General Information

Where is the Center for Musical Arts located?
What is the best place for me to park?

Ample street parking is available on Harrison Street or on nearby blocks.

Do you rent or sell musical instruments?

Yes! We rent instruments on a sliding scale to those who can’t afford to rent one. Interested in renting through us? Begin by filling out our instrument rental form. We do not sell instruments.

Can I rent space at the Center for Musical Arts?

Yes, though we only rent to community partners and other musical organizations. To inquire about rental, complete our contact form.

Current and Returning Students

What if I need to miss a lesson, am running late, or am sick?

If you need to miss a lesson, if you are running late, or if you are sick, please contact your teacher directly. Your teacher’s contact information is listed at the bottom of your invoice as well as in your welcome packet.

When and how can I change my lesson days or times?

You can request a change to your schedule at any time, though the best time to make changes is in the term-to-term re-enrollment period. If you are adjusting a single lesson, please speak to your teacher directly. To request a permanent change to your lesson day, time, instrument, or teacher, please contact the Registrar at registrar@comusic.org.

How can I add an additional lesson?
Where do I find my lesson schedule?

The simplest way to view your schedule is on the invoice that is emailed to you at the beginning of the term.

You can also find this information on your online account, which is preferred, as the online information provides all of the specific dates for the lessons.

First, to access your account:

 

To find your schedule: once you have logged in,

  • Select ‘My Activities’ on the left-hand side.

  • On this page, you can see your lesson location, dates, day, time, and instructor. If you select ‘View Schedule’ on the right side of this activity, you can view each individual day that you have a lesson.

I told my music teacher that I want to continue with lessons. Why am I not scheduled?

General scheduling is handled by the Registrar, and not by the teacher. It is important that you re-enroll through the Registrar so you do not lose your spot in the schedule. You can find information about the re-enrollment process in the FAQ above. You can also contact the office by email at registrar@comusic.org or schedule a time to talk to us.

How do I continue my lessons throughout the year?

We have a lesson continuation/re-enrollment process for lessons in which we check with you to make sure you don’t need to cancel or make other changes to your lessons. On the date that re-enrollment opens, you will receive a detailed email with your lesson information, important dates, and instructions.

How do I continue my class or ensemble throughout the year?

If you are enrolled in a class or ensemble, you will need to re-register for each term.

I am a returning lesson student. How can I register?

Welcome back! If you are coming back to the Center after a period of absence, please fill out our New Lesson Interest Form.

Music Lessons: Beginning & Logistics

I haven’t played my instrument since high school. Where should I start?

It is never too late to return to music! If you are very rusty, we recommend taking a few lessons to warm up. You can also consider our Ensembles; our Ensembles require a few basic skills including being able to read music, play scales, and the general knowledge of how to play the instrument.

What if my child has a learning difference?

We welcome individuals with learning differences. Please share this information with the Registrar as it will help us pick the best teacher for your child’s needs, and will help the teacher understand how to give your child the best educational and musical experience. We are respectful of any privacy concerns you might have.

Can I buy lessons or classes as a gift for someone else?
How do lessons work?
  • Lessons are available on all instruments and voice.
  • Lessons are 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes in length and provide one-on-one instruction by expert faculty members.
  • Students (at any level) can participate in recitals each term if they wish.
  • Enrollment is by term, but lessons can be started at any time during the year and prorated for the rest of the term.
  • Lessons are weekly, unless you choose the À La Carte option. For a slightly higher fee, you may choose a customized music lesson schedule.
  • Two to four students may opt to take music lessons together to enhance learning and save on cost.
How are lessons priced?

Please visit our Tuition page for detailed information.

In keeping with the Center’s philosophy of offering music instruction to every student regardless of financial circumstance, we also offer need-based financial assistance.

How do I enroll?

To enroll in music lessons, please complete our New Student Interest Form and our registrar will work with you to find just the right fit.

Can my teacher come to my house?

All lessons are held at the Center for Musical Arts at 200 E Baseline Road, Lafayette CO 80026. Our insurance will not allow us to send teachers to your home.

