You can give the gift of music to a child

You took music lessons for years and want to share that experience with a child. You are passionate about providing life-changing opportunities to those who can’t afford them. You love to see the smile on a child’s face when they achieve something that challenged them.

Sound familiar? Your compassion and generosity make you a great match for Community Music School!

There are many ways that you can help us provide high-quality, private music lessons to children who love music but have limited financial resources to pursue their passion.

Volunteer Jack DeBruyn with CMS students

Volunteer Jack DeBruyn with CMS students

How you can help

Give a monthly or one-time gift
Your gift to Community Music School provides the means for us to pay our teachers, purchase supplies and keep things moving day-to-day for our students. We also maintain a list of in-kind donations that would be helpful to our school.

Provide opportunities for advanced study
Your contribution to the Mary Cates Scholarship for Advanced Studies provides exceptional CMS students with access to advanced music instruction beyond their regular weekly lessons. These educational enhancements may include extended lessons, summer camps or intensive programs, and competition or audition fees.

Volunteer with us
We would be nowhere without the help of our amazing volunteers. There are many ways that you can give your time to CMS to help us grow young musicians.