The Community Music School of the Piedmont
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
The Community Music School of the Piedmont (CMSP), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, offers a wide range of
individual and group lessons, ensembles, community outreach projects. The school, in operation since 1994, is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.
CMSP is dedicated to providing high quality music instruction and performance opportunities for all members of our
The Community Music School of the Piedmont
P.O. Box 442
Upperville, VA 20185
Several convenient locations throughout Loudoun, Fauquier and Clarke counties!
CMSP is most grateful to the churches who kindly share their space with us! Beginning with the generosity of Trinity
Church, our space sharing model has evolved and expanded over the years, enabling us to keep our occupancy
expenses to a minimum, while at the same time funding a generous scholarship program. By allowing us to have studio
space in such diverse locations, these churches help us fulfill our mission to make music education more accessible to our Piedmont community.
9110 John Mosby Hwy., Upperville, VA
105 E. Washington St., Middleburg, VA
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
711 W. Main St., Purcellville, VA
Grace Episcopal Church
6507 Main Street, The Plains, VA
Church of Our Redeemer
39518 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie, VA
Old Waterford Schoolhouse
40222 Fairfax St., Waterford, VA
Trinity Lutheran Church
810 Fairfax St., Stephens City, VA
Registration for classes and private lessons may be completed either in person, by phone, or email. There is an annual
registration fee of $30.00 per student and $15 per student for group classes. When registering, students are expected to
commit to the entire duration of the class or semester.
CALENDAR, FEES AND TUITION
The fall semester begins the first week in September and runs till the end of December. Spring semester begins the first
week in January and runs through the end of May. Summer lessons begin in June.
Most private lessons are 16 weeks per semester. (Some faculty schedules may vary slightly.) Most group classes are held in ten-week sessions.
Recitals are scheduled regularly throughout the year. Students are encouraged to participate in at least one recital each
Payment should be made by check, made payable to “The Community Music School of the Piedmont”
For private lessons:
The fee for instruction is $35.00 per half hour, $70.00 per hour.
Payment options for private lessons:
1. Payment is due in full prior to the first lesson, or
2. Payment may be made in two installments of 50% in September and 50% in October.
For spring semester installment payments will be due in January and February.
Summer lessons need to be paid in full in June.
For Group Classes: payment is due in full prior to the first class.
Funds are available for financial aid to students who demonstrate need. To apply for financial aid, a financial aid form
must be completed and reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee. Forms are available by contacting the CMSP office.
Applications are kept confidential.
MISSED CLASSES / LESSONS
For lesson cancellations please contact the teacher directly. Regular attendance is expected of all students. Students are
charged for all lessons or classes, for which they register, including those missed through student absence. For private
lessons, each student is permitted one excused absence per semester. Students are permitted one make up lesson per
semester. Makeup lessons are scheduled at the end of the spring semester.
WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS
If, due to circumstances beyond his/her control, a student is forced to discontinue instruction which has been paid for, the
student may request a partial refund. All requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Executive Director. Refunds
will be considered based on the following guidelines:
• For private lessons, students will be charged for all lessons up to the time that the student notifies the office that
instruction is being terminated. A refund will be made for lessons not received.
• For classes: a) Prior to first class 100%, b) prior to second class 75%, c) prior to third class 50%.
Lessons and classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Given our broad geographic area, please call the
school for a recorded message regarding the status of lessons and classes. Be aware that individual instructors may have other procedures with which you should become familiar.