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CFTA - Music School 

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Hey Everybody,
Click the JackRabbit!


Big Changes for CFTA Customers
Playing with us is getting a lot easier and better!


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Learn to Dance With Music When You See It


Creativity is a set of skills and perceptions.

Increase yours at CFTA Pittsboro.

Center for the Arts Pittsboro's Music School faculty of friendly, experienced and talented

Instructors provide private music lessons in our acoustically-engineered music rooms.

Music Lessons

Piano, All Guitars, Ukulele, Mandolin, Singing Voice, Accordion

CFTA's Music Instructors teach music in our professional facility. Please stop by when you're in the neighborhood. 


All half-hour per-week music lessons cost $120 per month paid in advance. Longer lessons for more advanced students and shorter lessons for younger children are charged a pro-rated amount based on the same per-minute rate.

Center for the Arts, Pittsboro is open 7 days a week, has 3 pianos on site, 2 music rooms for private lessons and audio recording, a theater, waiting area in our large art gallery, gift shop and more.

Please contact the office to schedule a tour!

18A East Salisbury Street, Pittsboro, NC  27312

Phone:  (919) 949-7181   •   Email:

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Private Music Lessons In-Person and Online

Our entire staff is fully vaccinated and masks are required by everyone on campus.

We clean daily and have improved campus HVAC

with virus-quality filters and active fresh-air ventilation. 

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We've made a lot of improvements to our music program, facilities and equipment.

   Center for the Arts, Pittsboro provides local residents outstanding opportunities

to learn, play and listen to music.



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Music School


at Center for the Arts Pittsboro







Lauren Singdahlsen

Piano–beginning to advanced (classical)

accepting new students

Jason Snipes

Guitar–beginning to advanced (acoustic bluegrass, blues)

Mandolinbeginning to intermediate

accepting new students


Tristan Szeremi

Pianobeginning to intermediate (jazz)

Ukulelebeginning to intermediate

All Guitarsbeginning to intermediate

accepting new students


Daniel DeLorenzo

Guitarbeginning to advanced (acoustic, currently online only)

accepting new students

Parker Harris

Singing Voicebeginning to intermediate (musical theater)



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    Musicals On-Stage


CFTA Pittsboro's arts campus is a vibrant place 7-days a week.  Music students and theater cast members of all ages come here to learn, practice and perform performance arts. Pittsboro Youth Theater, based in CFTA, produces at least 1 musical play 3 seasons per year.

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Big Changes for PYT & CFTA Customers
Playing with us is getting a lot easier and better!

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Starting in August 2022 PYT's family of community arts organizations is rolling out new online school administration software called JackRabbit. We expect this new web-based software system to provide our customers with greatly improved abilities to manage their PYT and CFTA accounts, get detailed information and interact with us. 

Customer families will be able to:

  • Get complete information about all your family's casts, classes and lessons in one online portal. 

  • Continue to pay their monthly and other fees manually, if you wish,

  • Sign up for Automatic Withdrawals to pay your fees

  • ...And lots more online anytime.

Starting immediately all returning and new PYT and CFTA customers must Register anew to do business with us. After registering in our JackRabbit administration system, all customers then select the Fall 2022 theater casts or classes and/or music lessons they'd like to take.


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General FAQs

Ideal Time Commitment

1 day a week instruction with a professional teacher for 30 or 45 minutes and 2 or more formal practice sessions at least 1 of which includes the active participation of a parent per week has been proven to be an ideal regimen for children learning music. 


Practice at CFTA

In addition to lessons, you're welcome to practice at CFTA on other days/times during the week.

The music room and piano rent for $5 per half-hour without an instructor, when they're not otherwise booked.


Policies for Make-Ups, Payment, Etc.

As far as cost goes, we charge the going rate for lessons and have pretty much standard terms:

• Paid for 1 at a time, lessons are  $30 for a half hour, $45 for 45 minutes, $60 per hour.

• Paying 1 month in advance is the best deal; i.e., $120 per month works out to be a little less expensive than paying for each lesson one at a time,

• Being that the music room and teachers are scheduled in advance, we have established the following policies regarding notice of cancelations, make-up lessons, schedule changes, etc.

    - We are flexible and try to work with students so that no lesson time purchased goes unused–make-up lessons are encouraged,

    - All lesson time scheduled will be billed,

    - 48-hours notice to the instructor and CFTA is required to schedule a make-up lesson unless the student suffers from sudden illness (really sick students should stay home),

    - In cases of sudden illness, notice must be given to the instructor and CFTA before the scheduled lesson and a make up lesson can be scheduled at no additional charge,

    - 1 no-show with less than 48-hours notice can be billed at $0 with previous 3 months of regular month-in-advance pay history-all other no shows with no notice are billable at regular rates and may not be able to be made up at no additional cost.

• Making up rescheduled lesson time can be difficult because of all the schedules involved and the necessity that all parties need to make a predictable income; patience and flexibility will be reciprocated.

Lesson slots are limited and filled on a first scheduled basis.

Call Craig at (919) 949-7181 for more info.

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