Program Options for Youth (PreK-12)

2021-22 Academic Year
City Music Center operates primarily on Saturdays: September 11, 2021 - May 21, 2022
(32 weekly sessions)

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NOTICE: All lessons and classes will take place online for the Fall 2021 semester.

Students that register for the full academic year have several program 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.

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Questions? Email cmc@duq.edu


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

Learn more about the courses included in this program.

Tuition is $750 for the full academic year (32 sessions). That's less than $25/week!


Lessons Only

Students have the option to register for 30-, 45-, or 60-minute lessons for the duration of the academic year (32 sessions). 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 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)


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 up to $250 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 is based on lesson duration and classes for the full academic year (32 sessions):

  • 30-minute lessons + classes = $1,960 ($61/week)
  • 45-minute lessons + classes = $2,400 ($75/week)
  • 60-minute lessons + classes = $2,840 ($89/week)


Suzuki Strings

Students in the Suzuki 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 3.5 years, 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 ($280/course). Students participate in 4 recitals each year featuring both solo and group performances. Suzuki lessons are available for Violin, Viola, and Cello.

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

  • 20-minute lessons + group class = $1,480 ($46/week)
  • 30-minute lessons + group class = $1,660 ($52/week)
  • 45-minute lessons + group class = $2,140 ($67/week)
  • 60-minute lessons + group class = $2,620 ($82/week)

*As scheduling permits, students can add up to 2 courses from the CMC Core Curriculum ($280 each)


*Interested in more than 1 instrument? Lessons on additional instruments can be added at any time by emailing cmc@duq.edu.


How do lessons and classes work together?
  • Jane is an 8th grader studying piano for the last 5 years. She registers for 45-minute private lessons as well as the CMC Core classes (Music History and Musicianship).
  • Darnell is a 1st grader getting started with the violin. He registers for 20-minute private Suzuki lessons and Eurhythmics (part of the CMC Core Curriculum)

Ensemble Courses:

City Music Center offers Ensemble Courses to students interested in performing with others. Learn more.


At City Music Center of Duquesne University (CMC), we want you to have a great experience from the very beginning! We make every effort to select the teacher who is best for you and recommend the classes appropriate for your age, skill level, and experience. Click below to learn more about the mission and values of CMC.

Mission & Values


Questions?

     Contact Us

Email:  cmc@duq.edu

Phone:  412-396-6080

City Music Center
Mary Pappert school of Music
Duquesne University
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15282