Community Music School
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community music school


Serving children and adults of all abilities, the Community Music School offers private lessons, classes and choirs taught by gifted and inspiring teachers. Discover the joy of making music at our Battle Creek, Marshall or Hastings locations. Financial aid is available.

private lessons
Come explore a lifetime of musical opportunities in band and orchestra instruments, guitar, piano, drums or voice. more info



Sojourner Truth Choir
more info



early childhood
Child Listening
Foster joy and confidence in our Music First classes.

classes and ensembles
World Drumming
Fiddles 'n' Strums

CMS Singers
Marshall Childrens Choir
Concert Band
Marshall Woodwind Ensemble
Ready, Set, Sing
Piano Together



 Contact Us

Nancy Brown, Director
269.963.1911 x 2502

Dinah Vaden, Battle Creek Coordinator
269.963.1911 x 2585

Christianne Statler, Hastings Coordinator

Alexis Stark, Marshall Coordinator

 Locate Us

The Community Music School has three campuses; Battle Creek, Hastings, and Marshall.

Click here for maps to our locations

 Registration Info

Community Music School

Winter 2014

January 6- May 23, 19 weeks

Summer 2014

June 2 - August 22, 12 weeks

Registration open all semester

For registration and start up dates of each program please check out the pages for private lessons, Music First,and the Registration page.

 Financial Aid

CMS financial aid is available to families with under $50,000 in annual income. Other aid is available to qualifying families from area foundations and organizations. For more information, please contact the Music Center.

Some of the financial aid options are need based while others are not. Please call today to find out how we are able to keep music learning accessible and affordable for our community.

 Qualified Instructors Needed

National Guild of Arts Educators