Longwood Center for Community Music

The Longwood Center for Community Music will offer online music lessons and classes for fall 2020.

This is a great time to make music in your home. Something is available for every age!

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact Kristen Topham (434)395-2503, to see what arrangements we can make for you!

Payment Information

The LCCM offers two payment options pay in full (credit or check) or pay monthly (credit card only).

  • To pay in full—pay online with Visa or Mastercard, or submit a check to the cashiering office.
  • To pay monthly—choose the monthly payment option at checkout, and enter the monthly amount listed for the class. You will have the option to enter a start and end date for payment. “The start date can be any day of the month you choose.

Music Together Online ®

An internationally-acclaimed music program for families with children ages birth-5

Children and the grown-ups who love them meet weekly to make music as a community. These informal, hands-on early childhood music classes give families and children a chance to get in touch with their inner musician and connect with other families. 

Mixed-Age Zoom Class

Fridays: 9-9:45 am
Instructor: Kristen Topham
Fee: $125 per family (includes 8 weeks of class and 2 outdoor in-person meetings)

Class begins Friday, August 28

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Piano Class Descriptions, Fall 2020

Online Piano Lessons

Students must be age 8 or older and have internet access.

Lessons begin the week of Aug 24.

Students meet weekly with an instructor online to work on piano technique and repertoire.

Students will also be placed into groups according to their level of playing and will meet for a monthly performance class via Zoom. This will allow students to listen to and learn from others.

Lesson day and time will be based on student availability.

Students will also need a piano or keyboard at home. Please contact Kristen Topham to inquire about renting or borrowing a keyboard if needed.

Fee Options:

  • 30-minute lessons/26 weeks: $600 or 8 monthly payments of $75
  • 45-minute lessons/26 weeks: $900 or 8 monthly payments of $112.50
  • 30-minute lessons/13 weeks (FALL only): $300 or 4 monthly payments of $75 

Materials Fee: $40 (individual book purchases)

Fee includes weekly lessons, performance classes, and recitals.


Online Piano for Beginners

For students ages 5-7 with parent supervision at home.

Lessons begin the week of Aug 24.

Student, parent, and teacher meet weekly online to explore the basics of piano playing. Guided, interactive activities will be provided during each lesson with fun and accessible songs to play throughout the week.

Lesson day and time will be based on student availability.

Students will also need a piano or keyboard at home. Please contact Kristen Topham to inquire about renting or borrowing a keyboard if needed.

Fee: $300--30-minute lessons/13 weeks (FALL only)

Materials Fee: $40 (individual book purchases)


Online Piano Improvisation

Have you ever just wanted to be able to sit down at a piano and create music? Do you want to create music with your family and friends? Then sign up for piano improv!

The class begins the week of Sept 7.

Students will receive a weekly instructional video on how to play a pattern at the piano. Students will then attend a weekly online “jam” session where they can practice, improvise with others, receive feedback from the instructor, and learn how to turn that pattern into a musical creation.

This class is designed for families and individuals. Two people at one piano is a great way to learn improvisation (parent/child, sibling/sibling, adult/adult, etc.) but an individual (over age 10) could successfully improvise on their own.

Jam session day and time will be based on student availability.

Students will also need a piano or keyboard at home. Please contact Kristen Topham to inquire about renting or borrowing a keyboard if needed. 

Fee: $100 per household

Fee includes 8 instructional videos and 8 jam sessions