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Contemporary Music Center

Contemporary Music Center CMC prides itself on offering musicians of all ages and experience levels the best possible service,

Education: Our facilities have 27 private instruction studios. Our teaching staff, who are the finest in the area, are motivated and dedicated professionals. All are active within the music community and bring energy and enthusiasm to the educational process. Along with innovative teaching techniques, our staff prides itself on the ability to draw upon a wealth of practical knowledge and experienc

Education: Our facilities have 27 private instruction studios. Our teaching staff, who are the finest in the area, are motivated and dedicated professionals. All are active within the music community and bring energy and enthusiasm to the educational process. Along with innovative teaching techniques, our staff prides itself on the ability to draw upon a wealth of practical knowledge and experienc

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We have voted and we believe  is correct. This handsome lad is sharply dressed enough to take a proper role in the Beatl...
12/14/2022

We have voted and we believe is correct. This handsome lad is sharply dressed enough to take a proper role in the Beatles.
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Explaining the set list to  before he sits in with Lauren Vega. Ringo’s is such a great drummer because he’s such a good...
12/12/2022

Explaining the set list to before he sits in with Lauren Vega.
Ringo’s is such a great drummer because he’s such a good listener.



Legendary bassist Chuck Rainey on the importance of listening in a creative environment. •
12/09/2022

Legendary bassist Chuck Rainey on the importance of listening in a creative environment.



We don’t have enough ink in our pen to say how wonderful Haley Peters students played today at their recital. Haley teac...
12/05/2022

We don’t have enough ink in our pen to say how wonderful Haley Peters students played today at their recital. Haley teaches feel and meter as if she were related to Steve Gadd. What a great teacher. What great student performances, and what a great way to celebrate music. Congratulations Haley.

We’ll we just love everything about this. Way to go Sela. Everyone at CMC is excited for you. Keep rockin girl.
12/01/2022
Sela Campbell: Loudoun Teen Puts Her Old Country Soul on Stage

We’ll we just love everything about this. Way to go Sela. Everyone at CMC is excited for you. Keep rockin girl.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and for 16-year-old Sela Campbell, it has taken raw talent and a community of musical mentors to help her rise

Here’s a Clayton Black Friday special. It’s time to sound like John Bonham. 28” kick 14”Rack Tom, 16” Floor Tom, 8x14 -1...
11/25/2022

Here’s a Clayton Black Friday special. It’s time to sound like John Bonham. 28” kick
14”Rack Tom,
16” Floor Tom,
8x14 -12 lug Snare.
Clayton is ready to rock the price.

Hey all it’s Clayton-I’ve taught Ringo how to subtract, so come see us on BLACK FRIDAY and watch us work some price magi...
11/24/2022

Hey all it’s Clayton-I’ve taught Ringo how to subtract, so come see us on BLACK FRIDAY and watch us work some price magic. You never know what he will do if you bring him a treat.

Letting all our favorite turkeys know~CMC will be closed Thanksgiving day. Enjoy your families 🦃
11/23/2022

Letting all our favorite turkeys know~CMC will be closed Thanksgiving day.
Enjoy your families 🦃

At CMC -Young musicians make us smile. What could be better than the desire to learn music.
11/22/2022

At CMC -Young musicians make us smile. What could be better than the desire to learn music.

Hi buddy, I’m Ringo~ need a drummer?
11/11/2022

Hi buddy, I’m Ringo~ need a drummer?

We never blush in sayin’ our favorite moments are alumni visits.  stopped but the shop today and we got crazy good catch...
11/10/2022

We never blush in sayin’ our favorite moments are alumni visits. stopped but the shop today and we got crazy good catch up time. It should be noted asked Devin if he would get him a autograph.
Apparently a deal has been reached. Because I hear Ringo is going on tour with .

The term hot dog in music has deep meaning. I believe it was Rod Stewart who said You Wear it Well. Happy Halloween from...
10/31/2022

The term hot dog in music has deep meaning. I believe it was Rod Stewart who said You Wear it Well.
Happy Halloween from Contemporary Music Center and of course Ringo.

