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. 

Drum Classes

Steel Pan Jam Band

Ages: 5+

The steel pan is the only family of acoustic instruments to be invented in the 20th century. Originating in Trinidad/Tobago as a communal folk tradition, the steel orchestra has spread internationally through classical, popular, and traditional folk genres. The Steel Pan Jam Band at ACMS will explore all genres, including those from Trinidad, and will teach basic rhythmic and harmonic theory through playing. This class will be taught in the traditional way, by rote (i.e. by ear) so no prior music experience or training is required.

No classes are currently scheduled.



Drum Circles

Learn some beats, try different types of drums, and make some noise! This is an energizing community activity which will have you all playing together in no time. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

No classes are currently scheduled.