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Community Music School

Make Music with Us!

The Community Music School offers a variety of music education: one-on-one lessons, group classes, choirs, and ensembles. Learn to play the guitar like you’ve always dreamed 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.

Our instructors work hand-in-hand with you to co-develop the learning path that works for you. They do not follow a predetermined curriculum, but customize your lessons to create a deeper interest in music and greater success.


Music Center Lessons, Classes, and Ensembles

One-on-One Music Lessons

Find the artist in you! Build skills and enjoyment with weekly one-on-one instruction and mentoring support. From orchestra instruments to voice and guitar, you’ll find an expert to teach you your instrument of choice.

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Music Classes

Group classes are affordable and fun. You’ll enjoy the camaraderie of other students working towards a common goal. We offer percussion classes, children’s classes, and ensembles of many types…and adding new ones all the time.

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Early Childhood Music

Your child will experience a wide variety of singing, movement, and simple percussion instruments in a relaxed atmosphere in our youngster classes. Music First (ages 0-4) and Music Second (ages 5-7) will help your child foster joy and confidence.

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Battle Creek Boychoir & Battle Creek Girls Chorus

Open to boys and girls ages 7–18, the Boychoir and Girls Chorus sing together once a week during the school year and perform at multiple local and regional venues including performances with the Battle Creek Symphony.

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FREE piano and drum classes are held after school at The Music Center for area students in grades 2 through 5. The FREE Sojourner Truth Choir is held on Wednesdays at The Music Center.

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Tuition Assistance

Generous tuition assistance is available through The Music Center for students of any age with an annual household income of less than $60,000. We also participate with the BCreative scholarship program which provides scholarships for Battle Creek area students up through age 18.

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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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The Music Center is currently open and resuming all activities. We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously and follow the CDC and State of Michigan safety guidelines. While we understand some may wish to adhere to their own interpretation of protocols, you will be required you to comply with safety postings in our building in order to participate in our classes and lessons.

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