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University Community Music School

The University Community Music School (UCMS) grew from a desire to create meaningful relationships in our community by teaching music. The UCMS will provide music instruction to all types of students in a variety of ways, including private music instruction, group lessons, ensembles, and academic music courses. Through music education, the UCMS will develop a lifelong appreciation for music among the Knoxville community.

Private Lessons:

For fall 2021, the UCMS will offer private lessons on piano and guitar only. We hope to expand this offering as our School grows, eventually offering lessons at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced level on more instruments.


Full payment for the term is due prior to starting lessons. In addition to lesson fees, all students will pay a $25 registration fee at the beginning of each term. Lessons may be taken in 30 or 60-minute intervals. Pricing for fall 2021 is as follows:

UT Artist Faculty

David Brunell
$97 per hour
Shirley Avery
Chih-Long Hu
advanced piano
$100 per hour

Jack Roben
$60 per hour


To register for lessons, please fill out our registration form.

Questions? Contact Megan Foster at or (865) 974-6134.

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