Performance Band

Through a collaboration with CMC Atlanta, TNS students are encouraged to enroll in their ongoing Performance Workshop at their Little 5 Points location. CMC has offered free transportation for TNS students to the location on Thursday afternoons at no added cost to enrollees. On Thursdays, TNS students can go and collaborate with each other and CMC faculty to play rock, jazz, folk, classical music in small ensembles separated by experience and ability. The ensembles perform at locations around the city. 

Performance Workshop training, rehearsals, classes and lessons prepare students for informal performance for peers and parents at local CMC Centers, but CMC also prepares and support students in public performances at a variety of local professional venues and on stage in high profile festivals. CMC students have performed at Variety Playhouse (pictured above), 7 Stages Theatre, Twains, the Wrecking Bar, the World of Coca-Cola, and they have participated in the L5P Halloween Festival, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the Inman Park Festival, Tunes from the Tombs, the Decatur Business Association Breakfast with Santa, the Dunwoody Arts Festival, and more. Of course, not all students are quite ready for the public stage when they first join the Performance Workshop, but CMC employs a step by step approach to supporting students as they work their way to hitting the big stage, confidently prepared, with faculty and peers.

Start Date

August 24th

TNS KeyboardWeek-days

Thursdays from 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Program Length

12 Weeks

Session Dates

August 24
August 31
September 7
September 14
September 21
September 28
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9
Final Performance(s): TBD

Min/Max Students



$350 for enrollment in the performance workshop ONLY
$495 for enrollment in the Performance Workshop with weekly 30-minute private lessons *(Recommended)*
$660 for enrollment in the Performance Workshop with weekly 45-minute private lessons
$750 for enrollment in the Performance Workshop with weekly 60-minute private lessons

Fees can be paid in full or in installments. CMC collects fees via online payment or checks (sent in the mail or handed in at our office). The usual CMC registration fees ($60) are waived for TNS students.


Justin Tolan TNS

  • Cain Oscar Bergeron, in addition to running the Performance Workshop and After-school Music Program (AMP) though his faculty appointment at CMC, Cain is free lance performer and All Saints Episcopal Church music staff member. He graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts and did a couple year stint at Lincoln Center in their education division.
  • Micah Martin, CMC faculty (4 years) and freelance composer and progressive/hard rock guitarist, studied at Georgia State.
  • Justin Tolan, CMC faculty (3 years), guitarist, graduate of Berklee College of Music his latest project is Crispin Wah.
  • Will Groth, CMC faculty (6 years), freelance drummer, studio musician with 25 years plus experience

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