Welcome to the Claremont Community School of Music’s New Website!

The mission of Claremont Community School of Music is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community through music; to provide outstanding instruction for amateur and aspiring professional musicians of all ages; to reach out to the community through diverse programs and public performances; to promote and nurture a lifelong passion for music; and most importantly to make music education available to all …one note at a time.

“Music is the literature of the heart; 
          it commences where speech ends.”

~Alphonse de Lamartine

Welcome to the Claremont Community School of Music!

We offer private music instruction and group music classes in most instruments, including piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons and instruction in a variety of percussion, woodwind and brass instruments.  CCSM also offers Suzuki instruction on piano and violin and has an outstanding Early Childhood Music education program introducing children from infancy to 6 years of age to the joys of making music.  Jazz improvisation, jazz guitar and jazz piano are also offered.  For nearly 40 years, we have focused on providing the very best in private music instruction, group music classes, music theory classes, and musical theatre programs. 

Our group music classes provide a great introduction and foundation in music, and include beginning violin, piano and guitar classes.  CCSM’s private music instruction program is the hallmark of its success and features lessons in piano, violin, guitar, percussion, brass and woodwinds with instruction appropriate to beginning level students all the way through our master teacher program, which offers talented students more advanced training. The faculty of CCSM is highly talented and features over 30 instructors, many with advanced degrees in music.  Among our instructors are first chair concert violinists with top symphonies and master pianists who have played Carnegie Hall. Sharing their professional experiences provides a richness and depth to our music instruction that is unequaled in Southern California.  Our faculty provide the nurturing environment and inspiration necessary to help students reach their musical potential – whether they desire group music classes or want master level private music instruction.