Armstrong Community Music School remains committed to serving Austin by providing excellent music education opportunities to all. ACMS has been fortunate as an organization to maneuver most classes and lessons to an online format during the shelter in place period. This includes free programming provided at several locations serving many of Austin’s most underserved populations as part of our Harmony Initiative. As a nonprofit organization ACMS always welcomes and seeks financial support to stay on track with the costs associated with keeping these commitments. Your unrestricted contribution ensures that ACMS will continue to provide these opportunities while offering stability for faculty and staff. 

Little Drummers, Big Voices (ages 3 - 5 years)

Class length: 45 minutes

These weekly 45-minute classes are designed for children ages 3-5 years. Students learn about different musical styles and the terminology that describes them so that they can put words to whatever music they are hearing: presto or lento; piano or forte; a march or a waltz. They are introduced to instrument families and have the opportunity for hands-on exploration of some of the instruments. Throughout the session, children also develop their singing voices and make musical crafts.

This class can be taken as a preparation for or in support of individual instrument lessons. It offers children a complementary approach to focusing on one instrument alone.

 

Spring 2020 Early Childhood Registration

Due to the disruptions of COVID-19, all EC classes have been merged into a single online curriculum. To register for our online class, please visit the Music Together® page.

 

ACMS, our Health Policy, and COVID-19 Plan

We ask for your help in keeping all the members of our musical community healthy by following these protocols. Our classes may have immune-compromised individuals (including pregnant women) who may be more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, including influenza and COVID-19, so your vigilance and adherence to this health policy is extremely important.

Due to health concerns for Belmont Village Senior residents, our Generations class has been cancelled until further notice

 

Early Childhood Music* Classroom Cleaning Protocols

  • All instruments that were distributed are disinfected between classes and the end of the day with isopropyl alcohol.
  • Classroom surfaces are cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Some instruments and props may be taken out of circulation.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes are available for use during class.

* Music Together®; Canta y Baila; and Little Drummers, Big Voices

 

Family Health Protocols

  • We ask that all adults and children wash their hands before and after class for at least 20 seconds. (Sing the “Hello Song” to all the members of your family: that'll be at least 20 seconds!) Please arrive a few minutes early to allow time for this.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Fist-bump or wave instead of shaking hands or hugging.

 

Spring 2020 Early Childhood Registration

Due to the disruptions of COVID-19, all EC classes have been merged into a single online curriculum. To register for our online class, please visit the Music Together® page.