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Lessons, Classes & Ensembles Suzuki Pre-College Young Artist Program Summer Programs
  • Lessons, Classes & Ensembles
    Private Lessons

    Individual instruction for all string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, as well as piano, voice, classical guitar, harp, composition and music theory. Explore all areas of instruction and learn more about our faculty. 

    Ages: 3+
    Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Level: All

    Eurhythmics Classes

    Introduction to the basic elements of music through movement and sound, taught in a group setting.

    Ages: 3-7, 12-18
    Semesters: Fall, Spring
    Level: Beginner, Intermediate

    Music Theory Classes

    Students learn aural skills, improvisation, keyboard work and composition as part of the coursework.

    Ages: 8+
    Semesters: Fall, Spring
    Level: All

    Chamber Music

    Chamber music instruction for string, piano, woodwind and brass players. Students learn teamwork and collaboration skills alongside fundamental chamber music techniques and repertoire. 

    Ages: 10-18
    Semesters: Fall, Spring
    Level: Intermediate, Advanced

    Percussion Ensemble

    Students collaborate to explore nearly a century of percussion ensemble repertoire and learn different styles and techniques.

    Ages: 12-18
    Semesters: Fall, Spring
    Level: Intermediate, Advanced

    Youth Choirs

    Children's Choir helps students build pitch matching, healthy vocal technique, and listening skills. Advanced Chamber Choir teaches students advanced expression and harmonic elements. 

    Ages: K-12
    Semesters: Fall, Spring
    Level: All

    Preparatory Orchestra

    Students enhance their skills as ensemble musicians, focusing on collaboration, communication and group expressiveness.  

    Ages: 8-18
    Semesters: Fall, Spring
    Level: Suzuki Book 4 or equivalent

    String Sinfonia

    An engaging introduction to ensemble playing for young string players. Students learn to watch the conductor, blend with other musicians, follow bowings and more. 

    Ages: 7-13
    Semesters: Fall, Spring
    Level: Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent

    Cleveland Youth Wind Symphonies

    Comprised of three wind ensembles open to all woodwind, brass and percussion students who perform advanced high school level band repertoire.

    Ages: 14-18
    Semesters: Fall, Spring
    Level: Advanced

    Not sure where to begin? Let us help!

    Contact CIM Preparatory Division
  • Suzuki
    Sato Center for Suzuki Studies

    Violin, viola, cello, bass and piano instruction is available. Students engage in private lessons, group and theory classes, recitals, workshops and more.

    Ages: 4-18
    Semesters: Fall, Spring
    Level: All

    Not sure where to begin? Let us help!

    Contact CIM Preparatory Division
  • Pre-College
    Pre-College Program

    A comprehensive course of study that prepares advanced students for acceptance into CIM's Young Artist Program, college music school or conservatory.

    Ages: 12+
    Semesters: Full Academic Year
    Level: Advanced

    Musical Pathway Fellowship (MPF)

    Through the fellowship, Black and Latinx students can join the Pre-College program with a full scholarship, participating in all that the program has to offer, including exceptional artistic training, and receiving ongoing, multi-year support.

    Eligibility: Students entering grades 5-10
    Instruments: Orchestral instruments, piano or guitar

    Not sure where to begin? Let us help!

    Contact CIM Preparatory Division
  • Young Artist Program
    Young Artist Program

    Young Artists immerse themselves in lessons, chamber music, ensembles and classes that prepare them for auditions and acceptance into a conservatory. 

    Ages: 16-18
    Semesters: Full academic year
    Level: Advanced

    Not sure where to begin? Let us help!

    Contact CIM Preparatory Division
  • Summer Programs
    Music Theory Bootcamp

    Designed as an introduction or review of musical notation, composition and harmonic analysis.  

    Ages: 14+
    Semesters: Summer
    Level: All

    Virtual Summer Session

    Individual lessons and Eurhythmics classes for all ages and experience levels that can be taken online with CIM's renowned faculty.  

    Ages: 3+
    Semesters: Summer
    Level: All

    Suzuki Parent Course

    CIM’s virtual Suzuki course for parents will delve into Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s core method and the important role parents play in their child’s musical development. 

    For: Parents
    Semesters: Summer

    Young Composers Program

    Private composition lessons, listening sessions and chamber music coachings, culminating in the premiere of a work by each student composer. 

    Ages: 14-19
    Semesters: Summer
    Level: Intermediate and Advanced

    Summer Sonata

    Intensive study for young pianists. Students receive individual instruction as well as group instruction in theory, eurthythmics, improvisation and more. Master class and performance opportunities are offered. 

    Ages: 12-18
    Semesters: Summer
    Level: Intermediate and Advanced

    Sphinx Performance Academy

    CIM is proud to host the Sphinx Performance Academy (SPA), which is a full-scholarship chamber music and solo performance program designed for aspiring Black and Latinx string players.

    Ages: 11-17
    Semesters: Summer
    Level: Advanced

    Not sure where to begin? Let us help!

    Contact CIM Preparatory Division

Concerts and events

Oct 10 Sat
2:00 pm
Suzuki Recital
Department Recital, Prep & Continuing Education