Adult Classes

CCM offers many ways to help adults develop or continue a lifelong love of music. From group classes in ukulele, piano, world rhythm, and singing, we can help you take care of a classic “bucket list” item. Not all classes at CCM involve playing an instrument—we also offer Music Appreciation to deepen your appreciation for the classic works.

Music is a proven stress reliever, it’s a social skill, and you get a solid return on your investment of time and money. In addition, music study improves cognition and memory, furthers patience and discipline, and refines management and organization skills, among other benefits. Take a class and join the fun!

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... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
CCM Faculty
Day/Time:
Varies

Group Classes

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... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Gina Razon
Day/Time:
Tuesday 7:00 PM
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... more
Ages:
18+ - Adult
Instructor:
Phil Sargent
Day/Time:
Thursday 7:00 PM
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,... more
Ages:
18+ - Adult
Instructor:
Phil Sargent
Day/Time:
Tuesday 7:00 PM
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... more
Ages:
18+ - Adult
Instructor:
Mike Connors
Day/Time:
Sat. 9:30
Beginning Bluegrass Class
The Beginning Bluegrass Class with Jam session is open to all bluegrass instruments: banjo, fiddle (violin), guitar, mandolin, bass and Dobro, and is geared towards... more
Ages:
Adult
Instructor:
Tony Watt
Day/Time:
Thursday 7:00 PM
Beginning Bluegrass Jam
The Beginning/Intermediate Bluegrass Jam is a weekly drop-in jam open to anyone who wants experience playing and singing traditional bluegrass and country songs at... more
Ages:
Adult
Instructor:
Tony Watt
Day/Time:
Thursday 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Adult Fiddling Class
Begin with the basics of fiddling and learn to play simple tunes on the violin in no time. We’ll review the A and D major scales, and start with simple melodies.... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Bobby Britt
Day/Time:
Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Rich Stillman
If the sound of a banjo has ever captured your ear, or if you're a guitar player looking to expand your musical palette, here's a chance to learn to play! This... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Rich Stillman
Day/Time:
Thursday 7:00 -8:00 pm
Mandolin
Many of us are craving opportunities to make music socially in a welcoming, accessible, community setting. Such is the motivation behind our combined, mandolin-and-... more
Ages:
Adult
Instructor:
Ian Goldstein
Day/Time:
Monday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Beginning Bluegrass Jam
For well over a decade, the Stage Coach Inn in Groton, MA welcomed pickers for a monthly jam on Saturday nights thanks in large part to host Paul Murray... more
Ages:
All ages
Instructor:
CCM Faculty or Guest Instructor
Day/Time:
2nd Saturday of the month, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Tony Watt
The Beginning Bluegrass Soloing for Guitar and Mandolin class is for guitar and mandolin players who are new to bluegrass soloing or for those who have... more
Ages:
14 +
Instructor:
Tony Watt
Day/Time:
Thursday 7:00 PM
If you've ever wanted to learn to play the piano or want to revisit the piano, this is for you!  CCM offers a unique opportunity to take piano lessons in a... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Day/Time:
Thursday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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... more
Ages:
Adults
Instructor:
Day/Time:

Theory

Music Theory for Adults
Are you learning an instrument and want to learn more effectively? The Musician’s Toolbox is a four-week, multi-level theory workshop here to do just that... more
Ages:
Adult
Instructor:
Peter J. Evans
Day/Time:
Music Theory for Adults
Further pursuits for the musician who has had musical experience, but wants to brush up on theory, or find new avenues of critical perception and expression. ... more
Ages:
Adult
Instructor:
Peter J. Evans
Day/Time:
Monday, 7:00 - 8:00 pm