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Building Community Through Music

Quality education, performances and activities that are accessible to all, since 1986

"Music gives a soul to the universe...
and life to everything"
- Plato

Founded in 1986, the Northampton Community Music Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster the love and pursuit of music within our community through quality education, performances and activities that are accessible to all.

The Northampton Community Music Center was founded on the principle that music education is fundamental to the human experience and an essential part of childhood development.  With the passage of Proposition 2 1/2, many arts education programs in Northampton’s public schools were dismantled, and NCMC grew out of that need and the desire of parents in our community to continue to have access to comprehensive, quality music education for their children.

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Lessons and Group Classes for All

Read more about the various type of private instrument, group class and ensemble instruction we offer.