Voice, Flute, & Dulcimer Lessons

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Voice Lessons are available for ages 8-adult. 

Individual voice instruction is offered for the beginning or intermediate student, with focus on the fundamentals of vocal technique and musicianship. This includes breathing and breath management, freedom of production, registration, resonance, diction, artistic interpretation, sight singing, and reading music. Lessons will address producing a healthy age appropriate sound and expose the student to quality vocal literature. Opportunities for recital performance will be provided throughout the year.

Vocalists are also encouraged to begin taking piano lessons. In these lessons, students learn about the discipline of practicing, how to read music, and music theory, as well as the joy of playing an instrument. Singers who can read music and understand basic music theory are way ahead of the curve. Vocalists are able to build on the skills learned in their piano lessons.



Flute lessons are available for ages 10-adult. 


Hammered Dulcimer 

Hammered dulcimer lessons are available for ages 8-adult. 

The hammered dulcimer is a percussion instrument and stringed instrument with the strings typically stretched over a trapezoidal sounding board. The player holds a small spoon shaped mallet hammer in each hand to strike the strings. Its traditional use is in folk music. Hammered dulcimers can be purchased locally in Coshocton at Wildwood Music.   

Listen to an example of the beautiful hammered dulcimer here. 


Lesson Pricing

Private lessons are $26/half hour lesson. Students are required to attend a minimum of 3 lessons/month to maintain consistency needed for progress. Tuition amounts to $78 if 3 lessons are scheduled, $104 if 4 lessons are scheduled, and $130 if 5 lessons are scheduled in the month. Monthly payment is due the first day of every month.







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Piano Students

Sempre Piano School is the premier music school in the Canton area. I am so pleased with the high quality lessons my daughter is receiving at Sempre Piano School. The workshops offered are fun, engaging and a great supplement to weekly lessons. We have also enjoyed all of the fun and casual performance opportunities. Overall Sempre Piano school is superb. I highly recommend Sempre Piano school to anyone interested in piano lessons. -Ellia Chamblee

The entire staff is completely devoted to music education. Their love for music and joy for teaching is very evident. Even the teachers that do not directly teach my child are passionate about their jobs and translate that to my child in the numerous workshops available. I feel very fortunate to have Creative Canton Music Studio here in Canton! -Melissa M.


Learning to play the piano at Sempre has been a great experience for my daughter and me. Our teacher, Courtney is an excellent instructor who makes learning enjoyable. She is very respectful of her students. My daughter has learned quite a few songs. I was very proud when she was able to display her talent at the school talent show and recitals.  -Sybil Sims and Edna Sims

My boys have learned a tremendous amount taking piano lessons at Sempre Piano. Their ability to learn and perform new songs for friends, family, and even school performances and projects has been impressive. They enjoy learning new songs and feel comfortable enough to arrange a series of songs on their own. It's been wonderful to watch their love of music grow. -Mona McAuliffe

I am thrilled with the teachers of Sempre Piano School! Each of them give valuable attention and creative instruction to my children. My children enjoy their lessons and look forward to each week, and strive to achieve progress in their practice time at home.

I have been a student of Courtney's for a couple of years. As a non traditional (older) student I was concerned that I would not have the time or patience to learn. I am having a ball and Courtney is a wonderful teacher. I highly recommend her to everyone interested in music.  -Joan Gipson



Early Childhood Class Participants


I am glad to have found a wonderful music program for my toddler son to attend that is close to my home. It has not only exposed him to music and a variety of instruments, but also to other babies and toddlers as well as a very knowledgeable and kind music instructor!  -Amy Ross 

Courtney is an excellent teacher and works very well with young children. My 3 year old always looks forward to coming to class and I am amazed by the progress she has made in a short amount of time.  -Erin Wozniak

Nathan started the class at 17 months, he is now 29 months old. He loves music class, he has learned so much about the different instruments, sharing, & being a part of a group. I love watching him learn and grow. Miss Courtney is a great teacher and Nathan really likes her!!   -Nathan's Mom

 My daughter has been in Courtney's class since she was 18 months old. She is now 4 and a half. She absolutely adores Courtney and loves music. What more could you ask?  -Mike Blubaugh

My four year old son LOVES his music class. Since he started going he sings constantly and he talks about going to music class constantly. I am so glad I decided to do this. Miss Courtney is so great with the kids! She is patient and creative and they all love her. Thank you for such a great class!  -Ian's Mom








Tuition Rates

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Lessons are $25/half hour lesson. Tuition will be pre-billed monthly for the number of scheduled lessons in that month. 

Students are allowed 2 cancellations per quarter where a credit can be used toward another lesson. 

Additional small fees which usually are between $2-15 may include: lesson book fees, workshop fees, & recital fees






If you are looking for our old tuition rates, they can be found below:

Piano Lesson Package Pricing for children ages 6-18 years old:

Yearly Lesson Package Prices

12 Payments of $86/month for 30 minute lessons

12 Payments of $129/month for 45 minute lessons

12 Payments of $172/month for 60 minute lessons

Each package price above includes:

  • 36 thirty minute private lessons/year (averages out to 3 lessons/month)

  • Access to workshops throughout the year (examples: note reading workshop with games to reinforce reading notes on the staff, hands-on workshops with playing in groups and ensembles, composition workshops to help students with writing their own music, etc.)

  • Access to recitals throughout the year (examples: community service recitals at nursing homes, fun casual “fishbowl” recitals at the studio, access to Stark County Music Teacher's Association Ribbon Festival recitals & Scales Olympics, formal end of year recital, benefit recitals, outdoor summer recitals, etc.)

  • Subscription/personal account on Piano Maestro 

Additional lessons each month can be added to the package and purchased for $20/thirty minute lesson after completion of the 36 minimum lessons.

Other costs include lesson books (usually between $5-$10 each) and occasional registration fees for special events or contests.

Prepayment for tuition is due by the 1st of every month.  If payment is received on time for 12 consecutive months, student will earn a free lesson ($20 value)

See below for an example of how the 36 lessons breakdown.  You may work ahead of schedule, but realize that you are redeeming lessons from another month early and may need to add on to your lesson package once you get to the summer months.



Lesson Pricing for Adult Piano Lessons, Voice Lessons, or Flute Lessons:

$26 for 30 minute lesson

$39 for 45 minute lesson

$52 for 60 minute lesson

$5 per group workshop

$5 per recital


We require that you attend a minimum of 3 lessons/month to maintain consistency needed for progress.

Other costs include lesson books (usually between $5-$10 each) and occasional registration fees for special events or contests hosted by outside organizations or workshops that include supplies or special guests.

Prepayment for tuition is due by the 1st of every month.



Payment Methods:

Cash, Check (made payable to Creative Canton), Debit/Credit Card*, and FSS Vouchers are accepted.  *Additional fee for using debit/credit card may be applied to tuition amount




Creative Canton Music Studio Home

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Welcome to Creative Canton Music Studio!

At Creative Canton Music Studio, we aim to:

  • provide the highest quality music instruction in the area.

  • motivate and inspire students to experience true joy in music making.

  • provide many unique opportunities and events (including but not limited to performances, competitions, group learning experiences, and styles/methods of teaching) that set us apart from all other studios and schools in the area.

  • provide a safe and productive learning environment with adequate resources for students to excel in their studies.


If you would like more information, or if you would like to sign up for lessons or classes, please feel free to contact us!

We are located inside Sempre Piano School at 2719 Fulton Dr NW  Canton, OH 44718

**Look for us inside our new location in JUNE 2018 at the Jackson Massillon School of Music!**