• Activity Detail

Music - Cello Semi-Private
Meeting Dates CMC - Lobby at Community Music Center--
Location CMC - Lobby at Community Music Center
Status Unlimited openings
Ages At least 4 but less than 9
Gender Coed
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Type Private Lessons
Department Community Music Center/Music
Activity Category Music
Age Group 4. Youth (6yrs - 14yrs)
Activity # 1114320
Registration Dates Standard registration opens: Aug 13, 2019
Last day for standard registration: Apr 1, 2020
Internet registration opens: Aug 13, 2019
Last day for Internet registration: Apr 1, 2020
Instructor Unspecified TBA
Hannah Hillebrand
Supervisor Gregory Dubay
Session --
Season School Year 2019-20

We're sorry, but online registration is not allowed for this activity. Please contact us during regular business hours for registration information.

Thrive with semi-private instruction. Build the skills & abilities needed to enjoy music as a participant, gaining self-confidence and developing self-expression.

Semi-private lessons at 45 minutes are available as an affordable option in some cases (young beginners or siblings staring together). Suzuki, traditional, hybrid, and other instructional methods are used. Daily individual practice between classes is a required part of successful music instruction.

Lessons are weekly at the same day and time through the school year. There are a maximum of 31 lesson in the school year; the exact number varies by which day of the week and when you start. Lessons are scheduled at a mutually agreeable day and time, as verbally confirmed between CMC staff and student/parent. School year lessons occur at the same day and time each week (except for CMC holiday closures, winter & spring break), starting September 30th and running through early June.

Fees are $24 per lesson per person up to $744 for the school year (more for non-residents of Portland), depending on lesson length and number of lessons. Need-based scholarships are available - apply at the CMC office.

Payment plans and scholarship assistance are available. Your instructor may require materials not included in registration fee.

CMC requires private lesson students to participate in a concurrent enrichment class at CMC, such as Music Skills, Choir, Orchestra, Piano, or Chamber Music, or apply for an exemption if taking similar classes elsewhere. Separate fees and special requirements apply for CMC's enrichment classes - see our catalog at www.communitymusiccenter.org, or contact CMC for details.

Instrument rentals may be available - indicate your need for an instrument at the time of application.

How to register for private lessons at CMC:

Use this activity to indicate interest in lessons at CMC. Based on the answers you give during the application process, we match you with the best-fitting instructor (subject to available openings) and contact you with the day and time or your lesson.

Returning students apply in August. We take applications for students new to CMC through the school year until April (although the best time to start is in the fall) and may require an in-person appointment to assist with successful placement and launch of private lessons.

Once you agree to the lesson schedule we enroll you and set up a payment plan on your account which you are then responsible for paying on schedule. You can apply in person at CMC using our printed application form at our site and downloadable from www.communitymusiccenter.org.

It is important that you read the full information on private lessons, contained in the material at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/467894, or obtained on-site at the Community Music Center. You will be asked to certify that you have done so when you apply.

If applying online, DO NOT change your registration form answers online later; instead, call CMC to make changes. Also, registering online puts a balance due for 31 45-minute lessons on your account.

Please call CMC at 503-823-3177 if you have questions about enrolling for private lessons.

Sorry, shared private lessons are not available for online application. Please use an application form from CMC or communitymusiccenter.org.

You are not enrolled in lessons until you get a lesson day and time from CMC staff (typically mid-September or later) and which you then confirm with us. Once lessons are confirmed by you, you are responsible for payment and attendance.

DEADLINE for returning students to apply and receive continuing-student status for lesson scheduling and instructor placement: Tuesday, August 27, 2019