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Community Music Lessons


Summer registration will be open May 19th.

The Community Music Lessons (CML) program runs under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music to provide its students with valuable experience teaching applied music lessons for children and adults. Lessons are provided by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the School of Music who are overseen by individual faculty members, an experienced graduate coordinator, and a staff supervisor. Lessons are taught on campus, in the Mosse Humanities Building.
Music Instructors are matched with University and community learners interested in beginning or continuing study of an instrument or voice in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Flexible scheduling and performance opportunities enhance the CML program, which has exemplified the Wisconsin Idea since 1968.

    Information for students & parents
    I or my child would like to TAKE lessons
    Program Overview

    Summer 2014
    Summer 2014 Calendar
    • Registration processing and Lesson Provider assignments begin May 19th, 2014.
    • Lessons are available beginning June 2nd, 2014.
    • The deadline to register for CML will be June 6th, 2014. We are unable to offer late registrations or pro-rated lessons.
    • The last day for CML lessons will be August 4th, 2014.


    We accept Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept payments in cash. To pay with a check, or WiscCard, or to redeem credits from a previous semester, please contact the CML coordinator before registering.

    Tuition varies, depending on the length of the lesson and the training and experience of the Instructor. Lessons of 30 and 45 minutes are available. Please refer to the fee charts below for tuition. Tuition rates include five or ten lessons.

    Tuition along with an administrative fee ($10) must be paid in full at the time of registration. No lessons may be given without advance receipt of payment (lesson fee + registration fee).

    2014 - 2015 Tuition Rates

    Undergraduate Instructor for 10 Lessons:
    • Five 30-minute lessons = $125 + registration fee
    • Ten  30-minute lessons = $200 + registration fee
    • Five 45-minute lessons = $175 + registration fee
    • Ten 45-minute lessons = $300 + registration fee
    Graduate Instructor for 10 Lessons:
    • Five 30-minute lessons = $150 + registration fee
    • Ten 30-minute lessons = $250 + registration fee
    • Five 45-minute lessons = $210 registration fee
    • Ten 45-minute lessons = $375 + registration fee
    Practice Room access (optional; see below)
    • $55/semester


    Summer 2014 Availability (last updated:  5/26/2014)

    Check this page regularly for updates to Instructor availability. If you register for lessons for which there is no Instructor available, you will be offered a refund or the opportunity to convert to a different Instructor level or lesson length.




    Bassoon - Graduate Instructor Available

    Cello - n/a

    Clarinet - n/a
    Flute - n/a

    Guitar - Undergraduate and Graduate Instructor Available

    Harp - n/a
    Horn - Graduate Instructor Available
    Oboe -
     Graduate Instructor Available

    Piano - Undergraduate and Graduate Instructor Available

    Jazz Piano - n/a

    Saxophone - Undergraduate Instructor Available

    Trombone - n/a

    Tuba/Euphonium - n/a 

    Viola - Graduate Instructor Available 

    Violin - full for summer

    Voice - Graduate Instructor Available




    Lesson Policies
    Please keep these policies for reference. Participation in the CML program indicates agreement with the following:
    • Minimum age for CML participation is 8 years old. Students must have already reached the age of 8 on or before the first lesson.
    • Students are allowed one excused absence for which a make-up lesson will be scheduled by the teacher. Subsequent missed lessons will not be rescheduled or refunded.
    • Students and Instructors are expected to arrive on time. Instructors are required to wait no longer than 10 minutes past the beginning of the scheduled lesson time. Missed lessons due to tardiness will not be refunded.
    • Religious holiday conflicts should be resolved on an individual basis with the LP.
    • Eating, drinking, and gum-chewing are not allowed in practice rooms or in any room with a piano.

    Practice room information for CML participants - click here to purchase (optional)

    During the academic year, practice rooms are open to CML participants ($55 per semester) during these times:
    Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 11:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.
    Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    During the summer, practice rooms are open to CML participants ($55):

    Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except during the 8-week summer session, when the rooms are open until 8:00 p.m.

    Practice room and building hours will be limited during University holidays, breaks, and emergencies.

    For additional information on practice rooms, please follow the link:

    Information for current & prospective Lesson Providers

    I would like to GIVE lessons

    Click to download these documents (PDF files, updated 9/1/11).

    Payroll time entry at

    Payroll tutorial (click Student Timesheet)

    Payroll calendar


    Allison Kelley, coordinator

    Community Music Lessons

    Humanities 4510, Office Hours by Appointment


    Email :