"Immersion: instruction based on extensive exposure to surroundings or conditions that are native or pertinent to the object or study; especially, foreign language instruction in which only the language being taught is used." Merriam-Webster.com
It takes more than a series 30- or 45-minute weekly lessons to become a musician. Immersion provides the best chance for a child to connect with music in a meaningful and sustained way. This is the founding and guiding principle of the CMC Atlanta Afterschool Music Program.
Saturday Morning Music School is designed to meet the needs of families who are interested in our music educational programs but who find the commute or the family schedule impossible to work around during the week. Saturday Music includes private lessons, group classes, ensemble performance. Parents tell us this program is an ideal solution to a common problem: yyou'd like to enroll your child in lessons and a dynamic music school program, but you don't have time for the commute and wait during the week.
We offer Saturday Morning Music School across three different CMC Divisions. Saturday Music is offered as an option to our students in Lower Elementary (K-2), Upper Elementary (3-5), and Middle School Divisions (6-8). Students are separated by age and skill level.
We offer Saturday Music at CMC Decatur, CMC Little 5 Points and CMC Dunwoody.
Saturday Music operates year round in all three locations. We do take breaks during the school year for school hilodays, like Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks, Memorial Day, etc.
Please note: students may, but do not need to attend the full 4 hours each Saturday. The 8:30-12:30 window is when we are open and available. A specific schedule for a shorter duration can be ironed out with families on a case-by-case basis.
AMP provides a solid general foundational music education. Students explore and then can focus on Classical, Jazz, Rock, American Folk and Roots music.