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


Enrolled students may add lessons beyond their original registration by contacting the CMS office.

-Information regarding our Suzuki programs.

Private instruction is available for children and adults at all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.   For children enrolled in a school band or orchestra program, private instruction can be the difference between a growing love of music and a quick loss of interest.   Musicians at all levels can benefit from private study with the right instructor.​

Private study lessons can be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length.  Everyone should begin with and register for 30-minute lessons unless you are an existing UDCMS private study student who has worked out an arrangement with your private study instructor.


UDCMS offers private study lessons, once per week, in three sessions each year:

Fall – a twelve-week session beginning on September 9, 2019

Winter - a session starting on January 6, 2020
Six weeks for Suzuki program; Five weeks for private study

Spring – a twelve-week session beginning on February 10, 2020

Summer – an eight-week session beginning on June 1, 2020


You must register for each session separately, but it is possible to prorate a session if you want to start after a session has already begun.

All private study lessons will take place in the Amy DuPont Music building or the Center for the Arts on the University of Delaware campus. 

Private study students are invited to perform in any of our UDCMS recitals at the end of our fall and spring sessions.  Please discuss recital participation with your instructor who will make the necessary arrangements.


After registration is complete, a private study instructor will be assigned for new students.  Returning students should note their instructor in the registration process.  A couple of weeks before the beginning of each session, the private study instructor will contact you directly to establish a mutually convenient day and time for lessons.  It is important to include a working email in the registration process to enable easy communication between student and teacher.​





Students must provide their own instrument (except for piano) and have access to a practice instrument (including piano).  UDCMS does not rent or sell instruments nor provide space or instruments for practice purposes.  There are several local companies that have instrument purchase and rental programs.

So You Want to Start Music Lessons

Year-round registration available for private instruction and Suzuki instruction

Email us to inquire about prorated rates or other possible prorated classes.​ 

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  • School of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578