ACMS Phone System is DOWN

The phones at Armstrong are currently down. We apologize for this inconvenience but we are attempting to rectify the situation. In the meantime the best thing to do is contact us via email at and we will reply as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Spring 2016 Early Registration!

Early registration for our Spring 2016 sessions of Music Together®; Intergenerational Music Together; Bilingual Boogie; Musical Movement; and Little Drummers, Big Voices is now open. Register by Sunday, February 14th and receive 30% off tuition!

Early Childhood Music Elsewhere

Looking for an early childhood music class but live too far from our Westlake or Travis Heights campuses? Check out our friends at Creative Action in East Austin or the New School of Music in Terrytown.

Music In Our World

Armstrong and SafePlace

Early Childhood music education for mothers and their children is at the heart of what we bring to SafePlace, central Texas' foremost domestic abuse shelter. Our focus is on the therapeutic nature of music as a healing force. These interactive … [Read More...]

Kashmir … What?!?

Didn't get enough of "Whole Lotta Love" on the dulcimer? Well our fabulous Liz Cass found this version of "Kashmir" as performed by a non-profit percussion ensemble! … [Read More...]

Singing Makes You Happy!

Or at least it helps reduce stress. Two articles from 2013 recently crossed our Facebook page and we felt compelled to share - in the name of music! From Time: Singing Changes Your Brain From Slate: Ode to Joy. Join a choir. Science shows … [Read More...]

More than melody, benefits of a musical education

We found yet another article highlighting the effects of music education on our youth! This article from features a variety of suggestions on how to involve your children in music. Music: it's just good for you! [ full article ] … [Read More...]

Upcoming Events

Sun 14

MLM Practice Class (Parents only, RSVP Required)

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sun 14

ACMS @ Umlauf Family Day

February 14 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 16

ACMS @ BookPeople

February 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Sun 21

Student Recital

February 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Sun 21

Student Recital

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Sun 21

Adult Student Recital

February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Sun 06

Student Recital

March 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Sun 06

Student Recital

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Sun 06

Student Recital

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

About Us

The Armstrong Community Music School in beautiful Austin, TX provides lifelong access to the musical arts through instruction and performances for all regardless of age, skill, ethnicity, or income. We are an active member of the Austin arts community and proud members of The National Guild for Community Arts Education. [Read More...]

Support Our School

The Armstrong Community Music School is deeply devoted to serving the Austin community and to bringing music into many lives. Your generous support makes it possible for us to provide Early Childhood Music scholarships, programs for the children at SafePlace, guitar classes for veterans, art and music classes at the Gardner-Betts Juvenile Detention Center, weekly classes for a choir for adults with developmental disabilities, and guitar instruction for veterans.


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