Welcome to the Central Music Academy!

The Central Music Academy is a non-profit organization that gives free musical training--in all areas of musical performance and to all levels of learners--to low-income children in Lexington, Kentucky.

Your donation could be matched! Through June 30, a private foundation is offering a dollar-for-dollar match up to $30,000 for any new donor or an existing donor who is increasing his or her support to CMA (in which case each dollar over the donor's 2015 level of support will count towards the match). We ask that you help us capitalize on every matching dollar available to us through June 30 by making a gift of $100—the cost of five lessons—to the Central Music Academy. Donate now.

To be accepted onto CMA's student roster, children must qualify for free/reduced lunches at school and be between the ages of 8 and 18.

Since CMA’s inception in 2004, our dedicated teachers have given over 25,000 free lessons to more than 850 students. Please check out the video below for more information!