Why Support CMSWR?


1. Music changes lives. 

It builds confidence, creativity, and fosters community. Our students develop their musical skills in a welcoming, diverse, and fun environment.

2. Everyone should have the opportunity to make music.

You can help build a future where all children in Waterloo Region have the opportunity to make music and develop their creativity, regardless of income or status.


3. We are community driven. 

We operate through partnerships so every dollar donated goes directly to making music education more accessible to Waterloo Region’s youth.


4. We’re all about relationship.

At CMSWR, we believe in a relational approach to teaching music. Teachers walk alongside students as they grow as people and musicians.

“Music is a universal language. Everyone can make music and it doesn’t matter where you’re from. It’s a way to connect with others and feel like you’re part of a community.” - CMSWR Alumni


Financial Support

We rely on support from generous donors like you! Help us continue to make music lessons accessible to all.


We accept donations of new and gently used keyboards, guitars, bass guitars, amps, and violins.


Many businesses in Waterloo Region provide CMSWR with in kind support, including instrument repairs and program space.