Curious about music?

Through CIM's Youth Program, serving students through 5th grade, we encourage creative exploration and expression and offer rich learning experiences through lessons, age-appropriate musicianship classes and ensemble experience. The CIM faculty provide a nurturing environment for children to explore music and sound, collaborate with others and develop their communication and social skills.

Students in the Youth Program benefit from:

  • Private lessons with faculty who create a warm, nurturing learning environment tailored for each student
  • Choir participation with other students of the same age and skill level that focuses on the fundamentals of ear training
  • Musicianship classes that encourage exploration and discovery
  • An opportunity to audition for String Sinfonia, an elective offering that provides an introduction to ensemble playing for string players, as well as participate in an optional Suzuki track.  

Tuition and Aid

At CIM, we believe every admitted student should be able to participate in our programming, which is why we are committed to creating a more accessible pathway for families to join our community. We have need- or merit-based scholarship assistance available. After you submit the application to the Youth Program, you will be provided financial aid information, including how to apply for scholarships, within the application portal. We look forward to discussing financial aid options and welcoming you to the Youth Program community. Connect with us to learn more about scholarships.

Pricing

Enrollment deposit | $200

30-minute lessons | $1,200 per semester

45-minute lessons | $1,625 per semester

60-minute lessons | $2,000 per semester

Discount

Families with two or more students enrolled in the Youth Program will receive a 10% discount on each student's total tuition. 

Payment Plan

Families have the option to meet their financial responsibility through a 4-month interest-free payment plan. Connect with the Business office at 216.791.5000, ext. 223 or businessoffice@cim.edu to learn more.