Discounts & Perks


We are pleased to offer a variety of discounts to our students during the academic year. 

Discounts are manually applied by our Student Services staff. Please contact us to enroll and have a discount applied to your account.

Individual Lessons Plus Discounts
Students who enroll into 16 or more individual lessons in an academic year receive the following discounts:

  • Free classes:

    • Intro to Music Theory (ages 7 & up)

    • Audubon Voices: Children's Chorus (ages 6-12)

    • Spoken Word: Writing Liberation (ages 13-20)

    • NMS Chorus (ages 18 & up)

  • 25% off all music ensembles of three or more students.

  • 50% off all Dance & Wellness and Drama & Film classes.
    Mini-sessions and classes prorated to less than half a year excluded.

Dance & Wellness and Drama & Film Multi-Class Discount
Students enrolled in a Dance & Wellness class or a Drama & Film class receive 50% off all additional Dance & Wellness and/or Drama & Film classes.
Discount applies to the lower price class(es) and excludes mini-sessions and classes prorated to less than half a year.

Greater New Haven Youth Ensembles Discount
Students enrolled in a Greater New Haven Youth Ensemble but not enrolled in individual lessons at NMS receive 25% off all additional music ensembles of three or more students.

Preschool Plus Discount
Preschool & Toddler Program students receive 50% off Dance & Wellness classes and Early Childhood classes.

ATLAS Plus Discount
ATLAS students receive 50% off Dance & Wellness classes and Drama & Film classes.

Audubon Arts Discount
Families enrolling two or more siblings in Audubon Arts during the same summer receive 5% off each child’s Audubon Arts tuition. 

Parent Discount
Parents of students enrolled in any semester-long or year-long activity concurrently receive 25% off Dance & Wellness classes for adults.

Senior Discount
Students age 65 and over receive 5% off any tuition upon request.
The tuition for Vintage Voices has already been reduced and is not eligible for this discount.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Please visit Financial Aid to learn more.


Performance Opportunities
We provide a broad range of opportunities to perform, both at NMS and in the community. Please visit Performances to learn more.

Staff Accompanist
We offer staff accompanists at performance opportunities.

Practice Rooms
We have three practice rooms available to students at our main campus, with a piano in each room. Students may sign out a practice room key at the front desk, on a first come, first served basis.

We present merit-based awards to select students at the end of each academic year.

Premier Ensembles
Our four NMS Premier Ensembles - Jazz, String, Wind, and Dance - offer a unique, tuition-free opportunity for advanced students to perform at the highest level while serving the NMS community. Please visit Premier Ensembles to learn more.

Young Artist Diploma Program
Our Young Artist Diploma Program helps music students achieve conservatory-level proficiency on their instruments. Please visit Young Artist Diploma to learn more.

Greater New Haven Youth Ensembles
Since 1961, our Greater New Haven Youth Ensembles have offered young musicians unparalleled opportunities to play with other high-achieving students. Please visit Greater New Haven Youth Ensembles to learn more.

CMEA Regionals and All-State Audition Preparation
We provide workshops to help prepare students to audition for Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA) Regional and All-State Festivals.

Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program
We support the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program, which provides a standard of music education and achievement through a sequenced course of study.

Community Gatherings
From movie nights for our younger students to open mics for our teens to play-ins and coffee hours for all, we provide regular opportunities for NMS community members to connect with one another.