Kampala Music School | KMS

Kampala Music School | KMS is located in a private compound in Kitante, providing a quiet, safe and spacious setting conducive for music – making and study. The center boasts 9 practice/ teaching rooms, 2 large ensemble rooms and a library with sheet music, audiovisual resources and musical instruments available for hire.

Kampala Music School | KMS was opened in 2001, emerging from the ‘Pianos for Uganda’ scheme which brought many donated pianos, as well as other instruments, into various institutions in Uganda such as churches and schools. KMS has since become the centre of excellence in Uganda for the teaching and learning of classical and jazz music. All students are also given the opportunity to take the international examinations of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) UK, and all aspects of the UNEB O and A level syllabuses are covered.

The Kampala Music School | KMS teaching programme caters for motivated students of all ages and backgrounds, from beginners to professional levels, and KMS aims to give maximum opportunity to develop talent at affordable rates. It encourages and facilitates music teachers and performers across Uganda, provides space and instruments for playing and organises solo and ensemble concerts and operas of students and visiting artists.

The Kampala Symphony Orchestra is one of the school ensembles, made up mainly of KMS students and teachers, and performs regularly in both classical concerts and contemporary collaborations.

KMS is currently located at Plot 18 Kitante Close, Kampala (the first road on the left off Yusuf Lule Rd coming from Mulago Roundabout to Garden City) and the KMS Outreach programme provides teachers in an increasing number of Kampala schools, both Ugandan and international.

Opening Hours

  • Administration Office: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm Saturday.
  • Library: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm Saturday.
  • Rooms for Practice and Lessons: 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm Saturday.

Kampala Music School,

Plot 18 Kitante Close,

P.O.Box 21763, Kampala, Uganda.