Community Music School Lehigh Valley & Berks is a non-profit charitable education organization. Our mission is to successfully provide the inspiration and opportunity for anyone in our diverse community to achieve excellence in music education and appreciate the transformative power of music.

WELCOME TO COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

Our professional teachers provide high-quality individualized learning in piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and voice, both in-person and online, for children ages 5+, teens, adults, and seniors. Group classes and performance ensembles offer a fun way for students to complement individual lessons, play together, and build confidence as they develop rhythm, pitch, and general musicality.

Thanks to support from our philanthropic community, Community Music School makes excellence in music education affordable and accessible to all. We are proud to offer financial aid, merit scholarships, and tuition-free outreach programming.

Winter 2023 Session

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Private Lessons

In-person or online one-on-one music lessons for children ages 5+, teens, adults, & seniors, taught by professional musicians, based in the Lehigh Valley.
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Group Classes

Age-appropriate and performance-focused collaborative learning for all ages, infants through seniors, in a variety of styles, including pop, rock, and jazz.
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Outreach Programs

Tuition-free outreach programs that bring the power of music to numerous community events and under-served students in the Lehigh Valley.
LEARN ABOUT OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Joe Wagner, audio engineer, demonstrates editing an audio track in the recording studio at Community Music School during the Introduction to Recording class.

Recording Studio

Learn how to record, edit & publish your own music in our state-of-the-art audio & video recording studio.
LEARN MORE ABOUT RECORDING

Carole Houghton teaching online lesson to female minor student both sitting at piano

Online Lessons

Online music lessons from professional teaching musicians in the Lehigh Valley, from the comfort & safety of your own home.
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Johan Tavarez, piano performs with faculty member, Daniel Gonzelez, drums during the 2020 CMS Faculty-Student Recital

Free Performances

Free performance opportunities are available for all students, including both in-house recitals and community programs.
LEARN ABOUT PERFORMANCES

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Community Music School encourages everyone to wear face masks, but does not require masks in our building, with the following important exceptions:

1. At an individual faculty member’s sole discretion, she/he may require students and parents to be masked during their lessons, and students and parents must comply.  CMS office staff will notify current in-person students of their teacher’s masking requirement prior to their lessons.

2. Voice students and teachers, students and teachers of brass instruments, Kids Choir students, and ensemble/band members must wear face masks, and they must use bell covers wherever possible.

3. Any CMS teacher, staff, or student must test negative for Covid before returning to CMS to work, teach, or attend in-person lessons or group classes and other events.

IF YOU ARE SICK:  Remember, if you are scheduled for an in-person lesson and are sick or may have had a COVID exposure, do not come to the building.  Contact your teacher to make arrangements for an online lesson.

Rev. 9/21/22: The Health and Safety Committee of the CMS Board of Directors has approved the revised Health and Safety policy for all persons in the 1544 Hamilton Street building. The plan is continuously reviewed and updated as conditions allow.  The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our first priority.  Read the full plan here.

The Community Music School building wide angle view from Hamilton Street in color.

Office Hours

MONDAY-FRIDAY  9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
*9:00 AM – 1:00 PM by appointment only

SATURDAY  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

SUNDAY  Closed

Lesson Hours

MONDAY-FRIDAY   2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

SATURDAY  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Fax

610-435-1411

Allentown, PA

1544 Hamilton Street

Give Today

We believe that all interested persons should have the resources and support to realize their full potential through music. Our goal is to not only develop musicians, but also expose students to the life-long benefits of music study through performance and collaborative opportunities. Thank you for helping us continue the legacy of our founder, Martha Maletz to sustain “music education for all” at Community Music School.

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