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Private Music Instruction

Instrument Locations and Instructors
How to Register for Individual Music Lessons
Tuition Costs and Current Semester Information

For 30 years the Creative Arts Center has provided students of all ages the opportunity to study individually with talented musicians who are excellent educators. If you are just learning to play an instrument, or have several years of experience, we can help you improve your performance and technical skills. Many of our students have continued to express their musical talents by playing in community bands, school ensembles, and by studying music as a degree major in college.

Our classes are affordable, accessible, and convenient. Lessons are offered at our Catonsville, Dundalk, and Essex campus locations. Additional lessons are offered after school in the Timonium area at Ridgley Middle School.


One important part of musical training is the opportunity to perform. Every fall and spring, student recitals are held. These recitals offer students the opportunity to perform for family and friends in a professional performance space with accompanist as needed. Recital repertoire and attendance are decided between the instructor and individual student.

Instrument Locations and Instructors

We feature instruction on the following instruments, at the listed locations:

Cello (Essex and Ridgely MS)

Clarinet/Saxophone (Essex and Ridgely MS)

Flute (Essex and Ridgely MS)

Guitar (Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex)

Piano (Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex)

Trombone/Tuba (Essex)

Violin/Viola (Essex and Ridgely MS)

Voice (Catonsville, Dundalk, Essex, and Ridgely MS)

Our instructors are well qualified, all having previous teaching experience before coming to our program. 60% of our instructors have masters’ degrees in music. We emphasize the learning process as a hands-on experience, and we work to make the student and the instructor partners in the learning process.

How to Register for Individual Music Lessons

To register for private music lessons, call the Creative Arts Center at 443-840-1533 before registering. We will then take the students basic information (instrument, location, previous experience) and have an instructor call you to arrange a timeslot. After a timeslot has been confirmed with the instructor, registration can then take place. Registrations are taken by phone, FAX, standard mail, and walk-in. Instruments, available times, and instructors vary by location.

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