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.


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.

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Piano Lessons with Kelly Hooper at Community Music School

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.

CMS Recording Studio with Joe Wagner, students from the Music & Film Summer Camp

Recording Studio

 Students gain hands-on experience with industry-standard recording technology as they record, edit, & publish their own music in our state-of-the-art recording studio.

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Outreach Programs

Tuition-free programs that bring the power of music to community events and under-served students in the Lehigh Valley & Berks.

John Schwartz Mary Pulanco online clarinet lesson via Google Meet at Community Music School

Online Lessons

Online music lessons from professional teaching musicians in the Lehigh Valley & Berks, from the comfort, safety, & convenience of your own home.


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 performances.

gain confidence

“Joe is an excellent teacher. He shows that he is passionate about teaching. I also see how encouraging he is. I also can see the progress she done since starting lessons with him. Definitely a great teacher.  Our daughter is starting to progress and gain confidence with playing guitar. I am thankful she has a very kind and passionate teacher to help her learn.” 

- The Gonzalez Family

We Love CMS!

“My daughter has been attending CMS for about 2 years and we love CMS. The staff are amazing, always friendly and are quick to respond to any questions. The instructors are AMAZING - - patient with the students and very professional. I am so happy this school was recommended to me. The great thing about CMS is that they are consistent with the services they provide, I would definitely recommend CMS to anyone. Really appreciate CMS - thank you.”
~ The Williams Family

joy and compassion of music

“My grandson has been taking lessons for several years. I am proud and very happy with the progress he has made. The school shares the joy and compassion of music. Everyone is kind and helpful. One of the best connections we made.”

- The Magee & Rizzuto Families

A healthy, supportive outlet

“My son found a healthy, supportive outlet for his love of all things musical and theatrical... he has come alive in amazing ways because of CMS.  This school and it’s programming has changed our lives. ❤️”
- The Coleman Family

The instructors are AMAZING

“My daughter has been attending CMS for about 2 years, and we love CMS. The staff are amazing - - always friendly, and are quick to respond to any questions. The instructors are AMAZING - - patient with the students, and very professional. I am so happy this school was recommended to me. The great thing about CMS is that they are consistent with the services they provide. I would definitely recommend CMS to anyone. Really appreciate CMS; thank you.”
- The Williams Family

fosters music culture

“An amazing place that fosters music culture and instills the basics of music appreciation in children for an astronomically low and affordable price.”

Ahmed I.

look no further

“My son has been taking classes at CMS for 6 years. All the teachers have been kind, informative, and understanding. I can't wait until they're in the new location. If you have an interest in music or know someone who does, look no further.”

- Teresa M

Amazing school

“My daughter enjoys her classes and loves her teachers. She has learned a lot in her singing lessons. Amazing school!”

- Georgina L.

friendly atmosphere

“We love the friendly atmosphere of the staff and instructors, and how much info was given through email and portal. My daughter really liked how the lessons were set up. We are pleased!”

- Trish D.

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 – 2:00 PM by appointment only


Lesson Hours

2:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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.