April Events

EVENTS Preschool Art Show – Friday, April 6 – 20 Young Artists and Their Work is our annual Preschool & Toddler fundraiser. This is an exciting event for our preschool students have an opportunity to share their work with family, friends and all who walk through NMS! Visit the Preschool Art Gallery in Larry’s Space starting April 6th! Faculty Concert Series – “It’s Your …

Get to Know Gillian!

We’re thrilled to announce that Audubon Arts Director Gillian Eversman is expanding her position at NMS to include the half-time role of Community Engagement Manager (CEM) that was recently vacated by Cara McDonough. As CEM, Gillian will help us build strong relationships with local educators, businesses, and civic organizations. She will also be managing community events and performances, including those …

By Oil Means

They’re “just not like anything else,” Debby Teason says. “They’re really magical.”  She’s talking about steelpans. (Please, don’t call them drums.) The founding director of St. Luke’s Steel Band, Teason has been playing pans since she was a graduate student at Wesleyan University. Later, she taught children to play at Cold Spring School and Neighborhood Music School. Then, in 1999, …

Staff Changes at NMS!

We are delighted to announce that Vicky Reeve has been named our new Piano Department Chair. Vicky is a highly respected and successful teacher, experienced administrator and active performer. Since joining the piano faculty six years ago, she has demonstrated incredible commitment to the school by working to recruit new students, actively participating in student and faculty performances and competitions, strengthening programs, organizing …

The Word Is Reborn

An article published on the online version of The Arts Paper. Written by Lucy Gellman. Framed in the wall-length windows of Neighborhood Music School, Troy Smith was on a roll. Behind him, the human beatbox formerly known as Anton Kot stood at the ready, in case Smith wanted some accompaniment. Smith grinned, and leaned into the freshly penned words. “My soul …

Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District

Neighborhood Music School is located in the Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District and will sometimes collaborate with other partner organizations in this area to offer special promotional opportunities. Stay up to date!  Learn about shopping, dining, events and great deals around the Whitney-Audubon retail & Arts District at http://whitneyaudubon.com/  

GNHYE Auditions!

Interested in joining the Greater New Haven Youth Ensemble? Auditions will be held on Wednesday, January 10th. Please contact Patty Boczer at 203-624-5189 x11 for an appointment. Current enrollment at NMS is not required to audition.

“Such a lovely, happy place”

When her son, James, displayed an uncanny talent for playing violin at just five years old, Virginia Sharene Solomon wanted to do everything possible to help him follow his passion, although she knew music lessons would be expensive. Luckily, James’s school music teacher recommended that he apply for financial aid at NMS. Virginia decided it was a can’t-miss opportunity and he began taking lessons, eventually …

CT Bach Festival

Neighborhood Music School would like to congratulate our students for, their teachers and the Festival Coordinators: Elaine Silbereis, Laura Richling, Victoria Reeve for participating in this past weekends CT Bach Festival. A special shout out to Harris A. (pictured with other winners), student of Rebecca Raffaelli, who took 3rd place in the Youth Division. Bravo! to all participants listed below …

Looking Out for Lea

For NMS parents Christa and Mike Doran, the unimaginable became reality this past August when their six-year-old daughter Lea, a former NMS preschool student, was diagnosed with a high-grade diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a rare and inoperable brain tumor. Approximately 300 children are diagnosed with DIPG in the United States each year, usually between the ages of 5 and …