Building community through music since 1983!

Community Music School, a not-for-profit organization, is the shoreline’s premier place 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 in 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

Watch the 2013 CMS Faculty Concert!

CMS Faculty

Performances from the November 10, 2013 concert.


Community Foundation Supports Kindermusik @ CMS!


Grant awarded to support early childhood music program


Hap Merrick Endowment Fund For CMS

Paula and Hap Merrick

Community Foundation of Middlesex County


CMS Receives CT Office of the Arts Grant


Funds to support programs and performances


Semester Calendar

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Important Dates to Remember


CMS Champions Celebrated


Essex Financial Services and Essex Savings Bank Help Salute Champions


Help us reach our Buy-A-Key goal!


We’re buying a piano, one key at a time!


2014-2015 Brochure


Download our latest program brochure.


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.