CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep


Teaching up close and personal

CCM Preparatory Piano faculty work to cultivate a desire to excel in piano among the young and to guide them in the maturing of their skills and the deepening of their experience. Through our group Piano programs we provide a strong education in music through the piano for students of a wide range of ages and abilities. Our faculty includes members with expertise in organ and harpsichord, as well as jazz keyboard.

Wherever possible, new students are admitted to the program throughout the year. Please contact the Music Registrar, who will discuss the options with you.

Students may elect traditional private lessons, group lessons, Suzuki lessons, and organ or harpsichord lessons.

Piano Classes for Young Students

Baldwin Music Education Center

CCM Preparatory is pleased to continue the community partnership with Baldwin Music Education Center at Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave., in the Oakley/Hyde Park area of Cincinnati. 

For more than 50 years, Baldwin Music Education Center has been the preeminent preschool music and group piano program in Cincinnati.   We are pleased to announce a community partnership in music education for students in Greater Cincinnati. Baldwin Music Education Center offers the following programs year-round: 

  •  Musical Beginnings Classes for students age 6 months-24 months
  •  Music for Little People keyboard-based general music classes for preschoolers ages 2-4
  •  Group Piano Programs for ages 5 and older

These unique, age-appropriate classes run year-round and are taught by trained group music instructors. Family discounts are available as well as a convenient central location. Class Schedules, Costs, Registration and more information is available online at or by calling 513-351-1109.

New Keyboard Encounters Classes Starting for ages 5 & 6. Developed with the young learner in mind, this program introduces 5- and 6-year-olds to the piano through specially designed, age-appropriate curriculum materials. The students are still developing musical skills through singing, movement and rhythm activities, while also are working on learning to play the piano and reading music. For more information go to: or call 513-351-1109.

Baldwin Music Education Center Offers Special 5-Week Term for Students Ages 6-Months to 4-Years 

Baldwin Music Education Center, our community partner, is offering a special “try it out” term for students ages 6-months to 4-years. To find out the class schedule and more information, go to their website at or call 513-351-1109. Remember UC Faculty and Staff receive 10% off their BMEC tuition. The registration deadline is October 30 ! Always wanted to try out a music class ? Here's the perfect option for you ! Come try out a class for 5 weeks ! Begins the week of November 9. Grab up the friends and neighbors and come try out a class ! This is the perfect way to try out the classes - short and affordable! Come see how thousands of other kids all over Cincinnati have made music for 50 years !

Music for Little Mozarts

For ages 5-6
Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Lindsay Zierolf

A great introduction to piano for youngsters, this class lays a foundation for a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Students follow the adventures of Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear as they learn to sing, play, listen to and create music.
Cost: $475 per year, includes class materials. 

Piano Faculty

§+ Michelle Conda
*+ Takako Frautschi
+ Dan Karlsberg (Jazz)
Mo-Ah Kim
Christopher Koon, (Organ)
+ Evelina Konaniah
Hitomi Koyama

+ Jessica Madsen
+ Andrew Millar
+ Clinton Pratt
+ David Skvorak
*+ Naoko Tanaka
Andrew Villemez
*+ Nozomi Yamaguchi
Lindsay Zierolf

§ CCM faculty; 2nd tier or higher rates may apply
+ Master teachers; 2nd tier rates may apply