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. 

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? If you’ve already decided that a private school is likely to be the best option for your family, you need to really consider what kind of learning environment would be the best fit for your child. …

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 …

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 …

West Hartford News

Local students excel at piano competition

Published by the West Hartford News. Outstanding piano students from across the state recently performed at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven on May 5 as winners of the 41st Annual Renée B. Fisher Competition for Young Pianists. Read more here.

May Events!

Get Ready to Register for Individual Lessons! Keep an eye out for the Priority Re-Enrollment email, sent separately, through ASAP, outlining the steps you need to take to confirm your re-enrollment. Financial Aid students will receive specific instructions from our Financial Aid Coordinator. The Great Give – May 1, 8 am – May 2, 8 pm By donating $5 or more during The Great Give you are giving students from …