New This Year

Adult Songwriting Class - Beginner/IntermediateLoren

Songwriting is a transformative creative experience to express truths, emotions, perspectives and personality through words and music. By taking some time and space to explore your creative voice, you will be able to write songs that will foster a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you. In this 4-week summer session led by Loren Dempster, we’ll work individually or collaboratively to write songs and make music. While it is not necessary, please consider bringing some kind of chordal instrument like a guitar or ukulele and a way to write lyrics. There will be keyboards on site that are available to us.

Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17, and 24
      9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Fee: $75
Location: Lawrence Community Music School, Room 14



Summer UkuleleRyan Erdmann

Come one, come all to our new ukulele classes! Whether beginner or advanced, we have classes to fit all ages and levels. In this 7-week class led by Ryan Erdmann, participants will learn the basics of the instrument and tunes to share in class and play at home. An individual instrument is recommended for at-home practice, but we will have ukuleles on site for use during class if needed. We also hope to provide an additional (optional) performance opportunity during Mile of Music!

Tuesdays, June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1
Class Times & Fees
     5:15-5:45 p.m. - Parent & Child class (children ages 5-7 with a parent): $100 
     6:00-6:55 p.m. - Youth Beginners (ages 8-15): $130 
     7:00-7:55 p.m. - Adult Beginners (age 16+): $130
     8:00-8:55 p.m. - Intermediate Class, open to all ages: $130
Location: Lawrence Community Music School, Room 14



Cello EnsembleRoza

Calling all cellists! Whether you are a budding young cellist, an adult in the community, or perhaps an LCMS alum, come explore pieces written for cello ensemble. Roza Borisova will lead the group and guide the learning in this 4-week summer session. Performers will share their work with family and friends at the end of the last class. Level of repertoire requires that participants have at least two years reading/playing experience on cello. 

Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, and 26
      6:00-7:00 p.m. (ages 10-15) **
      7:00-8:00 p.m. (ages 16 - adult) **

      **performers should have at least 2 years experience on cello.

Fee: $75
Location: Lawrence Community Music School, Room 14



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Early Childhood MusicECM

Make music and new friends as you sing, play, and dance at the Community Music School! Classes are designed to nurture basic skills while building support for the future study of an instrument.



For more information on our Early Childhood Music program and summer session details, click here

Music for People with DisabilitiesMusic for People with Special Needs

Held in partnership with Expressive Therapies, our music enrichment classes are designed to facilitate socialization and communication, motivate interaction, improve social skills, and – most importantly – provide students the opportunity to have fun through the use of different music techniques and activities.


For more information on our Music for People with Special Needs program and summer session details, click here

Chamber Ensembles

Chamber ensemble students and their instructor perform onstage during a recital. They play a variety of string and wind instruments.

Chamber ensembles are a wonderful compliment to private lessons and large ensemble experience; these small groups provide a different way of listening, responding, and playing. Groups are formed based on ability, experience, and instrumentation.



For more information on our Chamber Ensembles program and summer details, click here

Private LessonsSaxophone Private Lesson

Spend some focused time on your instrument this summer! Whether beginner or advanced, youth or adult, private lessons are a great way to learn in a one-on-one environment with a specialized teacher. Lessons are offered on all instruments and scheduled based on teacher availability. Immediate placements available in:
Viola                       Oboe                    Trumpet               Baritone
Cello                       Clarinet               Trombone           Tuba
String Bass          Bassoon              Horn
Guitar                     Saxophone        


For more information on our Private Lessons program and summer details, click here

Private Music TheoryMusic Theory

Summer is the perfect time to delve into music theory lessons! Music theory provides the tools to understand the basics of music and explore how a piece is constructed, so knowing music theory will help you become a better musician and performer. The Community Music School offers customized theory and aural skills lessons for interested students of any age or level, youth or adult.


For more information on Music Theory, click here