The Music Center
The Music Center

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Give your child a head start through the Gordon Music Learning Theory based class, Music First.

Music First helps your child:

* Develop early literacy and language readiness
* Acquire reasoning and early math learning readiness
* Cultivate a lifelong love of music
* Increase self-control

What is Music First?

Develop your child’s mind and spirit in this enjoyable and social class of singing, chanting, moving, and playing of simple percussion instruments. These classes will give your child a jumpstart in their musical development, so music will come much more easily to them in the future, and be an enjoyable part of their lives.

Music First is offered all year long with semesters ranging from 6 to 19 weeks. You can register anytime in the semester. Call today!

Infant/Toddler/Preschool (birth to 5 years) Children experience a wide variety of tonalities and meter through movement, singing, and playing of simple percussion instruments in a relaxed environment. Parents or other caregivers are required to participate.


Registration fee $10

Community Music School offers generous 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

Click here for maps to our locations

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.