Commonly Asked Questions About
Our Music Programs

Q: What does CHMA offer for students who want to try a specific type of lesson or music program?
A: Experience our music program with a paid trial lesson, backed by a 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee. If you decide not to continue after the paid trial and feel it's not the right fit for you or your family, just ask for a full refund. Dive in and discover your passion with confidence!

Q: Are the lessons private or group-based?
A: All lessons at CHMA are conducted as individual, private sessions, ensuring personalized attention and guidance for each student.

Q: What ages are suitable for CHMA's music programs?
A: We warmly welcome students aged 4 and above, including adults. Certain instruments and programs have specific recommended starting ages, which are detailed below.
  • Piano: Age 4 and up
  • Guitar, Bass & Ukulele: Age 8 and up
  • Voice: Age 8 and up
  • Drums: Age 6 and up
  • Recording Artist Academy: Age 11 and up
  • Music Creation Lab: Age 9 and up
  • Songwriting Academy: Age 11 and up
  • Music Theory Academy: Age 11 and up

Q: How often are the lessons?
A: Our programs consist of weekly 30-minute or 60-minute sessions, offering continuous learning and growth.

Q: Does CHMA follow a session-based model?
A: No, our programs run continuously year-round to provide consistent and uninterrupted learning experiences.

Q: Are the lessons personalized?
A: Absolutely! We create personalized lessons catering to each student's needs, with the option to select desired pieces after establishing a strong musical foundation.

Q: How does billing work?
A: Monthly tuition fees are applied at the beginning of each month, making it simple and convenient.

Q: What payment options are available?
A: We accept Credit Card, Debit Card, or Bank Draft for hassle-free transactions.

Q: How do I discontinue lessons?
A: A 30-day notice for lesson discontinuation is both appreciated and required, ensuring a smooth transition for both students and teachers.

Q: Are there performance opportunities for students?
A: Yes! We hold an annual student performance in February, with free admission to all CHMA shows. We also collaborate with local organizations to offer professional-grade performance opportunities, showcasing exceptional quality and skill. Students should have 6 months of lesson experience in order to participate.

Q: How much do private music lessons cost?
A: 30-minute private lessons are $35, and 60-minute private lessons are $70.

Q: What are the fees for advanced specialty music programs?
A: The fees are as follows:
  • Recording Artist Academy: $85/hour
  • Contemporary Songwriting Academy: $85/hour
  • Music Production Academy: $85/hour

Q: Where can I find more information about CHMA policies and general information?
A: Please review our Student Handbook available at https://clarendonhillsmusicacademy.com/handbook/ for detailed information and guidelines.