Community Music School of Springfield


Student Placement

It is advisable that students discuss their lesson interests with the Registrar prior to enrollment. We make every effort to ensure an excellent placement between students and our professional faculty. Placements and lesson times are determined by a combination of factors including:

  • The student’s interest in a particular instrument or genre
  • The student’s age, personality and learning style
  • A faculty member’s availability and the student’s ability to attend lessons during a particular day and time

Individual instruction lessons are 18 weeks each semester, a total of 36 lessons in a full school year. Group classes and ensembles are 16 weeks each semester, a total of 32 classes in a full school year.

Pro-rated lessons: Students are able to enroll in private lessons on any day at any time that is available for the faculty member after the school year begins. The lessons will be pro-rated to accommodate the start date and what lessons are remaining in the school year.
Pro-rated classes: Speak with the Registrar about pro-rating class tuition.

How to Register

  1. Fill out and sign the Registration Form.  Please note that if emailing your registration form, typing your name at the bottom and sending the registration form from your email address qualifies the typed signature as a digital signature and obligates the student and/or parent/guardian to abide by CMSS policies and procedures.
    If you were registered at CMSS for the 2016-17 school year, please use this Re-Registration Form 2017-18. For all others, here is the New Student Registration Form 2017-18.
  2. Speak with our Registrar to determine placement of the student.
    Contact information:
    Phone: 413-732-8428
    Fax: 413-788-7270
  3. Arrange payment plan with Registrar.

Where To Get Your Musical Supplies

Policies and Procedures

Summer 2016 Calendar
2016-17 Calendar

Tuition Information

Yearly Registration Fee:

  • New Students/Families: $50 individual, $60 family
  • Returning Students/Families: $40 individual, $50 family

Private lesson prices:

30 minute lesson: $35/lesson; $630/semester tuition; $1260/full year tuition
45 minute lesson: $45/lesson; $810/semester tuition; $1620/full year tuition
60 minute lesson: $60/lesson; $1080/semester tuition; $2160/full year tuition

If you would like us to automatically charge your monthly tuition payment, please submit this Credit Card Authorization Form with your registration form.

To apply for Financial Aid, please use our Financial Aid Application.


Copyright 2016 Community Music School of Springfield. All rights reserved.