We make music … happen

Central Coast Music Academy is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing music education to students ages eight through 14 years old. Our mission is to instill an appreciation and enthusiasm for music, help children reap the rewards of music and support and enrich the music programs of our schools.

The Academy was formed to ensure the continuation of a high quality music education program in response to the budget challenges facing our schools.

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Formal music instruction helps students in many ways:


Our director, Kathleen Hill, brings more than 30 years of teaching and performing experience to CCMA. She led award-winning high school orchestras in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, New Mexico and was selected as New Mexico’s music educator of the year. She has performed with symphonies, ballet companies, and operas throughout the southwest, including the SLO Symphony, Opera SLO, and Santa Maria Philharmonic. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in music education and conducting.