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Welcome to the Jackson Community Music School!

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Jackson, Michigan, our Community Music School currently offers quality, affordable private instruction in all instrument groups, as well as a wide variety of music classes for all ages and levels. Many types of scholarship opportunities are available through our school, as well as generous financial aid packages, instrument loan programs, and flexible monthly payment plans for all students.


“Our son has taken lessons for five years. The instructors are very professional and passionate about teaching these kids…This community music school is a valuable resource…”


The Jackson Community Music School has been recognized by the National Guild for Community Arts Education for exemplary teaching and outreach.


Latest Posts

Summer String Team! $50 for 8 weeks!

We are so pleased to be able to offer a Summer String Team program this year! Any previously enrolled String Team student may enroll, and we also welcome new students...

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2017 Summer classes at the CMS!

As we wind down another great year at the CMS, we are busy planning our summer at the CMS and have lots of exciting potential opportunities for musicians looking to...

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Bach’s Lunch, Friday Apr. 14, 12-1pm!

Come join us this Friday on your lunch-hour for a FREE concert given by CMS faculty, students, and guest artists! This series is open to the public and hosted at...

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The Jackson Symphony Orchestra has a rich and vibrant history serving the Jackson area since 1949. Our mission is to add value, joy and enrichment to the lives of all Jackson area residents through music. The Jackson Symphony strives to impact the lives of everyone in the community either directly through performances and education programs or indirectly by offering positive programs and arts support in collaboration with community agencies, educators and other arts organizations.