4011 Ohio Street  San Diego, CA 92104 - (619) 200-7498 - info@sdcommunitymusic.org

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Join us in sharing the gift of music with San Diego's Mid-City communities through teen outreach, group lessons, performance workshops, weekly jam sessions, and community concerts.

Private Lessons

Interested in mastering an instrument? Sign up for one-on-one lessons tailored to your musical interests.

Group Lessons

Currently offering group guitar levels 1-3 as well as performance workshops for teens and adults.


Teen Outreach

MCCM is making a difference in to at-risk youth in San Diego County's Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS).

Mid-City Community Music (MCCM) is dedicated to changing lives through the power of art and music in San Diego’s Mid-City neighborhoods

Started in 1974 as The New Expression Folk Music Study Center by three San Diego musicians, MCCM now offers performance workshops, group and private lessons, weekly jam sessions and quarterly community concerts in a wide array of musical and artistic styles.

Events are offered on a low-cost, sliding-scale basis in some of San Diego's most ethnically diverse and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods to community members who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument, sing and play in a group, or perform on stage.

MCCM also trains San Diego Teaching Artists to work with students in the transitory student population of San Diego County Office of Education’s Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) to reduce the risk of criminal behavior, improve emotional well-being, and boost academic performance.


In addition to offering affordable private and group lessons, workshops, jam sessions, and community concerts MCCM offers the following programs focused on at-risk teens:


Arts and Music Workshops at the following JCCS Community Schools:
• Second Chance in Southeast San Diego
• Bayside Community School in Barrio Logan
• 37ECB Community School in City Heights


Youth Scholarships – One-on-one instruction with local teaching artists focused on social and musical skills. Students are encouraged to prepare a performance piece for quarterly community concerts.

Teen Performance Workshops – Opportunity for at-risk and foster youth to play together in a band. Students
rehearse three pieces to perform at a community concert.