Mission and Goals

The Central Music Academy's mission is to provide free musical training to financially disadvantaged kids in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Overall, CMA seeks to build musical skills, self-esteem, discipline, and personal capacity within at-risk youth. 

Our curricular goals include building basic music appreciation, introducing world culture, providing a structured environment for high-risk children, and further developing self-discipline through instrument practice. The lessons students learn while studying music help them to be more precise, to be better listeners, to collaborate well with others, to express themselves, and to persevere when setting and achieving goals.

The Central Music Academy's long-term aim is to strengthen our community by reaching out to one child at a time. We believe that teaching kids the value of art and culture promotes lifelong appreciations that span generations, which in turn encourage the continual infusion of a community with new groups of people interested in the arts. Our vision is to see our students become well-rounded individuals who, even if they do not choose to make their career in music, maintain a lifelong passion for, and connection with, the arts.

For more about CMA, please watch the videos below, download our brochure, or call the CMA office at (859) 221-4666.