The joy of making music belongs to everyone.

Community Music Center (CMC) was founded in 1921 with the mission of making music accessible to all people, regardless of their financial means. We offer classes for people of all ages, abilities and interests and financial aid to all who need it.

New students: Please click here  to set up an appointment to register for the Spring Quarter (March 23 – June 15) at the Mission Branch. To set up an appointment for the Richmond Branch, please call (415) 221-4515.

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Last school year, Community Music Center served over 2,400 students. With high quality instructors and affordable music classes of all kinds, CMC believes that:

  • A quality music education doesn’t have to be expensive.
  • Making music together has the power to connect people.
  • Everyone has a song inside. What’s yours?

Join our community through music classes, private lessonsconcerts and events, or by supporting us.

Community Music Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.