Our four neighborhood community music schools offer an array of historically-informed, innovative music education programs for students age 4 and up. The opportunities run the gamut from Studio Lessons, which entail a standing appointment for a weekly private lesson, to immersion in after school programs, gap programs, and even apprenticeship and artist residency programs for emerging professional musicians and teachers who are working toward or have already earned undergraduate or graduate degrees in music. We have something for everyone, ages 4 and up, from beginner to pre professional levels.
Opened August 2017, Atlanta Music High School (AMHS) provides a unique educational opportunity for passionate music students grades 6-8 (Prep) and grades 9-12. AMHS offers the courses, faculty, and other resources, including designated time, for younger dedicated music students to develop a strong foundation, and for older students to cultivate advanced technical skills, musical insights and artistic expression, regardless of stylistic interests.
Whether you are just starting out or well on your way to developing a gratifying and authentic personal musical practice, we encourage you to compare our programs to find one that harmonizes well with your interests, goals and resources. We've organized our program catalogue by age groups so you can hone in on opportunities for you or your student.
We're open. Choose in person, online or a mix, whichever works best for you and your family.Studio Lessons: one-on-one in person, online or a mix, all locations
AMP is our intensive music education and enrichment program for students that provides comprehensive training to beginners and more advanced students alike in Classical, Jazz, Rock, and/or American Folk music on weekday afternoons during the traditional latch-key hours.Read More
We offer private Studio Lessons for students age 4 and up at all locations on weekdays and weekends. Options include:
Whether your interests are Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, or American Folk & Roots music, traditional or experimental approaches, lessons with our faculty… Read More
In 2017, CMC Atlanta teamed up with AdvancEd/SACS accredited Capstone Academy to create Atlanta Music High School. Prior to AMHS, there simply was not a private conservatory option for Atlanta teens to pursue rigorous academic and deep immersion in pre-professional musical training. Many students had to compromise either their academic pursuits or passionate pursuit of musical creativity, or they’d leave Atlanta to board at expensive out of state high schools like Interlochen Arts Academy or the North Carolina School of the Arts.
At the core of meeting the AMHS mission are musical studies that fall into three categories. First, AMHS students enroll in private lessons, usually called applied music in… Read More
Our popular Day Camps for Kids strike the perfect balance between a creative, effective music curriculum and some good, old-fashioned fun. In our day camp catalog, there's something for each an every young musician-- beginners or more advanced, instrumentalists and vocalists-- ages 5 and up...
The CMC Atlanta Performance Workshop provides middle and high school students and recent graduates the opportunity to dig into music making with peers and faculty. Students can perform just about any style of music, including classical, jazz, rock or American roots, hip hop and more. The Workshop is open to both singers and instrumentalists, and individual students have the opportunity to rotate between different roles in the ad hoc and standing ensembles we create in the Performance Workshop.
The Performance Workshops is open to students grades 6-8 and 9-12 year round. During the school year, the Performance Workshop students attend weekly small ensemble rehearsals and group classes; during the months… Read More
It's no secret, college is very expensive. it's also obvious to clear thinking folks that not every high school graduate is ready to enroll in college immediately. Sometimes a year spent doing something valuable or personally meaningful is the ideal last step in college prep. Some college graduates or undergraduates also need a year off before continuing studies or moving on to grad school or into the work force. And frankly, many creative and talented people are better off not going to college at all. The latter statement is a bold, maybe even radical proposition, but it's one worth considering.
We developed our Gap and Apprenticeship Program (GAP) for young adults who… Read More
CMC Atlanta opened in the fall of 2007 as the L5P Music Center. Since our founding, we've grown from providing music lessons, after school and performance programs at a single site to a network of four local community music schools that offer an array of innovative and historically-informed music education programs to students of all ages and skill levels. You'll find us in Little 5 Points/Inman Park, Decatur, Dunwoody, and Brookhaven/N Druid Hills.
With our professional faculty working in collaboration with with Capstone Academy, a private school, we're pleased to offer an accredited middle and high school conservatory educational option for passionate young musicians:
Atlanta Music High School
We offer Day Camps for students in rising grades K-5 at all our locations whenever schools close. Camp themes allow us to focus on projects that are beneficial and fun, and themes help parents to pick weeks that cater to their student's interests. Doors open at 8 am and close at 6:00 pm (with both full and half day options available), and we're providing these musical adventures at very reasonable rates.
We also offer a Summer Performance Workshop for students grade 6-8, 9-12 and recent grads. Students meet for week long sessions to build their skills and understanding and best of all, to prep for showcase performances
New Address, May 2021
After 12 years of operating at our E Howard Ave address in downtown Decatur, we've moved our CMC Decatur location to a new, larger, better facility less than a mile away. We're excited to share our new space with the students, faculty, and families we serve.
more info, maps, and pics coming soon