Building community through music since 1983!


Private lessons may begin at any time of the year during the 17-week Fall or Spring semesters or our more flexible summer session. We welcome questions and consultations regarding which instrument to study and the type of instruction that might be most appropriate. You can find out more about our highly skilled instructors on the Faculty page.

Group classes and ensembles generally start at the beginning of a semester (in September or February).  We are happy to add your name to a waiting list at other times of the year. Click here to learn about our programming.

How to Register
Current students wishing to keep their previous time slot have priority for the Fall 2018 semester by paying the $125 deposit online by August 14, 2018.  Your online payment signifies that you agree to the terms outlined in the CMS Media Release Policy and in the CMS Policy Handbook.

New Students

Online: Registration for most group classes and ensembles is available online on the Programs page. To register for private lessons, please contact us to schedule them.
By Mail: Complete a  Registration Form and send with tuition to CMS.
By Phone: Call the Business Office at 860-767-0026 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday (*summer hours are M-Th, 9am-5pm, and Fri, 9am-1pm)
In Person: Visit CMS staff at 90 Main Street, Centerbrook (Spencer’s Corner, Building 4).

Placement of new students is based on teacher availability and student interests. To help us better accommodate your schedule, please provide preferred days/times on the registration form or when you speak with a staff member.

Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have! You can contact us right here.

Information about financial aid and scholarships can be found right here.