Community Music School | Essex and East Lyme, CT

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 nonprofit 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

FREE Preview Week

Preview Week Graphic

FREE trial lesson or class Jan 29-Feb 2!


CMS Recital Schedule

Dates, times, and performance venues for all our fall semester recitals


Priority Registration for Spring Semester

Deadline: December 22, 2017


Save the date for 2018 CMS Gala

For the Love of Music, CMS’s 35th Anniversary Gala


Italian Cheese Rolling & Taste of Italy

Try your hand at this fun Italian game on Feb 10!


2017-2018 Calendar

Important Dates to Remember


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.