Current Classes & Lessons


Piano Class for Beginners - Grades K-2

Instructor: Barbara Mirano
Grades: K-2 
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4:45-5:45pm
Dates: Feb 18-Apr 28 (10 weeks)  
Cost: $100             
Place: McCain 127
For students 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 child practice at home. No class Mar 10.

The book we will use is "The Music Tree: A Plan for Musical Growth at the Piano." (the "Time To Begin" level) by Frances Clark, Louise Goss, and Sam Holland; ISBN: 0-87487-685-0. It is $8.72 on Amazon 

Collegium Musicum  

Instructor: David Wood
Ages: 18+*
Place: Kirmser Hall @ KSU
Day/Time: Tue & Thur, 5:30-6:30pm
Dates: Jan 21-Apr 30
Cost: $60
Specializing in the historically-informed performance of music from the Middle Ages to the 18th century, this “town and gown” ensemble performs two concerts Mar 21 & May 3. No prior experience is necessary. Vocalists and instrumentalists welcome.

Suzuki Violin

Instructor: Dr. Laura Eakman             
Ages: 3+   
Group Sessions: Thursdays, 6:00 pm
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.  

String Chamber Summer Camp

Ages: must be able to read music
Place: KSU School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Dates: July 20-25
Time: 9am-4pm                                                            
Cost: $250                                              
Featuring the Griffon String Quartet, students enjoy a great week of classes, workshops, masterclasses, small ensemble and large ensemble playing, elective sessions, community playing opportunities, and a final recital. Registration will open in March. 


Collaborative Acting and Improv

Instructor: Megan Clark
Ages: 16+
Day: Sundays
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Dates: Apr 5-May 17 (7 weeks)
Cost: $150 Place: West Stadium Drama Therapy Room 117
Learn how to build an original performance piece through acting exercises, writing, and movement for the stage. This class will work together to build a performance of their own creation through group improv.  The final day will be a performance of our creation for an invited audience. This class is led by Megan Clark, a Kansas State University Drama Therapy master's student. Megan has worked with Umbrella Collective Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Manhattan Experimental Theater Workshop at MAC.    

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. See our scholarship policies for more information. Please contact us at 785-537-4420 for information when registering. 

We currently offer private lessons for:

  • Bass
  • Clarinet
  • Conducting
  • Flute
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Recorder
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba/Euphonium
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice