Center for Applied Music

In 1954, then Maryknoll President Miriam Thomas Thornton granted Ms. Gregoria Cayco permission to teach piano at the school which was then still located along Pennsylvania St. (now Leon Guinto) in Manila.

Through the years, it has expanded in scope and size from an initial offering of piano lessons to that which includes a variety of other musical instruments and voice instruction. Thus was born the Miriam College Center for Applied Music.

Today, the Center for Applied Music continually strives to be innovative in its programs by constantly updating and upgrading its facilities, services and course offerings that reflect the changing musical needs and persuasions of our esteemed students. We are the only academic institution in the Philippines affiliated with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, a London - based leading authority on musical assessment which our selected students take every year to certify their international standing.


Programs and Services

The Center for Applied Music offers individual or group classes on these areas















Students who complete a year of study perform in a culminating activity at the end of each school year, held at the La Porte Hall of the Center for Applied Music. A concert venue that accommodates a seating capacity of 200 persons, the hall is acoustically sound thereby complementing the 2 full concert grand pianos housed in the theater.


Contact Us


  •  Direct Line: +63 2 426-1822

  •  Phone: +63 2 930-MCQC (6272)local 3580

  •  Email: jjtoledo@mc.edu.ph or cmdevera@mc.edu.ph

  •  Location: Center for Applied Music, Grade School Unit


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