Join the Cunningham Music School Family

The Cunningham Piano Company is proudly owned and operated by degreed musicians who have always dedicated their lives to music. Because of that deep love of music and music education that the Cunningham Piano Company has always been based on, we opened the Cunningham Music School

Our expert staff has at least a B.Mus (although many pursued higher education to reach their full musical potential), and all of them have years of teaching experience behind them. We supplement our second-to-none lessons program with numerous performance opportunities, classes, and workshops. That, combined with our highly consultative approach makes us excited to say that we are sure that no one offers as well-rounded a music education as the Cunningham Music School lessons program.

 

The Piano Program at the Cunningham Music School

We have pianos programs that run from basic beginners of all ages, all the way up to professional coachings. Our teachers are able to help you build up your reading, theory, aural, and technical skills at any level. We have students that are neuroatypical and have physical limitations, we have students that are as young as five, and on the other side of the spectrum we have students that are piano teachers themselves and students hold degrees in piano and organ performance and are seeing us for a professional coaching–not to mention everyone inbetween.

Our piano program goes beyond lessons, offering our students performance opportunities, accompaniment opportunities, practical music theory, aural music theory, experience in a variety of styles, group-play opportunities, and experience in improvisational skills–all of our students are welcome to take advantage of that as much or as little as they would like.

The Cunningham Music School Piano Program truly has a fit for everyone–we can’t wait for you to join us! Interested? Meet our teachers here. 

The String Program at the Cunningham Music School

Cunningham Music School is THE one-stop-shop for string lessons on the mainline. We’ve taken our years of instrument buying expertise and applied it to the string rental world–you can rent or purchase your instrument right through us! We’ll talk to you and your teacher about what the most appropriate instrument would be for you and your musical goals and if we don’t have it in stock, we’ll have it in for you before the end of your first month of lessons. Until then, we have loaner instruments that you can begin your study on.

Our lessons program is second-to-none instruction in violin, viola, cello and bass: our beginner program has both Suzuki and Traditional instruction offered, and we have all of our young beginner students take part in a string group class to start building their ensemble skills right off the bat. Adult beginners are also welcome to take part in a beginner ensemble, but it is not a requirement for them.

Our string staff is equipped to prepare you or your student for anything–whether it be the basics in a beginner class or professional coachings after you’ve received your Bachelor’s Degree in String Performance, Cunningham Music School has a place for you. Interested in learning more about our incredible string staff? Do that here.

 

 

 

The Voice Program at the Cunningham Music School

Voice Lessons

The Cunningham Music School’s voice program is incredibly unique in that we are happy to take students between the ages of 5-12 (many vocal studios don’t take students until after their post-pubescent voices settle). Our young students learn the building blocks of solid vocal technique without over-exerting their young voices, how to maintain solid vocal health, how to use the different parts of their singing voice safely, and most importantly–how to sing pieces with complex melodies and rhythms in a safe range, and learn the basic theory behind the pieces.  

In addition to our unique elementary voice programming, we also take private voice students from ages 13+. These lessons give students experience with a variety of styles, a strong technical background, performance experience, and experience working with an accompanist. All of our voice students receive music theory training, aural training, sight-reading, vocal technique based in the Bel Canto tradition, and the opportunity to sing in our school’s chorale ensemble (The Cunningham Community Choir), and training in acting and experession. We are happy to take students from beginners all the way up to professional coachings for students that have received their B.Mus in Vocal Performance. Interested in learning more about our voice teachers? Click here. 

Performance Prep Class

Performance Prep is class for singing actors the are middle/high schooled aged and interested in immersing themselves in a musical theatre class. You will learn tools to use in every facet of performing: are you unfamiliar with a lot of shows that your school or your local theatre groups are doing? Not after this class, you won’t be–we’ll be covering shows, musical time periods, and composers of note: you will come away from this class know exactly what you need to know. How do you decide what is age and character appropriate stage makeup? What is comedic improvisation? How can I be professional with my cast mates and creative team? What can I do every day that will build my stamina and prepare me to be in a show for up to six performances a week? What can I do to succeed in my movement auditions ? We’ll address all of that and more this year in Performance Prep. For more info on how the class runs and pricing, click here. 

 

The Cunningham Community Choir

The Cunningham Community Choir is Cunningham Music School’s summer choir–we are thrilled to offer a chorale program for singers to be a part of when their normally scheduled academic, community, church, or professional choirs are on break for the summer (we also have a limited amount of engagements during the holiday season for singers that are interested in visiting us outside of their normal season). The Cunningham Community Choir accepts singers from high school on up, so long as the singer can read music and is excited to be a part of a diverse group of performers!

