Program Overview 
private lessons, music theory and skills classes, day camps and workshops, performance opportunities, creativity projects & more

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 Brookhaven/Druid Hills. 

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A creative musical output requires an approach that immerses the student in a community of practicing musicians and encourages the student to engage in a crucial set of activities with teachers and peers in a disciplined and ongoing way.  The educational or (perhaps, put better) human goal of cultivating musical artistry and understanding drive the curriculum and schedule for individual students and the AMHS community.  Because of the condensed academic schedule, the AMHS experience also provides balance and harmony between traditional academics and passionate pursuit of musical skills and authentic artistic personal expression. We think this balance and harmony are crucial for student happiness and success.


Who is eligible?

Since AMHS curriculum and schedules are designed on an individual basis, AMHS is suitable for students falling on a continuum from some experience to Pre-Professional levels of training.  Since the program immerses the student in music performance, music education, and music outreach experiences, students who enroll should be passionate about music and in most cases have had at least a foundational education, whether formal or informal.   

Students are divided by interest and skill level, so we are able to accommodate diverse skill levels without undermining the experience for advanced students or putting a less experienced student in an unnecessarily intimidating situation.

Atlanta Music High School is open to 9th-12th grade students.  Atlanta Music High Prep is open to students grades 6-8.


What style of music?

We offer training in

  • Classical Music
  • Jazz Music
  • Rock and Pop Music, and
  • American Folk & Roots Music


Traditional and experimental approaches within these fields are supported.

Students are not limited to a single genre or style.  All students are taught to read and understand music using the terminology and conceptual frameworks used by professional musicians in these different styles.   


AMHS is based primarily at CMC Little 5 Points; however, elements of AMHS (private lessons, rehearsals, personal practice space, or internships) can potentially be arranged at any of the four CMC Atlanta locations for interested students:

  • CMC Brookhaven 1934 Cliff Valley Way NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30329 
  • CMC Little 5 Points 1127 Colquitt Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307
  • CMC Decatur 189 Sams St, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030
  • CMC Dunwoody  5518 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd Dunwoody, GA 30038

We also use a variety of community resources and local performance venues, as needed 

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A Note from the Founders & Directors

Welcome to Community Music Centers of Atlanta

CMC Atlanta is a music education company founded in 2007 as the L5P Music Center. In the 13 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 Brookhaven) that offers an array of innovative, but historically-informed music education programs to students of all ages and skill levels. Working in collaboration with Capstone Academy, an accredited private school, we also created a high school conservatory program, Atlanta Music High School, which opened in August 2017.  


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