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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. 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.

Fall semester registration is now closed. Spring semester registration will be available after December 15th.

​Lessons are being offered both in-person and online.

Programs We Offer


    Private Instruction

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

    Group Classes

    • KidSing! - Not available Fall '21
    • Piano Safari Friends (pre-K-1st grade)
    • Piano Safari Class (grades 2-3)


    • ​Athens Youth Chorus - not available Fall '21
    • Athens Community Jazz Ensemble
    • Cadet Strings
    • Campus / Community Orchestra
    • Choral Union
    • Piano Ensemble Project - not available Fall '21

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