Best Music Lessons of 2019

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How to Nurture Your Young Child’s Love of Music

Most adults know there are so many benefits to having a love for music. This sense of comfort and appreciation for music doesn’t just suddenly arrive spontaneously. Children acquire a taste for it, just like learning to love applesauce. When music becomes a part of everyday life and is incorporated into the family, there is a sense of familiarity that …

A Teaching Champion Gets Her Due

For 55 years, Neighborhood Music School (NMS) teacher Grace Feldman has taught thousands of students to pick up their string instruments and make magic. She just never thought it might one day score her institution $10,000…. Read the rest of this article by Lucy Gellman HERE. 

Theater Offers A Map Through Middle School

A girl is angry about feeling socially left out and is talking about it with a more popular friend who, she suspects, sympathizes more than she lets on. “Isn’t it weird being weird? Maybe we could be weird together. Wait, that came out weird,” the girl says. A boy is annoyed at having to take more responsibility than his younger …

NMS Charts A Course To Middle School

Stage lights up. Curtains open. Mics on. On your kid’s schedule for today: a social studies lesson on the ancient Greeks, timed with live storytelling and a rehearsal for Oedipus Rex. The costume department has a last-minute wardrobe change that needs to be checked. The set design is two days behind schedule. And your kid is running a theater company with …

How Much Do Children’s Dance Classes Cost? A Detailed Breakdown

When meeting new people in the business community, it’s not unusual for them to ask me about many of the programs we offer at Neighborhood Music School.  And when they discover that we also offer Dance Classes, I always get the question, “How much do Dance Classes cost?” I usually respond – “Less than other dance studios in the area.” Which may not …

How Much Do Music Lessons Cost? How Much Should I Expect to Pay?

Every day, people walk into Neighborhood Music School and ask an assortment of questions about taking music lessons. But the most commonly asked questions is, “How much do music lessons cost?” The honest answer is – it depends. Let me explain why it depends, and then I’ll share some of the factors that come into play. Have you ever gotten a …

Top Private Middle School Programs in New Haven County: An Overview.

Have you been looking around to see what the next educational step might be for your eleven to twelve-year-old child, a soon-to-be middle schooler? While there are a number of excellent public school options in the New Haven area, some families may find that an independent school is a better fit for their child. If this is the case, you …

Daily Nutmeg

Swinging for the Fences

Published in the Daily Nutmeg. When Neighborhood Music School’s Premier Jazz Ensemble opened for up-and-coming jazz pianist Christian Sands at the 2016 New Haven Jazz Festival, the group’s tenor saxophonist, Ryan Griffiths, was starstruck. Sands walked up to him before the gig to say hello, and “I didn’t really know what to say besides, ‘Oh. Hey,’” Griffiths says with a …