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Central Christian School has a strong tradition of music that has always been enhanced by our Private Lesson Program for K-12 students.  These lessons help grow and challenge our student musicians. Students then bless the school, the church and the community with their talents.  They also learn to praise God through their musical expressions of worship!

Central Christian School employs skilled musicians from the community who teach lessons on-campus during the school day, making this optional program convenient for busy families.  Registration information is sent to parents via email in August (for first semester) and again in December (for second semester).

Lesson Information

Lesson students receive thirteen, 30-minute lessons per semester.  These students may miss part of a class on a weekly basis and are responsible for making up the work that they miss.
-Students in grades 9-12 may take lessons on two different instruments per week.  
-Students in grades K-8 are allowed one lesson per week.

Financial Assistance for Private Lessons

Private Lessons are not included in tuition. There are three options available for financial assistance.  

1) Ohio ACE (Afterschool Child Enrichment) Educational Savings Account Program:

Ohio has a limited number of ACE Scholarships available.  If your family’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is at or below 400% of the federal poverty level, then each child may qualify for a $1,000 credit from the state of Ohio.  These funds can be used for a variety of educational activities, including the cost of our private lesson program.  
     -Further information about Ohio’s ACE program, including eligibility requirements, deadlines and the application, can be found here.  
     -Using this program, you can be reimbursed for the complete cost of lessons.

2) Anna Knutson Memorial String Scholarship:

This scholarship is available to a limited number of violin, viola, or cello students that qualify for free or reduced lunches, OR students that are the second or third child in the family that are taking lessons.
     -Please see this brochure for more information about Anna’s legacy.
     -This scholarship covers half of the cost of private lessons.  Families are responsible for payment of the other half.  

3) Private Lesson Scholarship:

This scholarship is available to a limited number of students registering for a lesson on any instrument, except violin, viola, and cello.  Scholarship applicants must qualify for free or reduced lunches, OR be the second or third child in the family taking lessons.
     -This scholarship covers half of the cost of private lessons.  Families are responsible for payment of the other half. 

Private Lessons Available

Orchestral Instruments
Violin
Viola
Cello
String Bass
Flute
Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Trumpet
Trombone
Tuba
Euphonium
Percussion

Other Options
Guitar
Piano
Voice (7-12 grade students only)

*Elementary students usually only take piano or violin.

Tina Burkhart