Building community through music since 1983!


“I think this is the best place in Middlesex County to learn and play music!”


Community Music School, a not-for-profit organization with locations in both Essex and East Lyme, CT, is proud to be a top choice for music lessons and much more.  From classical and jazz to rock and blues, from kids to adults, there’s something for everyone.  Discover music’s benefits for early childhood development inswarm intelligence review a Kindermusik class, experience the joy of your child’s first recital, join an ensemble, take the lessons you’ve been promising yourself, or experience summer fun at Kate’s Camp or Broadway Bound.

Happenings at Community Music School

Save the date for Swing! CMS 2017 Gala

Swing! A swingin’ spring benefit for the Community Music School on April 22


New Satellite Site in East Lyme!

East Lyme Satellite Building

Our East Lyme studio is open for business!


Spring 2017 Calendar

Important Dates to Remember


Kate’s Camp for Kids presents “ARF!”

A Canine Musical of Kindness, Courage and Calamity. For Grades K-5        


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.