Children and Youth

kid-group-smiling.jpgWeekly music classes are offered for children and youth in 15-week semesters during the Fall (September through December) and Spring (January through May). 8-week summer sessions and a variety of day camps take place in June, July and August.

CMS-D Summer Class Schedule 2018 - UPDATED 4.19.18


Early Childhood Music Classes

  • Musical Building Blocks for Babes (Birth – 2)
  • Music Time for Tots (ages 3-4)
  • Music Rocks! (ages 5-6)
  • Pre-AMP – building a musical foundation (ages 7-8)

Aspiring Musicians Program (AMP, ages 9-17)
Small group classes for strings, flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet/cornet, trombone, tuba, percussion, piano, guitar, drum set and vocals

The Shed
Drumset for ages 9-17

Youth Vocal Music
Singing Sprouts (ages 6-8)
Learn to be a Soloist! (Broadway, jazz and free choice, middle and high school ages)
AMP Pop Chorale (ages 9-17)

MSU Detroit Youth Band (concert band for ages 10-16)
Flutes (5), clarinets (5), bass clarinet (1), oboe (2), also saxophone (5), tenor saxophone (1), baritone saxophone (1), trumpets/coronets (9), French horn (4), trombone (6), baritone (2), tuba (2), percussion

Spartan Youth Jazz Orchestra I (for youth with 1+ years' experience)
Saxophone (5), trumpet (4), trombone (4), drumset, guitar and piano. Non-traditional instruments are welcome. Please send short audition video (phone video, a brief example of skill level) to Or call (313) 578-9716.

Spartan Youth Jazz (ages 12-19)
Saxophone, trumpet and trombone, piano, guitar, bass and drums, but other instruments are welcome. Please send a short audition video (a brief performance piece and a 2 scales) to Or call (313) 578-9716.

Verses Project: Exploring Literacy through Lyrics and Song (ages 10-16)
For students who play instruments or sing, as well as those with no prior musical experience. Free by application.

CMS-D Youth Summer Camps 2018 (ages 9-19)

  • AMP Camp
  • Groove-in-a-Week
  • Spartan Youth Jazz Boot Camp
  • Metro Detroit Jazz Workshop
  • Verses Camp
  • Funk Camp

Private Lessons
All instruments and voice. $50/hr, $37.50/45 mins, $25/1/2 hr. Please call to schedule.

Music Therapy
For all ages and all special needs