Community Music Institute


Registrations are currently being accepted for Kindermusik, Private Lessons, and our Beginning Guitar Class. Check out our new Kindermusik Schedule. Register Online Today!

Beginning Guitar Class 

If you are interested in learning how to play guitar, this is the class for you.  Our beginning guitar class will be held during our Spring 2016 semester.  If you are at least 8 years of age or older, you can register for this non-credit class.  The class schedule is subject to change based on enrollment.  The only requirement is that you provide your own instrument.  Register by emailing, or calling (717)867-6383.

The class will meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:45pm - 6:30pm for ten weeks starting February 2.  The cost for the class is $210.00.  If you register by January 15 you will receive a 10% discount.

Private Lessons 
Lessons taught through private instruction at the Community Music Institute (CMI) at Lebanon Valley College carry a long tradition of quality. Established more than 40 years ago by Ruth Engle Bender, a highly respected piano teacher and member of the College faculty, the Institute began by offering piano instruction to school-age children. Over time, the Institute’s services expanded. Today, private lessons are offered in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, bass (acoustic and electric), clarinet, flute, saxophone, bassoon, oboe, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, guitar, and percussion. Instruction for other instruments is available upon request. Additionally, a variety of ensembles are offered and a full curriculum of Kindermusik classes are held for students from newborn to seven years old.

Although some of the students in the Community Music Institute’s programs are college bound and are preparing for careers in music, most are studying for personal enjoyment and the desire to enrich their lives with music. All age and ability levels are welcome, from the very young violinist to the retiree who always wanted to play an instrument or sing. The student and the student’s goals are always in mind as the reach for excellence continues.

For more information about the Community Music Institute, please contact:

Director of Community Music Institute:  Cherie Van Zant

Lebanon Valley College
101 N College Ave
Annville, PA 17003

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Community Music Institute is member of the  National Guild for Community Arts Education.

Our Kindermusik Program has been recognized in the past as a Maestro Program by Kindermusik International.