The school, the first ever to be inaugurated by an opera company, offers instruction in virtually every music style: classical, jazz, as well as blues, folk and a variety of musical styles from world cultures. ACMS is privileged to provide extensive scholarship assistance, year round programs at SafePlace, music and art classes for the students at the Gardner-Betts Juvenile Detention Center, and support for We are the Chorus, a choir for adults with developmental disabilities.
The Armstrong Community Music School is devoted to community partnerships and hosts the Austin Chamber Music Center Saturday Academy as well as the Texas Early Music Project, Tosca String Quartet, and the Austin Jazz Workshop.
Ongoing programs at the Armstrong Community Music School include early childhood classes such as Music Together® for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with a caregiver, and Little Drummers, Big Voices for kids ages 3-5 in a small group setting. Group piano classes, called Music for Little Mozarts, provide instruction for 4, 5, and 6 year olds.
Individual music instruction is available in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, bass guitar, lute, flute, oboe, and a music technology lab offers private lessons in electronic composition, recording engineering and more.