Private Lessons

CMC offer private lesson instruction in over 30 instruments. 

Students register for an entire quarter of lessons. Financial assistance and instrument rentals are available to students.

To register or get more information, please make a registration appointment at

At your appointment with our registration team, we'll help make the best possible match between teacher and student, review schedules, find open lesson times, process enrollment information, review CMC's policies, apply for financial aid, and pay tuition. Appointments typically take 30 minutes.

Percussion Lessons



Drum Kit

CMS teachers customize all private lessons to the student's individual ability, style preference, and performance goals.  Private lessons at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level are available in a variety of drumming styles.  

Lessons for beginners focus on music theory, technique, and notation, as well as rudiments (sticking patterns, scales for drummers).  A full drum kit is not necessary for beginners - just sticks, a drumming pad, and a kick-drum pedal that can be used against the wall.  As the student advances, they can build a home drum kit one piece at a time, starting with snare and bass, then adding as necessary.

There are also ensemble opportunities for students at CMS.



Please note that our Culinary Centre Doors opens only 10 minutes before class start time.