The Academic Program provides a complete music education of the highest quality to prepare students for professional careers as musicians, music educators, and lifelong advocates of classical music.

Students of the Academic Program may choose to receive musical instruction in piano, jazz piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, classical guitar, jazz guitar, flute, clarinet, harp and organ. Musical instruction includes private lessons and various classes, such as Theory and Ear Training, Composition and Songwriting, Masterclasses and Performance Classes, as well as String Ensemble  and Guitar Orchestra. All students will have many performance opportunities throughout each semester.
All students are encouraged to attend one of these two theory classes:
  • ​Mondays at 6:00pm: Theory and Ear Training, led by Stephanie Chevalier. This class is a fun and interactive class suitable for beginners and intermediate level students of all instruments, including voice. No previous experience is necessary.
  • Saturdays at 10:00am: Composition and Songwriting, led by Ulyana Machneva. This class will be for the students to learn to utilize their musical knowledge and instrumental skills to produce their own compositions. To attend this class, note reading ability and basic theory knowledge are required.
In addition, students are also welcome to utilize the computer-based theory learning program, available in our lobby at all times. Students must first contact the office or their teacher to set up an account, and then participate in the self-guided program. Access to the computer is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Scholarships are offered through the Honors Program to talented and serious students who are committed to their music education and wish to pursue careers in classical music. Students enter the Honors Program through an audition process. They will have the opportunity to work with renowned performers and educators. Click here to find out more.


Every summer, CAM offers summer lessons and Summer Camps for students. Students can choose to take summer lessons from the following instruments of piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, clarinet, and voice. Registration for the summer programs will open in late Spring each year. Click here for the most updated information.


It's never too late to begin! CAM offers adults the same opportunities as young students, complete with lessons, performances, and other group classes. Adults can also pick out different lesson packages that cater to their needs. Click here to find out more. 

Ensembles and Group Classes

  • CHARAMGO - Guitar Orchestra (Wednesdays at 5:30pm)
    Led by Ulyana Machneva, the guitar ensemble brings guitar enthusiasts of various ages and levels together to explore a variety of music and develop performance skills. Prior experience is necessary. Both children and adult students will be accepted into the ensemble upon the instructor’s approval, following an interview. 
  • CAMerata - String Orchestra (Saturdays at 11:00am)
    This ensemble is open to all violin, viola, and cello students. Music reading ability is required to join this ensemble. Ensemble playing will teach the students the importance of teamwork in working towards common goals. Students will also familiarize themselves with orchestral repertoire. They will learn to actively listen to their own and each other in a supportive environment. 
  • Voice Classes
    ​Voice students have the opportunity to perform in 2-3 Rehearsal Classes and the Voice Recital per semester. These will be led by CAM voice faculty. While first-semester students are not required to perform in the recital, all voice students are required to take part in the rehearsal classes. Students will have the opportunity to work with a piano accompanist, as well as backing tracks.
  • Music Discovery Program
    ​CAM is excited to continue an early childhood Music Discovery Program for young children. Designed for toddlers up to age 5, this innovative program for early childhood enables children to explore the exciting world of music through games, songs and books, among other activities in a highly educational and interactive learning environment. Led by Stephanie Chevalier, the class takes place Mondays at 3:00pm. For more information, click here.
  • Keyboard Ensemble (Thursdays at 5:30pm)
    This weekly 90-minute class will take you on a journey of great fun as you learn, perform, and RECORD in a keyboard ensemble setting! Through games and popular song arrangements, the students will explore improvisation skills, enhance musicianship, and simply enjoy performing music together. This is a great way to step into the world of music fundamentals or advance your ability to improvise and compose. The class is open to the students of all levels (beginners are welcome!), ages 10 and up. Student-parent duos are encouraged to participate!​ Click here for a demo video from the pilot program!
  • CAM Chorus (Mondays at 7:00pm)
    We are thrilled to finally start a choir at CAM! All instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to attend this weekly ensemble that will meet on Mondays at 7pm, starting on September 11th. It will be led by one of our wonderful voice faculty Stephanie Chevalier. This class is FREE for those who are already enrolled in CAM lessons.​ No matter which instrument you play, you probably noticed that your teacher always sings to show you a beautiful phrase or musical interpretation. It is because voice is the most natural instrument, and everyone benefits from knowing how to use it. Plus, singing, especially in an ensemble, brings so much joy to both performers and listeners.