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Our Mission

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.

Our building features 15 teaching studios, 18 pianos, 8 grands and 10 uprights,  2 recital halls, and a fully equipped recording studio.

Classes and Programming

Whatever type of music you want to learn, NCMC has something for you.

Regardless of age, experience level or financial situation,

there are many opportunities for everyone to be a part of music! 

We offer both private lessons and group instruction,

and offer financial aid on all programming.


Our Teachers

Over half of NCMC's faculty has been teaching at NCMC for 15 years or longer, and more than 70% have a Master's Degree or higher. These accomplished and passionate individuals have helped NCMC teach over 20,000 local students since its founding!

Our Alumni Say

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“Being lucky enough to have my album at #16 on the Billboard chart , or my songs in Rolling Stone magazine, playing shows with Huey Lewis and the News, Reba McIntyre, America, Foreigner; I can honestly say none of that would have been possible if not for the impact NCMC had on me.”

Jamie Kent

Nashville Recording Artist

Board & Administration


Jason Trotta

Executive Director


Rebecca Schrader



Kim Hoff

Outreach & Development


Indë Francis

Web, Media & Marketing

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