Online Registration is Open!


Little Notes Early Childhood Music Classes

Spring Sessions (10 weeks)

  • Wednesdays: 5:45-6:30pm
    March 27th – June 5th (no class on April 17th)
  • Thursdays: 10:00-10:45am AND 10:45-11:30am
    March 28th – June 6th (no class on April 18th)
  • Saturdays: 9:00-9:45am
    March 30th – June 8th (no class on April 20th)

Register for a Little Notes class today!

Rolling Admissions: Join anytime as space allows, tuition prorated. Sign up for a trial class if you’re not sure!

For enrollment questions, contact Brooke Hopkins, Director of Enrollment and Family Engagement, at 413-732-8428 ext. 104 or

Little Notes at CMSS is an enriching and engaging community music experience for the young child and their caregiver.
This is your little one’s introduction to the wonder and joy of music. CMSS’ Early Childhood Music program was founded
by Annie Lynch Stevenson and Maggie Shar, who recognized the value of quality live music for people of all ages. The
repertoire is fun and accessible, including elements of storytelling and exposure to a variety of instruments. CMSS’
Early Childhood Music classes feature songs rooted in a variety of musical traditions: American Folk, West African,
American Indian, Gospel, Irish Traditional, Rock, Jazz and Blues among others. All classes are designed for children infant to
5 years.

Early Childhood is a precious time for both you and your little one. The Early Childhood Music Program at CMSS has been designed for the young child’s developing mind and inquisitive spirit. Through exploration of song, movement, and various percussive and tonal instruments, your child will experience the following benefits of this experience (among many others):

Cognitive development – Music is an extraordinary tool in aiding the development of language and communication skills.

Fine and Gross motor skills – Hand and finger play, full body movement with use of parachutes and scarves, and ball-rolling are paired with appropriate songs to encourage coordination and dexterity. Basic Rhythmic concepts are used to guide children through new physical experiences.

Social Empowerment – Whether your child is a bit shy or the “life of the party”, he/she will have an opportunity to shine and find ease with both peers and grown-ups through the fun and freedom of exploring music in a community-oriented environment.

Emotional Empowerment – No need to wait until adulthood to learn the therapeutic value of music. Children can learn, from day one, how music can be used to access and express emotion.

Because young children often look to their grown-ups for cues in a new environment, parents/caregivers are encouraged to fully participate in all activities. When your little one sees what fun you are having, they will follow your lead!

For additional questions, contact Brooke Hopkins, Director of Enrollment and Family Engagement, at 413-732-8428 ext. 104 or

Class Policies

2019-2020 Registration is open!

You are now able to register for private lessons and classes, manage your account with CMSS, and more. It is our hope that this new process will ease the process of registration, payment, and billing for you and all the members of our community.

Register Online Today!

If you would like to take advantage of our early bird discount which waives the 2019-2020 registration fee of $50, you must re-register online with the new ASAP system before May 20th. Creating an account with ASAP in April will also earn families 5 entries in our “Share the Love of CMSS” raffle for a chance to win a free year of lessons!

We are committed to helping families through this transition to an online-based registration system. If you would like to use one of our computers or would like one of our registration team members to assist you in re-registering for fall 2019, please feel free to call us or visit CMSS at your convenience Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm, or Friday 8am-7pm.