R. I. P.     Heaven will have a whole lot more shaking going on.
10/28/2022

R. I. P. Heaven will have a whole lot more shaking going on.

Wait a minute-we know these guys. That’s the Battlefield drum line dudes. Hey guys good job in the Haymarket parade. Tig...
10/17/2022

Wait a minute-we know these guys. That’s the Battlefield drum line dudes. Hey guys good job in the Haymarket parade. Tight!!!!!
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An amazing day in Haymarket for CMC musicians. Such good performance’s from everybody. Thanks for all the smiles. Congra...
10/15/2022

An amazing day in Haymarket for CMC musicians. Such good performance’s from everybody. Thanks for all the smiles. Congratulations to all. And to the town of Haymarket.

Join us at the CMC photo booth stage. Haymarket Town Hall15000 Main Street. 11 AM to 1 PM tomorrow October 15th. Bring f...
10/15/2022

Join us at the CMC photo booth stage.
Haymarket Town Hall
15000 Main Street. 11 AM to 1 PM tomorrow October 15th.
Bring friends, bring family, bring your dog. Get ready to hear great music, that’s guaranteed to make you smile.

10/12/2022

The young lady on the right,asked Andy if he would play some guitar. Because she loved the sound of beautiful music. At CMC we believe the more exposure children have to music the better. Thanks Andy for making her smile.

So when people ask what’s Contemporary Music Center all about? I always give the same answer… CMC is just about making p...
10/08/2022

So when people ask what’s Contemporary Music Center all about? I always give the same answer… CMC is just about making people happy.
We are the only music store that delivers and sets up your New Yamaha Drums.



10/03/2022
Contemporary Music Center

CMC wants YOU-to join our staff. Contact us at 571-261-5000 or [email protected]
Yes, it is just that fun.

CMC prides itself on offering musicians of all ages and experience levels the best possible service, sales, and most importantly education. Our facilities have 27 private studios and 25 years of experience. Get the full story on our website.

Hi I’m Cash… I taught Clayton everything he knows about cool and music. I took this selfie to show everyone where the C ...
09/23/2022

Hi I’m Cash… I taught Clayton everything he knows about cool and music. I took this selfie to show everyone where the C man gets his vibe. PS… I drove myself to CMC. Sincerely Cash.

CMC will be closed Monday September 5th for Labor Day
09/04/2022

CMC will be closed Monday September 5th for Labor Day

A picture is worth a thousand words. CMC is a great place to make new friends.
09/03/2022

A picture is worth a thousand words. CMC is a great place to make new friends.

Worn sticks make drum teachers happy at CMC. Would you agree MR.  ?
08/26/2022

Worn sticks make drum teachers happy at CMC.
Would you agree MR. ?

4 PM TODAY 8-20-2022Town of Haymarket Summer Concert 14710 Washington St. in the park. Don’t miss us, because we kick of...
08/20/2022

4 PM TODAY 8-20-2022
Town of Haymarket Summer Concert 14710 Washington St. in the park. Don’t miss us, because we kick off the whole shebang. YES - we will see YOU there.

Photos from Contemporary Music Center's post
08/15/2022

Photos from Contemporary Music Center's post

Here are a few moments captured from today’s Rock Camp. Every musician was a STAR. Huge congratulations to everyone. You...
08/15/2022

Here are a few moments captured from today’s Rock Camp. Every musician was a STAR. Huge congratulations to everyone. You have a great reason to be proud. A special thanks to and our staff. Clayton, Andy, and Guy. You all were perfect.

Hi everybody-I gotta tell ya, I’ve never had so much fun.Everyone loved that I came to the Rock Camp dress rehearsal. Al...
08/13/2022

Hi everybody-I gotta tell ya, I’ve never had so much fun.
Everyone loved that I came to the Rock Camp dress rehearsal. All the bands sounded great.
Don’t forget the show starts at 4 o’clock - Sunday August 14th. In 4410.

FOUR BUCKS & PENNYRockin Socks at today’s dress rehearsal. For Sunday’s show.
08/13/2022

FOUR BUCKS & PENNY
Rockin Socks at today’s dress rehearsal. For Sunday’s show.

Uh Hun - Yes.
08/13/2022

Uh Hun - Yes.

Hanging with Rock Stars FIGHT MILK. Dress Rehearsal for tomorrows show. At 4! PM in 4410 BE THERE !!!
08/13/2022

Hanging with Rock Stars FIGHT MILK.
Dress Rehearsal for tomorrows show. At 4! PM in 4410 BE THERE !!!

