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.

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 …

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.