We have over 18 teachers on staff with University training from some of the most prestigious colleges in the country, and years of professional teaching and performing experience. With multiple music teachers for guitar, piano, voice, ukulele, violin and viola, we are confident that we have the right teacher for you. Our music teachers have warm and friendly personalities and are dedicated to helping you achieve your musical goals.

We offer a wide range of lessons to meet your busy schedule. Morning and lunchtime lessons are available for homeschoolers, retirees, and college students. We also stay open late for business professionals.

Our clients enjoy the most spacious and parent-friendly waiting area in Cincinnati. Instead of waiting in a music store showroom, our clients enjoy a professional waiting area with comfortable chairs, magazines, free WiFi, bottled water service, and a separate waiting area just for kids. Plus, all of our teaching studios have large observation windows, so you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or parents are always welcome to sit in on their child's lesson any time.

Serviced Areas

  • Cincinnati

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Anna and Joe Backer
  City Cincinnati, OH
  Zip Code 45242
  Address 9361 Montgomery Road, Suite B
  Phone Number (513) 560-9175

Business Representative

Anna and Joe Backer

Owners

Anna and Joe Backer are a husband and wife team following their dreams of providing high quality music lessons in a fun and welcoming environment. They work with students of all ages, ranging from age 3 to 85+, and all abilities, from beginners to advanced musicians who are honing their craft. Anna and Joe Backer are grateful to do what they love and be in such a wonderful neighborhood.

Products & Services

Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Piano instruction is offered as a weekly 30, 45, or 60 minute private lesson. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons are available in a variety of different styles such as classical/traditional, rock, jazz, christian, and blues. Whatever style of piano you want to learn, our instructors are here to help you and customize a lesson plan for you.


Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Guitar instruction is offered as a weekly 30, 45, or 60 minute private lesson on electric or acoustic guitar. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons are available in a variety of different styles such as rock, pop, classical, r&b, christian, and more. We also offer lessons in electric bass and ukulele. Whatever your goals are, our teachers are here to help you and customize a lesson plan for you.


Voice Lessons

Voice Lessons

Vocal instruction is offered as a weekly 30, 45, or 60 minute private lesson. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons are available in a variety of different styles such as broadway, pop, jazz, christian, disney, and classical. Whatever your goals are, our voice teachers are here to help you and customize a lesson plan for you.

  • I would recommend this business

We were at the Cincinnati School of Music for several years. My son took drum lessons with Doug Sutton.
Doug was a wonderful instructor! He taught my son to play multiple varieties of music and made the lessons fun. Doug was even accommodating when my son has to learn a piece of music for school band. Doug helped him learn the music and understand the variations. He actually helped my son win a silver medal at the State Solo and Ensemble competition! My son always looked forward to his lessons with Doug.
The staff at CSM was also always very courteous and helpful, with email reminders about payments and even text reminders about classes.
Overall our experience at CSM has been nothing but wonderful!

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  • I would recommend this business

Starting violin in my fifties was daunting to say the least. This school and my teacher, George Watkins, made it a seamless and stress-free experience. The communication with the school is gold standard especially through the pandemic. During that time, we conducted lessons via zoom and could continue via zoom for as long as needed. I can’t recommend this school enough regardless of age or skill level!!

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  • I would recommend this business

Our daughter started piano when she was 5 and the teachers at CSM helped her develop interest in music and the instrument. We are blessed to be part of this family and highly recommend it for anyone looking to get their kids started with an instrument.

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  • I would recommend this business

My husband and I just started virtual lessons with Cincinnati School of Music (via the Zoom app) and we are blown away by how fun and engaging our piano lessons are. Our teachers are great at explaining and showing us things over the app, too, and are very patient, impressive and kind. CSM is doing a great job with this, and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND taking lessons as a way to stay engaged and sane during this very trying time!!

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  • I would recommend this business

My daughter is learning to play violin here at Mason location, I have already seen so much improvement in her skills. I highly recommend them. All the staff is really nice and they make rescheduling so much easy. If you are looking for a music teacher, please look no further.

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  • I would recommend this business

It's clear the owners have a passion for teaching children music - and every interaction with the staff is very pleasant. They are flexible when you have to miss classes and have a lot of options for make up. We ended up using many of the teachers - all very good with kids.

