The Manchester Community Music School is the most comprehensive center for music education in the state of New Hampshire.
Our students engage music at every level of learning across age, ability, and interest!
Perfect for Sprouting Melodies® graduates, little siblings of school-age musicians, and those enrolling in their very first music class!
The introduction to music for preschoolers is a great way for younger children to get ready for private lessons on piano, violin, or another instrument. Through a variety of age-appropriate activities, Little Maestros guides students as they explore pitch, rhythm, movement, listening, pre-music-reading skills, making music with others, and learning easy songs they can sing at home! Parents must be present during the class.
The Suzuki approach begins a child’s music education at a young age, often 3 or 4 years old, and teaches music as a language would be learned.
Time is spent listening to music to develop auditory skills and memory. The Suzuki approach utilizes repetition of skills to build confidence in your players.
The Suzuki lessons are paced to develop playing techniques in small, successful steps.
Taking private lessons at the Music School gives you access to quality instruction and performance opportunities tailored to meet your individual goals whether it’s for personal enjoyment, a higher level playing opportunity, or advanced performance goals.
As one of the most comprehensive centers for music education in the state of New Hampshire, our private lesson tuition includes access to weekly music theory classes, master classes, ensemble auditions, and accompanied recitals.
Each student is placed with a professional artist based on teaching and learning styles, maintaining the high standards for which the school has become known.
The Certificate Program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive musical foundation. Building on their private lessons, the program includes classes and ensemble experiences that will equip them to pursue their study of music, prepare for educational goals such as ensemble or college admission, and do so with like-minded peers who share a passion for music.
Small Ensembles are an essential part of a music students’ education because it creates such strong musicians.
The musical benefits of participating in a small ensemble are innumerable. Students learn to hone skills like awareness of blend and balance, intonation, accuracy in keeping beat, and attention to detail when reading music. Plus, participating in a musical ensemble can be just plain fun.
Adaptive lessons are designed for students with a disability, learning disability, or learning differences who have a goal to learn a musical instrument.
Students are matched with a qualified private lesson teacher or music therapist who can support musical growth by incorporating necessary accommodations or modifications.
Adult learners make up a big part of our MCMS family. Many have finished raising families or are entering retirement and are ready to pick up an instrument they played years ago or are learning to play for the first time. They participate in private lessons, group classes, and a variety of ensembles.