Armstrong Community Music School remains committed to serving Austin by providing excellent music education opportunities to all. ACMS has been fortunate as an organization to maneuver most classes and lessons to an online format during the shelter in place period. This includes free programming provided at several locations serving many of Austin’s most underserved populations as part of our Harmony Initiative. As a nonprofit organization ACMS always welcomes and seeks financial support to stay on track with the costs associated with keeping these commitments. Your unrestricted contribution ensures that ACMS will continue to provide these opportunities while offering stability for faculty and staff. 

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Join Us for Holiday Cheer!

Have you been enjoying your Music Together, Canta y Baila, or Rhythm Kids classes? Join us for a 3-week semester of holiday and celebratory songs! Registration for Seasonal Songs semester opens up on Monday, October 19th. Register by Sunday, October 25th and receive the Early Registration Discount! Seasonal Songs classes begin the week of Monday, November 30th.

 

Class Times and the All Access Pass
Just like Fall, you'll sign up for your primary class. If you're enjoying the unrestricted, all-you-can-sing All Access Pass, that will also be available for an additional charge.

Please note: We've added a whole new array of times!

What about Canta y Baila and Rhythm Kids?
We have specific class times set aside for Seasonal Songs en Español as well as Seasonal Songs for Big Kids. 

 

Pricing:

  • Seasonal Songs, Seasonal Songs en Español, Seasonal Songs for Big Kids
    Full Price: $77
    Early Registration Price: $59
  • All Acess Pass
    Full Price: $18
    Early Registration Price: $10

Our Tuition Assistance program is available. Please email us if you are interested. We will send you a short application to submit.

†This does not include the one-time $35 ACMS Family Registration Fee for new-to-ACMS families.

 

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Fall 2020 Starts Monday!

Hi Families. Our Fall 2020 semester of Early Childhood Music classes (Music Together®, Canta y Baila®, and Rhythm Kids®) begins on Monday, September 21st! If you haven't registered yet, there's still plenty of time!

We've instituted a contact-free materials pick-up system. You should have received an email with instructions. Please see our business hours below.

 

Fall 2020 Early Childhood Music!

Early Registration for our Fall 2020 semester of Early Childhood Music classes (including Music Together, Canta y Baila, and Rhythm Kids) opens to the public on Monday, August 17th. Register by Sunday, August 23rd and receive the Early Registration Discount!

 

Fall classes start September 21!
We are keeping things virtual but making a few tweaks to our format. Our hope with each small change is to move closer to the format you know and love from the past!

 

Regular Class Times
When you register, you will sign up for a weekly ZOOM class time with the teacher of your choice! As in the past for in-person classes, this will be YOUR class for the session (unless you need to schedule a makeup, which you can do up to 2 times during the Fall session), and individual class times will require a minimum number of registrations to run. Because students will select assigned times, ZOOM classes will not be recorded or posted elsewhere. Unsure of which class to choose? Check out our FREE ZOOM CLASSES September 8-20.

 

Loving unlimited classes? Get the ALL ACCESS PASS!
For a small additional fee, you can have access to as many classes as you like every week for the whole session – All You Can Sing!

 

Online Community
We will continue to offer Facebook singalongs and Parent Education Moments in the private Facebook group that is included with your registration.

 

Musical Variety
Yes, we offer Music Together, but did you know we also offer the bilingual program Canta y Baila? What about Rhythm Kids, our drumming program for children ages 4 - 2nd grade? We are planning to expand Rhythm Kids this Fall, so let us know if you are interested!

 

How to enroll:

 

Pricing:

  • Register by Sunday, August 23rd and receive $75 off your class price! Register by Sunday, August 23rd and receive $20 off the All Access Pass!
  • Tuition for online classes is no longer based upon the number of children in a household. You will only have to pay for 1 registration per household.

Our Tuition Assistance program is available. Please email us if you are interested. We will send you a short application to submit.

 

Fall (September 21 – November 22)

Music Together, Canta y Baila or Rhythm Kids online Classes (9 weeks)
Full Price†: $218
Price with discount: $ 143 ($75 discount)

All Access Pass Add-On
Full Price†: $54
Price with discount: $34 ($20 discount)

† This does not include the $35 registration fee for new families.

 

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Welcome to Austin’s own Community Music School!

Dear Families,

There is power in community, power in music. Right now the word community is being redefined as many move work environments to homes, schools temporarily close, and we avoid social gatherings. Connections to community are vital, especially in times such as these where every day brings new changes in how we interact with one another. As quarantined residents in Italy recently showed, these changes and challenges can also offer opportunities to reach out to one another through music to celebrate our humanity and create joyful moments.

While we are in this period of transition, please be assured that Armstrong Community Music School is committed to its mission to provide music to all members of our community. By offering remote lessons and singalongs, ACMS will provide the high-quality music educations students and families have come to expect, while also offering financial stability to our teaching artists.

Please see the links below for more specific information related to our various programs:

Music will help us as we move through this tricky and unprecedented time. And in the end we believe our community, in every sense of the word, will be stronger. When we reach out to one another in joy or to momentarily forget our troubles, we gain a higher understanding of perspectives and true community is born. We are grateful for your continued support and hope that you make time for music every day. It’s really a wonder what a difference it can make!

 

Our best to you,
Liz Cass, Rachel McInturff, Sarah Beth Gooding, Courtney Tellman
The ACMS Executive Leadership Team