Our History & Mission

From Humble Beginnings...

1970…four music teachers….a church basement….a school is born!

This was the musical DNA that launched the Claremont Community School of Music. Noting the void created by cuts in public school music programs, these four dedicated music teachers conceived the idea for the creation of a community school of music. For over 49 years, the Claremont Community School of Music has been synonymous with quality and commitment. Our dedicated and talented faculty provides musical instruction of the highest caliber to students from diverse backgrounds and at all levels of musical development.

The school is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, the National Federation of Music Clubs, and boasts several faculty holding membership in the Music Teachers of California professional society. Claremont Community School of Music has been honored to receive the support of such varied organizations as the City of Claremont, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Weingart Foundation, the Getty Foundation, the Ahmanson Foundation, the Union Pacific Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, McMaster Carr Corporation, and the Claremont Community Foundation among others for its fine work in music education through the years.

Our Mission

The mission of Claremont Community School of Music is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community through music; to provide outstanding instruction for amateur and aspiring professional musicians of all ages; to reach out to the community through diverse programs and public performances; to promote and nurture a lifelong passion for music; and most importantly, to make music education available to all …one note at a time!