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We provide innovative, high quality and accessible music and arts programming to students of all ages in the Chicagoland area.

Convenience: Classes are offered in your schools, youth centers, places of worship and other safe family-oriented learning centers.

Community: We service communities based on their direct cultural, religious and economic needs in order to strengthen the families we serve. Music and arts have the power to unify communities and bring people together.

Customizable: We work with your organization to create the programming that best serves your needs.

Local Artist-Teachers: Our teachers are renowned performers and passionate educators that live and work in your neighborhood. They are committed to consistent student growth and excellence.



CSMA is unique in that the programming is fully customizable and can cater to each school community’s unique needs.

What makes CSMA stand out the most is the emphasis on outstanding teachers who are also local artists. As teachers themselves, Christie and Sylvia feel that the teachers should be highlighted as outstanding assets to the community and treated as such.

CSMA prioritizes convenience, quality and affordability for its families. Classes are held at school, and CSMA creates group classes centered around the basic foundational skills for each instrument.

The traditional model for music lessons is either a large group ensemble environment or private one-on-one lessons. In contrast, CSMA’s group classes can run from 4-12 students for instrumental lessons, which brings the cost down for families and adds the fun, community aspect of working in a group environment.

With the perspective of mothers, teachers, and performers these three women are confident that CSMA can change the musical landscape for students across the Chicagoland area and, with future expansion, across The United States.

EST. 2018


``My son took violin lessons with CSMA. He enjoyed it and was engaged from lesson one! The teacher made learning fun and we will continue to attend.``

Lana | Parent | Alcott Elementary School

``Working for CSMA has immensely helped me grow as a teacher. Everyone here is very easy to work with and encourages me to do the best that I can for my students.``

Henry | Violin Instructor | CSMA