Stetson Community Music School

Community School of Music

Welcome to the Community Music School at Stetson University

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Founded in 1985, Stetson University's Community School of Music has been providing the highest quality musical education to Central Floridians of all ages for decades. Our association with the Stetson University School of Music continually provides our students with talented and qualified teachers, collegiate-level facilities for lessons and performances, and a gateway to advanced musical study. Many Community School students have gone on to study music at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have made their careers in music.

Community School of Music Mission and Goals

The Stetson University Community School of Music is based on the musical and citizenship values of the School of Music itself, with an emphasis on training in Western musical styles, personal development on an instrument of choice, essential reading of musical notation, and opportunities for public performance. The Community School of Music is committed to providing musical opportunities suited for beginning or intermediate students of any age with various intentions, whether those interests be developing a preparatory pattern leading to matriculation at Stetson or another professional music institution, learning and growing for personal enjoyment, or anything in between. The Community School of Music is proud to share the power of music in DeLand and its surrounding communities.

Private lessons on all orchestral instruments, including piano, guitar, and voice, are available for children and adults! Lessons are available year-round.

Children as young as 3 years old can start in our Orff-Schulwerk program - a tried and true method of introducing young children to music through rhythm, dance, singing, and instruments. Orff classes are typically available year-round. 

During Fall and Spring semesters, youth ages 8-18 who love to sing are encouraged to join our Young Singers choir.

Our Youth String Orchestra is also open to string players ages 8-18 during Fall and Spring semesters.