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. 

Veterans' Guitar Project

The Armstrong Community Music School is pleased to offer free weekly guitar classes and performance opportunities for all veterans. Experienced teachers guide veterans in increasing their musical skills while experiencing the healing power of music and group camaraderie. The afternoon at the music school includes an hour of socializing with coffee and cookies.

Anyone inFund for Veterans's Assistance - Texas Veterans Commisionterested in participating as a student or supporting this program through tax-deductible donations should contact Sarah Beth Gooding, Director of Programs, to discuss details of this important project. To make an online donation, please visit our donation page.

For more information about the history of the Veterans’ Guitar Project, visit

This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families. For more information, visit