Private Lessons and Ensembles

Offering In-Person and Virtual Music Lessons

CMSS is offering in-person programming, and remote lessons are still available if desired. Health and safety protocols remain in place to protect all members of our community.

All levels and ages welcome!

Community Music School of Springfield offers private and semi-private music lessons for children, teens and adults across a wide range of instruments and genres. Students are carefully matched with a teacher who will best meet their needs, and our registration team will gladly assist you in deciding whether to rent or purchase your instrument. Students at CMSS attend and participate in numerous recitals, master classes and community performances throughout the year.

Whether you are beginning your musical journey or advancing your skills, we welcome you to Community Music School of Springfield and look forward to being a special part of your musical experience!

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Make Music With Your Peers

CMSS also offers a wide range of classes ensembles that meet on a weekly basis and offer students of all ages the opportunity to learn and play with their peers of a similar level of experience.

CMSS Ensembles

  • Strings (for children/teens: beginning and intermediate/advanced)
  • Band (for children/teens: beginning and intermediate/advanced; for adults: beginning)
  • Vocal (for children and teens)
  • Jazz Ensemble (intermediate/advanced for teens)
  • Beginner Classes (piano, guitar, violin, and bucket drumming for preschool and early elementary students)
  • Little Notes (for babies and toddlers and their caregivers)
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Sonido Musica

Sonido Musica offers weekly music instruction by CMSS faculty during school for students in Springfield and Holyoke Public Schools, leading to improved educational outcomes.

Sonido Musica
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Music Therapy

CMSS offers Music Therapy for children and adults with developmental delays, special education students, and individuals with autism.

Music Therapy
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Adaptive Music Partnership

Our Adaptive Music Program (AMP) connects music and special education to improve students’ lives, targeting social/emotional, academic, and artistic development.

Adaptive Music Partnership
Sonido students performing in the MLK day celebration

Children’s Chorus

The Children’s Chorus of Springfield teaches music literacy through singing and cultivates a generation of ambassadors for Springfield through song.

Children’s Chorus of Springfield
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Prelude Preschool of the Arts

An arts-integrated early childhood education program that incorporates Suzuki violin, guitar, percussion, children’s chorus, dance, yoga, foreign language and visual arts within a comprehensive academic curriculum.

Prelude Preschool of the Arts
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Registration and Financial Aid

CMSS features easy online registration for music lessons and ensembles for all levels and ages of students.

Easy Online Registration

CMSS Perform-A-Thon