The Community Music School offers a myriad of group classes that range from theory and composition to beginner instruction in a group setting on piano, guitar and voice. While some classes are leveled based on students’ experience, most classes have an entry level option for students at a beginner level to participate in. While not specifically designed for performance, our group classes all make room for participatory learning, often with hands-on instruction and opportunities for performing on an instrument, singing or composing for an ensemble. There is no shortage of ensemble offerings at the community music school. Our ensemble programs offer a mixed bag of genres, skill levels and performance opportunities. Many of the ensembles at the community music school are designed to pair with private lessons such as our piano, strings, guitar and vocal ensembles. Some of our ensemble offerings in Jazz and Chamber are part of a larger program offering students a built in community of other players interested in a particular genre. Many of our ensembles include a placement audition to make sure we have the best possible fit for the students’ level and experience.