What is the Center’s approach to teaching?

Our teaching philosophy is grounded in student-centered, discovery learning. Our faculty is skilled and versatile, able to work with students of all ages and abilities. Music can be enriching at any level, and instructors are able to work with students whether informal, enrichment, or professional level goals are desired.

What instruments do you teach at the Center for Musical Arts?

We teach almost every instrument you can imagine! Head to our Lessons page for more info.

Where do I find my lesson schedule?

The simplest way to view your schedule is on the invoice that is emailed to you at the beginning of the term.

You can also find this information on your online account, which is preferred, as the online information provides all of the specific dates for the lessons.

First, to access your account:

 

To find your schedule: once you have logged in,

  • Select ‘My Activities’ on the left-hand side.

  • On this page, you can see your lesson location, dates, day, time, and instructor. If you select ‘View Schedule’ on the right side of this activity, you can view each individual day that you have a lesson.

How can I add an additional lesson?
When and how can I change my lesson days or times?

You can request a change to your schedule at any time, though the best time to make changes is in the term-to-term re-enrollment period. If you are adjusting a single lesson, please speak to your teacher directly. To request a permanent change to your lesson day, time, instrument, or teacher, please contact the Registrar at registrar@comusic.org.

How do I withdraw from lessons?

If you need to withdraw from lessons in the middle of a term, please complete our Lesson Withdrawal form. We require a 30-day advance written notice during which the student/family is financially responsible for all lessons until the termination date. For more information, see our Policies.

Classes & Ensembles

How do I sign up for a class or an ensemble?

The easiest way to sign up for classes is through the website. Some ensembles require faculty approval; please complete this interest form and we will get back to you.

Can I join a class or ensemble after it has started?
Can I try out a class or ensemble before deciding to join?

There may be a demo or a drop-in class available depending on the class. Please contact us about the specific class or ensemble you are interested in.

Financial

Who do I contact with questions about my bill?
Is there a discount for enrolling multiple family members/siblings?

No, there is no discount for enrolling multiple family members.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. Payment plans are available through the Registrar, using automatic payments on a saved credit card. There is no additional charge for payment plans.

Is there a discount for paying in advance?

No, there is no discount for paying in advance/all at once.

How do I apply for financial aid?

The Center for Musical Arts is proud to offer financial assistance to any student who needs it. Financial assistance is need-based and allocated on the honor system (no proof required); simply fill out this form in order to get started.

How do I make a payment?

The simplest way to pay your bill is to access your online account (either by logging in directly or through your emailed invoice). You may also pay by mailing a check or by stopping into the Student Services office.

To access your account:

  • Your username is your email address (if you have received an invoice by email, you already have an account).

  • If you have never logged in or have forgotten your password, click “Forgot Password” and a new password will be sent to you.

To pay your invoice:

  • Follow the “pay now” link on your invoice, or

  • Pay through your online account.

To pay through your online account:

  • Login and select ‘Billing Info’ on the left-hand side. This will take you to your invoices.

  • To view the invoice you wish to pay, click on the InvoiceID.

  • Click the ‘Pay Now’ button on your invoice to continue to the payment screen.

  • Choose whether you want to pay the full balance or a partial amount.

  • If you wish to set up a payment plan, check the box at the bottom of the payment screen to save your card information for future use. Then let us know you would like to set up a payment plan by sending an email to registrar@comusic.org

 

Outside of Lessons

My child isn’t practicing outside of lessons. How can I encourage them?
How often should I practice each week?

The answer depends on your age, instrument, skill level, and several more factors. Your teacher can make the right recommendation for your unique situation.

Can I come to the Center to practice on a piano?

Yes! Timing depends upon what day and time you would like to practice. Every student can use the facility to practice or try out a performance space if available and reserved in advance. Please reach out to the Student Services Office by email at info@comusic.org.

How can I return to my instrument after a break?

Do you have other questions?

Use the chat function in the lower right-hand corner of the website, fill out our contact form, or schedule a call.