Early Childhood Group Classes

Early Childhood Group Classes

The perfect music and movement classes for your kids ages 2 through 5.

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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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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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Group Classes

Reserve your spot and learn together in a fun and rewarding setting.

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2021 Spring Lecture Series

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

Learn a Second Instrument – and so much more!

February 23, 2021 |

By Emma Huggard Think about your favorite musical artist and the instruments they play. Bruce Springsteen, on guitar, keyboard, or harmonica? Jerry Garcia on guitar or banjo? Prince on the keyboard, guitar, or 20 more? So many well-known artists of the past century are skilled on more than one instrument. You may not aspire to be an award-winning musician, but learning a second instrument – at any age - can enhance your musical knowledge and appreciation.

Sharing Amazing Student Performances

Sending our Best Wishes with Music
Thank you to everyone who's helped young musicians grow and expand their horizons. 

To My Twelve-Year-Old Self, by Joachim Laurent

February 10, 2021 |

In January 2016, we wrote an Opus article featuring a 12-year-old CCM student, Joachim Laurent. We learned about his music theory studies and participation in the Royal Conservatory Music Program,A Young Joachim Laurent a rigorous assessment program, his commitment to practicing an hour each day. At that point, Joachim had already been learning music and studying the piano with his instructor, Chieko Loy, for six years. Joachim is now a senior at Concord Carlisle High School, and this fall, he will be attending the University of Chicago. As a student studying at CCM for twelve years, we wondered what he would tell his younger 12-year-old self-featured in the 2016 article.

Singing Together Feels Good

January 29, 2021 |

Using Rhythms and Melodies to Feel Better

What is Parkinson's Disease?

It's a progressive disease that affects the nervous system and impedes one's movement. According to the Parkinson's Foundation, approximately 60,000 new cases of Parkinson's are diagnosed each year. It's estimated now more than one million Americans live with the disease. Despite these huge numbers, there's still no cure.

For some, the help they need comes from re-discovering the magic of music and singing.

Becoming Stronger with Singing Therapy

Music empowers and improves our frame of mind.

Ragtime: Roots & Rhizomes Lecture

Ragtime: Roots & Rhizomes

Join us online February 3rd from 5:30 - 6:30 pm for the CCM lecture Ragtime: Roots & Rhizomes presented by faculty member Peter Evans. Everyone is welcome, this complimentary lecture is open to the community. This lecture will explore where Ragtime came from, who its composers and performers were, and the types of success and influence it had. LEARN MORE

Getting Started with GarageBand

January 12, 2021 |

By Lydia Yoder
If you've used a Mac computer, iPhone, or iPad in the past 15 years, you've probably heard of GarageBand. It's Apple's audio design software that lets you record your tunes and utilize a huge library of pre-recorded sounds to produce music. Music production involves designing things like the form, instrumentation, and sound of a piece.

Rasa Vitkauskaite’s Inspired Touch Develops Well-Rounded Musicians

December 15, 2020 |

by Holly Lobowitz Rossi, Benjamin Hitzrot has been taking piano lessons at CCM for half of his young life. Now a 14-year-old who is applying to private high schools, he faced an essay question about an influential person who had shaped his life. The choice was obvious—he wrote about Rasa Vitkauskaite, his beloved piano teacher.

CCM's Gift of Music to You!

CCM's Gift of Music to You

Be sure to click ourGIFT BOXES to hear the wonderful music. Check back periodically to experience all of them.

Beginner Group Piano for Adults: Keys 101

It's time to tickle those ivories and learn the basics of playing the piano, including good technique, note reading, ear training, and the foundation of chord reading. With this under your belt, you'll be able to navigate the keys as we learn tunes that will satisfy and keep you motivated to learn more. You will learn music adapted for your playing level for those who already have a year of experience and are re-learning the piano. 

You will need a piano or a weighted keyboard at home to practice. 

All music will be provided. 

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Why Study at CCM?

Outstanding Musical Instruction

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Register for the fall semester!

CCM provides engaging and fun instruction for kids and adults with highly accomplished musicians. It's your opportunity to learn, experience, and appreciate music. Beginner to advanced levels of rigorous private lesson instruction offered for bass, banjo, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, mandolin, oboe, piano, saxophone, trumpet, viola, and violin as well as percussion, theory, and voice instruction. Ready to boost your confidence and experience the joy of creating music? We think you're ready! LEARN MORE

Choose the Right Instrument for Your Child

By Joan Mankoff

School’s out! That exclamation brings extra excitement for a fun and relaxing summer. But, of course, that means a “real” back to school is just around the corner! So now is the time to consider your child’s activities and equipment for the fall docket. Learning a new musical instrument is a great way to kick off the new school year.

Let’s revisit why music is so beneficial to children and their overall developmentLEARN MORE

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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