It’s Concert Time to let The Cool Kids Shine. SUNDAY AUG 14th4PM in 4410 Contemporary Music Center Haymarket. We are req...
08/12/2022

It’s Concert Time to let The Cool Kids Shine. SUNDAY AUG 14th
4PM in 4410 Contemporary Music Center Haymarket.
We are requesting a 10.00 donation at the door. This summer’s Rock Star’s will knock your socks off.

Surprise we are here to join in the ROCK CAMP FUN and rock with the coaches..peters .l.p
07/29/2022

Surprise we are here to join in the ROCK CAMP FUN and rock with the coaches.
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From what we can tell it appears that Joe Spitz is having all the fun. How does the saying go a picture is worth 1000 wo...
07/27/2022

From what we can tell it appears that Joe Spitz is having all the fun. How does the saying go a picture is worth 1000 words. You’re rockin’ brother, you’re rockin’. Sorry to steal your picture, but a man’s Gotta do what a man’s Gotta do.

Faces always tell the true story. CMC’s Rock Camp is a great experience and a great hang for rising rock stars.
07/21/2022

Faces always tell the true story. CMC’s Rock Camp is a great experience and a great hang for rising rock stars.

First CMC Rock Camp was a major success AND… we start a new one tomorrow two weeks of fun is getting ready to be had by ...
07/18/2022

First CMC Rock Camp was a major success AND… we start a new one tomorrow two weeks of fun is getting ready to be had by all. Thanks to all the fine musicians that have the courage to swing at the Rock & Roll pitch. Long live the tradition

CMC wants to send special Birthday wishes to .mp3. We always leave a light on for ya in Virginia. Happy Birthday from ev...
07/17/2022

CMC wants to send special Birthday wishes to .mp3. We always leave a light on for ya in Virginia. Happy Birthday from everyone at CMC.

Postcards from Nashville. Nothing brightens our day more than when CMC alumni gather in another town and send us a selfi...
07/10/2022

Postcards from Nashville. Nothing brightens our day more than when CMC alumni gather in another town and send us a selfie. Of course there is the possible exception of when parents of current students are on the other side of town watching a show and sending you a picture what could be better?
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Lucy knows-it’s really all about the style. .
07/08/2022

Lucy knows-it’s really all about the style. .

Happy birthday to the great Ringo Starr. Hey,  Ringo would be a great name for a cool dog 🐶
07/08/2022

Happy birthday to the great Ringo Starr. Hey, Ringo would be a great name for a cool dog 🐶

CMC is closed July 4th. Stay strummin’ and practice your Woodstock JIMI
07/03/2022

CMC is closed July 4th.
Stay strummin’ and practice your Woodstock JIMI

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Shoutout to Contemporary Music Center for sending Tommy our way. From MD and in the area for the afternoon, he was looking for a shop to make some tweaks to his MIM Strat that had been upgraded by a shop in MD (pickguard, locking tuners and trem). He sat by the bench as we went thru it. A couple of tuners not seated flat, all were loose. The bridge wouldn’t move even though strings AND trem springs were off (screwed down tight). Step by step thru setup making things right. Proper action (was very high) and the bridge was never intonated when installed. He just might start making the trek to Flippin…
Shoutout to Griffen (Contemporary Music Center) fro sending Gray our way. Some fret buzz going on with her Martin LX1. Apprentice Joe got it straightened out.
Where to start other than, what in many respects, is believed to be the Origin, but at the same time the End. Whatever Remains reflects at some point my Origin (the spectral genesis of sense) and at the same time the Origin of new Borders and Old Specters. The Spirit comes by coming back. And it reflects this coming back, concealed as the new.
1991, Whatever remains is a music and atmospheric journey through compositions and transmissions that reflects the occupation and the resistance of Lithuania in the January 11th-13th events, where Lithuanians fought for a free future, and were confronted by soviet military and tanks. The events were transmitted worldwide, but what remains to be reflected is the years after, where a country would rise with its bloody past as a haunting ghost, that in some ways keeps coming back I new forms.
Released January 11, 2022, as a contribution to Kaunas 2022.
All songs by Andrius Kisbye Hofmann-Lagunavicius except Cosmonaut which is an interpretation of На заре (Na Zare) by Альянс (Alyans), 1987.
Where to start other than, what in many respects, is believed to be the Origin, but at the same time the End. Whatever Remains reflects at some point my Origin (the spectral genesis of sense) and at the same time the Origin of new Borders and Old Specters. The Spirit comes by coming back. And it reflects this coming back, concealed as the new.
1991, Whatever remains is a music and atmospheric journey through compositions and transmissions that reflects the occupation and the resistance of Lithuania in the January 11th-13th events, where Lithuanians fought for a free future, and were confronted by soviet military and tanks. The events were transmitted worldwide, but what remains to be reflected is the years after, where a country would rise with its bloody past as a haunting ghost, that in some ways keeps coming back I new forms.
Released January 11, 2022, as a contribution to Kaunas 2022.
All songs by Andrius Kisbye Hofmann-Lagunavicius except Cosmonaut which is an interpretation of На заре (Na Zare) by Альянс (Alyans), 1987.
Calling all musicians... or those who want to improve a little. Contemporary Music Center provides classes, instrument rentals, and much more! Checkout their website and Facebook for more information! Contemporary Music Center

