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Community Music School
Miller Symphony Hall 23 N 6th Street
AllentownPA 18101
(610) 435-7725

Ages: 3 and up

Cost: Private instruction starts at $30 per 30-minute lesson, group instruction starts at $12 per class, financial aid is available.

Parking: Yes - Free at all locations (Downtown Allentown – garage parking 2 hours free on non-event nights in the Transportation Center Parking Deck)

Features: Enroll at any time, Performance opportunities , Pop, Jazz, Rock, Classical, All ages/abilities welcome, Multiple locations

Community Music School (CMS) is a nonprofit organization that provides quality music education to all interested students, regardless of their age, ability, background, or financial circumstances. CMS employs over 30 professional musicians who provide high-quality private and group instruction in nearly every instrument and voice.  CMS also provides extensive, tuition-free outreach programs that bring music to students in under-served, high-poverty schools. Private lessons are available in bass, clarinet, cello, composition, drumming, flute, Flutophone, guitar, harmonica, keyboard, piano, recorder, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, ukulele, violin, viola, voice, & more!

CMS teachers are sensitive to each student’s individual musical abilities, needs, and pace of learning - meet them here:  We are committed not only to developing musicians, but also to giving all students access to the life-long benefits of music study through performance and collaborative opportunities. In 2017, CMS celebrates 35 years of success in inspiring musicians of all ages, providing opportunities to achieve excellence, and helping students appreciate the transformative power of music!  

Our main office and studios are located in the Downtown Allentown arts district, with a satellite office and studios in Reading, Berks County at GoggleWorks.  CMS also offers lessons during the school year at Penn State Lehigh Valley (Center Valley), Jewish Day School (West Allentown), and Moravian Academy (Bethlehem).


To hear our students and teachers in action, click here! or join us for one our free public student recitals!

Student Recital - Sunday, April 2 at 3pm, Miller Symphony Hall’s Rodale Room, 6th & Linden Streets, Allentown

Reading Year-End Student Recital - Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm, The WCR Center for the Arts, 40 N. 5th Street, Reading

Allentown Year-End Student Recital - Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm Miller Symphony Hall’s Rodale Room, 6th & Linden Streets, Allentown 

Gala Recital - Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm Miller Symphony Hall’s Rodale Room, 6th & Linden Streets, Allentown 


Registration for private lessons this summer begins May 1 and our flexible Summer Session runs from Monday, June 19 to Thursday, August 24.  Private lessons are $30 for 30 minutes, and financial aid is available.  Download the registration forms at and email to or call 610-435-7725 with any questions.


Is your child interested in music, art, dance, and drama?  Ask about our City Arts Camp for ages 7-11 for the week of June 26-30, 2017 in Downtown Allentown.

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