Gift Certificates

Give the Gift of Music


From private lessons to group classes to performance ensembles, a CMS gift certificate is the perfect gift for anyone on your list. You’ll be giving more than just music lessons — it’s a life-changing experience that will leave them grateful to you for years to come.

Gift certificates can be purchased in any amount, for any program, and never expire. We can mail the certificate to you or the recipient, or even email it to them directly! Make your purchase securely below, or call the office at 860-767-0026 to speak with our friendly staff.

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Priority Registration for Spring Semester

The Spring 2018 Semester begins on Monday, January 29th and the Priority Registration period offered to current students wishing to continue is now open. Please review the information on the renewal form(s) that were mailed to you to confirm your time slot for next semester or to request a change in time, lesson length, or instructor. Returning students have priority when the applicable form and $125 deposit (per student) are received by December 22nd. Please have your current account paid in full before registering for the Spring Semester. After December 22nd, registration will open to new students and time slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Current students  wishing to keep their previous time slot may pre-register for the next semester by paying the $125 deposit online  by  December 22nd (see below).


*Your online payment signifies that you agree to the terms outlined in the CMS Media Release Policy  and in the 2017-18 Policy Handbook.

Returning Students may register for the Spring 2018 semester here:

Student Name & Date of Birth

Invoices will be mailed to confirm your time slot and will include any discounts or lesson credits from the previous session. The Spring Semester tuition balance is due on or before the first lesson day unless arrangements have been made to participate in one of our payment plans. CMS offers financial scholarships for students of any age and ability level who demonstrate strong motivation and a commitment to lessons. The CMS Scholarship Application is available here or from the Business Office.

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Save the date for 2018 CMS Gala

Save the date for an elegant celebration!

Cocktail jazz and exquisite dinner show performed by CMS faculty!
Gourmet food, dancing, silent auction, fine wines and more!

Supporters of the CMS Gala will ensure that the arts remain accessible to all with proceeds benefiting the CMS Scholarship Fund, music therapy services, and outreach in the greater community. 

Check back soon for more info and to purchase tickets!

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2017-2018 Calendar


Piano class


NOV 22-25 – Thanksgiving Holiday CMS CLOSED

DEC 10 –  Holiday Concert

DEC 13 – Elflandia Performance

DEC 31Make your tax-deductible donation to the Scholarship Fund!

DEC 23-JAN 1 – Holiday Break, CMS CLOSED

JAN 11 – Adult Musicale

JAN 13, 14, 20, 21  – Fall Semester Recitals


JAN 29  – Spring Semester Begins

JAN 29 – FEB 2 – CMS Preview Week!

FEB 10 – Italian Cheese Rolling Fundraiser

FEB 19-20 – Winter Recess, CMS CLOSED

MARCH 30 – Good Friday, CMS CLOSED

APR 7 – Mid-Semester Student Recital

APR 16-20 – Spring Recess, CMS CLOSED

APR 27For the Love of Music ~ CMS’s 35th Anniversary Gala

MAY 1 – First Time Fiddlers & String Ensemble in Concert

MAY 28 – Memorial Day, CMS CLOSED

JUNE 2, 3, 9, 10 – Spring Semester Recitals

JUNE 25 – Summer Session Begins


Business Office Hours:

Mon – Thurs: 9 a.m. to  7 p.m.

Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


*Last day of lessons varies depending on makeup lessons due – please check with your instructor.

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