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Centre for Musical Arts

The Centre for Musical Arts (CMA) is a non-profit making organisation with a vision to develop and enhance the existing musical community initially in Dubai, but more importantly, to make the musical experience available to a wider audience through its teaching programs, concerts, recitals and workshops.

Located in The Gold and Diamond Park in Al Barsha, CMA is one of only 7 recognised examination centres in the UAE by the Associated Board for the Royal Schools of Music. The Centre is dedicated to providing quality music instruction for both adults and children alike. With individual music instruction, group classes and general music education, CMA is very proud to play a pioneering role as the provider of choice for music education in the UAE.

CMA Mission

We are committed to providing high quality and affordable musicianship to the young and the young at heart.


CMA Vision
  • Provide quality private music instruction tailored to each individual.

  • Encourage ensemble participation in every student’s musical journey.

  • To be a first class provider of broad-based musical education and activities in the UAE.

  • To play an important part of a thriving musical culture in the UAE.

  • To provide a positive atmosphere for all involved and a good environment for musicians to develop their skills.

  • Provide excellent opportunities for the community to show their commitment to developing arts and culture in the UAE.


About CMA

The Centre for Musical Arts was established in 2006 and provides high quality musical experiences to the young and the young at heart. Their vast offerings of music lessons and affiliated programmes have attracted an ever-growing number of students in central Dubai and surrounding areas. By investing into its facilities, CMA has also been able to attract some of the world’s finest music instructors who were keen on imparting their skills to the community in a world-class environment.

Classes include individual and group instrumental lessons, ensembles, choirs, summer courses and the ‘CMA Experience’. The CMA Experience includes wind ensembles, string groups, guitar consorts, theory classes and band sessions. Instruments taught include: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Bassoon, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rock Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Voice and Drums.


As well as lessons within CMA, Affiliated Schools in Dubai use CMA as their main port of call for instrumental lessons within school hours – this encompasses private tuition, small group teaching, and small to large ensembles.


Through the combined efforts of both the teachers and the students, CMA has pioneered numerous music initiatives that have raised the music appreciation levels in the UAE. CMA is also home to several community groups that gather to rehearse on a weekly basis, bringing together musicians and music lovers from around the Emirates. These include The Dubai Chamber Orchestra, The Dubai Wind Band, Dubai City Sound, The Nassim Al Saba Choir, and Dubai POPS Orchestra.

CMA is very proud to sponsor the Arabian Youth Orchestra and their endeavours to engage young musicians and encourage the youth of the Middle East to shine in the concert halls of the UAE and around the world – music starts with the youth and this is a fantastic initiative to assist CMA in “Bringing Music to Everyone”.


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