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American Roots

Grab your string instrument and join an American Roots class in Bluegrass, Old-Time and more.  

Guitar, mandolin, fiddle/violin, bass, banjo, and Dobro are welcome!

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PRIVATE LESSONS


Meet our instructors, experience instrument demos, and learn what it means to be part of our vibrant community. Sit side-by-side with your kids, and watch our VIDEO
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Composition

Composition is the opportunity for the student to use their imagination and develop the capacity to express their emotions with music. Composition lessons provide the young composer with the tools needed to translate their creative musical thoughts into written, notated music. Through writing for several different instruments, the students will learn about form, harmony, and counterpoint, as well as critically analyze masterworks by the great composers. Each student will compose a minimum of three pieces a year, and each of these pieces will get performed at a CCM recital by CCM faculty.

The Musician's Toolbox: Basics of Music Theory

Are you learning an instrument and want to learn more efficiently? 

The Musician's Toolbox: Basics of Music Theory

Is your child learning an instrument and you'd like them to learn more efficiently? The Musician’s Toolbox is a four-week, multi-level theory workshop here to do just that! Why is music theory thought of as hard to learn and only for serious musicians? When taught the right way, it is simple and enjoyable. Here at CCM, music theory is considered an integral part of the study of music.

Ukulele Club

If you enjoyed our Ukulele Crash Course and want to expand upon your skills, come join the CCM Ukulele Club! It’s fun, friendly, and a great way to learn an EASY, travel-friendly instrument. This comprehensive class offers a fundamental approach to learning the ukulele for students of varied musical backgrounds. Want to learn your favorite tune, but can’t find a Uke Tab? CCM faculty member Phil Sargent will show you how to play it!

Ukulele Crash Course (Online)

Everyone should take this class! It’s fun, friendly, and a great way to learn an EASY, travel-friendly instrument. This comprehensive class offers a fundamental approach to learning the ukulele for students of varied musical backgrounds. 

Learning the Uke is easy, and it's something different to do after work, or school or around a campfire with family and friends.

Everyone knows that all the cool kids play ukulele! You will need to bring your own Ukulele. Specific recommendations coming soon. 

Jazz Combos

Coached by CCM faculty in a fun, low-key atmosphere, Jazz Combo is a great way to celebrate your love of this spontaneous and fun music genre as well as continuing to develop your musical skills. The immensely talented CCM Jazz faculty has performed and recorded with jazz musicians such as Grammy winners Danilo Perez and Mark Walker, and with Grammy-winning composer/conductor Maria Schneider. Also Jazz icons such as Joan Brakeen, Jerry Bergozi, and Yoron Israel. CCM invites students at all levels and instruments to consider joining one of our Jazz Combos.

Private Lessons

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced musician looking to take your playing to another level, private lessons provide the opportunity to get the personal attention that is beneficial to your growth as a musician.

Composition

Composition is the opportunity for the student to use their imagination and develop the capacity to express their emotions with music. Composition lessons provide the young composer with the tools needed to translate their creative musical thoughts into written, notated music. Through writing for several different instruments, the students will learn about form, harmony, and counterpoint, as well as critically analyze masterworks by the great composers. Each student will compose a minimum of three pieces a year, and each of these pieces will get performed at a CCM recital by CCM faculty.

String Ensemble

This is a terrific opportunity for students to participate in their first orchestra and develop their ensemble skills. String Ensembles are also open to string students who are not currently taking private instruction at CCM. Note-reading experience is expected; this will also be developed during the sessions.

Jazz Combos

Coached by CCM faculty in a fun, low-key atmosphere, Jazz Combo is a great way to celebrate your love of this spontaneous and fun music genre as well as continuing to develop your musical skills. The immensely talented CCM Jazz faculty has performed and recorded with jazz musicians such as Grammy winners Danilo Perez and Mark Walker, and with Grammy-winning composer/conductor Maria Schneider. Also Jazz icons such as Joan Brakeen, Jerry Bergozi, and Yoron Israel.

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2021 CCM Lecture Series

While private lessons are essential to learning most instruments, students who go beyond one-on-one learning cultivate and advance their musical skills and knowledge to a higher level.CCM LECTURES provide students, and anyone who appreciates music, with interesting stories and facts. Get informed and plan to attend a lecture today!LEARN MORE

CCM Celebrates Black Composers

CCM CELEBRATES BLACK COMPOSERS WITH INSPIRATIONAL HISTORY LESSONS.  Why is it that when we think of classical music, our minds immediately go to Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, or Mozart? The influence of racial biases permeated the music world long ago, and not just the classical corner.

Music for All Ages

Music for all ages

Kids

CCM is the best place to sow the seed for lifelong interest. Our teachers know how to strike just the right chord between creating fun, playful learning and teaching solid musical concepts. Children as young as 4 years old and up explore the world of music in an age-appropriate and engaging environment. Even at these younger ages, students are given the fundamentals for their future study and enjoyment of music.

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Teens

CCM’s offerings for teens tap into their growing maturity and provide an exciting outlet to express themselves through music. Whether your teen is a first-time musician or conservatory bound, our teaching artists are exceptional at meeting the unique needs of this age group.

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Adults

Early and Always. Music instruction can start with young children and continue to welcome learners into their 90s. At any age and ability level, there's something for everyone. CCM’s faculty is experienced in teaching adult learners, and prides itself on its growing number of adult students and the offerings for the senior population.

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Music Matters

Music, like nothing else, can reach into our lives and affect us. Music changes our mood, sharpens our thoughts; it can transport us to places we visited, help us relive memories of special moments in our lives. Enjoy our video!

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