Allendale Columbia Campus

Eastman in the Neighborhood — join our community today!

Become a part of the Eastman Community from the Allendale Columbia Campus!

ECMS is part of the Eastman School of Music, with 100 years of experience in community music education. 

Individual lessons in violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano are available to musicians of all ages and skill levels! For other instrument offerings, please contact the ECMS Office. 

All Ages

All Abilities

All Instruments

Welcome From Our Director

For more than a century, Eastman’s historic campus has attracted leading performers and teachers from around the world. With the launch of our partnership with Allendale Columbia school, we invite you to join our community and improve your musicianship right on your campus!

Our dedicated teaching artists form an exceptional faculty, and are experts in developing the musical skills of budding musicians considering a professional music career, in instructing beginning students of all ages, and in supporting adult learners.

We are currently welcoming students from ANY school (Kindergarten – 12th grade) interested in violin, cello, guitar and piano, as well as Indonesian Gamelan ensemble. Lessons will be available in 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions.



Petar Kodzas
Associate Dean & Director
Eastman Community Music School

Petar Kodzas, Director, Eastman Community Music School