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Whether you are a novice looking to explore your instrument or craft or a professional musician interested in perfecting your artistry—we have something for everyone.

Serving students of all ages and skill levels, our Public Programs division offers lessons for adult learners, audition intensives for those seeking to pursue a career in music, and a variety of summer camps, including our Young Composers Program, geared toward students interested in contemporary music and composition.

Explore CIM’s Public Programs and find your fit.

Private Lessons for Adults

Preparatory & Public Programs at CIM offers individual instruction to adult learners with a wide variety of skill levels, from adult beginners to professional musicians. Adult students can take applied lessons on any string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments, as well as piano, voice, guitar, harp, composition, and music theory. Lessons are offered weekly in 30-, 45- or 60-minute increments at one of our two locations: Main Campus (University Circle) or Shaker Heights
 
As a first step, we encourage interested students to thoroughly research our word-class faculty to find the best fit. Ready to start lessons? Applications for Fall 2022 are open now!

Learn more about how to enroll in private lessons.

Summer Learning

CIM offers a wide variety of summer programing for people of all ages including:  

Future of Music Faculty Fellowship

CIM’s Future of Music Faculty Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind career development initiative for Black and Latinx music professionals considering and/or currently pursuing an academic career. Powered by the Sphinx Venture Fund, the competitive Fellowship spotlights and prepares future faculty leaders who will influence generations of musicians.