Lessons & Courses


Instrumental Lessons


We offer tuition in the following intruments:


Piano                                      Drums

Keyboard                               Classical Flute

Acoustic Guitar                      Traditional Fiddle

Classical Guitar                      Recorder

Electric Guitar                        Tin Whistle

Bass Guitar                             Cello

Singing                                    Clarinet

Violin                                      Saxophone


A 30 minute lesson is recommended for students with a good attention span.  A 20 minute lesson serves as a useful introduction to an instrument for the first year or so, or can be suitable for a young student or a child with a short attention span.  At grade 5 level the length of lesson should be reviewed with the teacher and a 40/45/60 minute lesson should be considered depending on the grade of the child as more material needs to be covered in the lesson.


Theory & Musicianship Classes


Theory & Musicianship classes are optional at CMTC.  We strongly recommend that students taking graded examinations in their instruments enrol in these classes to enhance their musical knowledge and skills.  The classes will address the theory and aural requirements of the examination syllabuses.  It is not practicable to teach these components of the examinations during a 30 minute instrumental lesson after grade 1 as lesson time needs to be spent on pieces, technical exercises and sightreading.


Pre-Instrumental Course (children aged 4 to 6 years)


Our Pre-instrumental Course provides an excellent foundation in the basics of musicianship.  Students learn with others in a fun environment and develop skills and knowledge in the following areas:


  • Solfege (do re mi etc.)
  • Playing instruments
  • Musical Games (class-based and using the interactive white board)
  • Rhythm
  • Pitch
  • Rhymes
  • Notation
  • Singing and Action Songs {Insert PHOTO}
  • Dynamics
  • Instruments of the Orchestra
  • Making an Instrument
  • Composing/adapting a song
  • Performing with other students