Check out our non-profit 501 (c)(3) Colorado Music Project.  We help to provide music scholarships for Denver-area youth who would otherwise not have the ability to learn the life-long gift of music.  

We have fun!

Drums! drums! drums!

Why Choose Our Music School?

Multi-task while waiting for your child's music lesson - enjoy wi-fi and a cup of coffee.

So, you've decided that you want to learn music OR you heard that music makes kids smarter (true) OR your kid shows a talent for music...whatever the reason, you now want to find the right place for you (or your children) to learn music.  So why should you choose The Colorado Music Institute?   Whether you are age five or eighty-five, beginning or professional level, want to learn Beethoven or Lady Gaga, you've come to the right place!  One of our many professional musician/instructors will be right for you and what YOU want to learn!  We teach guitar, bass, piano, drums, cello, violin, piano, keyboards and voice.  If we can't teach the instrument you want we will find someone who can.  Our sole purpose is to instruct and aid in the development of musicians of all ages, levels and styles.  At The Colorado Music Institute you learn the songs you want to learn.  

We use the Musical Ladder System with rewards and tracking to ensure that students and/or parents always know and understand the progress and can celebrate each level of achievement. 

​While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a CMI student and find out why we are your best choice for music lessons!

Benefits of becoming one of our students:

1. Drums, piano, guitar, bass, voice, keyboard, strings, brass, woodwinds, bass guitar, rock band camp - all in one location.  In the Denver area it is hard to find all of these popular instruments in one location and we give you the BEST music lesson experience that no one else can offer.

2.  State-of-the-art equipment.  Each of our drum studios contains two complete drum sets that are not padded up so are students can experience the full impact of making music.  The amps in our guitar studios are top-notch!  Our keyboards are the latest models!  

3.  Top-Notch new facility .  The bright and spacious studios provide an excellent learning environment and contain a full stereo, drum machines, and computers!  Ours is a welcoming, friendly and casual environment for learning.

4.  The widest range of music lesson times available seven days week!  It is hard to find more convenient hours in Denver - seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.

5.  A comfortable parent's lounge with Wi-Fi!  Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom or out in the car, our clients enjoy a comfortable parent's lounge with Wi-Fi, magazines and comfortable chairs.  Most of our rooms have observations windows on every door so that you can watch your kid's lessons while you wait.  Or, if you prefer, you can sit in on their lessons anytime you like.

6.  Annual Rock Sessions (rock band camp).  Just show up and play with your own band - with your gig at the end of a busy week of prep!  Each musician gets placed with a band carefully selected to match his or her experience and instrument.  For two hours each day (12 - 2PM M-F), our staff of professional musician-instructors works with each ensemble in a fully equipped professional music studio perfecting their show. The band takes to the stage and performs live at a popular local venue in front of a live audience (4:30 pm Sunday afternoon).

7.  Month to Month lessons.  CMI does not require semester minimums for lessons.  Every student is on a month-to-month basis at a flat fee each month.

8.  A family-owned business.  We are not a national chain and our students are not just numbers on an income statement.  CMI is our passion and our goal is teaching.

9.  Experience.  We have been around since 1996.  With over twenty years' experience, CMI has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, voice, cello, violin, singing and drum lessons in Denver, Colorado year round.  Our full time mission is teaching music lessons.

10.  Our teachers are real musicians.  Our teachers play their instruments for a living.  They don't teach just to supplement their income from some other job just to pay the bills.  They live, eat, breathe music and want to pass that knowledge and experience on to you.  Most of our teachers have music degrees and possess thousands of hours in stage and recording time. Check out our teacher tab on this site to find out what gig your teacher has this week!

​​11.  Morning and lunch time lessons for home-schoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.  CMI is a full service music school.  We offer lessons in the morning, during normal lunch hours as well as late into the evening.  We understand your busy schedule - take advantage of our flexible teaching hours and sign up now.

12.  In-house recording studio.  You can get a recording of your music or even a video of your live performance at our annual Rock Sessions camp.

13.  Performance room.  We have a large area available for recitals or large performances year-round.

Make Your Monthly Payment, Check Your Lesson Schedule and more....Learn More under "Pricing" in the "About Us" Section!


At CMI you're never to old to learn

or to get re-acquainted with music!

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Percussion, piano, strings, voice lessons and more!

Colorado Music Institute


Southfield Center

12201 E. Arapahoe Rd. C-6

(cross street:: S. Peoria)

Centennial, CO 80112

Learn the songs you want to learn!

Ask about lunchtime lessons​

Guitar, bass guitar, violin or cello - we have the right teachers for you!

See for yourself why you should choose us!

Whether it's piano or keybords we have the best equipment.

All Ages, Levels

and Styles

are Welcome!