Study violin, viola, cello, and bass via one-on-one instruction

In addition to its Suzuki String offerings for young beginning string players, the CSA also offers traditional private string lessons to students of all ages and abilities. Lessons are offered in violin, viola, cello, and bass.

Tuition and Registration

Private instruction is offered over the course of a 15-week semester. There are two semesters each academic year. Lessons are offered in 30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute sessions.

  • For fifteen 30-minute lessons, tuition is $366 per semester.
  • For fifteen 45-minute lessons, tuition is $540 per semester.
  • For fifteen 60-minute lessons, tuition is $732 per semester.

Financial aid is available to families with need. Strong preference will be given to those who apply for scholarships by August 10, 2019; there is no guarantee for consideration of scholarship if applying after August 10. Limited funds are available for new applicants for the Spring semester, and will be considered on a rolling basis.

All new string students need to schedule an informal interview with CSA Strings Director Rosalyn Troiano prior to registration. Please call (574) 535-7908 or send an e-mail to schedule an interview. For returning students, registration can be completed by visiting the Music Center Main Office, by calling (574) 535-7849, or online via ActiveNet.

Private lesson dates and times are arranged between family and teacher.

Please note: The deadline for registering for lessons in fall semester 2020-21 is Friday, August 14, 2020. Registration after this date will result in a late fee. Most private lessons and group classes also begin the week of January 6, 2020.


PurPass50Community School of the Arts students and their immediate family members may attend many events at the Music Center for free that others pay admission to attend. Identify yourself or call the Goshen College Box Office to claim your free tickets. For a complete listing of Purple Pass concerts, click below.