The music goes on with online learning! CMC is providing online music lessons and classes during the closure of our branches. We are also creating a virtual community on Facebook with free classes and musical experiences. Stay connected to inspiration! Our catalog of lessons and classes are available online, unless otherwise noted. View the private lessons, youth classes/ensembles, and adult classes/ensembles to learn more. To register, make an appointment or enroll online when available.
Take a look at some of these examples to see how an online lesson or class might look:
Phoenix Curtis takes a Zoom violin lesson with Heidi Kim, strings faculty member.
Omar Ledezma Jr., percussion faculty member, recorded a demo Latin percussion lesson on Zoom to demonstrate the experience.
Older Adult Choir members are loving having rehearsal videos online to sing with! Maestro and Nola Curtis made this video for the Western Addition Older Adult Choir, complete with warm ups, repertoire, and tips for staying healthy.
To get the most out of your online music lessons and classes, follow these tips:
We are all in this together! Please let us know if you are having technical difficulties at email@example.com
Online platforms have instructional videos to get you started:
CMC has put together step-by-step instructions for setting up Zoom for lessons and classes:
Your teacher will send you a communication with your lesson access instructions at least 24 hours in advance of your first lesson. Keep your link handy; if you find that you don’t have it, please contact your teacher before your lesson time. If you are unable to reach your teacher during your lesson, please contact the registrars at 415-647-6015 (Mission District Branch) and 415-221-4515 (Richmond District Branch). If no one picks up, please leave a voicemail.
If you have questions or need additional help, Mission District Branch students please contact your registrar before your lesson.
Credits will be issued if both teacher and student are communicating without success during the lesson time. However, credits will not be issued if problems are reported after the lesson time. If you and your teacher are able to be in touch but cannot connect for a lesson due to technical issues, the teacher may choose to provide a makeup lesson, or a credit will be issued.
Thank you for your interest in online learning at CMC! Because we have recently adopted online learning, we want to make clear our registration policies during this period of early transition. Please find more information below to help you as you enroll for the Quarter:
Remote lessons are proving very successful for both students and faculty. Give them a try and see how fun it can be!
Credits: As with all CMC quarterly registration, students will make a commitment to the full quarter. Credits will not be issued week-by-week. These lessons or classes will happen either remotely for at least part of the quarter (possibly longer, depending on how the situation evolves) or in person (once cleared by our City and State agencies).
We strongly encourage everyone to give remote learning a chance. If you try your first lesson and decide that it will not work for you, please notify a registrar at least 24 hours before your second scheduled lesson or class to avoid paying for the quarter in full.
If you decide to opt out completely of your Spring Quarter lessons or classes, the cancellation deadline is at least 24 hours prior to the first class of the new quarter.
When will in-person lessons and classes resume? While we are unsure of the exact timeline because of the constantly evolving situation, we are working hard to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff in all scenarios. We continue to follow protocols from the CDC and work closely with California and San Francisco Public Health officials in outlining our reopening procedures. Stay connected with CMC to receive timely updates on our plans through email, social media, and our website.
Wishing you all health, safety, and music!