CMC Atlanta designs and implements comprehensive educational programs for students PreK through Adult that promote the development of music skills and concepts, with innovative options available to meet a variety of interests and schedule needs. Find the program that meets your needs and interests, and join us in Little 5 Points, Decatur, Dunwoody, or coming soon, Brookhaven.
for students of all ages
The Core Program provides the basic framework for all CMC Atlanta programs. The Core Program includes:
Students are divided by age, skill level, and interests. Students are provided music immersion experiences and access to a variety of resources that support the cultivation of skills and concepts. Beginning through advanced training is available in Classical, Jazz, Rock, and American Folk & Roots Music.
The tuition for the Core Program is set according to the duration of private/partner lessons.
for students of all ages
Through Studio Lessons, CMC Atlanta offers students ages 4 and up private lessons on the instrument of choice. Most Elementary Division students will meet with their instructor weekly, one-on-one for 30 minute sessions; for older students and students who've developed skills, mastered foundational concepts and have begun to tackle more complex technical and conceptual material, lessons are extended to 45- or 60-minutes in length.
Schedule options include weekday or weekend appointments. We offer a discount (from 10%-25% off) for students who schedule off peak and weekend appointments.
Studio lessons are one component of our Core. Students can enroll in Studio lessons only, and skip group activities. Students who are too busy for the group classes and performance projects can still study an instrument or voice. This option provides an economic alternative to the full Core Program.
for students in upper elementary grades and older
Our Selective Program enrollment provides students the opportunity to play in CMC Atlanta ensembles. Students do not enroll in private lessons at the Center, but the student must either be enrolled elsewhere or pass a proficiency review to integrate into CMC Performance Program ensembles such as jazz combos, rock bands, and chamber ensembles.
for grades K-5, and middle school students
Too busy to shuttle students to and from the Center? The CMC Atlanta Afterschool Music Program (AMP) is the solution. AMP was designed to make the music school immersion experience of our Core Program available to a wider audience. Students come directly to the Center from school on a school bus or the CMC Atlanta Shuttle. Parents pick students up from the Center by 6:30, after training is completed for the day.
Tuition varies according to the number of days per week the student attends.
for grades K-5
Saturday Music School. This program provides the same immersion experience as AMP but students come on Saturday mornings instead of after school. Students come Saturday mornings during the window from 10 am to 12:30. Enrollees are provided:
for grades K-5
Day Camps are offered to Elementary Division students whenever local schools are closed. CMC Day Camps typically focus on a particular theme or type of musical activity. Students engage in the production process and camp typically culminates in an informal Camp Showcase on the final day.
Tuition starts at $285 per week for full day (9 am to 4 pm), and for no added charge, early drop of (8 am) and late pick up (6:00 pm) are avaialble. Half day morning, afternoon or drop in day options available.
for middle and high school students, recent graduates
Private lessons, theory, song writing, composition and improv training sessions, and performance and music projects for middle and high school students. Activities are scheduled after school, in the evening, on weekends, and either half or full day when local schools are closed.
Our 2017 Summer Performance Workshop (June and July) culminates in a Summer Student Showcase on July 21 at 7Stages in Little 5 Points for our jazz, rock and folk music students. Our classical students will host a solo and chamber music recital at 7Stages on July 22.
Workshop Intensives provide students the opportunity to cover skills and concepts in a very thorough way in a short period of time. Students interact with expert faculty in private lessons and small groups, often for the purpose of preparing a performance or completing a project. This program has proven to be very effective for students who are considering collegiate level music studies or for any student who desires the opportunity to be immersed in music making with a group of peers.
Welcome to Community Music Centers of Atlanta
CMC Atlanta is a music education company founded in 2007 as the L5P Music Center. In the 10 years since our founding, we've grown from offering music lessons at a single site to a network of four local community music schools (Decatur, Dunwoody, Little 5 Points and coming soon, Brookhaven) that offers an array of innovative, but historically-informed music education programs to students of all ages and skill levels. And now, working in collaboration with Rivers Academy, an accredited private school, we're pleased to announce, opening in August 2017: Atlanta Music High SchoolRead more...