Welcome to CMC Atlanta 
Decatur, Dunwoody, Little 5 Points & Brookhaven

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.

Atlanta Music High School

Opened August 2017, Atlanta Music High School provides a unique educational opportunity for passionate music students grades 5-8 (Prep) and grades 9-12.  The program is offered through collaboration of our professional faculty with Rivers Academy, a diploma granting, Advanced Ed accredited private school.

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.  

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Georgia Youth Brass Ensemble Workshop   
June 4-9, 2018 

Featured Popular CMC Atlanta Programs

  • Afterschool Music Program (AMP) +

    AfterSchool Music Program (AMP) 
    for students K-8th grade

    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.

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  • Studio Lessons +

    Piano lessons include performance opportunities
    Studio Lessons  
    private lessons for students of all ages and skill levels

    We offer private Studio Lessons for students age 4 and up at all locations on weekdays and weekends.  Options include:

    • piano lessons
    • singing lessons
    • guitar and bass lessons
    • drum lessons
    • lessons on a string instrument, including violin, viola, cello, and upright bass lessons
    • lessons on a wind instruments, including flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone lessons
    • composition lessons 

    Whether your interests are Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, or American Folk & Roots music, traditional or experimental approaches, lessons with our faculty provide the means and the motivation for developing musical skills and understanding.  When you enroll, we match you with the desired resource-- a great teacher-- and pair you

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  • Atlanta Music High School +

    Atlanta Music High School 
    for students grades 5-8 (prep), 9-12

    CMC Atlanta has teamed up with AdvancEd/ SACS accredited Rivers Academy Atlanta to create Atlanta Music High School. Working together, we offer rigorous academics and deep immersion in pre-professional musical training at a single location on Cliff Valley Way, near the border of Brookhaven and North Druid Hills.

    Atlanta Music High brings the professional faculty of two independent and established schools with a shared vision and mission into collaboration. We’re empowering classical, jazz, rock and folk music students with an academic education that is not only accredited, but that is also sensitive and responsive to the investment of time and resources it takes for a young, emerging performer or composer

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  • Day Camps for Kids +

    Day Camps for Kids
    Themed music day camps for for students grades K-5

    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, and you'll discover enough variety to keep a single student entertained and growing if you enroll for multiple weeks. All camps include a private lesson on the instrument of choice.  This is a great way for students to continue or start their journey learning to play an age appropriate instrument from a warm and encouraging teacher.

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  • Performance Workshop +

    Performance Workshop
    for students grades 6-8, 9-12 (recent grads welcome)

    The CMC Atlanta Performance Workshop provides middle and high school students 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 of June and

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  • GAP: Gap Year & Apprenticeship Program +

    Piano lessons include performance opportunities
    Gap Year and Apprenticeship Programs for young adults

    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

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About CMC Atlanta



CMC Atlanta opened in the fall of 2007 as the L5P Music Center. In the 10 years 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.

And now, with our professional faculty working in collaboration with with Rivers Academy, an accredited private school, we're pleased to announce, opening in August 2017:

Atlanta Music High School

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Looking for Camp? 
Piano Camp, String Camp, Drum Camp, Guitar Camp, Rock, Music Theater Workshop, Country/Folk, Schoolhouse Rock Music Video, Jedi Music Academy, Hogwarts Music Academy,   

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.      

Information on all camps

QUICK LINK to Registration 

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 

Info on and registration for our 2018 Summer Performance Workshops at your local CMC, including our Summer Student Showcases in June @ 7Stages Theatre in Little 5 Points and in July @ Atlanta Music High School


Decatur Winter Break Day Camp

February 13, 2017 8:00 am - February 17, 2017 6:00 pm

(Save to cal)

CMC Decatur 116 East Howard Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030, USA

February 13-17   9 am to 4 pm (drop off starts at 8 am, pick up by 6:00 pm)

Half Day morning (8 am to 12:30 pm) or afternoon (12:30-6 pm) available

Eligible grades: K-5, 6-8

The CMC Decatur American Roots & Folk Music Camp will focus on great American tunes, melody stories, rhythmic poetry, and music-related folk art.  We've designed the program to be the perfect blend of legitimate training and immersion in a rich musical tradition and good old-fashioned fun.  Elementary school age students are invited to join us for a full week or come on one or more selected days via the Music School Day Pass.  Activities will include lessons, classes, singing, and ensemble playing with Center faculty and fellow students.  

Full Day: $295 per week full day, $195 per week, half day

Day Passes: Full Day $60 per day; Ha;f Day $45 per day 

Half Day morning (8 to 12:30) or afternoon (12:30 to 6:00): $195 per week

Drop in: Full Day $60 per day, Half Day $45 per day

Conservatory for Kids Camp Series

The CMC Decatur American Roots & Folk Music Day Camp is part of our Conservatory for Kids Camp Series. Conservatory for Kids camps are suitable for both beginners and more advanced students.  Depending on the student's background, the camps introduce or deepen a student's familiarity with a musical style or tradition.During the camps, each student meets one-on-one or in small groups with a primary studio instructor for a 30- to 45-minute lesson on an instrument of choice or for vocal coaching.  Students sing, drum, and also study notation, theory, and composition or song-writing through creatively designed and fun hands on classes, activities, and projects.  Arts and crafts activities focus on music-related art and building primitive instruments reflective of the style or tradition.   Faculty and guest performers also entertain and dazzle campers.  Like all Conservatory for Kids camps, the American Roots & Folk Music Camp will include ample break time and work on camp projects outdoors around and nearby the Center to meet the developmental needs of the enrolled children.

Current CMC Atlanta students may register for this program and pay later using the Quick Registration Form (use the Register link below)

New students should enroll via our standard Day Camp Registration Form here-- we need more info from you than the Quick Form provides.  Enroll now, space is limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.

Questions?  Please feel free to contact Phil@CMCAtlanta.com


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