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Out of an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Community Music School is on hiatus for Spring 2021. Please contact with any questions. 

The School of Music is pleased to offer lessons to students of all ages in the mid-Michigan area.  Private instrumental lessons are offered to students ages 7 through adult on various instruments, such as piano, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.  Private voice lessons are offered to students ages 13 and above.  All lessons are taught by CMU music majors who have been approved to teach by their studio teacher.

All lessons are given in the School of Music.  Materials for the lesson, such as reeds, music, and method books, are an additional charge and will be determined by the instructor.

2019-2020 Available Opportunities

The Central Michigan University Community Music School offers a wide variety of opportunities for musicians of all ages! Individualized lessons are generally available for the following instruments and voice types:




If we are unable to provide a teacher for you, your registration will be refunded. 

Payment Information

Full or first payment must be received BEFORE your CMS Teacher will contact you to schedule your first lesson.

Payment Deadline

Full or first payment must be received no later than 5 PM on Friday, February 7. (Second payment is due by 5 PM on Friday March 6.) If we do not receive your full or first payment, no lessons will be scheduled.

The School of Music Office (Office 162) is open Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.

Payment Options

Pay by personal check or money order via mail or in person
        Make check/money order out to: Central Michigan University
        Address to: "Community Music School"
        Mail to: Music Building Office 162, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859  
Pay by credit card via phone or in person 
Credit card payments can only be received over the phone or in person during office hours:  Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Please call or visit Mindy Zeneberg, Office Supervisor, at 989-774-1945 to pay by credit card.   If paying by phone and you reach our voicemail, please do not leave credit card information in your message.   

NOTE:  No lessons will be given during CMU's Spring Break (March 8-14).


Please contact Lindabeth Binkley with questions regarding music instruction or registration. You may reach her at 989-774-1533 or Questions related to payment should be directed to Mindy Zeneberg, Office Supervisor, at 989-774-1945.