Welcome to Winchester Community Music School

More than a music school...a music community.
WCMS is a vibrant regional hub for world-class music education and programming. Each year, we serve more than 900 students from over 30 towns—students of all ages, interests, and skill levels. Our approach is individualized, intentional, and immersive. We believe that a comprehensive approach develops strong musical competencies, and cultivates life skills such as mindfulness, confidence, persistence, and achievement. We care deeply about expert instruction and quality programming, and work hard to establish supportive and inspiring relationships. Whether it's online or in person, you'll find an enthusiastic, welcoming community at WCMS!

WCSM celebrated its 40th anniversary this past year, and commissioned a musical piece generously funded by the Winchester Cultural Council. Watch the short video documentary below.

  • Our faculty of more than 60 performing artists offer private lessons in a wide range of instruments and voice. New students can enroll at any time and can augment their music study with lessons in composition, song writing, recording/production, or music theory.
  • We offer ensembles of every style—chamber, jazz, rock, blues, and more. Whatever your preference, whatever your instrument—be it piano or percussion, voice or viola, bass or bassoon—you can be part of an ensemble. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced.
  • Our group classes start at 18 months old, and include offerings for kids, teens, and adults. We have one of the largest Dalcroze Eurhythmics programs in the region.

WCMS is grateful for the support of our corporate and foundation partners, including our Leader and Sustainer level year-round sponsors: