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Athens Community Music School

Athens Community Music School

Founded in 1979, the Athens Community Music School (ACMS) is truly community-wide in mission and in scope as it is the principal source of organized and qualified music instruction in southeast Ohio and portions of West Virginia. We offer individual private lessons in piano, woodwind, brass, percussion, and stringed instruments as well as voice to students of all ages. We also offer group instruction in a variety of areas based on factors including availability of qualified instructors, sequence of instruction, and interest of participants.

Spring 2024 Registration is closed.

Summer 2024 Registration will be available on May 1st.

Contact the ACMS office at or
740-593-4241 for more information.

ACMS is now a Qualified Education Service Provider for ACE Ohio! If your child has been awarded ACE funds, you can now be reimbursed for lessons and classes taken through ACMS. 
Visit the ACE website at for more information about this program.

Programs We Offer


    Private Instruction

    • Brass
    • Guitar
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Strings
    • Voice
    • Woodwinds

    Group Classes

    • KidSing!  
    • Piano Safari Friends 
    • Piano Safari Class 
    • Sonic Yoga for Kids 
    • Yoga for Singers + Musicians 


    • ​Athens Youth Chorus
    • Athens Community Jazz Ensemble
    • Cadet Strings
    • Camerata Strings
    • Campus Orchestra
    • Choral Union
    • Piano Ensemble Project (not available fall '22)

How to Register

To register for lessons, classes, and ensembles you must complete the ACMS Registration Form online and submit payment (online or by check). Upon receiving the completed form and payment, we will send you an email confirmation with instructor contact information.

Need-based financial assistance is available.

Registration and Pricing Details