CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Youth Music

Private Lessons

Individual lessons are offered in keyboard, wind, string and percussion instruments, voice, composition and music theory, jazz and popular music.  To learn more about private lessons, and to see a complete list of current instruments and lessons offered, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. Trial lessons can be arranged.

Suzuki Instruction

The Suzuki Program at CCM Preparatory offers classes in this acclaimed musical learning system in piano, violin, viola and cello, and is taught by trained and certified Suzuki faculty. The Suzuki method is a way of teaching music to young children based on the way they acquire language. It is occasionally called the Mother Tongue method. For complete information on our Suzuki Program, please click here.

The Sassmannshaus Tradition

This string method for ages 4 and up teaches note reading and advanced techniques from the very beginning through private lessons, musicianship classes, chamber music coaching and participation in a large string ensemble.The Sassmannshaus Tradition program is taking a brief reprieve for the 2016-17 academic year.

Music Theory Classes

An Open House for prospective music theory students will be held on Saturday, August 26 at 11 a.m. Students who cannot attend the open house and need a theory assessment should take our theory test available upon request.

Music Theory Classes

For ages 8 and up
Ellen Harrison, instructor

Theory I/Theory IIA | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Saturday
Theory IIB/Theory IIIA | 11 a.m. - noon, Saturday
Theory IIIB | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday

Tuition: $400 | $250 for students taking private lessons at CCM Preparatory

We offer a comprehensive theory curriculum with three progressive levels. Classes include aural recognition, sight singing, written theory and access to CCM technology labs. More details about each level are available through this link.

Theory for Ensemble Musicians

For students in 9th - 12th grades
Jacob Dike, instructor

4-5 p.m. Sunday, beginning September 24 and continuing for 20 weeks
Tuition: $120

An understanding of theory is essential for instrumentalists, especially those playing in ensembles. The class is an introductory theory class for students who have not taken music theory, need a refresher or just would like to know a little bit about music theory.