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Group Classes

​CMS also offers classes aimed at specific instrumental instruction and ensemble playing.



FREE classes, workshops, and ensembles open to all CMS participants in Private Study, Suzuki and Group classes​

Classes: Fall 2017

Classes start the week of September 9, 2017.


Guitar Ensemble

An ensemble for all types of guitars (electic: must have small and easy to set up amp) that will guide participants through the essential skills of performing in a group in which guitarists are often lacking exposure.  Guitarists will learn to play as a group by playing various parts in arrangements ranging from rock, jazz, folk, blues, and classical. 

Structure: Twelve 45 minute group lessons

Day/Time: Fridays, 5:05-5:50pm

Prerequisites: Participants must have basic sight reading ability and have basic knowledge of scales and chords

Tuition: $120



UD Youth Steel Orchestra

This unique experience gives students the opportunity to learn the techniques of steel drum playing and performance while learning to read music symbols and charts. The class learns traditional Calypso music from Trinidad and Tobago in addition to music from other genres (Jazz, classical etc.) The basics of improvisation are taught to beginners while more advanced students are taught to transfer musical skills across instruments. No prior musical knowledge is required.

Who: 3rd-10th graders

Structure: Twelve hour and a half group lessons

Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:30-11:00 AM

Schedule: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9

Tuition: $150


Tuition: $150




If you have ever thought about dipping your toes into the creative streams of ACTING…come on in the water’s fine! In this supportive and nurturing environment you will tap your imaginative resources, and learn how to cultivate “stage presence” and battle “stage fright”. This course is designed to impact all areas of your life, both on and off the stage. With 30 years as a professional actor and acting teacher, Stephen Pelinski will use a variety of techniques from improvisation, theater games and scripted scenes to introduce you to the wonderful world of ACTING.

Who: 6th-12th graders

Structure: Ten 60 minute group lessons

Day/Time: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 AM

Schedule: September 16 - November 18

Tuition: $195