells. To control her own pain, she turned to non-medical interventions, including composing music and playing the piano. Read more at

*Dr. Janjic is a student of Anoush Tchakarian

Did you know?

City Music Center of Duquesne University offers DU students, employees, and alumni a 10% discount on most programs!

Music Classes and Ensembles

A variety of Saturday classes and ensembles are available.  All ages, interests, and experience levels welcome!
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Adult Learning & Lecture (A.L.L.) Series

The A.L.L. Series will return in Fall 2020!