Join us to make music this fall!

Fall term runs August 23-December 18
For YouthFor Adults

A world-class community music school — and more!

Sure, we have exceptional faculty who can teach you or your child how to play violin, but we also believe in the value of all types of music, the inclusion of every student, and the power of community. 

Individual Lessons

We offer lessons on all instruments (except for bagpipes and organ) and voice for all ages.

Your Child’s Musical Journey

Our music lessons and classes grow with your kiddo from birth to… forever!

Make Music With Us

Dust off your trumpet, sing with friends, play with jazz musicians, join a choir, and more.

Music For the Young Ones

It’s proven: music education at any age provides numerous benefits — and it’s also tons of fun. We offer musical experiences for kids of all ages, even newborns! Just don’t blame us when you wake up to them practicing their violin early on Saturday morning.

Summer Camps and Classes for Kids

Summer should be all about fun in the sun, pool parties, and violin lessons. Slather up that sunscreen and see what musical hijinx we’re diving into this summer.

Music For Adults

Do you have a French horn gathering dust in your closet? Have you always felt drawn to the piano but have never tried a lesson? No matter your level of musical experience, you’re in the right place. Join a band, sing in a choir, or start those piano lessons today!

Upcoming Events

What’s New at the Center

Fall Lessons & Classes for Youth

New! Music in Motion: Babies and Toddlers (ages 0-4)

Coro Santuario, Community Band, & Jazz Ensembles

Students who visit the Center in a single week

Lessons provided at the Center each year

In a New Key: Stories from the Center 

Faculty Highlight: Alex Sierra

Faculty Highlight: Alex Sierra

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview we sat down with voice and piano instructor Alex Sierra, who also leads the Center's Spanish-language Coro Santuario.Center for Musical Arts: Good morning! I'm Erica Reid, I'm the...

🎻 How to Prepare for Your First Violin Lessons

🎻 How to Prepare for Your First Violin Lessons

  Lindsie Katz Violinist and Faculty Member Preparing for your first few music lessons can be a daunting task for families. What do we bring? Does my kid have to play the instrument beforehand? How do we know what to practice? As a parent/guardian, do I sit in on...

City of Lafayette Declares Center for Musical Arts Day

City of Lafayette Declares Center for Musical Arts Day

We're excited to share some big news with you: the City of Lafayette has declared September 19, 2021 as Center for Musical Arts Day in honor of our 25th anniversary! You can read the City's formal proclamation below.                   PROCLAMATION Declaring September...

Faculty Highlight: Steve Christopher (Mr. C)

Faculty Highlight: Steve Christopher (Mr. C)

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview, we sat down with Director of Jazz Studies Steve Christopher, better known as Mr. C, to talk about his history with the Center for Musical Arts, why he's a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan,...

Faculty Highlight: Piano Teacher Brian Hickman

Faculty Highlight: Piano Teacher Brian Hickman

The Center for Musical Arts has a variety of talented teachers. In this interview, we sat down with piano instructor Brian Hickman to learn about his career path, his teaching philosophy, his interests, and more.Center for Musical Arts: Hello! My name is Erica Reid....

Student Highlight: Henry Stalker

Student Highlight: Henry Stalker

Thank you to the Stalker family for sending us this wonderful video about oboe student Henry Stalker’s experience at the Center for Musical Arts!Henry Stalker: Hi, my name is Henry Stalker and I play the oboe. I've been playing the oboe now for three years at the...

Keep the Music Playing

If you’re as passionate about music, community, and access as we are, we hope you will support the Center for Musical Arts with a gift today!