June Events!

Open Enrollment! Open enrollment for fall lessons, classes and ensembles registration begins June 1st! NMS Annual Awards Ceremony – NMS Recital Hall Monday, June 4, 6:30 pm NMS celebrates this year’s student award recipients. Award presentations are interspersed with terrific performances by some of our school’s most exciting young performers! 1st Annual Make Music New Haven – NMS Recital Hall …

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.

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, …

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 …

“Music in the neighborhood”

An article published in the March/April edition of Yale Alumni Magazine. Written by Christopher Arnott. New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School has taught thousands to sing, dance, and play. The Neighborhood Music School is a music (and dance and theater) school in the Audubon Street area of New Haven, not far from Timothy Dwight College. But let’s think about that name another …

Greater New Haven Youth Ensembles

The Neighborhood Music School (NMS) welcomes spring with two highly anticipated concerts by the acclaimed Greater New Haven Youth Ensembles, Sunday, May 7, at 2:00 and 4 p.m. at Yale’s Battell Chapel, 400 College St. in New Haven. The Greater New Haven Concert Orchestra, conducted by Marvin Warshaw with Wind Coach Sue Zoellner-Cross and Assistant Conductor Chris Jones, begins the …