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‘Krzysztof Penderecki: Europe in Tribute to the Master’ concert took place yesterday in Hugh Lane Gallery in memory of Poland’s greatest contemporary composer.
It was the first in-person concert post-COVID as part [email protected] Concert Series and we were delighted that live audience were able to witness this phenomenal performance by Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble and its director Greg Caffrey.

Thank you POLMIC.PL - Polskie Centrum Informacji Muzycznej and Contemporary Music Center for organising this marvelous event!

Ambassador of Poland to Ireland Anna Sochanska was honored to grant honorary patronage to this project .

Watch the pics from the concert
Fender Rumble 25 repair for Contemporary Music Center. Volume k**b broke off their demo unit. We had one in stock although getting to it took some work.,
"No puedo ser feliz" by Adolfo Guzman
Manuel Paneque Alto Lute & Isaac Rodriguez piano
Live Concert Miami September 10/ 2021
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Tim wants to learn guitar and his wife found this 70’s Hondo Hummingbird at a yard sale for $35. Shoutout to Contemporary Music Center for sending him our way… basically a “wall hanger” in the condition it’s in, we got it going for him. Someone had strung it lefty without messing with the nut so back to righty was easy. The broken out saddle was replaced and every trick used to lower the action. It’s playable and fine for a beginner.
Circular 1 for Alto lute by Manuel Paneque
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Aaaaaand we're BACK!

I am fully vaccinated and now offering in-person lessons again at Contemporary Music Center in Chantilly, VA and 7DrumCity and Music on the Hill in Washington, DC.

But we're not just going "back to normal." We're not into "new normal" either. This is just part of a continuing evolution. Let me explain...

My entire orchestral percussion "fleet" is in-store at CMC, including a 4.3 8ve Adams rosewood marimba that I added JUST before lockdown, a vibraphone, two timpani and various accessories in a sound-treated room, with professional audio and video recording equipment at the ready, to make your youtube videos and audition tapes.

7DC caters to the adult drumset student, with two well-maintained drumsets in every teaching room, and the most forward-thinking educational pipeline around--practice rooms, the Flashband "speed dating for musicians" model, and the top-notch, fully-staffed, newest venue in the city, The Pocket, ALL UNDER THE SAME ROOF.

Music on the Hill's window studios are the ultimate COVID-proof learning environment for kids and folks who are still at-risk or have other immunodeficiency concerns. They also boast an extensive sheet music library and summer rock camps for kids!

In addition to teaching the well-rounded percussionist (I teach drumset and orchestral, marching and hand percussion), I teach electric bass, and I have added composition / songwriting coaching and music production to the list of things I teach. When a student's tastes and interests change, we pivot.

--And don't forget, I am still offering virtual lessons! COVID has allowed me to expand my teaching to reach people outside the DMV. Each week I get to hang out with folks from NYC, Portland, San Francisco, NC, etc. I have built my own digital home distance learning studio including three different camera angles, and MIDI drumset and mallet percussion for the best sound and video experience for my students.

So I guess what I'm saying is, if you're looking to get in a room or on a Zoom and learn about music, hit me up. Let's do this.
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