• C. Elise School of Music

    Learn. Play. Share your gifts with the world.

  • Meet Our Founder

    Chauncey Sims is a native of St. Louis, MO. She graduated with a degree in vocal performance from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and has been teaching music lessons for over 10 years. She has taught voice, piano, drums, and guitar lessons. Chauncey has performed with Oleta Adams, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and the like. Learning the ins and outs of music education from teaching in various music studios, an early childhood music education based business and serving as a public school educator, Chauncey has developed the keen sense of teaching her love for music in person and even virtually.

    Chauncey Sims

    Owner, Founder

  • Testimonials

    "Chauncey,

    Thank YOU so much. As a teacher myself, I marveled at the way in which you connected with both our daughters, drew out their personalities and encouraged them to push themselves. You are an incredible teacher and we look forward to continuing lessons with you."

    Testimonials

    "We really appreciate Chauncey's patience with our kids varied piano enthusiasm. The virtual lessons are great and seem to work really well. Thanks!"

    Testimonials

    "Chauncey,

    My wife and I want to personally thank you for the amazing job that you have done thus far with the piano lessons provided to our daughter Samarah. Each week we can see her confidence build as she plays. This is attributed to how you not only deliver the lessons with passion, superb energy and humor, but it comes with the challenge of delivering the lessons remotely during these challenging times. I can't tell you how great it is that you let her go at her own pace and remain upbeat with her at every lesson. We see the excitement in her and she LOVES to play what she has learned to our family, especially at times from memory. I am glad she has taken to piano so much and I thank you for your part in that."

    Testimonials

    Picking up an instrument and learning to read music in your late 20s is no easy feat, but I can happily say that Chauncey has made it an exceptionally enjoying endeavor from day one. Her kind spirit, professionalism and mastery of her craft make her not only an exceptional instructor for young children, but for adults who are young at heart as well. I am so grateful for her warm energy and encouragement along the way.

  • What We Do

    We teach music lessons to musicians of all ages in order to grow their passion and appreciation for music, provide a foundational skill that will boost brain development, and afford each person the opportunity for a well-rounded education.

    Voice Lessons

    Ages 9+

    Voice lessons are 60 minute sessions on a weekly basis. Each lesson is cultivated based on the student's needs and goals while also being paced by the student.

    Piano Lessons

    Ages 4+

    Piano Lessons are 30 minute weekly sessions. Each lesson is cultivated for each student and guided by a set of learning books that fit the student's age and learning style, while also reinforcing the lessons through the use of workbooks. Each lesson is paced at the student's preferred pace and is flexible based on their need/want.

  • Schedule A Lesson

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    Piano Lessons

    For aspiring pianists

    $180

    per month

    $45 per lesson

    Weekly Piano Lessons

    Music Theory Support

    Voice Lessons

    For aspiring singers

    $260

    per month

    $65 per lesson

    Weekly Voice Lessons

    Music Theory Support

    Consultation

    For those with questions

    **FREE**

    15 minutes

    **FREE**

    Chat with your instructor

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    Intensive Musical Program

    Register here!

    $900

    $150 deposit

    Are you looking for a program to put your children in this summer? Look no further! Register and pay your deposit here!

  • Events

    Discover what's happening at C. Elise School of Music

    Spring Recital

    May 22nd at 3pm EST

    Virtual

    We're excited to announce our first annual Spring Recital! Join us for a Spring celebration of our student's hard work as we perform a few Disney classics. We will be featuring songs from Frozen, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and more! Watch the Spring Recital here!

    Winter Wonderland Recital

    December 18th at 3pm EST

    Virtual

    We're excited to announce our second annual Winter Recital! Join us for a fantastic holiday celebration of our student's hard work as we perform a few holiday classics. We will be featuring your favorite holiday classics like Silver Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, I Have a Little Dreidel and more!

     

    Watch the Winter Wonderland Recital on Facebook or YouTube!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celiseschoolofmusic/

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/1fJy_1ljk2c

    Spring Recital 2022

    May 30th at 11am EST

    Livestream

    We're excited to announce our second annual Spring Recital! Join us for a rousing, virtual spring program where we'll enjoy the sounds of nature as we listen to the hard work of our students. We will be featuring your favorite disney and broadway classics like When You Wish Upon A Star, It's a Small World, Part of Your World and Hakuna Matata!

     

    Watch the Spring Recital on Facebook or YouTube!

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/celiseschoolofmusic/

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/1fJy_1ljk2c

    Intensive Musical Program

    June 6th-June 25th 10a-5p

    International Community School in Decatur, GA

    C. Elise School of Music and Theatre Academy of Georgia are proud to present our first annual Intensive Musical Program! Our Intensive Musical Program is a summer program where young scholars will meet to learn the music, blocking and acting that will produce a summer musical in only 3 weeks! When you consider the amount of hard work it will take to put on a full production in such a short time you’ll understand why it’s truly intensive; there’s music, acting, blocking, lines, choreography, costume fittings and so much more. This year, we'll produce Annie Jr.!! This program will be a great place for young scholars(ages 10-15) to gain performance experience, explore their interests in a focused manner, and have some fun during the summer. You DON'T want to miss this unique and truly exception experience.

    **PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE**

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