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

For 2014-15, CCM Preparatory is pleased to announce a new community partnership with Baldwin Music Education Center at Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave., in the Oakley/Hyde Park district 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:

Musical Beginnings classes for students age 6 months-24 months. Cost: $84 for 13 weeks.

Music for Little People  keyboard-based general music classes for preschoolers ages 2-4. Cost: $180 for 13 weeks.

Group Piano Programs for ages 5 and older. Costs $192-$300 for 13 weeks.

These unique, age-appropriate classes run year-round and are taught by trained group music instructors. Family discounts are available as well as a conveneient central location. Registration and more information is available online at

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: $450 per year. An additional materials charge is payable at the first class.

Keyboard for Kids 1

For ages 7-9
Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.
Instructor: Brianna Matzke

This  course offers individual teaching along with unison playing, followed by games or worksheets developing reading, rhythm, and ear training to develop musicality.
Cost: $450 per year

Keyboard for Kids 2

For ages 8-10
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-noon
Instructor: Brianna Matzke

For students who have completed Keyboard for Kids, or by approval of the instructor.
Cost: $450 per year

Piano faculty

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

+ Jessica Madsen
*+ Brianna Matzke
+ Andrew Millar
Edward Neeman
Stephanie Neeman
+ 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