Building community through music since 1983

Community Music School, located in the Centerbrook village of Essex, has provided outstanding and innovative music instruction for students of all ages since 1983. We offer the award-winning Kindermusik early childhood program, beginner and advanced lessons, performing ensembles for a variety of instruments, music therapy services, summer camp, and arts programs for schools and community organizations.

Happenings at Community Music School

New Horizons Band in Concert April 27

new horizons band

Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook at 3 pm


Sinfonia and String Ensemble in Concert April 29

performing ensembles

Valley Regional High School, 6:30 pm


Viva Musica A Success – Thank You!


¡Viva Musica!
A Red Hot Fandango
April 5


Watch the 2013 CMS Faculty Concert!

CMS Faculty

Performances from the November 10, 2013 concert.


Summer Registration Now Open!


Make this your summer of music!


Community Foundation Supports CMS!


Grant awarded to support music therapy


CMS Receives CT Office of the Arts Grant


Funds to support programs and performances


Semester Calendar

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Important Dates to Remember


Donald Dione is Spring Carolyn Greenleaf Awardee

Carolyn Greenleaf Award

Oboist is Spring 2014 Scholarship Winner


Private Music Lessons • Semi-Private Lessons • Group Classes • Suzuki Method • Music Therapy • Music Theory & Performance • Kindermusik • New Horizons Band • Glee for Grownups • Summer Camp • Jazz Ensemble • String Ensemble • Cabaret Singers • Guitar Ensemble • Flute Ensemble • Performing Ensemble • School-time & Community Center Programs • Beginner Piano • Beginner Violin • Jazz Improv • Singing Groups • Beginner Guitar • Workshops • Homeschool Program

Serving Centerbrook • Chester • Clinton • Deep River • East Haddam • East Lyme • Groton • Guilford • Haddam • Hadlyme • Hebron • Higganum • Ivoryton • Killingworth • Lyme • Madison • Middletown • Moodus • Niantic • Old Lyme • Old Saybrook • Waterford • Westbrook

The Community Music School, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization as recognized by both State and Federal governments. The school admits students and administers its educational and financial aid programs without regard to race, color, religious belief, age, gender, nationality or ethnic origin. The Community Music School is an equal opportunity employer.