All are welcome at the Center for Musical Arts!

We are passionate about quality music education, access for all, and welcoming students of all ages and all abilities. We are student-centered, we respect and include all forms of music, and we work with everyone from beginners to advanced musicians.

You are welcome here! 

Any student of any age, any musical ability, and any financial circumstance is welcome! We have assisted a punk rock singer who took voice lessons in order to expand his vocal training, guided a grandmother through her piano lessons so she could accompany her granddaughter who played flute, and welcomed a father and son guitar duo. At the Center, we teach people who just want to sing in the shower or serious students getting ready to audition for Juilliard (and everyone in between).

We believe in the power of music

Our experience mirrors the research showing that music instruction and experience at any age provides benefits. Music instruction enhances other types of learning (languages, math, science), helps students get better grades, decreases absenteeism, and increases self-esteem. Having music in your life supports physical health and wellness, emotional well-being, decreases stress, and promotes happiness. Our Director of Jazz Studies, Steve Christopher, says this: “Show up. Make music. Be happy.” That about sums it up!

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Musical Arts is to inspire and connect community members of all ages by providing access to the best of the world’s music through education and performance.

Our history

The Center for Musical Arts opened in 1996 as the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts (RMCMA). Professional musicians, educators, and community leaders Peggy Bruns and Kathy Kucsan co-founded the school with a vision of equity, inclusivity and “Music for All…for Life!”

Youth Programs

From birth through school and beyond, we offer fun and engaging classes for your child.

Adult Programs

Our exceptional faculty offer many flexible options to help adults make their music dreams come true.

Exceptional Faculty

We engage experienced, skilled, and passionate teachers, most with advanced degrees in music