Register For Academic Year Private Lessons

Welcome to the UNI Community Music School!


Let's Get Registered for Lessons!

Online Clarinet Lesson


If you are a NEW student to the Community Music School, you will be contacted within 5 business days after submitting the lesson registration, by email, to discuss lesson scheduling and teachers. 

Students are placed with an instructor based on the order of enrollment and availability of the instructor.  If you are a RETURNING student from the summer, your teacher will contact you for scheduling. 

Virtual and In-Person Lessons

Lessons will be taught in-person or virtually depending on the instructor and student choice.  Teachers only teaching virtual lessons are notated on the registration form, below. Please indicate on the registration form whether you prefer in-person or virtual lessons. 


Refer to UNI Forward Together for current information on UNI's response to COVID-19 and visiting the UNI Campus.


2021-2022 Academic Year (August - May)

  • Lessons take place between August 30 - December 18, 2021
  • Students can register at any time throughout the year. 
  • The first payment will be pro-rated based on the date of the first lesson, if starting after the first week of scheduled Academic year lessons.
  • View the Private Lesson Calendar and Events page for additional information


Payment Information

  • The Community Music School employees teachers who are current undergraduate students at UNI (UNI Student Teacher), and instructors who have earned a degree in music (Studio Teacher).
    • UNI Student Teachers are notated with an (*) in front of their name.  A complete listing of CMS teachers can be found on the Individual Lesson Tuition Page
    • A general price list, including prices for UNI Student and Studio teachers can be found here
  • Lesson payments are based on 32-weeks of lessons for the academic year.
  • Payments will be auto-withdrawn on the first of every month while enrolled in lessons.
  • After completing the Registration Form, within two business days, you will receive an email from with a Recurring Payment Form to be signed and returned to UNI before starting lessons.
  • If you elect to make a one-time lesson payment, you will be emailed a payment link, to be completed before starting lessons.
  • If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application and email to after completing the registration form.
  • If you are interested in helping to support a student's scholarship for lessons with CMS, you can make a donation at the UNI Foundation and select account 212456 or 222126.  Your donation is greatly appreciated and needed as we work to make music lessons accessible for all members of our community.  Any amount is welcomed!



Limited UNI metered parking is available in the Russell Hall and Latham Lot- a short 1 block walk from Russell, or at the Gallagher Performing Arts Center Visitor’s Lot. You may purchase a parking permit that will let you park in the Latham Lot prior to 4:00 PM, or the Russell Lot after 4:00 PM. Permits are available to purchase by semester. You will be contacted with the permit cost after registration is received.
The tuition fee for 9 payments are divided equally to give a consistent monthly fee and will be made through automatic payment on the first of every month. The 1 payment option is due before the beginning of lessons. Students may enroll at any time during the year, and the first payment will be pro-rated.
Lessons are available for both in-person and virtually. Teachers that are only available for virtual lessons are noted on the Lessons Fees Page.