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  • I would recommend this business

Our girls ages 8 and 10 are taking piano at the Anderson location and have grown musically and emotionally. They have taken responsibility and pride in their practice. Its amazing to watch!

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Customer Testimonials

Much recommend the place for kids!
Great teachers , highly recommend Mr. Andrew Wygant for Guitar , Very friendly and patient to kids !!!!! CSM is great place and appreciate the timely responses for any questions and informing schedule changes.


Our experience with the Cincinnati School of Music has been wonderful. Staff are extremely courteous and friendly, and communication regarding any updates/changes is very consistent and timely. My son's drum instructor, Doug, is superior: a very talented and skilled instructor with patience and a gift for meeting students exactly where they are in their skills and understanding. My son is pursuing a different instrument in his school band so we must discontinue these lessons soon, but my son delayed this decision solely because he likes these lessons and this teacher so much. We highly recommend this music school and this instructor.


We have taken piano lessons through the Cincinnati School for the past 2 years. It is a great family oriented environment and flexible to meet our schedule. My daughter started with the summer music discovery camp and immediately became hooked on music. We then began piano shortly after and she has excelled. She has had great teachers all of which have been talented, funny, encouraging and patient. We have had Alison, Joe, Mrs. Peg and Jordan. All of them are wonderful!


We love Cincinnati School of music! The entire staff is wonderful! They are also flexible and make it easy to adjust lessons if you have a conflict. My 8 and 10 year old look forward to their weekly lessons even more than sport practices! Thank you Mi-Na, Nancy, and Allie!


I love it hear, staff are extremely nice, schedules are accommodating. The most important piece is my 8yr old loves the drums and is doing an AMAZING job reading music

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From Our Website

With locations in Olde Montgomery, Mason & Anderson, Cincinnati School of Music offers top quality music lessons in piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, bass, violin, drums, clarinet, flute and more in three convenient locations. We are accepting new students for both in-person and online live lessons! If you are stuck at home and looking for something fun and productive to do, we would love to help. Please fill out this form to let us know you're interested and we'll respond within minutes. Check out our Zoom Information Page on how to get set up!


We offer virtual online music lessons to students ages 6 & up on piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, drums, violin, cello, woodwinds, and more. We can help you from wherever you are as long as you have an internet connection and a smart phone, tablet or a laptop with a web camera. Lessons are conducted live and transmitted to you in your home via Zoom. Get instant feedback on your playing or singing. Get immediate answers to your questions and learn as if the teacher was in the room with you. We teach absolute beginners as well as advanced students who have been trying to learn on their own for years.


As a courtesy to your teacher, please let the office know in the event you need to cancel a lesson. If you wish to reschedule a lesson, courtesy makeup lessons are offered. Courtesy makeup lessons are a benefit to all currently enrolled students. They can be requested for any missed lesson as long as the office receives 24 or more hours notice of the cancellation. Makeups are NOT guaranteed as they are subject to teacher availability. Many students save up their makeups and use them in the summer when they have extra time to practice.


Cincinnati School of Music offers exceptional music lessons to students of all ages and levels in a fun and engaging environment. We focus on core principles and incorporate the music you enjoy. Beginning students can expect to start with the fundamentals such as learning proper technique, rhythm, and reading. Intermediate to advanced students continue to experience progress with increased proficiency in technique in addition to mastering significant repertoire and developing overall musicianship.


Our Mason location at Cincinnati School of Music offers lessons in piano, voice, strings, drums and more. Learn more about our programs and 50+ highly qualified instructors. Request more information now. Our instructors are experienced and excited to help you improve your musical skills. We offer music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin and cello, bass, drums, ukulele & more at our Mason location of the Cincinnati School of Music. Whether you're looking to learn the fundamentals of playing music or are ready to elevate your musical skills to a performing arts level, our staff at Cincinnati School of Music has the program for you.


Simply select an option below. You can choose to send the gift certificate by email, or you can print it out immediately after purchase. You can also send a personalized message on the certificate. They may be used for private lessons on any instrument with any teacher on staff at Cincinnati School of Music, depending on availability. It is very easy! Have the recipient (or parent) call 513-560-9175 or email info@cincinnatischoolofmusic.com to ask about available times and schedule the lessons AFTER receiving the gift certificate.