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Classes Offered

The Community Music School places great importance on exposing children to positive experiences in music. In the Children’s Division we seek to make the very most of these precious years by encouraging imaginative growth in the areas of self-confidence, motivation, and aesthetic awareness through creative musical learning. The Community Music School also holds many opportunities for adult students. We offer group classes such as piano and guitar, as well as private lessons on most instruments and voice. 


For private lessons please contact Director Carina Voly at 619-594-1699 or


Adult Beginning Group Piano Class

This course is designed for adults with no keyboard experience and is a fun introduction into the world of music at the piano. In this class you will learn to read music while covering the basics of technique, ear training, as well as explore different styles of music alongside a group of students who share the same passion and curiosity for the piano. Classes will happen on Saturdays at 9:30am, September 15 through November 17. Cost for this class is $340.


Music for Moppets

(Preschool – Kindergarten age)
A joyful introduction to music for little ones. Creative learning experiences tailored especially for this age group to develop eye, ear and finger coordination. Ear training, pitch and keyboard familiarization are introduced through the use of songs, dances, creative movement and improvisation. Fall 2018 semester runs on Saturdays at 9:30am (beginners class) or 10:30am (continuing class) September 15 to December 8 (no class on November 24). Cost for this class is $370.


SDSU String Academy

The SDSU String Academy is a pre-college program designed to give students age 6 - 18 conservatory level instruction. The program began in January 2013 and currently offers individual and group instruction on the violin, viola and cello. Click HERE for additional information.


The Hausmann Chamber Music Program (HCMP)

The Hausmann Chamber Music Program (HCMP) is a chamber music experience for learning, creativity and exploration.  Currently open to string players and pianists ages 12 and up, participants will have the opportunity to work with the members of Hausmann Quartet and guest artists. Participants will be placed in groups of three, four and five based on their prior experience in chamber music and their age and skill level. Pre-formed groups are also welcome to apply. Participants will have the opportunity to rehearse, receive coaching, participate in master classes, and perform. Classes will be on Sundays either at 2:30pm or at 3:30pm (you will choose the one that’s convenient for you), September 30 through December 16 (no class November 25). (No class April 1). Fees for this class are $420.

Please visit the Hausmann Quartet website for more information.

You can register for the Hausmann Chamber Music Program by following this link: Hausmann Chamber Music Program Registration



San Diego Bass Fest!

In its fourth year, San Diego Bass Fest is an intense, informative, and exploratory five-day double bass workshop presented by the SDSU Community Music School, that will take place in summer 2019 - (dates to be announced) at the School for Music and Dance at San Diego State University, California. The San Diego Bass Fest aims to energize and unite the bass community in San Diego and will include internationally renowned bassists and educators to provide one-on-one and group instruction to students of all levels and all ages. Program will include private lessons, group technique classes, solo masterclasses, Bass Orchestra, and recitals. Please visit the San Diego Bassfest website for more information