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

Whatever your age, interest, or experience, we'll match you with an instructor who is just right for you.

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Group Classes

Learn together in a fun, rewarding setting.

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Rock Lab

Do you want to be a rock and roll star? Or at least play in a band? Then, join our Rock Lab! It's a great way to kick off your weekend.

Directed by CCM faculty member Chaim Burstein, the Lab will get you matched up with kids of similar age and ability to form a real rock band. You'll rehearse, explore group dynamics, song choices, and soloing. When you're ready, CCM will provide gig opportunities in the community!

CCM Students Practice Hard--Then Devour Pizza!

October was CCM's annual "Practice for Your Pizza" month. More than 30 CCM students completed the challenge, and 50+ students and family members attended a pizza and ice cream sandwich party held at the Conservatory in early November. Here are a few of the empty pizza boxes--we had a blast!

CCM Hosts Family Cookout at Verrill Farms

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in September, more than 100 students, faculty, and family members gathered together for food, fun, and of course music. We even decorated some pumpkins!

Ensembles, Rock Lab & Jazz Combos

Chamber and jazz ensembles are available to students currently taking private instrument lessons at CCM and outside of the school. Ensembles offer students a wonderful way to learn and collaborate with peers and experience the joy of making music together. Students of similar age and abilities are grouped together to form trios, quartets, and/or quintets. Chamber and jazz ensembles consist of three to five similar or mixed instruments including strings, woodwinds, piano, and guitar. Students will be coached weekly throughout the semester.

Private Lessons

Whether you’re a child or an adult, individual instruction is the most effective way to make significant progress in musical skills. Following a conversation with the school registrar, or school director, students are matched with an appropriate teacher who tailors instruction to best fit each student’s needs and goals. Private lessons are offered for children and adults from beginning to advanced levels in piano (classical and jazz), violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, voice, flute, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, percussion, jazz improvisation, and composition.

Hand Drumming and World Rhythms

Discover you sense of rhythm with a clear and simple understanding. Whether you are beginner or a non-drumming instrumentalist looking to improve your sense of time and pulse this class is for you. This class explores the connection between learning and playing rhythms on Tubanos, Djembe, bells and shakers. No matter your instrument, clarify your connection with your own sense of rhythm while learning traditional rhythms of the world.

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

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. Under the caring eye of CCM faculty member Phil Sargent, students will be involved with and exposed to performance situations, some practical applications of music theory, and the basic care and maintenance of their instruments.

Singing Outside the Shower: Singing Basics for Adults

An ongoing singing class for all secret-car-singers who are ready to uncork their passion for music and step into their full selves.  If you have little or no prior voice study, this class will get you started.

Together we'll explore both technique and expressive, embodied singing- exploring breathing techniques, tone and pitch development, exercises to expand your range, and how to rock backup harmonies.   This class is for both the absolute, I-can't-sing-at-all-but-still-want-to beginners and singers who are ready to say yes and walk toward their singing dreams. 

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Summer strumming—Guitar Workshops to elevate your playing!

This summer CCM is offering a variety of guitar workshops for both kids and adults. See workshop details and register online. Space is limited.>>

Learn to play and sing country and bluegrass songs by ear, just like in the old days.

Join the fun on Thursdays from 8 - 9:30 pm for the drop-in weekly Bluegrass Jam. CCM students who are registered for any CCM American Roots offerings can join the jam for free. The fee is $15 per session for non-CCM American Roots students and for others from our community who want to join in on the fun. LEARN MORE>>

Music for All Ages

Music for all ages

Under 7

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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8-12

CCM’s experienced faculty help school age kids discover the joy of playing music so they’re motivated to learn. We understand the competing demands on your child’s time from sports and other activities. That’s why we offer a range of musical offerings to captivate your school-age child.

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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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Tune of the Week

CCM presents a weekly tune for you to enjoy. Please visit our Facebook page to listen to these amazing, inspiring and entertaining musical pieces.



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