Charlotte, NC

At Arts+, formerly Community School of the Arts, we envision the transformative impact of arts education illuminating every corner of the Charlotte region. Our goal is to make outstanding arts education available to students of all ages, skill levels and socioeconomic backgrounds. From private lessons to summer camps to community outreach programs, we strive to help each student unlock their full potential through the power of arts education.

Arts+ is proud to be home to the largest Suzuki Program in Charlotte. A comprehensive learning experience is created with the weekly individual lesson at the heart of the Arts+ Suzuki program. In addition to weekly lessons, tuition includes regular group lessons, Suzuki recitals each semester, special events/workshops and the opportunity to participate in chamber ensembles and outreach performances.


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Financial Aid

For Students, Amount: Varies, Application due:
Our mission at Arts+ is to make sure outstanding arts education is available to every member of the community, regardless of socioeconomic background or financial status. Our financial aid program helps make this possible. Through our financial aid program, more than 100 students each year receive financial assistance to participate in all of our paid programs, including private lessons and workshops. Arts+ provides need-based financial assistance to students based on the availability of funds. Apply at

Merit Scholarship

For Students, Amount: Varies, Application due: December 13
Auditions take place each spring for the following school year. For Arts+ music students, Merit Scholarship Applications are due to Director of Music Programs Wes Smith each winter. Applications are available only from Arts+ music instructors, and completed application packets must include an instructor letter of recommendation. Please see your instructor for more details. Auditions will take place in the spring!


345 N College Street
Charlotte NC 28202

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More Info & Contacts


Marissa Keener, Suzuki Coordinator

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The SAA sets guidelines for Suzuki institutes, festivals and teacher workshops and sanctions separate organizations to manage such events. For specific information on schedules, enrollment, pricing, housing, etc. please contact sponsoring organizations directly. Please see the Event Listing Guide regarding the posting of events.