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More than 135 faculty teaching styles that include classical, jazz, Latin, pop, funk, R&B, rock, folk, and more on over 30 instruments! CMC offers the largest tuition assistance program of its kind in the country, serving more than 3,000 students with music lessons, classes and other programs.

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A Century of Music for Everyone!

We believe in the power of music to connect people, celebrate cultures and transform lives. Community Music Center (CMC) is a cornerstone San Francisco cultural institution and a vital hub for music education and performance anchored in the Mission District and a branch in the Richmond District. 

Featured Faculty

Clif Payne is a Grammy-honored vocalist/voice teacher & recording artist. My strength as a teacher is rooted in my ability to teach a variety of vocal styles: rock, pop, country, folk, theater, r&b, blues, inspirational, gospel and jazz. Learn More.

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More Than Music: Changing Lives & Strengthening Communities | CMC Centennial Series

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News

MDYMP goes on tour

MDYMP goes on tour

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More than music: Community Music Center builds skills for life

More than music: Community Music Center builds skills for life

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Press

100-Year-Old SF Community Music Center Breaks Ground on New Building

100-Year-Old SF Community Music Center Breaks Ground on New Building

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Community Music Center celebrates 100 years with a concert on steroids

Community Music Center celebrates 100 years with a concert on steroids

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