CSMA offers weekly music classes year round on a variety of instruments and styles for ages four through adult. Music classes are taught by CSMA’s talented faculty of professional musicians and educators, and deliver quality music education based on specific class curricula, goals and practice strategies.
Classes give students individualized attention in small, age-appropriate classes that focus on building solid music fundamentals at all levels and collaborative musical experiences.
Our comprehensive program ranges from beginning level offerings to classes for intermediate and advanced students. Introductory classes provide an entry point of study on a variety of instruments and styles. Students with established skills and basics can enroll in more advanced music classes, study theory, play in ensembles and/or take private lessons or enroll in summer music workshops.
Parents and students may confer with class instructors at any time to determine if ensemble offerings or enrolling in private music lessons would be appropriate and beneficial to advancing students’ musical education.
Early childhood music (ages 18 months-4 years) is included in CSMA’s preschool class program.
Some of our music classes, including our digital music/new media classes, are part of our Core Curriculum program. Students taking private instrumental lessons at CSMA are given priority to enroll in these classes, which are included in the price of their lesson tuition. Other students are accepted on a space-available basis in core curriculum classes and pay the tuition price listed in the catalog.
Music study brings joy and confers many benefits throughout life and for a life time! Visit our FAQ’s page for more information about classes and private instrument lessons or contact our Music School staff.
With so much to choose from, CSMA is the place to begin, continue or resume your or your child’s music study!
Music classes include weekly instruction in classical, jazz, contemporary and popular styles for a variety of instruments, such as Suzuki recorder, flute, violin, guitar, keyboard and more. CSMA’s professionally-taught curricula spans musicianship, theory, composition, improvisation, and more. Voice and chorale classes offer instruction in basic technique, audition and performance skills, and often provide opportunities to perform in the community.
In some cases as listed in the catalog, class placement requires faculty recommendation or audition.
CSMA also provides a special benefit to students and the community with free music concerts held at Tateuchi Hall on CSMA’s Mountain View campus at Finn Center throughout the year. More information about concerts is also available on CSMA’s event calendar.
Tuition for music classes includes registration and is listed in our published and on-line Fall and Spring/Summer Catalogs.
In keeping with our commitment to Arts for All, CSMA offers tuition assistance and scholarship support for music classes based on available funding. If you wish to apply, please see financial aid or contact our student services staff at 650.917.6800, ext. 0.
Current music classes and summer workshops are listed in CSMA’s published Fall and Spring/Summer catalogs as well as on-line.