At NMS, individual lessons are geared specifically toward the goals and personality of each student. We offer lessons to students of all ages and at all skill levels, and our caring teachers provide world-class instruction. Join our welcoming community of creative learners!

Take music, dance, and drama lessons at one of the top community arts schools in the country!


  • Generous discounts on music ensembles, Dance & Wellness classes, Drama & Film classes, and more!

  • Numerous performance opportunities, including studio, department, and schoolwide recitals, along with community performances.
  • Professional accompanists at recitals.
  • Multiple locations: lessons offered at our main Audubon Street campus in New Haven, at our Guilford branch, and online.


We invite you to explore the joy of individual lessons: when you sign up for a 4-pack of lessons today, your first lesson is free! Take four lessons for the price of three lessons!

Why a 4-pack:

  • Try something new without making a long-term commitment.
  • Build a relationship with your teacher before deciding to continue.
  • Your first lesson is free!  

For current NMS students, the 4-pack offer applies only to music lessons on a new instrument or to new dance or drama lessons.  


  • Complete the short inquiry form on this page.
  • Our Student Services Team will contact you within ten business days to answer your questions, offer guidance, and connect you to your teacher.


  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Voice
  • Violin
  • Saxophone
  • Drums
  • Flute
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Composition
  • Music Production
  • Dance & Wellness
  • Drama & Film
  • and so much more!

2023-2024 TUITION:

  • 30-minute lesson: $47.50
  • 45-minute lesson: $65.50
  • 60-minute lesson: $83.25
  • 75-minute lesson: $110.00
  • 90-minute lesson: $120.25
  • 120-minute lesson: $151.00