Current Classes & Lessons


Flint Hills Vocal Academy

Dates:  June 9 - 28
Instructors: Dr. Amy Rosine & Professor Cheryl Richt
Cost: $250 and includes all lessons, master-classes, recital, and accompanist fees.

7 lessons + dress rehearsal (8 lessons total) – two lessons per week - private lessons are scheduled individually with the instructor.  We can work around travel plans, but missing a whole week could pose a challenge.  One lesson will be an ensemble rehearsal.

**Please upload a video of you singing a song of your choice so we can have an idea of your current experience level. This is not an audition, just a chance to know your voice before we meet.**

Sunday, June 9 at 4:00pm - Program kick-off & ice cream.  Parents and participants meeting (location TBA) All program information handed out (we strongly encourage everyone to be there). 

Monday, June 17 at 4:00 or 5:00pm – Yoga for singers with Heather McCornack. 90 minute class, will include discussion on breathing. 
Monday, June 24 at 4:00pm - Masterclass with Ann Borders from Millikin University at KSU or the MAC- 2 hour masterclass

Thursday, June 27th 5:00 - Dress Rehearsal & Pizza 

Friday, June 28st at 7:00 - Final recital

String Chamber Music Camp

Instructor: Laura Eakman & The Griffon String Quartet
Grades 5-12 (must be able to read music)
Dates: July 22nd - July 27th (Mon-Sat)      
Times: Daily 9-4, Sat 9-3             
Location: KSU McCain Music BuildingGrades: 5-12            
Cost: $250
Featuring The Griffon String Quartet; students will learn rehearsal techniques, musicality and context, and participate in outreach performances. The week will feature daily guided rehearsals, master classes, independent practice, and elective classes for students grades 5-12. Music provided. Groups will be assigned based on playing level. 
Final recital will be Saturday, July 27th at 1pm. 

Minimum enrollment is 14 by July 4, if minimum is not met we will issue a full refund. Instruments are not provided. 

For more information about the Griffon String Quartet please visit:

Music for Littles—3-5yr olds

Instructor: Staci Payne
Days: Tuesdays   
Time: 9:30-10:00 am
Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9    
Location: KSU Nichols Hall 007
Cost: $35 for 6 sessions
Taught by a certified local music teacher, kids will move and groove while learning songs, games, and playing with instruments. Parents do not need to stay with kids.

Music for Littles—9mos*-2yr olds

Instructor: Staci Payne
Days: Tuesdays   
Time: 10:15-10:45 am
Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9    
Location: KSU Nichols Hall 007
Cost: $35 for 6 sessions (includes parent/guardian)
*Infants must be able to sit up on their own.
Taught by a certified local music teacher, kids will move and groove while learning songs, games, and playing with instruments. Parent/guardian must attend with their child. 

Suzuki Violin

Instructor: Dr. Laura Eakman             
Ages: 3+   
 Day/Time: Private lessons begin the week of Jan 28. 
Group Sessions: Thursdays, 6:00 pm, Feb 14-Apr 25 
The Suzuki Program incorporates private lessons with group classes. Private lessons allow each child to receive individualized attention and a faster pace of skill development while group lessons create a fun and social learning environment and an entirely different skill-set. Parents in this program form a strong bond with their child by attending each lesson and practicing at home with their child. The Suzuki method creates a joyful learning environment with parental support. Students may register for this program throughout the year. Register by completing a “Private Lesson Inquiry Form” and indicating Suzuki Violin for the instrument. **For information about Group Violin at MAC please see MAC classes.  


Seven Minutes of Being Interesting

 Instructor: Emily Trube                        
Ages: 18+ Day: Sundays
Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Dates: Feb 2-Apr 6 (8 weeks—no class Mar 9 & 16)         
Cost: $150                            
Place: West Stadium Drama Therapy Room 117
Learn how to build an original performance piece through original writing, choreographing movement, exploring with improv, found text, interesting photographs, or conducting research. "Seven Minutes of Being Interesting" is a class designed around each student creating their own mini one-person show. The student's creations will be performed in full during the last class, with an invited audience. This class is led by Emily Trube, a Kansas State University grad student who directed "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" this past fall in the Purple Masque Theatre, and will be assistant directing the upcoming production of "The Inspector General" in the Chapman Theatre. Before coming to Kansas State to study drama therapy, Emily was a reporter in Texas for CBS Radio. Before that, she graduated from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and worked in experimental theater in New York.  

Woodworking Power Tool Training

Instructor: George Matthews              
Ages: 18+
Day: Saturday or Sunday                     
Time: 2:00-4:00 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 of 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
  •  Percussion
  •  Piano
  •  Recorder
  •  Trombone
  •  Trumpet
  •  Tuba/Euphonium
  •  Violin/Viola
  •  Voice