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

Performance Anxiety Workshop for Musicians

Saturday, May 12, 10am-12pm


CMS Travel Raffle

Enter our raffle for a jazzy trip to New Orleans!


CMS’s 35th Anniversary Gala

For the Love of Music! Celebrate with us on April 27!


String Ensemble in Concert

performing ensembles

Tuesday, May 1 at 7 pm


2017-2018 Calendar

Important dates for students and families


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.