Current Classes & Lessons

Recorder Crash Course

 Instructor: David Wood                                                                           Ages: 14+                                                          
Place: McCain 105                 Day: Sunday, Sept 9                                        Time: 1-5 pm                          Cost: $30                                                        Open to beginners, advanced beginners, or anyone wanting to refresh their recorder playing skills, the Recorder Crash Course will cover the basics of breathing and air, articulation, fingering, and playing in a group. Attendees will also learn about the more than 700-year history of the recorder along with its use in a variety of musical styles over the centuries, construction and the various types of recorders, regular maintenance, and more.  

Recorders, Crumhorns, and Sackbuts, Oh My! A Tour of Renaissance Instruments

Instructor: Patrick Dittamo
Ages: 14+
Place: McCain 204                 Day: Saturday, Sep 22
Time: 1-3 pm                          Cost: $20
In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries European instrument makers developed a staggering variety of ingenious and, in some cases, downright peculiar musical instruments. Some of these instruments went on to become the ancestors of our modern orchestral instruments, while others faded into obscurity. Come take a guided tour of a rich variety of these uncommon Renaissance musical instruments, with musical demonstrations on reproductions of period instruments from the instructor's collection. Some technical language will be used, but questions are always welcome!  

Piano Class for Beginners

Instructor: Dr. Agustin Muriago
Ages: 5-7                                 Place: McCain 127                  
Day: Tuesdays                        Time: 6:00-7:00 pm                 
Dates: Sep 25-Nov 13 (8 weeks)  Cost: $65
This class is for students ages 5 to 7 with no previous piano experience. Children will experience an introduction to piano playing through a combination of group activities, ensemble playing, and individual instruction. Parents are encouraged to attend each session to help their children practice at home.

Fun with Garage Band

Instructor: Steven Robinson
Ages: Grades 7-12                       Place: McCain 325              
Day: Tuesdays                             Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Dates: Sep 25-Nov 13 (8 weeks) Cost: $50
Rock it out! This class is designed for middle and high school students to learn how compose music through Garage Band software in the K-State Music Computer Lab. Air guitars optional.  


Creating a Character

Instructor: Emily Trube
Ages: 14+                           Day: Sundays
Time: 4:00-6:00 pm            Dates: Oct 7, 14, 21, Nov 4 (4 weeks)
Cost: $100                          Place: West Stadium Drama Therapy Room
This class will teach you how to use the script, documents, images, movement, and voice to create a character. The class will further explore how a character development and choices can be adjusted for stage and film.  

Scenic Art & Faux Finish Techniques

Instructor: Kathy Voecks
Ages: 14+                           Day: Saturday 
Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm   Dates: Nov 3 & 10 (2 weeks) 
Cost: $50                            Place: West Stadium Drama Therapy Room 
This very hands on (and probably delightfully messy) workshop will introduce students to some common techniques of the theatrical scenic artists, focusing especially on techniques used in faux finishes for wood, stone, and marble. Students will complete their own projects in each of these material types. We will also cover the basics of trompe l'oeil (or how to paint a 2-dimensional surface to appear 3D). Come prepared to paint!

Woodworking Power Tool Training

Instructor: George Matthews
Ages: 18+                         Day: Saturday or Sunday
Time: 2-4 pm                    Date: Contact MAC to choose days
Cost: $50                          Place: McCain 216 (Scene Shop)
Participants will receive hands on training in how to safely operate a variety power tools commonly used in wood working. Including, but not limited to, chop/radial arm saws, table saws, circular saws, jigsaws, band saws, and pneumatic tools. Days are flexible depending on participant schedules, so bring your friends and get building!  

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Private Lesson Inquiry Form  

CSPA offer scholarships for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Please contact us at 785-537-4420 for information when registering. 

There is a $15 non-refundable registration fee for classes cancelled by the participant. No refunds will be issued after completion of certain sessions of the class (see class descriptions). If a class is cancelled by CSPA, a refund will be issued. 

We currently offer private lessons for:

  •  Bass
  •  Clarinet
  •  Composition
  •  Flute
  •  Guitar
  •  Percussion
  •  Piano
  •  Recorder
  •  Trombone
  •  Trumpet
  •  Tuba/Euphonium
  •  Violin/Viola
  •  Voice