Community School of the Arts

The Community School of the Arts was established in 1991 in order to provide affordable quality instruction in the visual and performing arts to children of all ages, abilities, and economic backgrounds in Knox County and the surrounding area.

Housed in First Presbyterian Church in downtown Knoxville, the Community School of the Arts offers individual instruction, choral ensembles, and group classes in an accredited after-school program conducted by professional facility five days a week throughout the school year.

Individual instruction in the musical arts is the focal point of the Community School of the Arts.  Private lessons are offered in the disciplines of piano, violin and wind instruments, and beginning students are welcome.  Lessons are usually one half-hour in duration once a week; advanced students receive 40 minutes to one-hour instruction.

The Community School of the Arts facility does not subscribe to one particular teaching method.  Music literacy, sight-reading skills and theory are part of a traditional curriculum that emphasizes technique and musicianship.  All facility members are professional musicians with at least a Master’s degree in their discipline.

For more information, please visit the Community School of the Arts website: