We are currently offering online lessons only

Community Music School

Everyone can make music!

The Community Music School offers a variety of music education, from private lessons and group classes to choirs and ensembles. Learn to play the guitar like you’ve always dreamt about, take pleasure in singing, enjoy learning piano, embrace the violin . . . the options are unlimited! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced musician, our talented instructors will help you get the most from your instrument to advance to the next level of expertise and enjoyment. Generous financial aid is available to families with less than $60,000 in annual income.

Music Center Lessons, Classes and Ensembles

Private Music Lessons

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

At this time, all lessons are taking place online for your safety and comfort.




Early Childhood Music

Foster joy and confidence in our Music First and Music Second classes for ages 0-5. Children experience a wide variety of tonalities and meter through movement, singing, and playing of simple percussion instruments in a relaxed environment.

At this time, classes are taking place online for your safety and comfort.


Impact classes are tuition free classes held at Ann J. Kellogg elementary, including beginning drums, keyboard, and also includes the Sojourner Truth Choir.

At this time, classes are taking place online for your safety and comfort.

CMS Community Band

Directed by Laura Hirleman, Community Music School Concert Band rehearses on Tuesday evenings and is open without auditions to instrumentalists age 15 and up. Enjoy a variety of repertoire, learn valuable ensemble skills, and take part in several concerts over the year.

At this time, Community Band is on hold due to COVID-19.

Scholarships and financial aid

The Music Center offers several non-need based scholarships for lessons and classes.  In addition, The Miller Foundation, through BCreative, offers non-need based scholarships of up to 50% of tuition for students in the Battle Creek metro area.  The application is a simple application process and is due on the 15th of every month.  See the BCreativeArts link to apply, or contact us for assistance.

In addition to scholarships, The Music Center offers generous financial aid on a sliding scale to individuals and families of all ages for classes, choirs, lessons and ensembles. The application is simple and confidential.  Financial aid is available to families with less than $60,000 in annual income.Contact us for information and we'll guide you through it!

Spnsored by BCreative

Why Take Music Lessons?

Brain Development


Studies find that children who take music lessons show greater improvement in math, science, reading, and memory skills.

Self-Expression and Creativity

The world's greatest leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors have something in common - creativity.

It's Good for your Body


Music is good for pain relief, heart health, headaches, and boosts immunity.

Generous Financial Aid


Generous need and non-need based financial aid is available through The Music Center and BeCreative.


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Thank you for your patience as we navigate the pandemic and find solutions to keep everyone as safe as possible.

While our building is closed to the public, staff is working hard to bring you lessons, concerts, and classes through virtual options. Please visit our various program pages often for details and updates. Also, follow us on Facebook for the latest news.

Help us build community through music