At the Very Beginning
CMS offers group classes for infants through age 6 with their parents, grandparents, or other caregivers.
In every Kindermusik® class, your child is welcomed into a playful and nurturing environment where they will sing, move, play instruments, and hear stories—all while developing social skills, problem-solving skills, pre-math skills, and a foundation for reading.
Music For Little Mozarts Group Piano Classes
Music for Little Mozarts is a great follow-up to our Kindermusik program, introducing kids ages 4 - 6 to the piano and preparing them for individual lessons.
Ready to Start
Young or old, weekly lessons one-on-one with an instructor are a great way to learn a new instrument or leap forward in your proficiency on your current instrument.
Suzuki Strings Program
In the Suzuki Strings Program, young children learn to play the violin, viola or cello the same way they learn to speak – by listening, imitating and repeating sounds.
CMS offers private music lessons for all ages, levels, and abilities that prepare students to express themselves musically and acquire the skills necessary to successfully participate in ensembles, perform in public, and enjoy a lifelong love of music.
Play with Friends
A sequential orchestra program ushers young musicians through multiple levels, enhancing students skills beyond individual performance and supporting the education process in school music programs. Ensembles & other special group programs give students opportunities to advance their skills collaboratively in smaller groups.
Sequential Orchestra Program
Auditions are required for all orchestras and ensembles.
- average age 7-10
- average age 9-14
Sequential Orchestra Program
Young People's Concert Orchestra (YPCO)
Young People's Symphonic Orchestra (YPSO)
Young People's Orchestra - Percussion (YPOP)
Taking It to the Next Level
For students who may want to make music their career, CMS offers a college preparatory program “Prep” and opportunities for national recognition in composition with the Young Composers Competition.
The Preparatory Program (Prep) is a chamber music based program designed to augment the individual music study of exceptionally talented string, wind, and piano students who anticipate pursuing a career in music.
Young Composers Competition
Since 2004, the Young Composers Competition has recognized and encouraged the efforts of those between the ages of 12 and 21 who are involved in the creative process of composing music.
Never Stop Learning
With a summer session for individual lessons and fun summer camp programs, the music never stops at CMS. And the Explore Music! program is a great way for the whole community to learn about various music traditions.
There’s no summer slump at the CMS. In addition to a summer session of lessons, CMS has multiple camps and workshops during the summer to explore new skills and make great friends!
Explore Music! was established to develop increased exposure to and experience with music of all cultures.