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Community Music School baby and toddler in music class

Bucket Beats instructor Justin Budzynski

Bucket Beats

How Bucket Drumming came about is not clear.  However, street musicians have been using whatever they could find to make music.  Who would have thought that drumming on a bucket could sound so good?  In this class you will learn basic beats and rhythms.  There is no right or wrong way to do it.  Spontaneous music is made when people come together.  We provide the buckets - you provide the beats.         

Bucket Beats
Winter Semester
19 Week Program
Day:  Wednesday
Time:  6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location:  The Music Center
Instructor:  Justin Budzynski
Registration Fee $10.00
Class Fee $10/session
Age of Student:  Age 8 and up

· We provide the instruments.
· You do not need to be able to read music.
· This is great for stress relief.
· The best reason, this class is a lot of fun.

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Community Music School offers financial aid to families with less than $50,000 in annual income on a sliding scale.

For more information

269.963-1911 ext. 2589
by email



The Community Music School's main location is inside of the Davidson Building on the campus of Kellogg Community College. We are located on the south end of campus, behind Fremont School near Emmett Street.

The address of the building is: 450 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI

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Community Music School

Fall 2016
September 6-December 9

Winter 2017
January 9-May 27
Registration starts November 21, 2016

Summer 2017
June 5-August 25
Registration starts May 1, 2017

Registration page


Registration open all semester

For registration and start up dates of each program please check out the pages for private lessons, Music First,and the Registration page.

CMS financial aid is available to families with under $50,000 in annual income. Other aid is available to qualifying families from area foundations and organizations. For more information, please contact the Music Center.

Some of the financial aid options are need based while others are not. Please call today to find out how we are able to keep music learning accessible and affordable for our community.

Tuition only covers a portion of the cost of Music Center programs. Click here to donate online.



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Did you know that the Community Music School is a program of The Music Center of South Central Michigan? Click here for information on all of the classes and ensembles we have to offer.