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General Agency Information
Name:Community Music School of Santa Cruz
Alternate Name(s):Santa Cruz Community Music School
Address:P.O. Box 531
Santa Cruz, CA  95061
Primary Phone:831-426-9155
Fax Number:831-426-9155
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:Music education, both private and group lessons in performance and music appreciation, as well as information on affiliated groups. Listings for local music classes and song circles can be found on the website and in the newsletter.

We offer supervised instrument petting zoos at family concerts and community events. Audience members may try out different instruments with the help of the performers and learn first hand how the instruments make music.
Programs:We run a free information and referral service, putting the public in touch with exemplary music teachers and community music groups offering instruction on a myriad of instruments and styles.

Throughout the year, CMS provides educational and affordable concerts to the public that feature local luminaries as well as internationally known performers. There is usually about one event per month, including the Living History Concert series.

Teen Celtic Music Camp
June 17-22, 2013, overnight or day options

Kid Celtic Music Camp
August 5-17, Monday-Friday, August 5-16, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

with a Garden Concert/Party on Saturday Aug. 17 from 10-2.

Learn and perform tunes from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Britanny, Scandinavia, Celtic Spain and America, for players of fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, recorder, oboe, harp, guitar, dulcimer, accordion, keyboards, percussion and cello. Other activities include singing, dancing, swimming, crafts and bamboo flute making.

Participants must be proficient on one of the above instruments and have played for at least two years.

Music Match
Through this instrument adoption program we place donated instruments with people and organizations that really need them. Music Match adoption is available for music students of all ages. We accept most small instruments (guitars, flutes, violins, etc) that are in good shape - special arrangements must be made for pianos and other large instruments. The School also has a few affordable rental instruments available.

New Events:
What: 13th Annual Redwood Dulcimer Day; full day of workshops on lap dulcimer for novice to advanced players
Who: Featuring special guest artist Karen Mueller of Minneapolis, a virtuoso lap dulcimer artist/instructor (and International Autoharp Champion!) as well as Bay Area-based faculty Neal Hellman, Peter Tommerup and D.J. Hamouris.
When: Saturday, August 10, 2013
Time: 9:30am-5:30pm workshops; 7:00pm concert
Where: Aptos Methodist Church 221 Thunderbird Drive Aptos, CA 95003
How much: Workshops: $50 (advance), $60 (at the door); Concert: $15 adult /$10 student (suggested donation at the door). Lunch and dinner included, so spend the whole day enjoying and making music!
For more information and advance registration:

Publications:Monthly e-newsletter
Volunteer Info:Previous campers over 15 wishing to TA at kid camp should contact
Previous campers over 18 wishing to TA at teen camp should contact
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:Sliding Scale
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:Donations
Contact Persons

Shelley Phillips

Subject Headings
Day Camps
Music Appreciation
Music Instruction
Music Performances
Music Recitals
Private Nonprofits
Residential Camps
This record last modified January 30, 2013