classes in nashville

Proposals for Spring 2020 are Due October 14th 


We are excited to announce we are now accepting proposals for spring classes. Spring session runs January 2020 through May 2020. 

Nashville Community Education provides personal and professional enrichment for adults in the Nashville-Davidson County community. We offer classes in the following subjects: 

  • Art

  • Career

  • Create

  • Finance

  • Fitness/Wellness

  • Language

  • Legal

  • Life

  • Technology

We have classes in several locations around Nashville: Cohn School (where our office is located), Inglewood Elementary, Wright Middle School, NECAT, Nashville Farmers’ Market, and Platetone. 

Submit your proposal to teach with NCE and share your skills and passion with the Nashville Community. 

To find out more about becoming an instructor:

· Email us at or

· fill out a course proposal form online under the “TEACH” tab at

 We are currently looking for many types of classes but here are some ideas:

  •  Computer Skills (Basic)

  •  Excel

  •  Home Repair 

  •  Art (drawing, watercolor painting)

  •  Cooking

  •  Calligraphy

  •  Sewing

Fall 2019 Registration Opens Today!


Today is registration day for Nashville Community Education. We are excited to see students new and returning signing up for our fall 2019 classes.

Our popular classes, Spanish, Beginning Sewing, Oil Painting, and Yoga are already filling up fast, but there are still a few spots open and if the class is full GET on the waitlist.

We have an excellent round-up of new classes this fall: Music as Memoir, How Films Tell Stories, Salary Negotiation: Closing the Wage Gap, The Value of Minority & Women-Owned Certification, Print Your Tea Towels and Cards, Visual Storytelling, Individual Income Tax, Mandarin for Travel, Insect Basics, Black Women in History, Graphic Design Using Canva, Salsa Basics, and many more.

You can apply for a SCHOLARSHIP to take up to two classes, and there is still time to get a GIFT CERTIFICATE for your family and friends!

See you in class! Get registered today!

Nashville Community Education 2019 Open House Event

Nashville Community Education

It’s around that time for one of our biggest events of the year, the Open House Event! This is a great time to come out, meet your local neighbors, meet over 30 of our fall instructors and register early for your favorite classes. Many people know that our popular classes fill up fast and if you are tired of being on the waiting list, you will want to be out there to register on Saturday.

The event features our instructors, many of whom will be available to talk with the community about their skills and classes and show example projects. Alongside our instructors, we have invited organizations and businesses from our community to share their great work with attendees. Free refreshments from Crème Catering.

This event is free and family-friendly. Thank you to the following sponsors, nonprofits, and local business owners for participating:
Nashville Scene
EXIT Realty Elite
A Rose
Senior Renaissance Center
Kquilts for Kenya
Metro Nashville Business Assistance Office
Sewing Training Academy
Carnegie Writers

Attending Instructors Include:
Norma & Chalmer Nidiffer & Peggy Elliott (Oil Painting & Picture Framing)
Students & Teachers from Fencing
Becca Hillburn (Making Comics)
Mary Moore (Easy Quilting)
Toney Cole (T-Shirt Quilting)
Christopher Taylor (Podcasting Basics)
Stephanie Dauenhauer (Sewing)
Cyndi Clark (Qigong & Self-Healing Arts)
Jazzmin Rogers (Find Your Career)
Nathalie & Olivier Boutaud (Leather Bags)
Charley Guilyot (Eat Smart at Home)
Terry Kornman (Book Arts)
Maria Benham (Spanish)
Rossy Urbina King (Spanish)
Sheri Malman (Music as Memoir)
Paris Love Productivity Institute (How to Maximize Your Time)
Alyssa Bermhardt (Enneagram workshops)
Nancy Damron-Litchford (College Knowledge for Adult Learners)
Jessica Jones (Income Tax)
Winnie Pang (Mandarin Chinese and Hatha Yoga)

More instructors to be added soon! Event is Saturday, August 3rd, 10am-1pm.


Spring 2019 Catalog is LIVE for viewing

Spring cover

Our office is so excited that our spring 2019 catalog is up LIVE on the website! We have some amazing classes starting in January, new partnerships and new locations (Madison Community Center).

New Partnerships: The New Beginnings Centers, Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Metro Arts Commission, and Metro Nashville Office of Minority and Women and Business Assistance.

In case you didn’t know, we already have amazing partnerships with Nashville Public Library, Nashville Farmer’s Market, NECAT and Platetone Printing Making and Books.

Spring new classes:

• Instant Piano

• Creative and Personal Journaling

• The imagery in Creative Writing

• Explore Nashville’s Public Art

• Photography Basics

• How Your Company Can Do Business with Metro Nashville

• Podcasting Basics

• Cookie Decorating Basics

• Handmade Leather Bags

• Curvy Yoga

• Fitness and Nutrition for Women

• American Sign Language I.

• Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

• Basic Makeup Application

There is so much more new class and your favorites will be returning!

Register won’t start until December 3rd! Make sure you make note of all the classes you want to take this year and mark your calendar.

Don’t forget you can apply for a SCHOLARSHIP, for up to two classes. Make sure you get that application in early. Also GIFT CERTIFICATES! Are available, get a gift certificate for a loved one or a friend to take a class.

See you in class!