Are we taking new members? Click here to find out. When will be performing next? Click here to find out. 

The Cunningham Music School Adaptive Music Lessons Program

Advantages of Learning Music Lessons

 

 

 

The Cunningham Music School firmly believes that music is for everyone–the young and the old, the tall and the short, and whatever other opposites you can think of. We love to see this reflected in our student body–a huge age range (our youngest student is 4 years old and our oldest students have grandchildren in high school and college), many many different languages spoken (currently, 5 languages is the most that any student at the Cunningham Music School speaks but we’re always looking for a new record), and many other wonderful differences that round out the Cunningham Family and make us who we are.

It is in that vein that the adaptive music lessons program was established: we want all of our students to have the tools they need to enjoy music. Adaptive music lessons means that although the lessons still have musical goals, the teacher (Ms. Marianne Sutin, BMus Music Ed, MEd Special Ed) is able to mold the lessons around the student’s particular needs.  Our adaptive music lessons program is best suited for students who are neuroatypical or have physical limitations. Please note that our building and practice spaces are wheel-chair friendly. Our adaptive music lessons program is welcome to attend the main recitals, but please note that we also offer a sensory-friendly recital on a different day. 

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Pricing

Note: All students are required to pay a $20 registration fee.

Piano Lessons and String Lesson in King of Prussia

198 Allendale Rd King of Prussia, PA 19406

Trial Lessons:

The Cunningham Music School is happy to offer second-to-none instrumental programs

Violin, Viola, and Cello Private Lesson Pricing

  • $30 for a half hour
  • $45 for 45 minutes
  • $60 for an hour

The school bills monthly. All invoices will be sent out the last week of the month and all payments are due the first of the month.

Despite our monthly billing system, we are happy to run on a rolling admission basis. If you have your first lesson in the middle of a month, you will simply be billed for the remainder of that month.

Violin, Viola, and Cello Rental Pricing

  • Violins and Violas can be rented at $29 a month (first three months must be put down at the time of the rental)
  • Cellos can be rented at $45 at month (first three months must be put down at the time of the rental)

Piano Private Lesson Pricing

  • $30 for a half hour
  • $45 for 45 minutes
  • $60 for an hour

All new student pay a one-time $20 registration free.

The school bills monthly. All invoices will be sent out the last week of the month and all payments are due the first of the month.

Despite our monthly billing system, we are happy to run on a rolling admission basis. If you have your first lesson in the middle of a month, you will simply be billed for the remainder of that month.

Practice Room Rental Pricing

Our grand piano practice room can be rented out when it is not booked to be in use by teachers and students.

  • $35 per hour (tuning included)

 

Special Appointment:

Lessons that are purchased outside of a lessons package are considered Special Appointments.

  • $40 per half hour
  • $70 per hour

 

Voice Lessons and Private Audition Prep Classes in King of Prussia

198 Allendale Rd King of Prussia, PA 19406

The Cunningham Music School is happy to offer vocal instruction in a variety of styles

  • $30 for a half hour
  • $45 for 45 minutes
  • $60 for an hour

The school bills monthly. All invoices will be sent out the last week of the month and all payments are due the first of the month.

Despite our monthly billing system, we are happy to run on a rolling admission basis. If you have your first lesson in the middle of a month, you will simply be billed for the remainder of that month. 

Audition Prep Class Pricing:

Audition Prep Class is NOT Shining Starts Performance Prep. It is offered in a one-on-one capacity is specifically for students taking regular voice lessons that need an extra class or two before an audition. As these are added onto the regular weekly classes, they are offered at  a discounted rate.

If you are preparing for an Undergrad, Masters, of DMA college audition or a high-level festival audition, the school HIGHLY recommends hiring one of their professional accompanists (also offered at a discount for students who regularly take voice lessons).

  • $15 for a half hour without a professional accompanist, $30 for a half hour with a professional accompanist
  • $30 for an hour without a professional accompanist, $52.50 for an hour with a professional accompanist
  • $45 for an hour and a half without a professional accompanist, $75 for an hour and a half with a professional accompanist
  • $60 for two hours without a professional accompanist, $120 for two hours with a professional accompanist. 

All new student pay a one-time $20 registration free.

The school bills monthly. All invoices will be sent out the last week of the month and all payments are due the first of the month.

Despite our monthly billing system, we are happy to run on a rolling admission basis. If you have your first lesson in the middle of a month, you will simply be billed for the remainder of that month.

Special Appointment:

Lessons that are purchased outside of a lessons package are considered Special Appointments.

  • $40 per half hour
  • $70 per hou

 

 

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