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Adult Music Study

Try a private lesson!

We suggest adults start with 45 minute or 60 minute lessons. Not sure which instrument is right for you? No problem! We offer Trial Lessons for students who would like to get to meet their teacher and try the instrument before beginning weekly lessons.

Please call 413-732-8428 to speak with a member of our registration team about scheduling your lesson and choosing your instructor. Faculty and staff will gladly assist you in making the decision to rent or purchase your musical instrument.

Online registration is now available!

Classes and Ensembles for Adults

Women’s Choral Ensemble
Advanced intermediate, advanced young and adult singers are invited to share the fun and challenge of a new ensemble. The material will be drawn from medieval through contemporary music. Ensemble study includes musical practices of the time and choral technique. While sight reading is not required, the desire to learn is appreciated.

Chamber Music Groups
Our Chamber Music Program places students into small ensembles that work together weekly with a faculty coach and perform without a conductor. These ensembles could range from string quartets to piano four-hands to wind trios—the make-up of the program will depend on which students audition. Chamber music presents unique challenges. Students learn how their individual part contributes to the whole, while listening to their fellow ensemble members.

Please contact Brooke Hopkins, Director of Enrollment, for details and audition information at 413-732-8428

Creative Aging

Creative Aging is a national initiative to offer sequential arts instruction to older adults (age 55+), with benefits such as improved social-emotional wellbeing, improved health, and improved cognitive function.

CMSS’s Tim Cotz Creative Aging Program offers group music instruction for older adults in area retirement communities and senior centers as well as at CMSS.

We are currently offering chorus and bucket drumming groups. CMSS’ Creative Aging teaching artists include Liz Simmons, chorus, Rick Marcil, chorus, Rick Marshall, bucket drumming, and Billy Arnold, bucket drumming.

To learn more or find a CMSS Creative Aging offering near you, contact Liz Simmons, Program Manager at lsimmons@communitymusicschool.com.

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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.