What's New

Classes for Adults

Group Sing for adults is back! This course will focus on breathing techniques; exercises to strengthen your core and develop better posture; accessible vocal warm-ups to add to your daily routine; an approachable process for learning new music; vowel purity in speech and song; and, time permitting: diction basics in English, Latin, French, and German. Students should bring: a positive attitude and willingness to participate, a pencil, water, and comfortable clothes. Class begins Thursday, September 13th.

Intro to Piano for Adults is also back. Have you ever been interested in learning to play the piano? Join us for this group piano class ideal for beginners. Over 8 weeks, you will get an introduction to the instrument and begin learning to read music. This class is great for those who have been thinking about trying private piano lessons but aren’t yet sure if they are ready to make the commitment. Maximum 3 students per class. Classes start Tuesday, September 25th. Register now!

 

 
Registration for Fall is Open!

Registration for our Fall 2018 semester of Early Childhood Music classes (including Music Together®; Canta y Habla; Bilingual Fun; and Little Drummers, Big Voices) is now open. Register by Sunday, August 12th and receive $80 off tuition for your first and second child! Registration for our Singing with Friends classes is also open. These Fall 2018 classes begin Monday, September 10th and run through Sunday, November 18th.

 
Fall MLM Options!

Registration is now open for our 18-week Fall Book 1 classes. Classes begin Tuesday, September 4th.

 
Help ACMS Grow the Grove

We would love for you, your family, or tribute, to be permanently honored in our school by dedicating an engraved leaf or apple in our beautiful grove of trees. Please help us reach our $20,000 goal to fill all three trees by our 20th Anniversary in 2020. 100% of the proceeds benefit our Community Partnership Programs, where music is a tool for healing, rehabilitation, and skill building.

 
Join the Key Club!

Support Music Education for as little as $10 a month!  100% of your Key Club membership supports our Early Childhood Music Tuition Assistance Fund.  Help us bring music into the lives of our community! Join now!

 
Spotlight On Community Partners:

Todos Juntos Learning Center - Formerly the Sí Se Puede Learning Center Todos Juntos Learning Center is a nonprofit organization serving low-income Spanish speaking families by providing Adult Education services and Early Childhood Education. ACMS provides musical sing-alongs for the families as well as free CDs and advice on the importance of daily musical experiences for their young children. Professional musicians also visit periodically to provide free performances and further increase musical exposure.

[ Todos Juntos website ]

 
In Loving Memory

A Life of Music
The Margaret Perry Memorial Concert

Austin artists and groups gather for a musical tribute honoring Armstrong Community Music School founder, Margaret Perry

May 25th, 2018
11 am – 1 pm

St. Martin’s Lutheran Church
606 W. 15th St.
Austin, TX  78701
 

This event is free and open to the public
A gathering and light lunch will be available in the fellowship hall following the concert

Austin – Beloved arts advocate, educator, musician, and founder of the Armstrong Community Music School, Margaret Perry passed away on April 5th, 2018. It was her wish to have a memorial concert in honor of her life’s work after her passing. This concert was programmed by Ms. Perry with instructions that the event be music only – no photos and no speeches.

Every piece that will be performed was chosen by Margaret and the musicians were hand-picked as well. This will be a glorious celebration of Margaret Perry’s legacy and a celebration of all that goes into making Austin a strong and beautiful arts community.

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In Loving Memory

It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our founding director, Margaret Perry, on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. Margaret stepped down as director in October of 2017 after learning of her diagnosis and dealt with her treatment and final stages with grace, honesty, humor and a depth of courage that was miraculous to witness. Her imprint will be forever on the Armstrong Community Music School, the staff that followed her vision wholeheartedly and the faculty that shared her mission of service and excellence. Her wisdom guided many. Her laughter uplifted all. She will be deeply missed.

A memorial concert is being planned in her honor, hosted by ACMS staff and joined together with many of the Austin arts organizations with whom she served and collaborated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Armstrong Community Music School or the Margaret Perry Endowment Fund at the Austin Community Foundation.

 

 
NEW! Intro to Piano for Adults!

Our new class Intro to Piano for Adults is now open for registration. Classes begin the week of Monday, April 2nd.

 
Registration is Still Open!

Registration for our 10-week Spring session (including Music Together®, Bilingual Fun, Little Drummers, Big Voices, Rhythm Kids® and our new class Canta y Baila Conmigo™) is still open! Spring begins Monday, March 19th.

 
NEW! Afternoons at Armstrong

Afternoons at Armstrong: Cookies and Culture features engaging lectures with live music programming involving some of Austin’s finest musicians and arts leaders. Each of these events will be held on Sunday afternoons at the Armstrong Community Music School. All programs begin at 3pm with a running time of one hour. Tickets are $20.00.

 
In Loving Memory

We are deeply saddened to have lost James Armstrong, the wonderful man our school is named for. His caring spirit and generosity set a standard. His philanthropic work touched many lives in our community and he has left a lasting legacy. We will always be proud our school bears his name. [ learn more about James' life ]

 
Welcome to Our Brand New Site!

Welcome to our brand-new homepage courtesy of MainStreet Sites. Our newest features include the ability to schedule make-up classes and demos online! You can also set up an account and store your family members information! The new registration process will also automatically handle proration if you're joining the semester mid-way. 

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