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. 

Rhythm Kids® (ages 4 years - 2nd grade)



Rhythm Kids® is an exciting NEW music, movement, and drumming class supporting the Music Together® philosophy that all children can complete the pathway of early childhood music development from birth through age 8. Children will sing, dance, move, drum, and play to songs and beats from around the world while they integrate and assimilate rhythm in new ways. Families who want to continue learning at home can purchase the drum used in class, the djembe, from Music Together at a discounted price.    

Students are welcome to attend by themselves but parents are allowed to sit in if so desired. You'll need some drums and percussion equipment. These can be purchased or sourced from ordinary household items including wooden spoons, plastic trash cans, and pill bottles among other things. Watch the video below for some ideas on what to have on hand.



For classes during our 3-week Seasonal Songs semester, please see our ACMS Originals page.

Class Time Day Teacher Status Full Price†

All Access Pass Call for info Mon - Sun 09/21/20 - 11/22/20 ACMS Open $ 54.00 Register
Rhythm Kids Online 11:00 AM Sunday 09/27/20 - 11/22/20 Toshio Mana Open $ 218.00 - $ 253.00 Register

† The price listed may include the one-time $35 family registration fee for new families. It may not account for any discounts or applicable pro-ration. Additional siblings may receive further discounts.