Music for Life

New Beginnings at SafePlace: A Reflection

By Lucy Bergin Armstrong Community Music School February 11, 2016 I had heard about the warmth and kindness of the faculty and staff at SafePlace in East Austin, but experiencing it first-hand came as a lovely surprise. These people truly care about their students and keep the students’ emotional well-being and healing as the priority […]

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Music In Our World

Join LOLA at 4th Tap!

ACMS voice faculty and LOLA founder, Liz Cass joins Austin Chamber Music Center faculty and Austin celebrity Peter Stopschinski on Thursday, June 30th to kick off a new monthly concert series at local brewery 4th Tap! [more information] From … [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...]

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.

Try an Early Childhood Music Class!

Interested in trying out an Early Childhood Music class? Call us at (512) 474-2331 to set up a demo here at Armstrong or feel free to catch us at one of our many events around town!

Upcoming Events

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Summer II Early Childhood Music Ends

August 29 - September 4
Mon 05
Tue 06

ACMS @ Westbank Library

September 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Fri 09

ACMS @ Laura’s Library

September 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Sun 11

ACMS @ Umlauf Family Day

September 11 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 12

Fall 2016 Early Childhood Music Begins

September 12 - September 18
Mon 19

ACMS @ The Thinkery’s “Baby Bloomers”

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Tue 20

ACMS @ BookPeople

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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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